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

By Amanda C. Kooser

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Ever since the Internet boom became an Internet bust a few yearsago, the world of technology has looked a bit pallid. Amid anoverall slow economy, tech spending is down, and tech innovationhas scaled back. But that doesn't mean it's dead. We spokewith several entrepreneurs and experts to see where the brightlights in technology are shining. And right now, the spotlightlooks like it's reserved for Wireless with a capital"W."

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

According to Isaac Ro, senior wireless analyst for research firmAberdeenGroup, the mobile phone handset market is staying fairlyhealthy. We won't, however, see the effects of the much-hyped3G rollouts for another couple of years.

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