Stories by Nancy Gohring

  • Symantec updates antivirus products

    Symantec has started delivering product updates to users through the automatic LiveUpdate feature, the company said. Previously, updates to Symantec software were only delivered via the annual release of new product versions.

  • Pfizer to tag Viagra with RFID to control fakes

    In an effort to prevent counterfeiting, Pfizer said it has started to ship Viagra bottles in the U.S. that feature radio chips under the labels. Pharmacists with the proper equipment can read the chip and check the electronic product code stored on it in order to ensure that the product is genuine.

  • Study: Microsoft still leads in e-mail

    Microsoft will stay at the top of the growing corporate email market, thanks in part to its software's new wireless push capabilities, according to a new report from The Radicati Group.

  • STMicroelectronics offers IP wireless home technology

    Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics is developing technologies aimed at improving the way that consumers can wirelessly share audio and video content among devices in their homes such as set-top boxes, PCs, DVD players and mobile devices, the company announced on Wednesday.

  • Fujitsu Siemens to buy Siemens unit

    Fujitsu Siemens Computers on Wednesday said it plans to acquire the Product Related Services Division of Siemens's Siemens Business Services group. The companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition, which is expected to close in March 2006.

  • Researchers work on low-cost 4G

    Researchers in Dublin and scientists from Bell Labs will collaborate as part of a government-funded effort to explore new applications for 4G (fourth-generation) mobile phone technology and ways to ensure low-cost service delivery.

  • Broadband mobile wireless standard approved

    The standard for the broadband wireless technology known as mobile WiMax has been approved. Mobile WiMax networks will allow customers to wirelessly access the Internet anywhere they may be in a city.

  • 'Hotspots of the world unite' says Fon

    Fon calls itself a movement. It has a manifesto and uses words like solidarity and revolution. The design of Fon's Web site is reminiscent of Soviet propaganda art. Fon comes complete with its own lingo, with participants known as Foneros, Bills, Linuses and Aliens.