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Apple, Skype and the value of standards

Jan 25, 20062 mins

Latest standards and regulations news.

Opinion: Apple, Skype and the value of standards, 01/23/06

I expect that both the mind share and market share of Apple music players and Skype VoIP will have to drop significantly before either adopts standards-based solutions. Regulations, such as the French legislation requiring that downloaded music be …

WiMAX group acts to head off surprises, 01/19/06

After last-minute clarifications to a standard delayed its first product certifications, the WiMAX Forum has asked a task group of the IEEE to put off clarifications that may come for the upcoming mobile standard, according to the head of the forum.

WiMAX Forum certifies first batch of gear, 01/19/06

The WiMAX Forum reached a long-awaited goal Thursday, putting its first four seals of approval on a batch of products that use the new wireless broadband technology.

Draft standard chosen for faster Wi-Fi, 01/19/06

The task group working on a new, faster standard for Wi-Fi, called IEEE 802.11n, has settled on a draft proposal that will now be refined into a final specification.

‘Net Buzz column: How phone records are stolen, 01/23/06

There was no mistaking that this story had hit the fan after my interview with security consultant Rob Douglas was interrupted by another call on his second line from the office of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). (I don’t mind noting that Douglas told …

AlterPoint adds regulatory compliance measures to DeviceAuthority, 01/20/06

AlterPoint this week announced it had upgraded its flagship network change and configuration management software to enable role-based management, device lifecycle tracking and user action auditing.

New legislation would prohibit sale of phone logs, 01/18/06

Responding to recent concerns over Web sites that sell telephone call logs, a U.S. senator has introduced legislation that would make the sale of telephone records illegal.