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More firms riding wireless wave

Discount broker Charles Schwab and video game contender Sega announce new plans for joining the wireless boom.

 

  latest developments 

From discount broker Charles Schwab to video game giant Sega, everybody's angling for a piece of the wireless market.

"Many countries rely much more heavily on wireless technology to provide the backbone for Internet access."

- Dawn Lepore, Schwab's chief information officer

 


Schwab taps Palm for wireless trading
Charles Schwab starts wireless trading services, joining a large crowd of Web brokers that allow clients to buy and sell stocks over handheld devices.

Sega, Motorola to develop Internet cell phone
The world's third-largest video-game console maker announces an agreement with the mobile phone giant to jointly develop new cell phones that can access the Internet.

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MP3s are wireless phone companies' next goal
Wireless equipment makers are rushing to create cell phones that can play MP3 music files, hoping to have them ready by the end of this year.

IBM taps Net services firms in wireless push
With some aggressive wireless moves, IBM teams with a number of Internet services firms that have already made strides in the booming market.