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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Verizon Wireless announced that it will open its network to any device and any application not currently offered by the company directly. In early 2008, the company will publish the technical standards to support the development of products and applications that can utilize the Verizon network.

Like your phone but not the service? Verizon wants you. Like TeleNav as a navigation service instead of VZNavigator, which uses Networks in Motion? Verizon won’t care so long as you’re using their network and racking up minutes.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the move by Verizon may be to favorably position the company to acquire new radio spectrum soon to be offered by the FCC which is available to those operators with open standards ala Android as pushed by Google.

by Joe Francica on 11/27 at 06:32 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Peggy Fossett, reports say, has asked an Illinois state court to officially declare Steve Fossett dead. After months of online and offline searching, no trace of him has been found.

- AP

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/27 at 09:21 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Called “Britain From Above” the series will look at history and geography as well as the technologies to get imagery from above.

Good teachable moment thinking for the Beeb!

- Google

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/27 at 09:16 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The deal costs $420 per year and includes emergency tracking, limited talk time and unlimited texting. Students are not required to have a particular phone or carrier (not sure how that works with this flat fee…) The VNU article does not say what prompted the requirement, which is apparently the first in the country.

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/27 at 07:50 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

If you are in Denver and you have a valid ID you can pick up two bundles of 10 maps from USGS to use as wrapping paper. Instead of recycling them, USGS offers old maps as free gifts to those in the area.

The Map Store @ USGS is in Building 810 at the Denver Federal Center. Enter through Gate 1, located on Kipling, just north of Alameda, then follow the signs west to Building 810.


by Adena Schutzberg on 11/27 at 07:42 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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