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March 1, 2013
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  • General Dynamics ups the ante on mobile security
    General Dynamics is advancing a plan to give smartphone users the same level of security that protects classified government networks, including support for encrypted voice and data communications. The company hopes the devices will also be able to access the government's SIPRNET and NIPRNET classified networks. The "GD Protected" line, which is being developed for Android phones, will rely on technology historically limited to large terminals and will be ready for "sensitive but unclassified" communications in the second quarter and classified information in the third quarter. News Service (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysts can't see how smartphone makers can meet 2013 targets
    Several smartphone makers this week outlined aggressive targets for improving their smartphone sales this year, but analysts are wondering where all the growth will come from in the market. They say projected global sales bumps can't match the vendors' ambitious targets, especially since Apple and Samsung Electronics will take up a sizable share of the market growth. The Wall Street Journal (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Studios turn to mobile apps in war on piracy
    Hollywood has begun to target "rogue" mobile applications in their fight against illegal downloads of studios' content. Saying that developers are using images of their licensed characters from movies and TV shows, studios have begun to send "take down" notices to app store owners. Google recently agreed to remove a wallpaper app from the Google Play store that featured images of Warner Bros.' "Hobbit" film. Reuters (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Carmakers still face hurdles in driving smartphone apps
    Automakers may be excited about connected cars and bringing smartphone applications to new models. And yet, automakers still face a raft of problems before the apps go mainstream, including outdated software, reliability, roaming among European carriers and high app prices, writes Bernhard Warner. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Corning warns curved glass is least 3 years out
    Smartphone and other device makers hoping to build Corning's new Willow flexible glass into their products will have to wait at least three years to do so, the company said. "People are not accustomed to glass you roll up. The ability of people to take it and use it to make a product is limited," said James Clappin, the head of Corning Glass Technologies. Corning, the maker of the widely used Gorilla Glass, makes Apple's iPhones screens. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Research 
  • Are carriers on the road to becoming Big Data providers?
    Wireless carriers are looking to sell aggregated chunks of personal data about their subscribers as a potential source of revenues, according to a published account which notes that carriers reveal only aggregated data statistics in order to protect users' privacy. An operator, for instance, could sell information about the demographics of a sports stadium crowd to the venue's owner, writes Mark Sullivan. PCWorld (2/27)
  • Report: Mini-tablet boom causing a headache for Apple
    The popularity of smaller-sized tablets and the collapse of the market for larger displays will cut into Apple's profit margins, research firm DisplaySearch predicts. Analysts point to estimates that shipments of 9.7-inch tablets shrunk to 1.3 million in January from 7.4 million in the previous month. DisplaySearch expects Apple will ship just over half the number of the larger tablets than the company had planned this year. VentureBeat (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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