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Title: Nokia Demonstrates First XHTML Microbrowser on Standard Mobile Phone
Author: Nokia
Publication Date: 3/21/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Nokia has integrated the first XHTML microbrowser on a mobile phone, allowing the convergence of the web with the wireless world. Since the technology is open source and standardized, it can also support current WAP content, WML, XHTML, and offer compatibility for the next generation of services.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Helsinki, Mobile Phones, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Nokia, XHTML


Title: Singing clothes: New smart fabrics turn touch into tunes
Author: Barry Brown
Publication: MSNBC
Publication Date: 2/15/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Smart fabrics were originally developed by the Canadian Space Agency as a way to better control the movements of its robot arms. Currently, smart fabrics are beginning to be used by the music industry to make small adjustments to volume levels, and to act as virtual mixing boards. The technology also has other applications, including possibilities for clothes that can play music.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: smart clothes, music, Tactex


Title: The Wireless Word: Can Bridget Jones survive the SMS diet?
Author: Maija Pesola
Publication: FT.com's Wireless Newsletter
Publication Date: 4/23/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Bridget Jones' Diary and Riot Entertainment to join forces. Riot Entertainment, the Finnish wireless entertainment publisher, announced earlier this week that it would launch a Bridget Jones mobile phone service to coincide with the April 13 UK premiere of the film version of Helen Fielding's best-selling book, Bridget Jones' Diary.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: Riot Entertainment, Bridget Jones' Diary, texting, mobile phone service


Title: Pocit Labs
Abstract or Excerpt: Makers of wireless p2p handheld client technologies ("BlueTalk") based on Bluetooth. Allows users to join and drop the connection based on their proximity to other devices. The unique product, BlueTalk(tm), is the world's first true peer-to-peer network client for handheld devices. Key features and benefits of BlueTalk(tm) -Allows automatic creation of ad hoc networks -Enables simultaneous communication with several nodes -Makes external infrastructure unnecessary -Simplifies Bluetooth application development -Notifies applications of service availability
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Mobile Phones, P2P, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: wireless, Bluetooth, Ad hoc networking, BlueTalk


Title: 21st-Century Maps Reflect Changing Technologies and Needs
Author: Interview with National Geographic Maps President William Stoehr
Publication: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: 4/30/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: An interview with National Geographic Maps President William Stoehr that outlines the state-of-the-art in cartography, covering several areas of map-making and publication. National Geographic now has kkiosks that can make a map on demand, with or without any areas and information the user might desire. They are also having maps that are downloadable to handhelds and can be used in conjunction with GPS systems. With mobile devices, and being in digital format, they can easily be update to reflect any changes. As well, they are offering a map community, where special-interest users can shre information and maps. He then goes on about the future of map-making, which involves interactivity, 3d, and holography to give the viewer an immersive experience.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: maps, cartography, Global Positioning System (GPS), MapMachines, mapXchange


Title: Plastic Goes Wireless with Upoc Deal
Author: @NY Staff
Publication: atnewyork.com
Publication Date: 4/30/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Merger allows subscribers to participate in a moderated discussion community from wireless devices. "New York-based Web publisher Automatic Media plans to send blips of content from its Plastic.com discussion site to subscribers of wireless messaging play Upoc.com. The two companies have launched a Plastic.com branded group to allow Upoc users to get short text-based news on cell phones and other wireless devices."
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: Upoc, Plastic.com


Title: Superlocal Services Create New Business
Author: Par Strom
Publication: Atomer och bitar AB
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Covers some potential uses of Bluetooth, mostly dealing with advertising (billboards, street advertising, storefronts, all with the ability to disseminate and gather information on those who show an interest in the advertised product). It also covers some criticisms, such as the current state-of-the-art security and pricing.
Subjects: Privacy, Wireless
Keywords: Bluetooth, Blip, Sweden, Ericsson


Title: For Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia - It Takes a Wireless Village
Author: J.B. Houck
Publication: NewsFactor Network
Publication Date: 4/26/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Instant messaging, which lets users send messages in real-time between devices, is evolving rapidly to include rich multimedia content, such as audio and video clips and images with traditional text messaging. Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERICY), Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced they have established a mobile instant messaging and presence initiative named "Wireless Village" to define and promote a set of universal specifications for mobile instant messaging services.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: wireless, text messaging, instant messaging, Wireless Village, Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, MMS, XML, SIP, interoperability


Title: IM poised to become instant information tool
Author: John Borland and Stefanie Olsen
Publication: CNET News.com
Publication Date: 4/25/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Announcement of a product by ActiveBuddy, a company which has devised simple agents that are available through IM. They sit on an IM buddy list that is available upon call and search whichever data source they are associated with (i.e. - FinanceBuddy grabs finance news, SportsBuddy grabs sports news, etc).
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: agents, instant messenger, IM, ActiveBuddy, chatterbots


