A Technology Consortium Plans a Wireless Network – Matt Richtel, NY Times
The consortium includes a disparate group of partners: Sprint Nextel, Google, Intel, Comcast, Time Warner and Clearwire….
They expect the network, which will provide the next generation of high-speed Internet access for cellphone users, to be built in as little as two years, but there is no timetable on when it will be available to users and the price is not determined. The partners are seeking to beat Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless to the market.
Sprint Scores Coup with WiMax Joint Venture – Greg Sterling, Local Mobile Search
Sprint and Google have also entered into an agreement related to Sprintâ€™s mobile services, whereby Google will become the default provider of web and local search services, both of which will be enabled with location information, for Sprint. Sprint will also preload several Google services – including Google Maps for mobile, Gmail and YouTube – on select mobile phones and provide easier access to other Google services.
Apple and AT&T to launch iPhone 3G a lot sooner than we thinkÂ – Boy Genius Report
AT&T reps just got an internal email stating that they would be unable to take vacation time from June 15th to July 12th”due to projected increased traffic and an exciting new promotion/product launch.”Â
The Ten Commandments of Online Marketing for Small & Local BusinesÂ – David Mihm,Â Mihmorandum
Step-by-step instructions for the small business just trying to get a handle on this whole internet marketing thing.Â (I missed this one while on vacation but it is worth looking at if you haven’t read it)Local Links of Interest by Mike Blumenthal