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Microsoft And Compal Signed Patent Agreement

Microsoft And Compal Signed Patent Agreement

Compal is the latest Android user to sign a patent licensing deal with Microsoft and the news, Microsoft says, means that more than half of the world’s ODMs (Original Design Manufacturing) producing Android and Chrome hardware are paying them for the privilege of doing so. Microsoft also takes the opportunity to criticize rivals that aren’t as forthcoming in protecting manufacturers who use their software and Microsoft has offered a licensing program to makers of Android devices to avoid being sued by the company for allegedly infringing its patents, which was embraced last year by HTC for its mobile phones running Android. Microsoft continues to insist that its licensing program is working as expected and that its approach to patent issues is the best way forward for all parties……………..

By On October 24, 2011 Respond
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BTS And Radisys Demoed Viability Of Mobile 4G LTE

BTS And Radisys Demoed Viability Of Mobile 4G LTE

LTE has become the standard for 4G mobile infrastructures and in LTE World Summit in Amsterdam revealed already over 200 operators committed to LTE and the number of LTE users should reach more than 200 million users in 2014. Now BTS and Radisys recently demoed their CoreTx and Trillium products, which may one day bring 4G connectivity to dangerous spots like disaster areas and battlefields and BTS already offers 3G connectivity in select areas of Afghanistan, where the company is looking into furnishing this system with an upgrade so that it can support both LTE and HSPA+ in the future…………….

By On October 23, 2011 Respond
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Verizon Q3 2011 Financial And Operational Report

Verizon Q3 2011 Financial And Operational Report

Verizon sold 2 million iPhones during its fiscal third quarter, the carrier announced Friday and the 2 million Verizon iPhones sold actually represents a dip in iPhone activations compared to the previous quarter. Verizon has just come clean with their Q3 2011 results and the company remained on track in the quarter with revenues boosted by 5.4% and overall revenues coming in at $27.9 billion. The company saw a 2.5% increase in retail postpaid average-revenue-per-use compared to this time a year ago and there was 138,000 FiOS Internet and 131,000 FiOS TV net additions with increased sales penetration for both products; 4.0 million customers now subscribe to FiOS TV…………………

By On October 23, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Increased Prime Instant Video Selection

Amazon Increased Prime Instant Video Selection

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it has expanded its licensing agreement with PBS to let members of its Amazon Prime premium shipping program watch current and older PBS programs and Amazon said this will bring the total number of instant videos available to Prime members, who pay $79 a year for discounted shipping costs to 12,000. Naturally that means lots of episodes of NOVA and Antiques Roadshow and for the first time on digital video, 200 episodes of The French Chef with Julia Child. It still has a ways to go to match Netflix, but with a lower yearly price, sweet shipping deal and now the ability to teach you how to make an omelet……………..

By On October 22, 2011 Respond
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Apple Reports Q4 2011 Results

Apple Reports Q4 2011 Results

Apple on Tuesday posted yet another record quarter to conclude its fiscal year 2011, led by continued growth of its iPad and Mac platforms and Apple sold 17 million iPhones, down 16% from the record 20.3 million it sold in the second quarter 2011 and also significantly off Wall Street estimates of 20 million to 22 million. iPad sales during the September quarter were 11.12 million, an increase of 166 percent from the year-ago quarter and Mac sales were the highest ever at 4.89 million for the three-month span. Apple’s cash pile on hand also continued to swell during the quarter and now stands at around $84 billion………………..

By On October 19, 2011 Respond
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Samsung Again Counter-Attacking Apple

Samsung Again Counter-Attacking Apple

Samsung has renewed its attack on Apple, launching a legal bid to have the new iPhone 4S from store shelves in Japan and Australia and Samsung filed for preliminary injunctions in both countries claiming Apple had infringed several of its patents such as UI, wireless telecoms standards and other technologies. Japan was one of the first countries in the world to sell Apple’s iPhone 4S and in Japan, Samsung also requested that Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad 2 be blocked from sale……………….

By On October 17, 2011 Respond
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Google Third Quarter 2011 Financial Report

Google Third Quarter 2011 Financial Report

Google’s 2011 third quarter earnings results are in and the company is reporting $9.72 billion in revenue, which is a 33 percent increase from the same quarter last year. GAAP net income came in at $2.73 billion, up from $2.17 billion a year ago and Google-owned sites continued to generate the largest chunk of revenue with $6.74 billion, followed by Google’s partner sites revenues, such as through the AdSense program of $2.6 billion. During the company’s earnings call, CEO Larry Page confirmed that there’s now 190 million Android phones activated around the world and 200 million users of the Chrome web browser…………………

By On October 16, 2011 Respond
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Nintendo DS Sales Over 50M Units Creates New Milestone In US

Nintendo DS Sales Over 50M Units Creates New Milestone In US

The best-selling video game ever in U.S. history create a milestone in September. Nintendo DS has now sold over 50 million units in the US according to NPD numbers passed along by Nintendo. Can u beleive it? Nintendo also had some relatively good news to share about the 3DS: it moved over 260,000 units in September, sold nearly 450,000 units of Nintendo 3DS following a price reduction on Aug. 12. Wishing good luck to Nintendo, checkout the pres release bellow for more.

