News In Brief: KPN, IDC, Yahoo, Motorola, Dell
Dutch incumbent KPN has extended an IPTV deal with Nokia Siemens Networks to cover HD TV, video on demand, and the ability to pause live TV. The renewed deal runs to 2012.
Smartphones accounted for 34% of all devices shipped in Western Europe during 2Q, up from 28% in 1Q, IDC says. The 14.6 million smartphones shipped in 2Q were up 60% year-on-year, despite total shipments growing a marginal 1.5% to 43.3 million.
Yahoo’s advertising head David Ku has resigned after eight years with the firm. Ku launched the firm’s Panama search platform and played a key role in arranging an alliance with Microsoft, Techcrunch reports.
Motorola has acquired location-based software and technology developer Aloqa, which will be folded into its Mobility unit.
Dell will open a major China operations and manufacturing center in Chengdu next year, and could invest over $100 billion (€76 billion) in the country over the next decade.