Title: Elektrosmog
Author: Lars Aronsson
Publication: Elektrosmog
Abstract or Excerpt: Discussion group about wireless "Open Networking" project in Sweden, open to anyone who wants to discuss issues about, and set up wireless networks. Elektrosmog is not a network operator, but a discussion forum for people who are interested in these topics, and some of them operate public access points that are open to Elektrosmog members. A list of access points might appear on this website later. For now, join the mailing list and ask where they are.
Subjects: Cooperation, Emerging Technologies (ET), Wireless
Keywords: IEEE 802.11b, WLAN, electromagnetic radiation, Elektrosmog


Title: The upcoming year in wireless optics
Author: Janet McVeigh
Publication: Lightwave - fiber-optic communications, bandwidth access and telecommunications
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: A suite of broadband technologies such as wireless optics, WDM, RF wireless, and fixed wireline will offer the most cost-effective solution for each segment of the business market.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: last-mile, wireless optics, networks


Title: Interview with Akseli Anttila, Nokia Research Center
Author: Jim Cashel
Publication: Online Community Report
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Interview with Akseli Anttila, Concept Designer in the Nokia Research Center, about virtual communities in Finland and the future of wireless virtual communities. He says that there are not as many web-based communities there, with a smaller population and a distinct language. They mostly have IRC and newsgroups. Lots of the population are content also using English-centric sites, since the market is so small and the language Fin-centric, it would be harder for e-com to be profitable without the world market.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: Akseli Anttila, Nokia,


Title: A Backwater Is Turning to Cutting-Edge Technology
Author: Alan Cowell
Publication: The New York Times
Publication Date: 5/28/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: This blip of an island in the Irish Sea has muscled its way to a latter-day prosperity through such attractions as ever-lower taxes, offshore banking and motorcycle races around the twisting roads that gird its hilly interior. Now the island's phone company, Manx Telecom, a unit of British Telecommunications, is racing forward in its own ambitious quest: to introduce the world's first phone network using the much-promoted new technology that European telecommunications operators have cast as their holy grail, uniting wireless mobility with the breadth of the Internet.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: 3G, licenses, Isle of Man, British Telecom


Title: Grip Studios Interactive
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Finnish game developers for WAP, SMS, and web. "Grip Studios Interactive was founded in 1996 as Wizbang Productions in Helsinki, Finland. Initially a two-man startup designing and developing new media productions for clients in Finland, the company began game development for Internet sites and mobile phones in 1999. In 2000, Wizbang's first mobile games aimed for WAP games debuted, licensed by two leading mobile/internet service providers, Sonera and Iobox. The first game, a tactical sea battle game SubHunter was awarded the Grand Prize in Best of WAP 2000 contest by Nokia. Also in 2000, a series of seven sports games for world wide web, WebGames, was licensed to a major Internet portal in Finland Grip Studios' team develops mobile and cross-media entertainment titles for carrier grade server platforms and the most popular end user devices. The production plan for 2001 includes over a dozen new games. The company works with selected content aggregators and mobile application distributors, offering its mobile games to operators and mobile service providers around the world."
Subjects: Gaming, Handhelds, Helsinki, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: WAP


Title: Location-Based Mobile Chat Service
Author: Steve Gold
Publication: Newbytes
Publication Date: 11/13/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: A mobile chat service has teamed up with a location-based service provider to offer a complete location-based mobile chat value-added service that is accessible from a PC, as well as though WAP and SMS. For the location-based aspect, if another person in your community it seen to be nearby (measured in the 100s of meters) you will both be able to talk without revealing yourself.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: mobile chat, Nextenso's Nx Location Server


Title: Around The World in Three Seconds
Author: Holly Bartlett
Publication: TheFeature
Publication Date: 4/12/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Starband is a data services provider that promises to keep you connected just about anywhere on the planet - with satellite technology. Satellite ISP Starband has bi-directional service, offering high-speed Internet access outside of the cities. The article covers both some of their strengths and weaknesses, and why they did better than their predecessors.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Mobile Phones, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Starband, network, satellite providers


Title: Mgage Systems
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Mobile company that offers a variety of mobile applications including text messaging, e-cards, group messaging, and tone and image swapping.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Swapper, Mgage,


Title: Making the Real World More Fun
Author: Mark Frauenfelder
Publication: TheFeature
Publication Date: 4/3/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Swedish company, It's Alive, have started a new type of game where wireless connections and location sensitive devices tell the other players and the game at large where and who they are. Players then compete on teams to get rid of the other team's robots (the name of their first game is "BotFighters"). They are teaming up with other companies, including wireless carriers, and companies in other countries are working on their own variants of the soon-to-be genre.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Gaming, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: BotFighters, It's Alive, pervasive gaming


