Nokia's top executive in charge of application development expressed what appeared to be frustration with partner Microsoft's slow pace of software innovation and updates for the Windows Phone platform.
Microsoft is expanding its efforts to leverage TV white-space (TVWS) spectrum to deliver broadband to underserved areas, announcing new technology pilots in South Africa and the Philippines.
Microsoft reported that revenues from its Windows Phone smartphone operating system rose to $222 million during the second quarter--though the company attributed that figure to both "patent licensing revenue and sales of Windows Phone licenses."
Apple had big aspirations for its Apple TV Web-connected streaming receiver. However, according to sources, the company is facing strong resistance from cable companies and programmers to its attempts to change the model of TV delivery.
SK Telecom's ongoing success with VoLTE adoption prompted Infonetics Research to up its 2013 VoLTE forecast, which now calls for 12 commercial VoLTE networks and 8 million VoLTE subscribers by year-end, with about three-quarters of those in Asia Pacific.
Telecom operators may be overestimating the threat of OTT and underestimating the value of collaboration, new research from Ovum says.
Microsoft will end its MSNTV service Sept. 30, the company said in a FAQ posted to the MSN TV website.
Nokia plans to be unveil a new marketing campaign that positions the former industry leader as a "challenger" in the market. In an interview with AdAge, Nokia's Chief Marketing Officer Tuula Rytila hinted that the company will have bolder creative with a goal of reigniting the Nokia brand and bringing meaning, relevancy and emotion to the brand.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will run the company's Interactive Entertainment Business now that Zynga has hired former Xbox chief Don Mattrick as its CEO.
The Gigabit Libraries Network is soliciting interest from public libraries interested in leveraging TV white space (TVWS) spectrum to extend their reach to more locations.