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Samsung Exec Downplays "Crisis of Design" Memo at Patent Trial

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At the start of Week 2 in the Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement case, Apple introduced a damning internal email from Samsung’s head of mobile communications, J.K. Shin, to his designers, one that makes plain just how important Apple’s minimalist iPhone design was in shaping Samsung’s future design plans. “All...
Samsung Exec Downplays "Crisis of Design" Memo at Patent Trial

EU Probes Telecom Meetings

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The EU's antitrust watchdog has requested information from five of the region's biggest telecommunications companies concerning meetings they held to discuss standards in mobile communications....
EU Probes Telecom Meetings

ZTE shows off first FD-LTE/TD-LTE USB modem, hotspot

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Chinese mobile communications gear maker ZTE has unveiled two new products, with the MF91S mobile hotspot and MF820S2 USB modem. Both support the FD-LTE and TD-LTE high-speed mobile broadband standards that are becoming more and more popular in worldwide markets. The devices are best suited for China, thanks to TD-SCDMA...
ZTE shows off first FD-LTE/TD-LTE USB modem, hotspot

Openwave, ‘Inventors Of The Mobile Internet’, Sells Software Biz To Focus On Patents

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Mobile messaging, in its traditional sense, is on the decline, and the patent world is hot, hot, hot, and today one company that plays in both areas showed where it sees its stronger ties at the moment. Openwave, which calls itself the “inventor of the mobile internet” for the early...
Openwave, ‘Inventors Of The Mobile Internet’, Sells Software Biz To Focus On Patents

Researchers “Addicted” to Bogus Internet Studies

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The University of Maryland released a study of college students and the Internet yesterday that garnered some headlines, including one from Reuters that talked about how these poor students were “suffering from Internet addiction.” According to the research quoted by the newswire, they showed “symptoms similar to drug and...
Researchers “Addicted” to Bogus Internet Studies

Sony closes deal to buy Sony Ericsson, now Sony Mobile Communications

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Sony has completed its purchase of the Sony Ericsson mobile phone joint venture and turned the company into a subsidiary....
Sony closes deal to buy Sony Ericsson, now Sony Mobile Communications
Facebook still has an Android problem

Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

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Nokia finally had a profitable quarter. Now it's spending a quarter of a billion dollars investing in the future. Nokia has said it's going to invest $250 million into its own worldwide ventures effort, Nokia Growth Partners. The fund invests in mobile communications tech startups. Nokia explained the deal...
Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

The UK consortium for mobile payments and ads is finally named: 'Weve'

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You may remember that we reported back in March that the UK’s three biggest mobile operators have joined forces to launch a new advertising network to provide targeted services for brands and it finally has a name – “Weve“. The trinity of EE, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK covers...
The UK consortium for mobile payments and ads is finally named: 'Weve'

Sony continues its executive reshuffle as Kunimasa Suzuki replaces mobile chief Bert Nordberg

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Sony’s executive reshuffle continues apace after it announced that Bert Nordberg, current President and CEO of Sony Mobile, will step down from his position, making way for Kunimasa ‘Kuni’ Suzuki — current Executive Vice President of Sony – who will assume his role from May 16 2012. As a result of the reshuffle,...
Sony continues its executive reshuffle as Kunimasa Suzuki replaces mobile chief Bert Nordberg

Mogreet Nabs $4.1M For An Easy Way To Share Rich Media To Any Mobile Device

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Mogreet, a Los Angeles-based mobile video marketing startup, is today announcing that it has raised $4.1 million in strategic capital. The round was led by Black Diamond Ventures, with participation from existing investors, including DFJ Frontier, Ascend Ventures, Bryant Park Ventures, and Draper Associates. The new infusion of capital brings...
Mogreet Nabs $4.1M For An Easy Way To Share Rich Media To Any Mobile Device

RIM Hires COO, CMO

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Research in Motion has filled two vacant slots on its executive team, hiring a new chief operating officer, and chief marketing officer, as well. Kristian Tear, formerly an executive VP at Sony Mobile Communications, will serve as the company’s new COO. And RIM has tapped Frank Boulben, who previously served...
RIM Hires COO, CMO
Samsung to unveil 4-inch 'mini' Galaxy S III on October 11th

Facebook’s New Friend-Finding Feature Looks Awfully Familiar

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Yesterday, Ingrid Lunden at TechCrunch broke news about Facebook’s fancy new “Find Friends Nearby” feature. First demonstrated at a low-key hackathon, the feature allows users to add people nearby who are also logged into Facebook as friends. Lunden noted that the development comes less than two months since Facebook acquired...
Facebook’s New Friend-Finding Feature Looks Awfully Familiar
RIM appoints new marketing, operating execs