Title: Wireless Sensors - Buyer Beware
Author: Wayne W. Manges and Glenn O. Allgood
Publication: Sensors Magazine, April 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Wireless sensors are beginning to proliferate in the marketplace. But will the advertised solutions actually meet real-world application requirements, and if so, what will be their impact on operations? You be the judge.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: radios, RFID, energy, networks, routing, smart sensor, Bluetooth, throughput, IR sensors, killer bee tracking devices


Title: Noblestar, Sonera Create Mobile Communities
Publication: PMN Publications
Publication Date: 11/2/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: Noblestar has created a mobile community application for Finnish mobile portal company Sonera. The application will be usable from handhelds, WAP phones and desktops.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: mobile communities, mobile internet portal, Noblestar, Sonera Zed


Title: Mobile Communities Let Messages Fly
Author: Kevin McLaughlin
Publication: Business 2.0
Publication Date: 10/6/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: Mobile messaging, which lets cell phone users trade text greetings, is bringing together consumers with common interests in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. Now mobile community companies get to prove whether they've got a profitable business in the United States.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: i-mode, Upoc, Quios, mobile community, texting, GSM


Title: room33
Abstract or Excerpt: room33 is a leading mobile software and portal technology company, delivering wireless applications and services to both enterprise and consumers.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: room33, portal,


Title: RIOT-E Mobile Community
Abstract or Excerpt: The RIOT Mobile Community brings together people with a common interest or passion. It's an assortment of services designed for people hungry for interaction with people sharing the same lifestyle. The Community services vary from mobile dating to an array of mobile accessories. Sharing the experience with others in the Mobile Community is what makes it lively and enjoyable. RIOT-E was founded in February 2000, when two content companies merged to create one brilliant storyteller focusing on the mobile audience. For us, mobility is a lifestyle, not a gadget.
Subjects: Gaming, London, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: mobile community, Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding


Title: okupi
Abstract or Excerpt: okupi is a London-based interactive design and consultancy company. okupi has been involved with the internet and with software for over six years. The expertise accumulated makes us creative, versatile and practical across many fields. Whether it is the creation of online games, new software tools, online communities or 3D environments we can work with a broad range of people to design the right user centred experience for the education, business and entertainment arenas. okupi focuses on people, places and learning. For this reason we have been commissioned by some of the major brands in Europe, by institutions and by manufacturers, to develop a diverse range of projects that have learning value at their very core.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Gaming, London, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless


Title: Microsoft puts Web server on a phone
Author: Will Knight
Publication: CNET News.com
Publication Date: 4/5/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Researchers at Microsoft's laboratories in Cambridge, England, have managed to squeeze a minuscule Web server onto a smart card for a GSM mobile phone.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Mobile Phones, Privacy, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: WebCamSIM, GSM, Microsoft, web server, smart card, security


Title: ((!))ZagMe
Abstract or Excerpt: ZagMe is a wireless marketing tool that lets retailers use text messages to attract shoppers to their stores. It was first tested at Lakeside shopping centre in Essex last year.
Subjects: Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), London, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: advertising, shopping buddy, m-commerce applications


Title: HaikuHaiku
Author: Neoku, Inc.
Abstract or Excerpt: Location-based server that allows posting of haiku so that if someone else is in the area, they can also post there.
Subjects: Cooperation, Handhelds, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Palm Query Application (PQA), HaikuHaiku,


Title: HiuGO
Abstract or Excerpt: HiuGO is a mobile services provider to the events vertical, delivering a fully-hosted mobile media publishing solution to organisers, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless


Title: An advert in your pocket
Author: Mark Ward
Publication: BBC News
Publication Date: 11/8/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: SMS advertiser ZagMe starting operations of location sensitive advertising at a mall in the UK. The technology sends text messages to the mobile devices of subscribers with short term, interest-targeted special offers for stores in the mall when the shoppers enter a "ZagZone" and send an SMS to ZagMe telling them they are ready to be pinged. British company Spotflash is starting trials of a system called ZagMe which sends messages to handsets about bargains at the shopping mall that people are visiting. Those signing up for the service will be rewarded with loyalty points they can cash in to pay for their phone bill, or for vouchers they can spend in participating stores.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: ZagMe, Spotflash, mobile commerce


Title: NetInformer's SEND-Now Pro
Author: NetInformer
Abstract or Excerpt: NetInformer's SEND-Now Pro is the industry leading wireless ASP that offers business and individuals sophisticated SMS services. Utilizing our world-class datacenter, SEND-Now Pro is capable of offering message delivery service to more than 150 countries worldwide. Our patent pending 2-Way Response Messaging service let's you instantly respond to customer SMS messages.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: mobile commerce, wireless messaging




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