News In Brief: Cisco, Microsoft, Gartner, Amazon, ABC, Electronic Arts
Cisco has opened a Center of Excellence in Prague, its fifth global hub offering sales and partner services.
Microsoft will launch an online PC games store on November 15, promising simple navigation and purchase, and regular special offers.
Global mobile voice and data revenue will hit $1 trillion (€718 billion) per year in 2014, driven by new services including context, advertising, application and service sales, Gartner predicts.
Amazon grew net income 16% year-on-year to $231 million in 3Q10, on higher sales of $7.56 billion – an increase of 39% on 3Q09.
US TV networks ABC, CBS and NBC have blocked access to programs on their websites through Google TV, and Hulu has plugged a gap that allowed its content to be viewed on the platform.
Gaming giant Electronic Arts has bought Chillingo, publisher of the popular Angry Birds, reportedly for less than $20 million (€14.3 million).