By On October 15, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Finally Welcomes Skype

Microsoft Finally Welcomes Skype

Microsoft has officially announced the world’s number one VOIP service will become a new business division within the company, welcoming the real-time communications company and its employees all over the world. The announcement follows an $8.5 billion acquisition in May, which both companies approved and Skype services will be integrated into a number of Microsoft products, increasing the feature-set of the Redmond-based company’s offerings and boosting uptake of the Skype service. The Skype division will continue to offer its current products to millions of users globally and Skype also has an important partnership with Facebook that could help each company compete better with rival online services such as Google+ hangouts, Yahoo Messenger and Gmail Chat………………………….

By On October 14, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft And Quanta Computer Sign Patent Agreement

Microsoft And Quanta Computer Sign Patent Agreement

Microsoft has signed a patent deal with Quanta Computer, the latest in an ongoing effort to convince hardware makers that they need to license technology from the software giant if they intend to use Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems for their devices and the companies didn’t disclose terms of the deal, except to say that Microsoft will receive royalties from Quanta under the agreement. The Quanta name may not ring many bells, but they’re the one of the largest contract PC manufacturers in the world and if Microsoft’s deal allowed them to collect royalties on any Android or Chrome-powered product sold under the Quanta name. The licensing deals Microsoft has inked in the past don’t shine any light on the royalty structure and Google historically hasn’t been a fan of Microsoft’s practices………………

By On October 14, 2011 Respond
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Motorola Teamed Up With Verizon For Z-Wave Monitoring Service

Motorola Teamed Up With Verizon For Z-Wave Monitoring Service

Motorola and Verizon team up for Z-Wave monitoring service, which let you control your home as you roam and Verizon’s new Home Monitoring and Control service lets internet subscribers add Motorola’s Z-Wave-based 4Home automation system to their existing package, enabling access to networked cameras, light controls, smart thermostats and door locks. With the $10 monthly service, you can monitor a collection of wireless cameras, unlock doors for family members or guests or adjust the thermostat using a web-connected tablet or smartphone and the basic Home Monitoring Kit will run you $70…………….

By On October 13, 2011 Respond
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China Government Blocked Android Market And Gmail App

China Government Blocked Android Market And Gmail App

China government again blocked Google app & also Android market. Its sounds like they are not so friendly with Google. Google always tried to maintain a strained relationship with China. Few months ago Google was blocked in China. Now again in several major regions in the country Google’s mobile OS Android’s apps market being completely blocked. Android users now in China are experiencing restrictions in accessing Google’s Android Market. They have only have the chance to use China’s local app stores.

By On October 13, 2011 Respond
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ITT To Show Aerospace And Defense Technologies

ITT To Show Aerospace And Defense Technologies

ITT unveils GhostRider encryption device capable of securing US Army smartphones and this revamped handset would allow military personnel to transmit secure text messages and phone calls over the Army’s network, even if they’re out on the battlefield.. US Army smartphones have been certified by the cryptographers at the NSA, which would certainly help justify its $1,500 price tag and the handset’s display looks awfully similar to the Army’s Nett Warrior platform, an Android-based OS that features a host of mapping functions designed explicitly for war zones. ITT to unveil the new ITT Exelis brand in anticipation of the pending spinoff of its defense business from ITT Corporation…………….

By On October 12, 2011 Respond
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Siri May Be Coming Into Apple TV

Siri May Be Coming Into Apple TV

Cross Research analyst Shannon Cross thinks that Apple could put Siri into the Apple TV or an Apple branded television and in related news, references to a new Apple TV have been found in iOS 5. Siri, an intelligent voice-controlled personal assistant which debuted with the iPhone 4S and if Apple were to bring the Siri functionality into their set top-box, they would need to issue a hardware refresh because the current-generation Apple TV powered by the A4 processor lacks oomph to run Siri……………………

By On October 12, 2011 Respond
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Alibaba Group Wants To Buy Back Yahoo

Alibaba Group Wants To Buy Back Yahoo

Alibaba Group held talks with Singapore’s Temasek Holdings about providing financing so that it can buy out Yahoo and Temasek might help finance an offer in return for a bigger share in privately owned Alibaba. Temasek is uninterested in owning Yahoo and Yahoo’s 40 per cent stake in Alibaba may be worth about US$13 billion (S$17 billion).The Alibaba-Temasek arrangement would likely be part of a possible takeover bid for Yahoo! with private-equity firm Silver Lake and Russia’s Digital Sky Technologies………………..

By On October 11, 2011 Respond
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