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Title: Moby
Abstract or Excerpt: Moby is a producer of applications and services, enabling businesses to provide mobile entertainment experiences to end-users. Moby believes in friendly migration of users and maintains a strong focus on producing mobile entertainment products targeting the mass market.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Gaming, Handhelds, SMS, Stockholm, Wireless

Title: Freenetworks
Abstract or Excerpt: Slashdot style discussion site focusing upon "Open Networking" projects such as Seattle Wireless and Consume the Net, where groups make publicly available network infrastructures owned and operated by the local populace rather than telcos. FreeNetworks is a WikiWikiWeb that provides a central repository for information on building Community Owned Wireless Networks. It is also a meeting/collaborative space for Wireless Networking Projects around the globe.
Subjects: Cooperation, Wireless
Keywords: wireless networks, WikiWiki, community owned

Title: Rooftops@Media
Abstract or Excerpt: Rooftops is a meeting place - mostly online and occasionally offline - for people interested in community-supported, sustainable urban wireless networks. It is not a project so much as a discussion, at least for now, though many participants in the mailing lists are active in community wireless projects here and elsewhere.
Subjects: Cooperation, Wireless
Keywords: networks, RoofTops, community-supported

Title: European Mobile Payments -- Can't Pay, Won't Pay, Says Forrester
Author: Forrester Research Press Release
Publication Date: 5/10/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Forrester releases its forecast of Internet and mobile arenas through to 2005. They are expecting possibly lower numbers for m-commerce and micropayments than first anticipated. Forrester thinks that mobile content will be responsible for almost half of the mobile profits in 2005, that the slow-moving infrastructural building and new payment behaviours will put a cap on how much will be spent by mobile customers, to the point that micropayments will only account for 3 million euros.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: micropayments, m-commerce, macropayments

Title: -- Mobile resource/Search Engine
Abstract or Excerpt: WAP portal/search engine, with a crawler that spiders html and WML pages to make a searchable index, as well as having a browsable directory a la Yahoo!
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: WML, WAP

Title: Event-Driven, Personalizable, Mobile Interactive Spaces
Author: Theo Kanter
Publication: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing (huc2k), 24-27 September 2000, Bristol UK
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: An infrastructure is currently being deployed for delivering multimedia services using IP end-to-end. Mobile devices and application resources, because of their computing apabilities, can be enabled with adaptive functionality to shape the services according to the communication conditions and the user's context. This raises the question of how events should be managed to create a common awareness of multimedia content and resources in mobile networks. These events can be generated either by the user's behavior, movement, availability of (new) mobile resources, or the application server content changes. In this paper, we propose using XML-based protocols and agents operating on a distributed tuple-space to enable common awareness of these events in applications for mobile users, without the necessity of these events being defined or announced in advance. This facilitates the creation of a new class of personalizable applications in interactive mobile spaces, as demonstrated in our urban wireless testbed.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, Stockholm, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: pervasive, smart spaces, smart membranes, Mobile Internet, mobile computing, agents, personalizable, sensors

Title: Adaptive Personal Mobile Communication in 3G and Beyond
Author: Theo Kanter
Publication: Special issue of IEEE Personal Communications -- European R&D on Fourth Generation Mobile and Wireless IP Networks
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Currently, 3GPP is reinventing the telecom model of services in wireless Internet -- a model that is not well suited to (1) meet the demands for new modes of personal mobile communication, enabled by wireless packet services and multimedia devices, or (2) the ability to deal with increasingly heterogeneous wireless infrastructure (a.k.a. 4G). This article characterizes the steps taken in successive generations of wireless communication networks for personal communication. The article then continues to present a novel service architecture for open communication in wireless Internet, describing its necessary properties and evaluating its merits. Finally, we present our experiences from building application prototypes based on our service architecture, in an urban wireless testbed consisting of WLAN extensions to a Gigabit-Ethernet network.
Subjects: Helsinki, Mobile Phones, Stockholm, Wireless
Keywords: 3GPP, mobile communication, wireless Internet, WLAN

Title: Context-Aware Personal Communication for Teleliving
Author: Theo Kanter, Claes Frisk, and Henrik Gustafsson
Publication: Personal Technologies (vol. 2 issue 4, 1998: p. 255 - 261)
Publication Date: 7/28/1999
Abstract or Excerpt: Personal Communication with mixed voice and data can be offered as a very rich set of applications, which can be rapidly introduced at low cost. Wireless and positioning technologies in combination with Internet's demonstrated capability to integrate voice and data are further leveraged by the use of software agents. Our work clearly demonstrates the benefits of providing context-aware personal communication in terms of its potential to bringing about the rapid introduction, at low cost, of a rich communication space where artifacts, people, and non-physical entities are integral parts.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Mobile Phones, Stockholm, Ubiquitous Computing
Keywords: context-aware, communication, multimedia, agents, teleliving, pervasive computing, ParcTab

