Archive | April, 2012

Microsoft throws its weight behind Nook

Microsoft throws its weight behind Nook

Shares of Barnes and Noble (BKS) skyrocketed today on news that Microsoft (MSFT) will invest $300 million in a new subsidiary Barnes and Noble is forming to market and distribute its Nook tablet. Microsoft will also develop software for the Nook, even though it is an Android tablet. Microsoft will own 17% of the new [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Devices0 Comments

Profits on patents avoid taxation

Profits on patents avoid taxation

Add one more bullet to the list of reasons wireless companies will pay billions for patent portfolios. Clever accounting can protect these profits from federal taxes, as pointed out this weekend by a New York Times article that has already elicited responses from network television and from Apple (AAPL), the subject of the article. Patent [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in By The Numbers0 Comments

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UK report suggests $9B in direct investments, 125,000 jobs linked to LTE rollouts

According to a report commissioned by U.K.-based wireless operator Everything Everywhere, the impending rollout of LTE services could result in Britain garnering nearly $9 billion in direct private investments by 2015 and create or safeguard up to 125,000 jobs. The report, conducted by Capital Economics, noted that LTE rollouts will also add .5% to the [...]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Policy, Spectrum Auction0 Comments

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Report: Falcone agrees to step aside at LightSquared

LightSquared benefactor Philip Falcone has reportedly agreed to eventually take his claws out of the beleaguered wireless company in an attempt to prevent the operator from going bankrupt. Falcone currently runs Harbinger Capital Partners, which has invested more than $2.9 billion into LightSquared. The Wall Street Journal reported late yesterday that Falcone’s decision will lead [...]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers0 Comments

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Prepaid push: Verizon Wireless unveils new offering; U.S. Cellular, Alltel Wireless partner

Emphasizing the importance of the prepaid market, or at least the intense competition that segment is currently experiencing, nationwide powerhouse Verizon Wireless rolled out new offerings emphasizing the evolving nature of wireless usage while regional wireless operators U.S. Cellular (USM) and Atlantic Tele-Network (Alltel Wireless) (ATNI) announced a partnership to offer Alltel’s U Prepaid service [...]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers0 Comments

Apple vs. Samsung: 10 countries, 50 lawsuits, and 4G is next

Apple vs. Samsung: 10 countries, 50 lawsuits, and 4G is next

A California judge has ordered Samsung and Apple to send their CEOs and top lawyers to settlement talks next month. Tim Cook and Choi Gee-sung will meet May 21 and 22 in the San Francisco court of Judge Joseph Spero, a judge who is NOT ruling in their patent case and may therefore approach the [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Devices0 Comments

Reader Forum: Further customer knowledge and loyalty with mobile payments

With all the current momentum in the mobile payments space it seems hard for merchants to be able to decide what, if anything, they should utilize now to enhance

by Eric Remer, Founder & CEO, PaySimple Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Asia-Pacific, Latin America to lead cloud computing adoption; U.S., Europe remain cautious

Cloud computing apps are set to become much more popular by 2014, with Latin America and Asia-Pacific leading the way. Currently, large companies in emerging markets are the most aggressive adopters of cloud computing, while their European and U.S. counterparts remain more conservative about deciding to shift applications to the cloud. Companies in Latin America [...]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Cloud, Enterprise, Internet, Networks0 Comments

Sabre Holdings signs $800M, 6-year HP service deal

Global travel technology company Sabre Holdings has selected HP Enterprise Services for a six-year infrastructure and applications services agreement worth $US 800 million. It is an extension of the companies’ 11-year relationship. Follow RCR Wireless News – Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free periodic newsletters Under the deal, HP will upgrade Sabre’s core mainframe platform and [...]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Enterprise, Finance9 Comments

TruePosition seeks projects in Brazil

Eyeing the upcoming Fifa World Cup and Olympic Games, the U.S.-based location determination company TruePosition, Inc., said it is trying to establish business relationships with local government agencies to help provide reliable estimates of crowd sizes and to locate people quickly. Follow RCR Wireless News – Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free periodic newsletters “Many visitors do [...]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Enterprise, Industry0 Comments

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