News In Brief: Opera Software, Marvell, Microsoft, TouchType, Viatel, Singapore Airlines

Opera Software has launched the Open Mobile Ad Exchange, a mobile advertising service for content providers, advertisers and operators.
 
Chip maker Marvell has donated $5.6 million (€4 million) to the One Laptop Per Child group to develop a tablet version of its educational computer.
 
Microsoft will unveil its first tablet by the end of the year, CEO Steve Ballmer says.
 
Predictive text technology firm TouchType will use £275,000 (€315,655) of seed funding from Octopus Investments to boost its consumer keyboard application, which it says was the top paid Android app in September.
 
Viatel will use proceeds from the sale of its UK retail division to fund development of its European wholesale networks business, VTLWaveNet.
 
Singapore Airlines has contracted OnAir to enable in flight Wi-Fi and telephony using Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband service.

Amazon has opened a 70% royalty option to UK authors and publishers using its Kindle Digital Text Platform, boosting typical payments from £2.10 (€2.41) to £4.17.

Mobile apps and games developer SPB Software has added 3D capabilities to its mobile user interface which is compatible with Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems.

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