Archive for May 6th, 2008

Pope goes digital to better connect with youth (Reuters)

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Reuters – Pope Benedict will text message thousands of young Catholics on their mobile phones during World Youth Day in Sydney in July, hoping going digital will help him connect better with a younger audience.

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Trends & Innovations – Tuesday (Investor's Business Daily)

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Investor’s Business Daily – Researchers have proposed combining cell phones with handheld scanners to enable doctors and medical staff in remote regions to conduct ultrasounds and other medical imaging. Roughly 75% of the world’s population lives in areas without such costly, high-tech medical equipment. Researchers have proposed integrating scanners into mobile phones. The scanners would […]

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Sprint, Clearwire to announce $12 bln JV: source (Reuters)

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Reuters – Sprint Nextel Corp and Clearwire Corp are close to announcing a $12 billion joint venture with major cable operators for high speed wireless Internet access for mobile phones and laptops, a source familiar with the talks said on Tuesday.

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Sprint, Clearwire to announce $12 bln venture: report (Reuters)

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Reuters – Sprint Nextel and Clearwire Corp are close to announcing a $12 billion joint venture for ultra-fast wireless Internet access for mobile phones and laptop computers, The Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Tuesday.

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India's Bharti says no offer yet for MTN but still talking (AFP)

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AFP – India’s top mobile phone Bharti Airtel denied on Tuesday a media report that it had made a 19-billion-dollar offer to take control of South Africa’s flagship MTN telecom operator.

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HTC's 3G Touch Diamond To Challenge Apple's iPhone (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – Apple’s iPhone got new competition Tuesday as HTC unveiled the 3G Touch Diamond. The new smartphone will be HTC’s flagship model as it vies to grab market share from touchscreen competitors.

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Cutting Costs with Online Coupon Sites (BusinessWeek Online)

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BusinessWeek Online – Coupons are making a comeback. In the face of rising food prices and a slowing economy, consumers are clipping coupons once again. Only, they don’t need scissors and a local newspaper so much as a computer, printer, and maybe a mobile phone.

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Vodafone, Tel.Italia iPhone deals end exclusivity (Reuters)

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Reuters – Telecoms companies Vodafone and Telecom Italia will both sell Apple Inc’s iPhone in Italy, in an apparent break from previous exclusive carrier deals.

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HTC Beats Apple to 3G With Microsoft-based IPhone Rival (PC World)

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PC World – High Tech Computer announced the HTC Touch Diamond on Tuesday, a smartphone running Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional…

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Many wireless resellers going under (USATODAY.com)

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USATODAY.com – A few years ago, organizations from Disney to 7-Eleven to the local pinochle club were jumping into the cellphone business, leveraging their brands to appeal to niches untapped by the big carriers.

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