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Slides into View, Heads to Russia Next Month

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In Soviet Russia, smartphones choose you! But in modern day Russia, users will soon be able to choose Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S Advance, a device "designed for those who define themselves by the phone they carry." By definition, then, users who tote the Galaxy S Advance will send the message...
Samsung Galaxy S Advance Slides into View, Heads to Russia Next Month

Samsung Adds Galaxy S Advance To The Lineup, Brings Gingerbread, Dual-Core and Super AMOLED

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As if Samsung’s portfolio wasn’t big enough already, they’ve now called into action the new kid on the block.  Joining Sammy’s deadly arsenal of successful devices is the new “Galaxy S Advance”.  The Galaxy S Advance appears to be more of the Galaxy Note’s little brother but without all of the...
Samsung Adds Galaxy S Advance To The Lineup, Brings Gingerbread, Dual-Core and Super AMOLED

China Unicom Net Profit Rises 14%

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China Unicom said its net profit rose 14% last year as its third-generation mobile communications and fixed-line broadband businesses continued their rapid growth....
China Unicom Net Profit Rises 14%

Join us for Sony's Mobile World Congress 2012 press event at noon EST

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Okay, guys. Time to finish up those Sunday errands, because we have quite the prime time lineup planned, and you're not going to want to go anywhere (Oscars, schmoscars, right?). Coming up at noon EST Sony is delivering its first press conference since breaking up with Ericsson and rebranding...
Join us for Sony's Mobile World Congress 2012 press event at noon EST

Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend

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In December, news leaked that former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie had raised $4 million for a stealthy startup known as Talko, previously known as Cocomo. Not much is known about the company’s plans, but originally the speculation was that Talko is building cloud-based backend services. We’re hearing now that a...
Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend

DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million

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In December we heard reports that the Pentagon had officially certified an Android device and Android 2.2 for use on Defense Department networks. According to a report from The Washington Post citing a recent document posted by the Defense Department, the Pentagon is hiring contractors to securely manage a combination of...
DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million
Dear Samsung, please stop making stuff up about 5G

RIM continues the executive shuffle with new COO and CMO

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Changes are afoot at Research in Motion. The Canadian smartphone maker today announced the addition of two new names to top executive slots. Former Sony Mobile Communications VP Kristian Tear will be taking on the role of the company's chief operating officer. RIM's new chief marketing officer Frank Boulben,...
RIM continues the executive shuffle with new COO and CMO
Korean startups gear up for the spotlight
New FBI unit tasked with making Web and mobile communications easier to spy on

Sony adds ICS-powered Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J smartphones and Xperia Tablet S to its lineup [Photos]

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Sony Mobile Communications just unveiled a new range of Xperia smartphones and its first Xperia tablet at IFA in Berlin. “This year’s IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony’s mobile strategy of delivering a consistent user experience across devices, enabling...
Sony adds ICS-powered Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J smartphones and Xperia Tablet S to its lineup [Photos]

Bahrain and Belarus added to the list of Enemies of the Internet, Libya and Venezuela are dropped

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Today is World Day Against Cyber Censorship, and international watchdog, Reporters without Borders (RWB), has released a new report, updating its ‘Enemies of the Internet’ list. It is not at all surprising to find that the Middle East and Asia make up the majority of countries on the list, and...
Bahrain and Belarus added to the list of Enemies of the Internet, Libya and Venezuela are dropped

IVP unveils $1B fund; targets enterprise IT, mobile, media

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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Institutional Venture Partners will invest millions in enterprise IT, mobile communications and digital media startups....
IVP unveils $1B fund; targets enterprise IT, mobile, media

Saudi Web Sites Under Attack Following Surveillance Accusations

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Several Saudi Web sites came under attack this week by hackers who identify themselves as Anonymous, the loose hacking collective. Hackers said their motive was two-fold. They were retaliating for what they claim was a murder, and also for a report earlier this week by a U.S. security researcher who...
Saudi Web Sites Under Attack Following Surveillance Accusations

Sponsor post: Help your organization avoid the pitfalls of BYOD

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The buzz in enterprise communications is BYOD — bring your own device. Industry research supports that BYOD, far from being merely the latest and greatest, is more likely to be the new normal. In addition, according to the latest Frost & Sullivan research (download the report, “The Changing Role of...
Sponsor post: Help your organization avoid the pitfalls of BYOD
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