Title: Tapping global positioning technology to send an S.O.S., raise drawbridges and monitor workouts
Author: Sabra Chartrand
Publication: New York Times
Publication Date: 3/5/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: A University of North Carolina researcher has patented a system that can send a silent distress signal along with the victim's location to emergency personnel.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: GPS, patents, 911

Title: Companies Invest Billions in Third-Generation Wireless: Phones Mimic Desktop PCs
Author: Peter J. Howe
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle, C7
Publication Date: 3/19/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: What broadband did to dial-up Internet access, 3G promises to do to wireless communications.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: 3G, third-generation,

Title: Wireless Web Slowly Luring WAP Users
Author: Henry Norr
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Publication Date: 3/19/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Only 1 American in 70 is on the "wireless Web" today, but more than a third of us will be by 2005, at least if you believe a new report by Jupiter Media Metrix.
Subjects: Handhelds, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Wireless
Keywords: WAP, Telephia, NextBus, wireless web

Title: Mobile Web vs. Reality
Author: Eric Knorr
Publication: Technology Review, June 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Telecommunications companies are spending billions to prepare high-speed mobile wireless networks. But it's not clear whether the technologies will work...or if we even need them.
Subjects: Wireless
Keywords: wireless web scepticism, Hewlett-Packard, DoCoMo, cell towers, Global System for Mobile Communications, 3G

Title: Airplay: How a New Video Game Technology Just Might Change the Way We Network Our Homes and Offices
Author: Robert X. Cringely
Publication: The Pulpit
Publication Date: 5/17/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: One emerging technology that has gained a lot of press in recent months is Bluetooth, a method of networking devices at high speed over short distances with radio waves. The big idea behind Bluetooth is that one ought to be able to bring a new device into the room, and have it automatically become a part of the local network. It will identify all the other Bluetooth devices in the room and know which is the printer, which is the router and which is the color TV -- all devices that promise to shortly have Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth is death to wires. Bluetooth is also very much a product of committees, with more than 100 companies aligned behind it and helping to shape the way it does and doesn't work.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Gaming, Handhelds, Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: Bluetooth, SPIKE, Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Eleven Engineering

Title: Motorola Versus Blackberry: Texting Cultures, A World Divided Into Two-Way-Pager Camps
Author: Douglas Century
Publication Date: 1/14/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Motorola's two-way pagers, which have boomed in the last year, have about a million users, who busily thumb-type e-mail messages on the tiny keyboards of the clamshell device.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: BlackBerry, Motorola, pager

Title: SFLan: Your Megabit ISP
Abstract or Excerpt: SFLan is an experimental megabit ISP in San Francisco.
Subjects: Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Wireless
Keywords: LAN, networks, San Francisco

Title: FreeNetworks
Abstract or Excerpt: FreeNetworks is a WikiWikiWeb that provides a central repository for information on building CommunityOwnedWirelessNetworks. It is also a meeting/collaborative space for the WirelessNetworkingProjects around the globe.
Subjects: Wireless
Keywords: WikiWikiWeb, Wireless Network

Title: Simplicity Seems the Key for Location-Based Mobile Phone Games
Author: Maija Pesola
Publication: Financial Times Wireless newsletter
Publication Date: 7/20/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Location-based mobile phone games -- the simpler, the better. "Zap! Street-fighting SMS users appear to be planning an invasion of the mobile phone networks. As the mobile phone sector continues its search for attractive content, games designed to be played over handsets have begun to grab more and more headlines. Particularly, it seems, the elaborate and outlandish ones. Earlier this year, for example, Telia Mobile, the Swedish mobile operator, gained a lot of coverage for its launch of what is believed to be the world's first location-based mobile phone game, the somewhat improbably titled Botfighters."
Subjects: Gaming, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: Sweden, Botfighters, It's Alive!, Cell-ID, Ericsson, Telia Mobile, France Telecom, Ludigames

Title: AT&T to Charge Mobile Net Users Per Byte
Author: Richard Waters
Publication: Financial Times
Publication Date: 7/17/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: AT&T Wireless took a leaf out of NTT DoCoMo's book on Tuesday as it became the first US company to start charging mobile internet users based on the amount of data they download to their handsets.
Subjects: Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: DoCoMo, AT&T, GPRS

Title: Christians Call on God and Bone
Author: Ruth Gledhill
Publication: The Times Online
Publication Date: 7/2/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The Lord's Prayer has been translated into the language of the text message as part of a new scheme to send church services to worshippers on their mobile phones.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: Lord's Prayer

