RIM, RIP: How BlackBerry Lost its Way, and How iPhones and iPads are Tapping to Success
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Media, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
April 2nd, 2012
April 2, 2012 – I admit to being taken in yesterday by Google’s April Fools prank – Gmail Tap. This priceless video promises to bring Morse code back for the smart phone era. Gmail Tap hit a powerful nerve: how to make smart phones more useful for the things we do besides talking on them. […]
India Gives RIM Two More Months to Comply
Broadband's Impact, International, Privacy, Transparency, Wireless
August 31st, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – India’s government has given BlackBerry-maker RIM two more months to comply with a request for increased access to e-mail from its users.
RIM Agrees to Give India Access to Networks
International, Privacy, Wireless
August 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 19, 2010 – India is the latest nation to require Research in Motion to provide a government with access to the traffic across the RIM network. The nation gave the Canadian phone maker until the end of the month to comply with a request for access to its network. RIM has acquiesced and beginning Sept. 1 will give India access to the BlackBerry messenger service.
UAE BlackBerry Ban Highlights State Threat to Broadband Freedom
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
August 4th, 2010
LONDON, August 4, 2010 – The plan announced this week by the United Arab Emirates to ban use of BlackBerry Messenger, e-mail and web browsing services by Oct. 11 unless the company allows it to access the encrypted messages on demand has drawn universal condemnation from freedom and privacy groups, but more a muted governmental response.
Office of Science and Technology Policy Official Calls for Patent Reform at Wireless Event
November 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 2, 2009 – A top technology advisor to President Obama said Monday that the administration was committed to reforming and streamlining the patent system as a way to foster innovation. Speaking at an event on wireless innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Deputy Director Tom Kalil addressed innovation across the economy, and particularly at the university, industry and K-12 educational levels.