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#SXSW: The end of the Internet as we know it?

Kevin Fitchard previews panel on future of the Internet Kevin Fitchard, formerly of Giga Om, discussed with RCR Wireless News how the Internet could philosophically change as private interests foster more accessibility, particularly to underserved populations. Fitchard previewed a panel discussion that also included Micha Benoliel,...

2014 Predictions: The top 5 content challenges for carriers in 2014

2013 saw mobile network operators around the world continuing their tentative adjustment to an environment in which over-the-top content defined much of their network deployment, upgrade and

Mobile web usage surge raises hopes of gear demand

HELSINKI, Finland - Global mobile data traffic continued to surge in September, raising the prospect of increasing demand for battered telecom equipment makers.Reuters

Social networks lead the way as mobile Web ramps up

Consumers continue to flock to the mobile Web, according to the latest report from Opera Software ASA, and they're increasingly looking to connect with social-networking sites.The Norwegian developer said its Opera Mini browser delivered more than 5.7 page views last month, up 12.1% from...

Opera Mini updated, tops 20M downloads

Opera Software ASA rolled out the latest version of its popular Mini Web browser offering and said 20 million consumers are using the offering every month.The Norwegian developer unveiled a beta version of Opera Mini 4.2, an upgraded browser that offers greater customization and...

Sprint Nextel updates mobile Web browser: Move designed to allow access to all Web content

Sprint Nextel Corp. last week rolled out an updated Web browser designed to deliver "a PC-like experience" on mobile phones. But not everyone is impressed.The carrier announced plans to launch Openwave Systems Inc.'s OpenWeb, a browser that transcodes Internet content for the small screens...

InfoGin finding success in crowded mobile browser market

While Opera Software ASA continues to attract attention with its mobile browsers and a host of startups go directly to consumers with their transcoding technology, InfoGin is quietly making headway by cozying up to carriers.The 8-year-old Israel-based startup notched its first big win in...

Google wins back Opera

Just one year after tapping Yahoo Inc. to provide search for its mobile browsers, Opera Software is going back to Google Inc.The Norwegian developer said the Internet's dominant player will be the default search engine for Opera Mobile and Opera Mini in every market...

Opera Mini now available for BREW devices

Opera Software ASA introduced a BREW-enabled version of its popular Mini browser for mobile phones.Opera Mini, which has been downloaded by more than 27 million mobile users, formats Internet content for the smaller screens and limited memory of wireless handsets. The offering is designed...

Opera links desktop, cellphone browsers

Opera Software ASA released a new feature that enables Opera browser users to access their bookmarks, speed dial and personal bar feature from any device, including cellphones.Opera Link is supported by the newest versions of Opera's browsers for desktop computers and cellphones, and gives...

Opera updates Mini browser

Opera Software ASA overhauled its popular Mini browser, adding a zooming feature that delivers close-up views of Web pages for mobile phones, a function similar to the iPhone's much-touted Web browser.The Norwegian developer unveiled a beta version of Opera Mini 4, which formats Internet...

Mozilla’s Joey allows users to create their own mobile deck

Mozilla Corp. is looking to Joey to help untangle the wireless Web.The Mountain View, Calif.-based developer is toying with a service that allows users of its Firefox browser to store content on a remote server. Firefox users can save pages on the server, which...

Bad wave: Surfing the wireless Web a real bummer

If checking out the Internet on a PC can be called surfing, browsing the wireless Web is more akin to hunting snipe in a briar patch: it's arduous, painful, and sure to leave you disappointed.The fixed-line Internet has evolved to offer a remarkably standardized...

Openwave nods to open Internet with WiderWeb acquisition

Openwave Systems Inc. announced it acquired WiderWeb Ltd., a mobile Web software developer, for $5 million in cash and a further potential $4 million if the company achieves certain levels of sales or profitability for Openwave. With WiderWeb in tow, Openwave said it can...

Idle screens could spell active profits : Operators balance custom, personal content vs. feeling of intrusion

Idle hands may be the devil's domain, but carriers and mobile marketing companies are laying claim to the idle screen.The wireless industry is hoping to use the idle screen-the display of a phone while it isn't in use-as kind of a red carpet to...

Yahoo enhances mobile partnerships

Yahoo Inc. is using the Consumer Electronics Show to tout a host of new partnerships supporting its Go 2.0 service.The Internet giant announced pacts to preload an updated version of its wireless Web software on some handsets from Motorola Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd....

Opera, Samsung team for Web browsing

Opera Software ASA continued to gain momentum with a deal to embed its wireless browser on handsets from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.The developer said the South Korean manufacturer will use Opera Mobile, which formats Internet content for small screens by stripping out data-heavy graphics...

Opera expands to Palm, BlackBerry

OSLO, Norway—Opera Software ASA increased support for its wireless Web browser, making Opera Mini available for Palm OS-powered handsets and Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry-enabled devices. Opera launched a Java-based version of its PC browser in February and claims the downloadable offering is used...

.mobi opens for public

DUBLIN, Ireland-Those waiting anxiously for a .mobi domain needn't wait any longer. The company behind the controversial, mobile-exclusive top-level domain opened registration, allowing the general public to register wireless Internet sites with the suffix. Mobile Top Level Domain Ltd., which manages the domain, hopes...

.mobi opens for public

DUBLIN, Ireland—Those waiting anxiously for a .mobi domain needn’t wait any longer. The company behind the controversial, mobile-exclusive top-level domain opened registration today, allowing the general public to register wireless Internet sites with the suffix. Mobile Top Level Domain Ltd., which manages the domain,...

DotMobi deadline extension harbinger of slow registrations?

The company working to establish a mobile-exclusive Internet domain is hoping to lure customers by extending its initial registration period. DotMobi-also known as mTLD, or mobile Top Level Domain Ltd.-said it will extend the trademark sunrise registration by a month, allowing companies to lay...

Opera, eBay connect in Germany

OSLO, Norway—Opera Software ASA will provide a custom version of its Mini mobile Web browser for a new wireless version of eBay’s service in Germany. Terms of the deal, which was revealed in a financial document, were not disclosed.The online auction company, which claims...

.mobi coming to phone near you

Content providers and big-name brands soon will be able to target consumers with a new Internet domain exclusively for wireless use. For some industry insiders, though, the question is, why?Mobile Top Level Domain Ltd. (mTLD) said it will launch the .mobi domain next month,...

Will Google’s phone browser run into copyright troubles?

Google Inc. is dipping its toe in the mobile browser business, formatting Internet sites for users surfing the wireless Web. But legal experts say the Internet giant may be infringing on copyrights in the process. The Mountain View, Calif.-based firm has developed software that...

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