Ericsson and Kaixin001, the largest and fastest-growing social networking site in China, are joining forces with a three-year partnership to develop innovative mobile applications that will help millions of users access the site wherever and whenever they want.
According to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report for August 2009, more than 31.9 million people use Opera Mini to browse the Web from their mobile phones. In August, Opera Mini gained at least one new user every second.
Intel unveiled the Intel Atom processor CE4100, the newest System-on-Chip (SoC) in a family of media processors designed to bring Internet content and services to digital TVs, DVD players and advanced set-top boxes.
Opera Software announced that the Russian mobile carrier MegaFon has selected Opera Mini to deliver unlimited Web access to its subscribers in Moscow.
Samsung developed the first Long Term Evolution (LTE) modem that complies with the latest standards of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), which were released in March 2009.
Nokia marked the next phase in the evolution of Maemo software with the new Nokia N900. Taking its cues from the world of desktop computing, the open source, Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.
Yahoo! entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maktoob.com, the leading online community in the Arab world, with more than 16.5 million unique users.
AT&T is making global Wi-Fi access more convenient for business travelers or remote workers via the addition of nearly 25,000 new Wi-Fi hotspots in countries across Europe and in China. The new locations bring the total of worldwide hotspots available to AT&T users to 125,000, representing a nearly 30 percent expansion of its global Wi-Fi footprint since the beginning of the year.
AT&T Interactive and Yahoo! announced an agreement, under which AT&T’s advertising sales force of more than 5,000 will sell Yahoo! display inventory to local businesses across the United States. The collaboration adds Yahoo!’s display inventory to AT&T Interactive’s local online advertising portfolio, and takes advantage of Yahoo!’s audience reach and targeting technologies.
In celebration of the first human steps on the surface of the Moon, Google is launching Moon in Google Earth, an interactive 3D atlas of the Moon, viewable with Google Earth 5.0.
Akamai Technologies announced the release of the first quarter 2009 edition of its quarterly State of the Internet report. Leveraging information gathered from its network and published reports, Akamai’s quarterly report provides insight into key Internet statistics such as origin of attack traffic, network and Web site outages and Internet connectivity levels across the globe.
Subscribers of SFR, France’s leading communications service provider, will enjoy real time multimedia applications, such as virtual office. Earlier this month SFR in collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks became the first to showcase such applications in France on a live 3G network with a 14 Mbps mobile broadband connection.
IBM, NoMachine and Novell announce that Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) in Glendale, California has improved the experience of its hospital patients by delivering email and Web access in patient rooms, while saving information technology (IT) maintenance and energy costs.
Adobe and HTC announced that the new HTC Hero is the first Android phone to ship with support for Adobe Flash Platform technology. The new phone delivers a more complete Web browsing experience and provides access to a broad variety of Flash technology based content available on the Web.
Despite current market uncertainties, a new ABI Research study shows that even under the worst recovery scenarios, mobile services revenues will continue to grow at nearly 1.2% through 2014, a 0.5% loss over pre-crisis conditions.
Intel and Nokia announced a long-term relationship to develop a new class of Intel Architecture-based mobile computing device and chipset architectures which will combine the performance of powerful computers with high-bandwidth mobile broadband communications and ubiquitous Internet connectivity.
IBM plans to shift $100 million investment over the next five years into a major Research effort which aims to advance mobile services and capabilities for businesses and consumers worldwide.
Opera unveiled Opera Unite, a new technology that shakes up the old client-server computing model of the Web. Opera Unite turns any computer into both a client and a server, allowing it to interact with and serve content to other computers directly across the Web, without the need for third-party servers.
Yahoo! announced at CommunicAsia 2009 that the new Yahoo! Mobile experience is available in nine additional countries and 100 more devices worldwide.
Sun and Qualcomm announced the early-access release of Java Platform Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6) ported to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ARM-based processor. This release optimizes Java application performance and power management for Snapdragon-powered smartbooks.
Motorola and Etihad Atheeb Telecom Company announced the launch of a new nationwide WiMAX 802.16e network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Verizon has completed a successful trial of 100G optical service with JANET, the United Kingdom’s National Research and Education Network.
Microsoft announced the evolution of Zune, the company’s end-to-end music and entertainment service, to a new platform and new markets.
AT&T announced plans to upgrade the nation’s fastest 3G network to deliver faster mobile broadband speeds. The network upgrades are slated to begin later this year, with completion expected in 2011.
Ericsson and TeliaSonera have unveiled the first commercial Long- Term Evolution (LTE) site in Stockholm, Sweden – an important milestone in making the mobile digital highway a reality.