Metro PCS says small size helps it create big value for money

16 September 2011 by Sylvie Barak

Being a small carrier is a key advantage in the wireless space according to Metro PCS’ senior vice president of corporate development, Doug Glen. “We are very entrepreneurial even if we’re small. We make decisions quickly and we pick partners who are committed, Glen told the audience at the Telecom Council’s TC3 event in Silicon [...]

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Swype on track towards install base of a billion devices say CEO

16 September 2011 by Sylvie Barak

Touchscreen keyboard firm Swype said it’s goal is to be on a billion devices and become ubiquitous across phones, tablets and even TVs, despite a stinginess on the OEM side to invest in native apps. Speaking at the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s TC3 event in Mountain View on Thursday, Swype CEO Mike McSherry said [...]

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Jersey Telecom touts its advantages to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs

15 September 2011 by Sylvie Barak

The small British Island of Jersey is “open for business” announced the managing director of Global Enterprise at Jersey Telecom during a presentation at the Telecom Council’s TC3 event on Thursday. The tiny island off the coast of France boasts a population of just 90,000, but its size makes it a perfect telco tested said [...]

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Jobs stay stable in Silicon Valley for skilled workers

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13 September 2011 by Sylvie Barak

While unemployment may be a key political issue moving into the next U.S. presidential election campaign, tech workers in Silicon Valley have never been more in demand, with skilled engineers still being snapped up by the top tech talent in the area. Firms like Google, Facebook and Ebay continue to say they are having trouble [...]

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Vodafone opens R&D facility in Silicon Valley

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09 September 2011 by Sylvie Barak

Global mobile giant Vodafone has opened an R&D facility called the Xone in Redwood City, right at the heart of Silicon Valley. The firm, which claims to be one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue boasting 382 million customers in over 30 countries, says it hopes the new center will give a [...]

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Qualcomm acquires video assets from IDT

07 September 2011 by Sylvie Barak

Despite the flop that was Flow TV, Qualcomm does not seem ready to let go of mobile video, announcing today that it had picked up assets from Integrated Device Technology, Inc., (IDT) including the firm’s Hollywood Quality Video design team and Frame Rate Conversion (FRC) Video Processing product lines. A press release said Qualcomm had [...]

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GlobalFoundries and Samsung team up on power efficient mobile chips

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30 August 2011 by Sylvie Barak

Chip making fab GlobalFoundries is stepping up its collaborative efforts with ARM alliance partner Samsung to jointly offer new 28nm HKMG technology, called 28nm-LPH, the firms said this morning. Just ahead of the Global Technology Conference (GTC) in Santa Clara today, both firms shored up their support for one another, noting that the new technology [...]

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Verizon and Intuit offer mobile credit card payment system to small businesses

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25 August 2011 by Sylvie Barak

Verizon Wireless has teamed up with Intuit Inc.  to provide a mobile credit card payment system to small businesses using an app and pocket-sized credit card reader. The card reader can be plugged into either a mobile phone of tablet via the audio jack, allowing credit and debit cards to be swiped, or have their info entered [...]

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

23 August 2011 by Sylvie Barak

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? [...]

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Apple iPad 3 production to begin in October

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19 August 2011 by Sylvie Barak

The trial production of Apple Inc’s iPad 3 will begin in October, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal which says Apple is already working closely with its component suppliers and manufacturing partner in Asia. The WSJ said Apple had already completed its component order for everything from chips to displays for the [...]

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