It's Microsoft Mediaroom out, Comcast thePlatform in for BT and its IPTV services BT Vision and YouView. The British telco said it will use thePlatform's mpx video publishing system to manage video workflow, coordinate playback data in conjunction with recommendation engines and ensure that households get to see what they pay to see.
French prosecutors are going to investigate Microsoft's Skype's unit at the behest of telecoms regulator Arcep, which accused Skype of failing to register as a telecoms operator.
Apple's iPad will lose its stranglehold on the worldwide tablet market this year, overcome by a wave of smaller, lower-priced devices powered by Google's Android, research firm IDC forecasts.
Nokia said that if Microsoft builds its own branded Surface smartphone, the move could hurt Nokia's business.
Interoute Communications has launched a hosted version of Microsoft Lync bundled with SIP trunking service to help users of the unified communications platform use the Interoute Video as a Service cloud to join and host video conferences with an array of different devices and regardless of connectivity mode.
Nearly 85 percent of devices used to connect to the Internet via Gogo's in-flight network carry Apple's iOS operating system, while a paltry 16 percent are equipped with Google's Android OS, according to data released by Gogo.
Nokia said it expects to pay around a net of €500 million to Microsoft as part of a multi-year agreement to cover software licence fees. However, Nokia will receive slightly more in Windows Phone "platform support" payments this year from Microsoft than it pays to the software giant in royalties, though Nokia will begin paying Microsoft more than it receives starting in 2014.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop saw his total 2012 pay package cut by 45 percent compared with 2011, according to a regulatory filing. Nokia struggled mightily in 2012 in its transition to using Microsoft's Windows Phone software for its smartphones.
March has roared in like a lion as far as TV white spaces (TVWS) are concerned, with a host of regulatory, standardization and new pilot activities being announced.
Consumers across the globe are on pace to download 56 billion smartphone applications in 2013, up from 32 billion a year ago, ABI Research forecasts.