Autonet Mobile, a San Francisco startup, said it is preparing to release a product for cars that combines 3G cellular access and Wi-Fi that will plug into your car's cigarette lighter.
MySQL is on Track with New Storage Engine
Open-source database maker MySQL AB will soon release the alpha version of its Falcon storage engine, designed for high-volume Web server environments.
Ahead of the Bell: Apple, Google, Napster
Digital heavyweights Apple Computer Inc., Google Inc. and Napster Inc. were sued for patent infringement by Intertainer Inc., a now defunct online video and audio on-demand service.
Pharos Launches Unlocked GPS Smartphone
GPS firm Pharos launched its first hybrid GPS/cell phone, an unlocked Windows Mobile smartphone called the Pharos GPS Phone.
U.S. Group Sues Nokia, Samsung Over Bluetooth
A U.S. research institute sued the three companies for violating a Bluetooth patent, potentially putting the wireless standard at risk.
EarthLink CEO Garry Betty Dies
Garry Betty, the president and CEO of EarthLink, has passed away due to complications from cancer. He was only 49 and had been with the company since 1996, which is a remarkably long run in the fast-forward world of technology.
Hitachi Database Software Finds U.S. Customer
Hitachi has found its first U.S. customer for embedded database software designed to ease searches on gadgets such as media players and vehicle navigation systems.