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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 her vision for the wireless Internet. WBT: Tell us about OracleMobile. What do they do, and what do you do for them? DL: I can sum it up in one sentence: we build and host wireless Web sites. Depending on what analyst you talk to, over the next three years there will be one to one and a hal... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews MERANT

  SYS-CON Radio interviews Sherwin Soong, Senior Product Manager, of MERANT. Click here to listen {interview in MP3 format} ... (more)

When 2 Heads are Better Than 1

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 ... (more)

Cutting Through the Unwired Hype

Marketing hype is everywhere in our lives. It's unavoidable no matter where you go - flipping through television channels, reading newspapers or magazines, or driving along and looking at the billboards on the highway. Now, don't get me wrong; advertising has its place. It shows the market what's out there, and the revenue pays for many goods and services, including the very magazine that you're now holding in your hands. It's not the advertising, itself, that's a problem, but rather the hype in the advertising that's very hard to cut through for those making purchasing decisions... (more)

Motorola and Nokia File a $3-billion Lawsuit Against Telsim

On a recent business trip to Istanbul, I arrived to wall-to-wall coverage of the Telsim controversy. Motorola and Nokia have filed a $3-billion lawsuit against Telsim, the second leading wireless provider in Turkey, alleging that Turkey's Uzan family borrowed all of that money with no intention of ever paying it back, in violation of the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute. Telsim is currently denying these charges, and we'll be following the case at as it unfolds starting on February 11. Heading back on the 11-hour flight to New York, I spent my t... (more)