News tagged with telecommunications industry

Manipulating light at will

Electrical engineers at Duke University have developed a material that allows them to manipulate light in much the same way that electronics manipulate flowing electrons.

Aug 01, 2011
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China has over 900 million mobile phone users

China had more than 900 million mobile phone subscribers at the end of April with nearly two-thirds of the world's most populous nation using cellular technology, the government said Tuesday.

May 24, 2011
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Device heralds big technology changes

A passive microwave device developed at The University of Queensland is expected to bring revolutionary changes for the medical and telecommunications industries.

May 20, 2011
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Softbank reports robust earnings on smartphones

(AP) -- Softbank Corp., the only Japanese mobile carrier offering the hit iPhone, said annual profit nearly doubled despite suffering damage from the March 11 quake and tsunami that battered northeastern ...

May 09, 2011
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Poor households take lead in abandoning landlines

(AP) -- In a financial and technological role reversal, a growing number of Americans are getting rid of their old telephones and using only cellphones, a trend being led not by the high-tech elite but by ...

Apr 20, 2011
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Motorola sues Apple for patent infringement

Motorola, just days after being targeted in a patent suit by Microsoft, filed complaints against Apple on Wednesday alleging that the iPhone, iPad and other products infringe its patents.

Oct 06, 2010
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Change needed in telecom regulation: researchers

The Internet has had an obviously revolutionary effect on the way people find and disseminate information; but it's had no less revolutionary an effect on the organization of the telecommunications industry. ...

Oct 06, 2010
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New method developed for synchronizing clocks

Maintaining the correct time is no longer just a matter of keeping your watch wound -- especially when it comes to computers, telecommunications, and other complex systems. The clocks in these devices must stay accurate to ...

Jul 20, 2010
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Tech industry braces for more antitrust scrutiny

(AP) -- After eight years of light antitrust scrutiny under a Republican White House, the technology and telecommunications industries are bracing for stepped up oversight by the Obama administration's Justice Department.

Oct 09, 2009
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$100 million question: Where's broadband in US?

(AP) -- The national stimulus package passed by Congress in February may have been too enthusiastic about spending money on one particular project: figuring out where broadband Internet access is available ...

Sep 12, 2009
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