Title: PlayaNet
Abstract or Excerpt: A high-speed public access internal IP network for the annual event in Nevada known as Burning Man. The network is built using IEEE 802.11b wireless ethernet technology. This year, we'll be utilizing both Cisco Aironet and Lucent ORiNOCO (WaveLAN) equipment.
Subjects: Wireless
Keywords: Burning Man, Nevada

Title: Text message divorces approved for Muslims
Publication: Ananova Ltd
Publication Date: 7/7/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Religious leaders in Singapore and Malaysia say Muslim men can use text messages to tell their wives they want a divorce.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: divorce

Title: Wireless Freenets
Author: Gerry Blackwell
Publication: ISP Planet
Publication Date: 7/12/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: It's hard to tell whether these things are a threat or an opportunity for ISPs. I'm talking about community wireless networks using inexpensive 802.11b radios and antennas operating in the 2.4 GHz spectrum band, and possibly other license-free bands.
Subjects: Wireless
Keywords: network, 802.11b, ISPs, Bay Area Wireless User Group, GuerillaNet, SeattleWireless

Title: Graviton
Abstract or Excerpt: Graviton combines proprietary technologies in wireless communication, micro-electrical sensors, and object-oriented data management solutions to enable distributed, self-organizing, device-to-device communication networks. Graviton sensor networks can measure anything at anytime. In the 21st Century, sensors will play an increasingly important role in the networked economy as trillions of devices are interconnected in distributed wireless networks. By cost-effective management of data traffic from these networks, Graviton's custom solutions and services will provide dramatic benefits to home and industrial users.
Subjects: Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks, convergence,

Title: Pilotfish
Abstract or Excerpt: Pilotfish is a leading provider of end-to-end telematics solutions; our systems connect equipment onboard vehicles, industrial equipment and consumer appliances to the Internet and Wireless networks. In essence, we connect things and make them talk to you via Internet and wireless terminals.
Subjects: Wireless
Keywords: Wireless Gateways, Keeping track of your things, End-to-End Telematics Solutions

Title: Maingate: The wireless operator for machines
Abstract or Excerpt: Maingate is a wireless operator for machines. Our mobile customers include various sorts of equipment, appliances and machines. We ensure they can call and tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it.
Subjects: Wireless
Keywords: M2M

Title: Gartner Pegs Instant Messaging at 15 Billion Per Month Worldwide
Publication Date: 2/15/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: According to Gartner Group Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB), 12 billion text messages are sent worldwide each month to PCs, PDAs and mobile phones. The humble pager adds another 3 billion text messages over the airwaves each month. Moreover, those numbers continue to grow, indicating that messaging is emerging as the "killer" wireless application. Standard messaging is being transformed into instant messaging (IM), which is a much more collaborative, friendly mechanism, complete with "buddy lists" that indicate which contacts are online simultaneously.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: IM, meetings, etiquette,

Title: Bluetooth Ready to Bite into the Market
Author: Maija Pesola
Publication: FT Wireless Newsletter
Publication Date: 7/27/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: After being feted last year as the hottest technology in town, Bluetooth seems to have gone off the boil. The technology, which allows devices such as PCs, printers, mobile phones and PDAs to communicate wirelessly with each other, got off to a roaring start in 1999.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Bluetooth, Pervasive, Ericsson, 802.11b, Starbucks, W-LAN

Title: UPS to deploy Bluetooth, wireless LAN network
Author: Bob Brewin
Publication: Computerworld Inc.
Publication Date: 7/24/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: United Parcel Service Inc. plans to deploy the world's largest wireless LAN and short-range wireless Bluetooth network throughout its worldwide distribution hubs.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Handhelds, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Bluetooth, Wireless LAN, Pervasive Computing, UPS, FedEx, 802.11b, Symbol Technologies Inc., cordless ring scanner

Title: Free Wireless Pays Off
Author: Bob Brewin
Publication: Computerworld Inc.
Publication Date: 7/23/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The Alaska Marine Highway System has probably pushed mobile wireless LAN technology to its ultimate, says Dan Judd. An analyst/programmer at the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Judd helped develop and deploy a ship-to-shore wireless LAN communications system for the AMHS, which operates ferry ships serving ports in south central and southwest Alaska, the state's panhandle and the Aleutian Islands chain.
Subjects: Wireless
Keywords: wireless LAN, AMHS, Alaska Marine Highway System, ships

Title: Games Without Frontiers
Author: Sean Dodson
Publication: Guardian Unlimited
Publication Date: 5/31/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Games that play you - the new online entertainment. Your mobile phone is no longer just a mobile phone. As well as sending and receiving text messages and hooking up to the internet, it is now a powerful pocket games console that can connect to thousands of fellow users at any time.
Subjects: Gaming, Handhelds, Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Nokia, mobile gaming,, Majestic, Electronic Arts, Botfighters, i-mode, Nokia Game

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