Stories by John Blau

  • SAP connects to Blackberry

    In a move to support mobile sales forces, German business software vendor SAP has agreed to combine its CRM (customer relationship management) product with Blackberry wireless handheld devices manufactured by Research in Motion (RIM).

  • Infineon launches its first flash memory chip

    Nearly one year after establishing a joint venture targeting the lucrative market for flash memory chips, German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG and Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. of Israel have launched their first product.

  • Net summit ends but talks continue

    As the first-ever global Net summit ended Friday evening here in Geneva five years after the idea was hatched in Minneapolis, Minnesota, some are calling it a success, others are labeling it a failure while still others view it as a bit of both.

  • Nokia unveils new push-to-talk GSM phone

    The world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, has unveiled its first handset with a "walkie-talkie," or "push-to-talk" feature at its Mobility Conference in New York.

  • Nokia shows IPv6 phone in Asia

    Nokia, the world's largest handset maker, has unveiled a prototype mobile phone based on IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) technology.

  • SuSE Linux eyes middleware service market

    In a move that could help enterprises more easily expand their use of open source software beyond the Linux operating system, SuSE Linux is proposing a new service program for middleware products based on open code.

  • WLAN appeal is broader for homes and businesses

    Even though the number of hotspots offering public access to wireless broadband networks continues to rise sharply, executives from major vendors and mobile operators view the technology as playing a much larger role in the home and office.

  • HP announces new mobile devices

    With a flurry of new product and service announcements, HP used the World Telecom 2003 conference and exhibition in Geneva to show enterprises, network operators and other IT partners that mobility is a top priority.