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Ricochet resurrected: cheaper, more government focused, soon more extensive: In an interesting bit of timing, Aerie Networks has relaunched the Ricochet network in Denver as part of its new rollout. Aerie spent about $8M to buy $1B in capital expenses, so let's hope they can make a go of it. The new service rate is $45/month for unlimited access. The company is pushing the public agency aspect of it by giving Denver piles of free modems in order to keep using the poles and utility locations for their radios, and by emphasizing its utility to government. The next nice step would be an Aerie/Wi-Fi partnership to allow roaming, even with different modems or cards, between Wi-Fi and Ricochet networks. Hello, Boingo?
Ultrawideband's history and future: This in-depth articles from Technology Review analyzes UWB's past and its potential, including problems suggested by others in the industry. (The whole article requires membership or purchase; you can read a brief summary online.)
Interview with Microsoft's mobility group head: The head of Microsoft's mobility group, responsible for the direction of the PocketPC, talks quite a bit about Wi-Fi and Bluetooth's role vis-a-vis mobile devices. Very thoughtful stuff, including the utility of using small devices with lots of network power.
Macintosh Bluetooth mailing list: The coming of OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) also opens the way for full Apple support of many Bluetooth devices. This mailing list could help sort out equipment and pitfalls.
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