Let's make one thing perfectly clear: When we talk about "discoverability" in the app space, we're talking about consumers discovering apps. Not app stores discovering developers and then plucking them from obscurity into their app stores. Hopefully a recent incident involving Nokia won't muddy those waters too much.
Artificial intelligence is a new battleground for tech giants, and China's Web search leader Baidu, often termed "China's Google," is getting in on the action via a new research lab in Sunnyvale, Calif. In addition, the company announced it has hired Stanford computer science professor Andrew Ng, who previously worked on deep learning at Google, to head Baidu Research, which also includes labs in Beijing.
Microsoft's latest TV white-space (TVWS) spectrum pilot is being enabled with help from Facebook and SpectraLink Wireless, an Internet service provider in Ghana.
Microsoft quietly announced that it intends to start supporting a Windows Phone 8.1 software update on June 24. However, it's unclear if that means wireless carriers will start pushing the update to customers on that date.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO, Michel Combes, again scotched rumours suggesting a merger with Nokia's Networks business is on the cards, during calls to discuss the company's first-quarter earnings.
Amazon may be still be the dominant cloud services player, but according to a new Synergy Research report, it is facing a larger threat from Microsoft, which has grown its cloud infrastructure service revenues over the past year.
Level 3's first-quarter 2014 earnings were driven again by Enterprise Core Network Services (CNS) revenue, which rose 11 percent year-over-year to $962 million.
Level 3 Communications has established a new partnership with Digital Realty Trust where it will provide the data center provider's customers in 14 U.S. and European markets access to its growing base of cloud service partners including Amazon Web Services (AWS Direct Connect) and Microsoft Azure (ExpressRoute).
It has finally come to pass: no longer will Nokia make mobile phones, and for those of us who have watched and monitored the company over past decades it really is the end of an era. The Nokia we knew is no more now that the deal to sell its devices unit has finally gone through. Microsoft also appears to have little intention of keeping the famous phone brand, according to recent remarks by former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
Sprint reported that its wireline revenues were $770 million, down sequentially and year-over-year from $859 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $893 million in the same period a year ago.