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Sep 28, 2011

Intel, Samsung to lead new Linux platform

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Two Linux groups said on Wednesday they
would combine their technologies to create a new operating
software platform for a range of mobile devices led by Intel
and Samsung Electronics .

LiMo Foundation and the Linux Foundation said the new Tizen
platform is an open-source, standards-based software platform
that supports multiple devices including smartphones, tablets,
smart TVs, netbooks and in-vehicle ‘infotainment’ systems.

Sep 23, 2011

Wooga aims to top gaming charts – CEO

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Owners of Wooga, the German social gaming firm, want to build the company into one of the top gaming firms globally by 2020 and they are not looking for a quick exit, its co-founder said in an interview.

“We are focused on building a big business,” Wooga co-founder and Chief Executive Jens Begemann told Reuters in the interview on sidelines of Arctic15 startup conference in Helsinki. “I am not doing this to become a millionaire.”

Sep 23, 2011

Bluetooth devices security risks rising -research

HELSINKI, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Finnish data security firm
Codenomicon says software faults in Bluetooth devices are
becoming easier to exploit, putting users at risk.

Bluetooth radio technology is widely used to link cellphones
to their accessories, and its security has not been considered a
major problem.

Sep 21, 2011

Finnish startup aims to change Web advertising

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish technology startup Kiosked aims to change the way money moves on the Internet, adding links to advertisements to web content like pictures and replacing advertising banners.

The company on Wednesday opened its growing archive of some 5 million photos, which can be used on the Internet by anyone. Pictures are tagged with related advertisements, which can be clicked, and when these lead to sales, the copyright owner, content provider and Kiosked get a small cut.

Sep 19, 2011

NSN to push cloud computing to telco gear market

HELSINKI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)
[NOKI.UL] unveiled on Tuesday its new Liquid technology which
promises to ease telecom network congestion and possibly change
the market for such equipment for good.

The technology from the world’s No. 2 mobile gear maker
after Ericsson (ERICb.ST: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shares network resources across
mobile and broadband networks, similar to cloud computing.

Sep 19, 2011

Start-up SpiderCloud targets emerging corporate mobile market

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Venture capital-backed telecom gear startup SpiderCloud Wireless aims to tap into the emerging market of small wireless networks which can be used inside offices, shopping centers and stadiums.

Telecom operators around the world are struggling with a shortage of network capacity as the use of video on smartphones and tablets proliferates, and are seeking new solutions to the issue.

Sep 19, 2011

Tech start-up targets emerging corporate mobile mkt

HELSINKI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Venture capital-backed telecom
gear startup SpiderCloud Wireless aims to tap into the emerging
market of small wireless networks which can be used inside
offices, shopping centers and stadiums.

Telecom operators around the world are struggling with a
shortage of network capacity as the use of video on smartphones
and tablets proliferates, and are seeking new solutions to the
issue.

Sep 8, 2011

Tablet boom prompts Gartner to cut PC market view

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Research firm Gartner slashed its growth forecast for the global PC market this year to 3.8 percent from 9.3 percent, citing slower economies in Western Europe and the United States, and a boom in media tablets.

The success of Apple’s iPad has dented consumer demand for personal computers, while the long-hoped for recovery in the corporate and government PC replacement cycle has been derailed by the U.S. and European debt crises and associated fallout.

Sep 1, 2011

Android vendors unfazed by Google-Motorola deal

BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Smartphone vendors using
Google’s (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Android platform are unfazed by the U.S. Web
giant’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), seeing it as
a move to protect the software from legal attacks and not a
competitive threat in the marketplace.

Android vendors Sony Ericsson (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) (ERICb.ST: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), HTC
(2498.TW: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Acer (2353.TW: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) told Reuters at the IFA consumer
electronics fair in Berlin they are not changing their product
plans regarding Android due to the deal.

Sep 1, 2011

HTC unveils new Windows phones, confident on H2

BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s HTC unveiled
two new smartphones on Thursday based on Microsoft’s
Windows operating platform, aiming to tap into continuing strong
smartphone demand in the holiday sales-fuelled fourth quarter.

The new phones, including the top of the range Titan, will
use a new version of Windows Phone, making them the first users
to appear on the European market when they go on sale in early
October.