Verizon Wireless launched its LTE network yesterday, with initial coverage of 38 metropolitan areas accessed via USB dongles from LG and Pantech.
Samsung group chairman Lee Kun-Hee has appointed his son Lee Jae-yong as president of Samsung Electronics.
Amazon’s Web Services subsidiary has launched a domain name system that automatically converts alphabetical web addresses into their numerical IP form on several AWS domains.
A personalized movie recommendation service launched today by Belgacom TV, will be available to smartphone users by mid-month. Jinni Taste Engine allows customers to browse a catalogue of 800 films and watch trailers of suggested titles.
Research firm Ovum predicts smartphones and tablet PCs will drive consumer adoption of mobile healthcare services. Dedicated m-health devices will also come to the fore in 2011, it says.
Samsung Ventures Europe, Samsung Venture Investment’s newly-created European arm, has made its first investment, joining existing backers in raising $16.5 million (€12.4 million) for Cambridge Broadband Networks. The vendor will use the latest funds to push its next-generation microwave backhaul product.