Highlighting the growing excitement surrounding technologies for positioning people and assets inside of buildings, Wi-Fi gear provider Aruba Networks has acquired indoor-location system developer Meridian Apps.
Telefónica Digital has announced a deal with Samsung Electronics in a move that many are hailing as the most significant carrier billing agreement to date as it unites one of the world's largest operators with the world's biggest handset maker.
Annual revenue generated from content delivered to mobile handsets and tablets is expected to increase by nearly $25 billion ( €19.3 billion ) over the next three years, reaching $65 billion by 2016, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
Vivendi and Iliad founder Xavier Neal have reportedly waded into the Dailymotion saga by each offering to buy the video-sharing company from France Telecom .
Global revenues from mobile streamed music services are expected to jump by more than 40 per cent this year to $1.7 billion ( €1.3 billion ), according to a new report from Juniper Research.
Impulse radio ultra wide-band (IR-UWB) is gaining traction for use in indoor positing and tracking. Two French entities--BeSpoon, a fabless semiconductor company, and French research-and-technology organization CEA-Leti--said they have demonstrated an IR-UWB integrated circuit able to measure distances within a few centimeters' accuracy.
Openwave Mobility and Sandvine are collaborating on an effort they claim will help mobile operators quickly rollout and monetize new Layer 7 services such as targeted video optimization, parental controls, inline promotions, subscriber self-care and application-based pricing plans.
Just as digital advertising spending in the UK crossed the £5 billion (€5.8 billion) mark in 2012, mobile ad spending reached its own £500 million milestone, according to a new report.
In yet another example highlighting the growing importance of mobile broadband technology to the success of major sporting events, Qualcomm and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM)--the company handling interactive media and Internet company for Major League Baseball--signed a multi-year agreement aimed at solving connectivity challenges in certain ballparks. In addition, Qualcomm is now an official technology partner of MLBAM.
Spain's leading mobile operators will introduce smartphones from HTC, LG Electronics, Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications with Joyn embedded into the smartphones' operating systems.