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The Next Tom Clancy? Kenin Spivak isnt your typical CEO. The head of wireless software company Telemac Corp., has brought pharmaceutical intrigue to life in the new thriller The Karasik Conspiracy. The books creation is tinged with a bit of intrigue of its own. Spivak, a lawyer and former Hollywood executive, claims the pharmaceutical lobbying […]

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Jetsetters Keep in Touch Travelers now can keep in constant touch when they fly in business jets, thanks to the new MiniMIJET antenna from Starling Advanced Communication Ltd. The device provides two-way Ku band-based connectivity for broadband in-flight applications, such as the Internet, VPN, PDA,VoIP, e-mail, mobile phones, video conferencing, instant messaging and entertainment. Starling […]

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Posted: 07/2005 Safety Quest for Qwest In an effort to prevent child victimization stemming from online threats, Qwest Communications International Inc. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) have kicked off an Internet safety campaign for parents and guardians. Called Parents Safety-Net Test, the tool gives adults an instant tool to check […]

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SAD at Work White-collar workers increasingly suffer from communication overload that leads to stress, anger and distraction (SAD), according to research by Britain’s University of Surrey. Commissioned by Siemens, the study also found demand for instant, constant communication has degraded business etiquette and bred resentment of intrusion and brought about “the advent of the SAD […]

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Hit The Spot The phenom Web reality show, “The Spot,” has graduated from the computer to Sprint PCS Vision phones. Noting America’s appetite for unscripted drama, Sprint has launched the original content series on its enhanced Nationwide PCS Network for select PCS Vision phones. Subscribers can interact with the show’s so-called Spotmates, directly influencing program’s […]

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The Central Texas Parole Violator Facility in San Antonio won the first of three systems to be awarded in Strix Systems Inc.’s Ethernet- Unfriendly Building Contest. Strix Systems designs, develops and markets wireless network systems, and sponsored the three month-long contest which ended in April. The idea was to present one enterprise-class wireless network system […]

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Second Breakfast:Jackson Helps Himself to Polycom Technology While cinematic epics such as “Star Wars” have taken decades to complete, Polycom Inc.’s video communications technologies allowed Oscar-winning “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson to film that grand trilogy in 274 days and in more than 150 locations. The effort marked a first in large-scale […]

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Posted: 3/2004 Mobile Mini-Movies Attendees at this months CTIA Wireless 2004 conference in Atlanta can view entries into the second annual The Worlds Smallest Film Festival. Sponsored by Los Angeles-based Big- Digit Inc., the festival was introduced last year to showcase very short films (no longer than 2 minutes), animation and music videos on mobile […]

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Posted: 9/2003 Overheard… At the rate were going, MTVs The Real World will take place in a geriatric unit before we see action by the Federal Communications Commission. Tom Tauke, senior vice president for public policy and external affairs at Verizon Communications Inc., speaking to a congressional subcommittee, arguing that government action clearing a path […]

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Posted: 8/2003 Overheard… "Since January 1 of 2002, U.S. taxpayers have shelled out millions of dollars to keep afloat WorldCom/MCI, which is the poster child for ’90s-style corporate corruption in America. These inappropriate and outrageous contracts include the $45 million ‘sweetheart’/no-bid job that WorldCom/MCI was handed to rebuild the Iraqi cell phone system." –Will Thomas, […]

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