Mobile & Wireless


iPhone Aftermath


I just received my invitation to a “special event” that Apple is having on September 5th.  The rumor mill is wild with speculation about what might be announced.  Pretty much everyone thinks there will be new iPods.  It would not surprise me.  As I open the drawer marked iPod Graveyard in my office, I am […]

MediaBytes 08.28.2007


SPRINT NEXTEL has chosen SAMSUNG to provide the infrastructure for its WiMax service in New York. Samsung is also providing the infrastructure in Washington D.C., Boston, and other cities. The service, called Xohm, is expected to launch in Washington D.C. in April 2008, and will follow in NY towards the end of next year. AKAMAI […]

MediaBytes 08.21.2007


ADOBE will add support for the H.264 standard to its Flash video player. An announcement is expected today, with a beta version of the upgraded software available for download immediately. Flash is installed on 98% of computers, and is favored by YouTube and other video-sharing sites. The move should help boost the quality of Internet […]

MediaBytes 08.07.2007


MTV NETWORKS has signed a deal to use TNS Media Research‘s audience measurement service in Los Angeles. The service offers second-by-second audience data, using information collected from 300,000 Charter Communications boxes. Nielsen is working on a similar offering. MUSIC PUBLISHERS have joined a copyright infringement lawsuit against YOUTUBE. YouTube has signed licensing agreements with all […]

MediaBytes 08.01.2007


THE FCC approved the “open access” provision for the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction, which will allow consumers to use any compatible wireless device on 22 of the 62 available megahertz. However, the Commission will not require licensees to resell spectrum to other service providers. The auction will take place before January 28, 2008, and […]