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Up to Speed?

Wireless could be just what the lagging tech market needs to get moving again.

This story appears in the August 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Ever since the Internet boom became an Internet bust a few years ago, the world of technology has looked a bit pallid. Amid an overall slow economy, tech spending is down, and tech innovation has scaled back. But that doesn't mean it's dead. We spoke with several entrepreneurs and experts to see where the bright lights in technology are shining. And right now, the spotlight looks like it's reserved for Wireless with a capital "W."

David Arfin, co-founder and CEO of GLOOLABS, a wireless networking software start-up in Palo Alto, California, says: "Wireless will play a substantial role. Wireless and uses of wireless will drive a lot of innovation." The two bright areas in this space are mobile phone technologies and Wi-Fi.

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