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Dancing with elephants: startups step out with carrier partners

Dancing with elephants: startups step out with carrier partners

Carriers are courting startups more actively than ever as they seek new ways to innovate, differentiate, and disrupt, all while managing costs and network traffic more efficiently. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint have all opened offices in Silicon Valley, and have committed top talent to finding and funding promising startups. International operators including Telefonica, France […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Carriers, Silicon Valley, Software0 Comments

Carriers connect with Silicon Valley at TC3

Carriers connect with Silicon Valley at TC3

What do carriers want from software companies? This is the question the Telecom Council tries to answer each year at its annual TC3 event. “All year long software companies take their ideas to you,” conference organizer Derek Kerton told the carriers today. “Once a year we get to hear from you directly about what you […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Associations, Carriers, Silicon Valley, Software0 Comments

High-tech incubator Tandem raises $32 million to nurture mobile start-ups

High-tech incubator Tandem raises $32 million to nurture mobile start-ups

Tandem, a Silicon Valley-based high-tech incubator focused on mobile start-ups announced a new $32 million fund to invest in early-stage ventures by providing $200,000 of working capital, access to office space for 6 months, and mentoring in exchange for a 10% equity stake in the venture. Currently, Tandem has a July 1, 2012 submission deadline […]

by Jason Marcheck Posted in Capital Markets, jobs, Silicon Valley0 Comments

Who will buy HP’s WebOS? A look at the main contenders

Who will buy HP’s WebOS? A look at the main contenders

Human beings love a good wager. We’ll put money on just about anything that looks like it has half a chance of pulling through. Ever the optimists, we lovingly put our hard earned cash on the horses, the dogs, the football, and even teen singing contests. So why not indulge in a little tech speculation? […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Silicon Valley0 Comments

Nokia CEO says ‘I told you so’ to Android partners

Nokia’s CEO has told Android partners they should be wary of the Google deal to buy Motorola Mobility and said the move reinforces his firm’s decision back in February to go with Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system instead. “If I happened to be someone who was an Android manufacturer or an operator, or anyone with […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Silicon Valley0 Comments

Google could still play for InterDigital’s patents

The patent arms race is far from over, it would appear, with the likes of Apple Inc, Qualcomm Inc and Nokia all sniffing around the assets of wireless telecommunications specialist InterDigital Inc. According to Reuters, even heavyweight Google is still in the running to scoop up this latest patent portfolio, which could inflate its value […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Silicon Valley0 Comments

Google’s bid for Motorola Mobility may face regulatory hurdles

As the dust starts to settle on news of Google’s $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility on Monday, the question now being asked is whether the deal will pass muster with regulators and be allowed to pass. On the one hand, Google has said it will continue to run Motorola Mobility as a separate business […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Silicon Valley0 Comments

Google’s bid for Motorola Mobility – a play for patents only?

Google’s bid for Motorola Mobility – a play for patents only?

With news on Monday that Google Inc. had made a $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility, many posited the move was a play for patents to shore up the software giant’s Android operating system, though analysts remained decidedly divided. “It would be a mistake to look at this as just (or primarily) a patent deal,” […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Silicon Valley0 Comments

AT&T teams up with Juniper Networks on mobile security

AT&T teams up with Juniper Networks on mobile security

AT&T has teamed up with Juniper Networks on a new mobile security platform which it claims will better protect customer devices from security threats. Security has become a big buzz word in mobile, with firms scrambling to add protection to their mobile services either through outright acquisitions – see Intel’s Macafee buyout – or partnerships […]

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Silicon Valley0 Comments

Qualcomm’s VP says apps and cloud will change computing

Qualcomm’s VP says apps and cloud will change computing

Qualcomm’s executive vice president, Steve Mollenkopf, has said the mobile app space will change computing forever. Speaking at an event marking the opening of Verizon Wireless’ Application Innovation Center in San Francisco Wednesday, Mollenkopf spoke of his firm’s “rich history of innovation” and collaboration with the carrier.

by Sylvie Barak Posted in Silicon Valley0 Comments

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