The FCC is now drafting rules for the auction that would reshuffle the ownership of valuable frequencies among TV stations, as well as wireless carriers, which are clamoring for faster speeds and better services for their devices. "I believe we can conduct a successful auction in the middle of 2015," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a blog post on Friday.» Read More
As part of CNBC's Outlook '08 coverage, here are my eight predictions in technology for 2008. At the end of next year, we'll look back on how well I did: just don't hold my feet to the fire too closely!! Before going forward, here's a quick look back. Tech set the tone for 2007 and became a safe-haven of sorts for so many investors fleeing the financial meltdown on Wall Street and Main Street.
Head on over to West 14th and 9th Ave. in New York's meat-packing district, and you'll see something big and bright from the fruits and veggies set: A 3-story retail bonanza courtesy of Apple Inc. It's the company's second largest store in the nation, behind its flagship store here in nearby San Francisco.
A very good source of mine with good connections to Apple's Asian manufacturing partners called me this morning with some news: Seems like Apple will be making headlines in the next few weeks and months with some of its hottest products: the iPod Touch, the iPhone and a new ultra-portable laptop.
I went back and forth on writing this blog, trying at once to walk that line between demolishing a cover story, and giving it more attention than it deserves. But alas, those are the struggles of today's reporting. My angst comes from an appearance I did earlier today with Adam Penenberg, a contributing writer with the magazine "Fast Company..."
AT&T said Tuesday it agreed to a swap of wireless assets with carrier Verizon Wireless in a deal that would meet divestiture requirements for AT&T's recent purchase of Dobson Communications.
Top U.S. phone company AT&T said Monday it plans to end its dwindling pay phone business by the end of 2008, as more consumers use mobile phones.
I think it probably all started with "Jeep," the army's shortened nickname for the "general purpose" vehicle. And when it comes to the military, I get it: time is money, lives are at stake. If you can shorten things, make language quicker, communications easier, it just makes sense.
Motorola, which has been fending off criticism from shareholder Carl Icahn, has named Greg Brown as its chief executive, replacing Ed Zander, who will remain chairman until the company's annual meeting in May.
It's official: after months of speculation and posturing, Google will indeed bid for the 700Mhz wireless spectrum coming to auction at the end of January. I have written about this before, suggesting such a bid was likely even though Google didn't get all it was looking for after lobbying the FCC for freer, more open networks.
Internet search leader Google said Wednesday it is introducing a novel mapping system that uses cell phone towers to let mobile phone users locate nearby services without typing in addresses.
Thought you might find this interesting. It's from the FCC and as it says, it's the official statement from Chairman Kevin J. Martin on Verizon's open network plans: CHAIRMAN MARTIN’S STATEMENT ON VERizon Wireless’S PLANS TO INTRODUCE AN “ANY APPS, ANY DEVICE” OPTION FOR CONSUMERS IN 2008.
Verizon's news today that it will offer "open access" to its wireless network is a shot across AT&T's bow, and could be the first major step toward opening what has developed into a kind of "Kremlin" for connectivity. Verizon says by the end of next year, customers will be able to use any wireless device and software applications on its nationwide wireless network that are currently unavailable today.
Apple hosted an unusual one-day sale to usher in the holiday shopping season; rather unusual for a company that prides itself on pricing strength. But nonetheless, it's a move that appears to be paying off as the company tries to establish itself as this year's big winner.
U.S. network-equipment maker Cisco Systems said Thursday it suspended one of its Latin American executives due to criminal accusations against him regarding the company's ongoing tax evasion case in Brazil.
Deutsche Telekom AG's mobile unit said Wednesday it would offer Apple's iPhone without a contract to comply with a court injunction, but consumers that opt out of a two-year contract will pay more than twice as much for it.
China Mobile is in talks with Apple about bringing the iPhone to China, but no agreement has been reached yet, the telecom's chief executive said Tuesday.
British-based mobile phone giant Vodafone raised full-year profit and sales forecasts on Tuesday after a strong set of half-year results topped consensus expectations, sending its shares climbing.
Chalk one up for Intel Corp. The world's largest chipmaker is out to get bigger by getting smaller, thanks to the release today of its new "Penryn" family of microprocessors. These are the first to rely on a material called Hafnium, instead of the tried-and-true silicon that gave Silicon Valley its name
Walt Disney, the No.2 U.S. entertainment company, plans to launch mobile phone services in Japan early next year to become the newest entrant in an ultra-competitive market.
I don't think our generation will ever get used to seeing an SUV, a pick-up, a big truck or even a Prius, driving down the road without a driver at the wheel. I know that as I watched car after car trek down the course at the big DARPA autonomous car challenge at an abandoned Air Force base in Victorville, California last weekend, I felt weird. Each time.
Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.
Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.
Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.