Ericsson has agreed to buy TV Everywhere technology vendor Azuki Systems, whose customers range from Showtime to Buckeye CableSystem.
Microsoft's changes to its Windows Store and app certification process could help increase its momentum among Windows Phone developers. For more, check out this FierceDeveloper special report.
With Satya Nadella now officially Microsoft's new CEO, the tech world is now looking intently at his plans for the company, especially for how it will tackle the mobile market. At the same time, Nadella and the wider Microsoft organization will need to figure out what roles internal candidates who were passed over for the CEO spot will play in the Nadella era.
Super Bowl XLVIII was a dud of a game, with the Seattle Seahawks crushing the Denver Broncos 43-8, but it was still the most-seen broadcast in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen, Fox's Super Bowl broadcast delivered an average 112.2 million viewers. In fact, the advertisements may have been more entertaining than the game, and this year there were an unusual number that either directly or indirectly related to the wireless industry or technology.
As had been expected, Microsoft named Satya Nadella as its third CEO. Nadella will take the place of the outgoing Steve Ballmer, who announced last year he would retire. In naming a 22-year Microsoft veteran as CEO, the company's board chose an insider who was considered a safe choice at a time when the company is being buffeted by challenges on the mobile front and is integrating Nokia's handset business.
It's the kind of strategy that might catch iOS and Android developers off guard: a mobile OS platform provider going out of its way to make it easier to publish on its app store.
Pay TV distributors will face new competition from the National Football League this summer, when the league plans to launch an over-the-top video network called NFL Now which will be available on Internet connected devices and to Verizon Wireless subscribers through the LTE multicast platform it is developing.
Microsoft is poised to name Satya Nadella as its next CEO to replace the outgoing Steve Ballmer, according to multiple reports. The move, if confirmed, would elevate the company's cloud and enterprise chief to the top spot at a time when the company is focusing more on consumer hardware, epitomized in its $7.4 billion deal to buy Nokia's handset business.
Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson, recently sat down with FierceWirelessTech Editor in Chief Sue Marek to talk about his vision for the networked society.
Ciena has taken the next step to expand its presence in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market by naming Microsoft's Benoit de la Tour as the region's vice president and general manager.