IP address management growing upVendors such as Blue Cat Networks, Cisco, eTelemetry, Infoblox, INS, Lucent, MetaInfo and Nortel offer products to help customers maintain an inventory of the IP addresses in their network, virtual LANs and more. Using either software installed on a server or bundled on an appliance, IP address-management products are designed to keep an up-to-date inventory of the network addresses in use. Here's how people are using them.Qualcomm chipset could triple wireless bandwidthUsers of mobile electronics could triple their wireless bandwidth next year with new chipsets from Qualcomm. Click here for more.Searching for a new phone: The quest continuesKeith visits with Sony Ericsson and LG at CTIA in part 2 of his quest to find a replacement for his 3-year-old cell phone. So many phones to choose from - how will Keith ever decide? Watch now.Critics hit San Francisco Wi-Fi plan on privacy, interferenceSan Francisco's choice of Google and EarthLink to build a citywide Wi-Fi network is likely to interfere with some residents' privacy and many Wi-Fi users' radio signals, critics of the plan said this week. Click here for more.Oracle to buy Portal Software for $220 millionOracle intends to make another vertical-market acquisition, announcing plans Wednesday to offer about $220 million to acquire Portal Software, a maker of billing and revenue management software for the communications and media industry. Click here for more.Today on Layer 8, now fitting in a slender 1U space:Turn your coins into iTunes; IPTV spawns The Karaoke Channel; rack-mount your gear on the cheap; and how to make a sweet set of darts for the office; all this today and more at your home for not-just-networking newsFor news updated throughout the day, go to Network World's NetFlash news page.