San Francisco Loses Phone Radiation Appeal
A federal appeals court denied the City of San Francisco's bid to force city retailers to display information about cell phone radiation in stores. The appeal marked the latest round in a protracted legal battle between San Francisco and the CTIA Wireless Association over the labels. San Francisco believes consumers need to be warned about the potential health risks of cell phone radiation, and wanted to require that cell phone retails post pamphlets and provide other materials outlining the dangers. The CTIA felt the ordinance could lead to consumer confusion and fought the ordinance. The judge overseeing the appeal said retailers can't be forced to display messages that contain disputable information. The actual health effects of cellular phones have been debated the world over with no clear evidence linking cell phone to cancer.
Hands On with Obi Worldphones
Obi Worldphone is a phone company founded by John Scully, former CEO of Apple. Perhaps not surprisingly, the company focuses on design, with attractive phones proudly "designed in San Francisco".
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
CTIA Loses Cell Radiation Labeling Fight In Berkeley
A judge sided with the City of Berkeley in a law concerning cell phone radiation and labeling in stores. Berkeley won an initial ruling earlier this year that requires cell phone retailers to put up signs that spell out the possible risks of using cellular devices.
CTIA to Fight Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Law
The CTIA has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Berkeley, Calif., regulation that will require sellers of cell phones to post warnings about radiation risks. The law, approved in Berkeley last month, will force retailers to post signs warning consumers of the dangers posed by cell phone wireless signals.