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ALSO NOTED: Intel backs Africa plans; Wireless firms target texters with new phones; and much more...

> Intel backs GSMA's Africa plans. Article > Wireless firms target texters with new phones.

Report: Google to unveil mobile plans in 2 weeks

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Google will announce its plans for a software platform for mobile phones within the next two weeks. The report claims the phones will be powered by

Google may partner in 700 MHz auction

Google CEO Eric Schmidt this week floated the possibility that Google could make use of at least one partner to bid in the upcoming 700 MHz auction in January. Google and others pushed for "opening"

Cerf leaving ICANN

Vinton Cerf, former MCI official, current Google advisor and chairman of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), will be leaving his position at ICANN later this week when his

Google may partner in 700 MHz auction

Google CEO Eric Schmidt this week floated the possibility that Google could make use of at least one partner to bid in the upcoming 700 MHz auction in January. Google

ALSO NOTED: Qualcomm claims victory in patent dispute with Nokia; Motorola deploys WiMAX pilot in Paris; and much more...

> Qualcomm claimed an initial victory in a patent dispute with Nokia after a judge recommended ending a US International Trade Commission investigation of a complaint filed by Nokia.

Google: We're happy with auction rules

During its recent Q3 conference call, Google co-founder Larry Page commented on the upcoming 700 MHz auction, which the company lobbied the FCC about for open access rules: "I think we've been actually quite happy with the openness provisions that have been put into the 700-megahertz auction, so I disagree with your assertion there," Page said. "I think we have many,

Social networking and UGC-will it live up to projections?

A cursory glance at the CTIA I.T. Wireless & Entertainment 2007 keynote schedule tells you everything you need to know about the impact of mobile social networking and user-generated content services: When Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz enjoys the same headliner status awarded to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and music legend Quincy Jones, it's safe to say social networking has arrived. The projections are lofty: According to a new study released by market analysis firm Juniper Research, the number of users frequenting mobile chat and dating services is expected to grow from about 40

QUICKLINKS: Motricity acquires InfoSpace's mobile unit for $135 million; Google lands microblogging app developer Jaiku;

> Motricity acquires InfoSpace's mobile unit for $135 million.

ALSO NOTED: blinkx challenges Google video ads;BBC iPlayer to use Adobe Flash; and much more...

> Online video search service blinkx is taking on Google with the launch last week of a video advertising platform to challenge Googles video units, also launched the day before.