Stories by Dan Briody

Digital Signatures Create Market Potential

It wasn't exactly John Hancock signing in a new era of American independence in a room full of colonial separatists. But when President Bill Clinton used a smart card last month to sign the digital signatures bill into law, he just may have been ushering in a revolution of the digital kind.

Predictions will Unfold the Wireless Future

For the past year I've written about many aspects of the wireless industry. My rants have focused on everything from the Palm vs. Windows CE wars to cell phone etiquette to technology in schools. And since this is my final transmission of this column (don't worry, you will keep getting Wireless World from a new author), I want to look ahead at the future of wireless technology.

Analysis: Where's WAP?

In the span of about one month (no exaggeration), public opinion of WAP went from sky-high to in the gutter

No mobile technology served before time

My favourite part of the day is in the morning when I'm half awake (or half asleep, depending on your viewpoint), and my mind is somewhere in between reality and a dream state.

Ten Commandments of Cell-Phone Etiquette

There comes a time in any technological revolution when some basic guidelines need to be laid down. It happened when e-mail exploded on the scene, and people started to learn some basic dos and don'ts around the new medium. For example, if you copy the boss in on an e-mail message to a colleague, it means that you are through kidding around.

The WAP momentum has dwindled

Over the years I've seen plenty of hyped-up technologies come and go in Internet time. Remember the stillborn NetPC? Or for that matter, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's NC?

No Mobile Technology will be Served Before Time

My favorite part of the day is in the morning when I'm half awake (or half asleep, depending on your viewpoint), and my mind is somewhere in between reality and a dream state. This is the one time during the day that you can kind of manipulate your reality and use your imagination a little bit. Otherwise, reality can be pretty predictable.

Telecom Luminaries Predict Net's Future

Two of the telecom industry's executive forces, MCI WorldCom Inc. CTO Fred Briggs and Nokia Corp. President Pekka Ala-Pietila, spelled out their visions of the Internet's future at CTO Forum this month.

Telecom Luminaries Shine Light on Net's Future

Two of the telecom industry's executive forces, MCI WorldCom Inc. CTO Fred Briggs and Nokia Corp. President Pekka Ala-Pietila, spelled out their visions of the Internet's future at CTO Forum here Tuesday.

Are Supply-Side Online Exchanges Wise?

Bashing the recent trend towards supply-side online exchanges, Mark Walsh, president and CEO of e-business marketplace vendor VerticalNet Inc., bluntly proclaimed the resurgence of brands on the Internet and the dangers of procurement-based exchanges at the CTO Forum Wednesday.

Wireless as Cheap as Surfing the Internet?

I've written in this column, rather cynically, about so-called "free" products and services offered throughout the world of wireless technology -- your basic Palm giveaways, your not-so-free PCs, and your generic cell-phone rebate madness.

BizRate.com Puts the Rating on E-Business

As one of the most respected comparison shopping sites on the Web, BizRate Inc. resembles a cross between Consumer Reports and ZagatSurvey. The site takes customer feedback and provides consolidated, comprehensive information about e-commerce sites on the Internet.

Corporate Giants Form Exchanges

A rash of online exchanges last week made allies of fierce competitors and changed the competitive landscapes of a growing number of vertical industries.

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