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News In Brief: Microsoft, China Telecom, Google, T-Mobile, GSMA, Iridium

Microsoft has launched   a mobile version of its new Bing search engine at m.bing.com

Notes from a busy week

It's been a pretty busy week in IPTV, telco TV and all the other TV service provider segments we touch upon. Here are some quick thoughts on just a few of this week's headlines:--Microsoft used

News In Brief: Sprint, Nokia, Microsoft, Dell

US carrier Sprint Nextel has announced   it will offer a tri-mode CDMA/WiFi/Wimax handset, and said it may launch its Wimax network in more markets than previously d

Microsoft unveils new search engine- Bing


China Mobile seeks 50% of app store sales

China Mobile is seeking a 50% cut of all sales from its soon-to-launch Mobile Market app store. “China Mobile wants at least 50% of the revenues and the rest goes to the developer,” a source from Shanghai Mobile, a China Mobile subsidiary, told TelecomAsia.net. By contrast, Apple, Android and Microsoft all take just a 30% cut.

Server virtualization slims Microsoft Mediaroom model

Microsoft is in the process of improving its Mediaroom IPTV platform in a way that could prove to be hugely significant to small telcos and other service providers that may have balked in the past at

Microsoft: No WinMo Marketplace app sharing after all

Microsoft is disputing published reports its forthcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile application storefront will enable customers to share premium apps with other WinMo users. Last week,

Netflix to stream through Windows Media Center

Microsoft and Netflix have signed a deal to put Netflix's streaming movie offering in Windows Media Center. Netflix's full streaming library will be available through the offering, which will only be

Microsoft pronounces WinMo 6.5 work complete

Microsoft reports it has wrapped work on the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, expected for release later this year. On its Twitter account, the Windows Mobile developer experience team writes

Is Microsoft taking steps towards mobile open source?

Microsoft has pleased the cult following that still loves the Danger Sidekick smartphone it acquired last year by releasing a new model, the LX, rather than letting the hardware platform die quietly, or giving it a Windows Mobile revamp.