June 14, 2000 |
In its biggest acquisition so far, Irvine chip maker Broadcom Corp. said Tuesday it would buy a company that develops the wireless bluetooth technology for stock worth $457.1 million. Bluetooth, a hot new arena, uses radio frequencies instead of wires or cables to let electronic devices communicate with each other and over the Internet at short ranges. Broadcom, which makes high-speed communications chips, will issue 3 million shares for the 87% of Innovent Systems Inc.
August 14, 2000 |
In the white-hot quest for the next big thing in personal electronics, the word on the lips of technology executives these days is "Bluetooth." This soon-to-be-introduced wireless technology uses simple shortwave radio links to allow devices such as laptop computers, cell phones, personal digital assistants such as Palm, cameras and printers to communicate with one another over short distances.
March 29, 2006 |
The Bluetooth wireless standard used in cellphones and other small devices will take a leap in transmission speed, broadening its scope to enable high-definition video and files for digital music players such as the iPod. The industry group behind Bluetooth said Tuesday that it would boost transfer speeds in the next few years by incorporating a radio technology, known as ultra-wideband. Currently, Bluetooth works only for low-speed uses such as headsets and wireless keyboards.
January 14, 2005 |
Verizon Wireless misled customers about the capabilities of an expensive new cellphone and disabled many of the handset's key features in order to charge higher fees for its own services, a lawsuit alleges. The suit, filed Dec. 30 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims the nation's second-largest mobile phone provider promoted the v710 handset made by Motorola Inc. as its only model equipped with so-called Bluetooth technology.
October 28, 2002 |
Palm Inc. is expected to introduce two new hand-held computer models today, each aimed at getting into the hands of tech-savvy mobile professionals and early technology adopters. Palm's new Tungsten T, with a suggested retail price of $499, is the company's first hand-held with built-in Bluetooth technology. That allows it to communicate wirelessly with a host of Bluetooth-enabled devices such as printers and cell phones and other equivalent Palm devices.
June 16, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - He's the biggest nightclub owner in Los Angeles, the man whose Hyde Lounge and Shelter became prime hunting grounds for the paparazzi. He's been photographed cozying up with Paris Hilton, Kristin Cavallari and Sofia Vergara. When HBO's "Entourage" needed a club owner, he got the part - playing himself. Now Sam Nazarian is moving to shed his party boy image and become a Vegas mogul, hoping to parlay his success in L.A.'s fiercely competitive club scene into the cutthroat world of casinos.