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A Safe Place in Cyberspace Parents worried about predators tracking their school-age children via online social sites now have an alternative to forums such as MySpace and Facebook. Its called safeTspace and was created by a team of government and financial security consultants with the help of Jabber Inc. Heres how it works: With the […]

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Seeing RED, Fighting AIDS Motorola Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. have developed a new wireless phone to help raise money for The Global Fund, a public-private partnership formed to fight AIDS in Africa, particularly as the disease affects women and children. Founded by U2s Bono and John F. Kennedys nephew, Bobby Shriver, the Product RED […]

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Visions of a Digital Future Visions of the digital age will be on display next month at International Telecommunication Unions TELECOM WORLD 2006 event in Hong Kong. The organization earlier this fall put out the call for the industrys best future-gazers to submit two-minute DVD demos outlining their visions for the future in a digital […]

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Controlling cell phone use in the classroom is a big challenge for teachers, but most American parents do not want schools to forbid children from bringing the devices onto school property. A recent survey by OSS provider ACE*COMM Corp. shows parents mostly are concerned about scheduling and safety issues. Of the 1,000 parents polled: 99 […]

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High Tech in the Wild West Just as fire season was about to hit in Arizona, the Forest Service called on Qwest Communications International Inc. to help it better manage communications during emergencies. The work took place on horseback in the Coconino National Forest, home to such landmarks as Flagstaffs San Francisco Peaks and Sedonas […]

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Hedy Lamarr: Mother of Wireless? Did Hedy Lamarr, star of such 1930s, 40s and 50s films as Samson and Delilah and My Favorite Spy, invent the technology that now underlies 3G, Bluetooth and WLAN? One writer, Rob Walters, who also serves as managing director of U.K.-based Satin Information Services Ltd., says he has the answer […]

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No Dummies Here ATIs Stephen P. Olejniczak If you need a refresher course on the changing telecom industry, check out the recently published Telecom for Dummies. The book explains everything from the intricacies of VoIP to the finer points of being a RespOrg. Author Stephen P. Olejniczak is director of operations for carrier ATI. I […]

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More technology CEOs plan to increase headcount over the next year, but they say finding, and hiring, the right people is getting tougher. Its their biggest operational challenge, according to 41 percent of CEOs surveyed in Deloittes 2006 CEO Survey of the fastestgrowing technology companies in North America as ranked on Deloittes Technology Fast 500. […]

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Harry Newton If telecom transformations have your head spinning, you might need a new reference point, and Harry Newton has come to the rescue with the 22nd edition of Newtons Telecom Dictionary. The 1,040-pagetome includes 22,950 definitions, enough to satiate any telecom geek or neophyte. This time around, Newton also has included four bonus sections: […]

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For every lonely heart who has spied his soulmate in traffic, only to watch her speed away once the light turns green, www.flirtingintraffic.com has come to the rescue. The Web site collects headshots and bios of flirts and assigns each a numbered sticker, or Flirting ID, to affix to their car bumpers. When other members […]

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