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November 1, 2012
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Creating Wireless Connectivity Everywhere

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  • AT&T's Rinne: Carriers must stay ahead of consumer desires
    Wireless carriers have to improve their methods for anticipating what subscribers want, AT&T Labs' Kris Rinne said at an industry event Tuesday. "When you are creating the perfect network ... our traditional metrics [are not] going to be enough for the future," Rinne said. She added that the carrier is working to deploy new technology to stay ahead of what customers say they want. Light Reading Mobile (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Few groups adopt security measures for mobile devices
    A survey by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and AT&T found 90% of responding organizations reported allowing their employees to access work e-mail through mobile devices, while 41% said they let employees use such devices to access important files. However, researchers found only 32% of respondents take actions to protect smartphones and 39% to protect tablets, and only 42% of those who do not take such measures have plans to bolster security. Healthcare IT News (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AT&T, T-Mobile join forces to tackle Sandy-related outages
    AT&T has responded to the devastation from Hurricane Sandy and its remnants by joining forces with T-Mobile USA in an effort to broaden mobile access to affected customers. The agreement by the two companies allows AT&T and T-Mobile customers in New York and New Jersey to connect using either carrier's network with "no change to their current rate plans or service agreements even if the phone indicates the device is attached to the other carrier's network," according to a joint statement. The Wall Street Journal (10/31), ZDNet (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Google takes to the highway to pioneer self-driving cars
    Driverless cars are hitting the road in California as part of Google's tests of autonomous vehicles such as the Lexus RX 450h on the freeways of Silicon Valley. Google-powered vehicles have logged more than 300,000 miles in the past two years, the company says, as it vies with automakers to pioneer what Google engineer Anthony Levandowski insists will be the "most important thing that computers are going to do in the next 10 years." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 48-core processor for mobile devices? Intel is working on it
    Researchers at Intel Labs are working on a 48-core processor that could be used in smartphones and tablet computers. "I think the desire to move to more natural interfaces to make the interaction much more human-like is really going to drive the computational requirements. Having large numbers of cores to generate very high performance levels is the most energy-efficient way to deliver those performance levels," Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner said. Computerworld (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Research 
  • Poll finds doctors are concerned about BYOD security
    More than three-quarters of physicians said in a survey that they're applying bring-your-own-device policies to their hospital practices, but many remain concerned about the security of private patient data. KLAS polled 105 clinicians who use applications from a number of providers and found that HIPAA compliance remains their top concern. A separate finding revealed that many physicians continue to struggle to input patient data on tablet PCs. InformationWeek (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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