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WBT interviews John Sculley and David Steinberg about InPhonic... and in doing so takes us behind the scenes of a big player in the fast-emerging "wireless management" space. InPhonic, Inc., of Washington, DC, is the largest developer of virtual private wireless networks in the United States today, specializing in enabling its enterprise clients - large corporations and large member groups - to build a wireless network to interact with all of their employees and end users. Partners on the service side include AT&T Wireless, Verizon, and Cingular, while on the manufacturing side they include Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, AudioVox, and RIM. WBT: What prompted you to found InPhonic? DAVID STEINBERG: Well, my last business was Sterling Cellular, a wireless phone distributor and integrator, and it evolved from there. It was clear that data would be the new frontier of the w... (more)

Data Management Anytime, Anywhere

In 1977 Bruce Scott, now president and CEO of PointBase, cofounded Oracle, where he was coauthor and coarchitect of Oracle 1, 2, and 3. Many in the industry still think of him as "Scott/Tiger" - the original user name and password for the Oracle database, which still appears throughout Oracle documentation. In 1984 Bruce cofounded Gupta Technology (renamed Centura Software), where he provided database technology leadership for over 10 years. Most recently, Bruce was a founder and principal at inquiry.com. WBT: Tell us about the vision you had when you founded PointBase. What was it... (more)

The Race is On to Wireless

Denise Lahey is the chief executive officer of OracleMobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corp. In her five-year tenure at Oracle, Ms. Lahey created Oracle's mobile product strategy and then orchestrated the development of new products to fulfill that strategy. Ms. Lahey also inked strategic partnerships between Oracle and other wireless technology innovators like Motorola, Palm Computing, and Symbian. As the first employee in the division, Ms. Lahey built Oracle's Mobile Product group to over 125 people worldwide. Today she leads OracleMobile's growing team to deliver on ... (more)

Unwired Attacks

Our wonderful world of wireless is always a popular topic in the news these days. It is the latest "big thing" in the technology world, and unwired devices are one of the most quickly adopted technologies in history. Lately, though, cropping up alongside the product announcements and all the flashy new gadgets we love to read about (and get our hands on), have been several news pieces about wireless networks that were hacked into. These articles detail how the wireless network worked as a convenient gateway ­ an open door allowing hackers to attack servers, steal information, gai... (more)

Winds of Change

If you're at all like me (in which case, let me say "good luck to you!"), you spend a decent amount of your developer week traipsing around Macromedia's Web site. They've got an enormous wealth of information on there for those of us using CF, Flash, Dreamweaver, and the rest of the Macromedia product line as well. They aren't of course providing us with all of these wonderful resources *just* because they're lovely people with very kind hearts. It's part of a focus on customer retention (they want us forever...FOREVER) and on cross-selling Macromedia's other products and servic... (more)