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Tech heavyweights ride the wireless wave

The promising future of the wireless Web has companies shifting strategies as they scramble to stake their claim.

 

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The promising future of the wireless Web has companies shifting strategies as they scramble to stake their claim.

"It has to do with the promise, the hype, the seduction of the wireless Internet. Nobody can afford not to be looking at this market."

- Jane Zweig, industry analyst, Herschel Shosteck Associates

 


PC makers see future in wireless
Top PC executives predict the death of the desktop computer as the leading method of accessing the Internet, saying wireless handheld devices will soon rule the day.

Boom leads firms to swap strategies
A number of firms have shed their original business plan to tap new Internet-driven ideas, a telling sign about the promise of the wireless Web.

IBM jumps into wireless pool
Big Blue's new software will translate existing information and images on Web sites into a format readable by handheld devices, such as cell phones and personal digital assistants, and by future technology, such as Web browsers in cars.

FCC chairman proposes wireless exchange
Aiming at reducing pressure on mobile phone networks, the nation's top telecommunications regulator proposes a new way of selling wireless bandwidth between companies.

previous coverage
Sun to announce partnership with Palm
The Java creator and server giant plans to announce a partnership tomorrow that aims to make the Palm handheld device into a more useful tool for the office, sources say.

Gates: Microsoft committed to wireless
Bill Gates gives a strong sales pitch for the software giant's products and services during a keynote speech at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's trade show.