From the category archives:

Telecom

Fascinating piece in the Times on Andy Rubin, the guy behind the Gphone project -- about which we are supposed to be getting some details on Monday (although actual devices running the Google mobile OS won't be coming until next year sometime, supposedly). Along with the requisite geek-lord toys (retinal scanner at the door, giant…

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The outrage continues over Comcast's jamming of BitTorrent and other traffic on its cable network in the U.S. The company has tried to clarify its position by saying that it doesn't block BitTorrent traffic, it merely "delays" it (and apparently some other traffic as well). As James Robertson and Cynthia Brumfield have pointed out, part…

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Hats off to Erick Schoenfeld -- ex of Business 2.0, and now the Numero Duo over at TechCrunch -- for his post about Apple and the iPhone. At the risk of getting flamed again (or having my server melt down from the Digg-storm), I have to say that I think he has put his finger…

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It's all well and good that our dollar officially hit parity with the U.S. greenback today, but it sure would be nice if we could get something approaching real competition in the mobile telecom market in Canada. Then maybe certain carriers who shall remain nameless -- but whose names start with a B and rhyme…

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At last, the folks at Skype have provided us with a half-decent explanation of what happened when the peer-to-peer telephone service went dark for almost two full days last week. Unfortunately for Skype, it's not a very favourable one. The company does its best to blame the service outage on Microsoft, saying the disruption was…