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June 6, 2012
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  • Federal judge dismisses Motorola patent in Apple case
    Apple won a legal round in its patent fight with Motorola Mobility when a federal judge dismissed one of Motorola's claims related to its 3G technology, which means Motorola is down to a single claim against Apple. Also, Apple has sought a German ban on Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1N from an appeals court in that country. CNET (6/5), Bloomberg Businessweek (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How text messaging is changing the world
    The drug company Novartis helped solve a malaria outbreak in Tanzania using text messaging, while halfway across the world in Dublin, Ohio, a regional health care provider has helped keep patients updated on vital medical information through the SMS system. Both Novartis and OhioHealth were recipients of the annual Computerworld Honors, an award that goes to companies that deploy low-technology gadgets to help people. Computerworld (6/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Set-top box streams content from Android devices to Google TV
    Honeywld Technology today unveiled a Google TV set-top box that allows content to be streamed from Android 4.0 mobile devices to television sets. The vendor, which will ship the boxes to Taiwan this summer, is looking for a third-party distributor to make a global push. Users of Android-based smartphones and tablets will be able to stream and sync content once they install an application still under development at Honeywld. News Service (6/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Will it be "Wintel" on smartphones? Intel says maybe
    Intel is open to supporting the Windows Phone operating system for smartphones based on its x86-architecture microprocessors, if the Microsoft OS becomes a commercial success, according to Hermann Eul, president of the chipmaker's Mobile Communications Group. "Our roadmap has devices that can support Windows also on phones. So we can do that," Eul said. News Service (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cisco bulks up mobile switch; Verizon signs on
    Verizon Wireless is among the first customers for Cisco Systems' new high-powered mobile aggregation switch, the ASR 5500, which is said to expand the capacity of its current switch offering tenfold, according to the vendor. "It's a platform that is really the control point for the mobile network," Cisco Senior Vice President Kelly Ahuja said about the switch, which transports and processes IP-based mobile data. Network World/IDG News Service (6/5), Light Reading Mobile (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AT&T's LTE Samsung phone earns initial UL eco citation
    AT&T will begin selling this Sunday the first 4G-capable smartphone to get the UL environment platinum stamp of approval, the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate that carries a heavy emphasis on sustainability as well as carrying a 1.2GHz Scorpion processor. The phone, which AT&T developed under new internal environmental standards, contains a rear casing composed of 80% post-consumer recycled waste and a charger that is considered energy efficient. Network World (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dragon ID allows voice commands to unlock mobile devices
    The latest Dragon software from Nuance Communications lets cellphone users unlock their handsets and tablets via a voice command. Dragon ID secures the devices through a dual layer of recognition: the science of biometrics, which measures each person's "voice imprint," and a verbal password. The technology is not new but it marks the first time Nuance has adopted the software for consumer wireless gadgets. GigaOm (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ericsson sees 4G reaching half the globe in 5 years
    Ericsson issued a report on Tuesday predicting that global mobile data traffic would expand 15-fold by 2017 and that the number of wireless subscriptions would reach 8.9 billion, excluding machine-to-machine communications. In North America, the Swedish gear maker predicted that the mobile subscription total would grow from 330 million in the first quarter to 500 million in five years. Ericsson said that 4.2 billion wireless network subscribers were using 6.2 billion phones and tablets in the quarter. Computerworld (6/5), Reuters (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FCC eyes rules for middle-mile broadband links
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday started the ball rolling on a plan to oversee middle-mile broadband connections. AT&T and Verizon Communications argued that there was no pressing need to regulate fees for special access services because the market has become more competitive. But the FCC, Sprint Nextel and other groups said the rules will keep broadband rates affordable for small businesses and mobile providers. PCWorld Business Center/IDG News Service (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • June WOW Policy Point: A wireless future
    Wireless has revolutionized the way we communicate and conduct business. In this month’s Wonder of Wireless (WOW) Policy Point, we look at the ways wireless continues to transform industries across the globe and provide consumers with mobile broadband at anyplace and anytime. As we look toward the future of wireless, M2M devices will be prolific and the "Internet of Things" will continue to create many new opportunities that benefit socioeconomic areas such as healthcare, finance and education while contributing to the U.S. economy by adding jobs and boosting our nation's GDP. Watch the WOW Policy Point. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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