‘MOBILE’ News

Aereo’s CEO Chet Kanojia has the TV Industry Scared To Death

CBS Threatens To Cut Off Broadcast Signal If Aereo Wins Aereo, a company that lets you stream live network TV (NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, etc.) to your computer, smartphone or tablet, is gearing up for a big Supreme Court battle this spring with those networks...

4G-LTE Networks Set To Double In Number By 2017

When 1BN Of 8BN Total Mobile Connections Will Be 4G The number of 4G-LTE networks in service globally is set to roughly double over the next four years, according to data by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the global mobile carrier association, the GSMA.  Some 465...

Online music piracy in the UK drops by a third

In the last year, us Brits downloaded a third fewer pirated music tracks than the year before. According to figures from Ofcom, the number of such songs we snaffled fell from 301 million in March 2012 to 199 million in March this year, the Guardian...

Microsoft’s second biggest investment is Africa

Technology giant Microsoft last week announced a partnership with the South African government’s Jobs Fund – an alliance that will provide assistance to small businesses who operate online to expand their companies and help grow the local economy. Microsoft South Africa’s Managing Director Mteto Nyati sat down with ITNewsAfrica...

Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s device and services division

Microsoft will acquire Nokia’s devices and services unit and license the company’s mapping services in a deal worth $7.2 billion in a bid to bolster the company’s position in the smartphone market. The software giant will pay $5 billion for “substantially all” of Nokia’s phone...

Spy program gathered Americans’ Internet records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration gathered U.S. citizens’ Internet data until 2011, continuing a spying program started under President George W. Bush that revealed whom Americans exchanged emails with and the Internet Protocol address of their computer, documents disclosed Thursday show. The National Security...

Pirate Bay founder faces jail over Swedish hack attack

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, co-founder of the Pirate Bay, has been sentenced to two years in a Swedish prison for hacking into a bank’s computers. A Swedish court found Warg guilty of the hack attacks and associated charges of fraud. The attacks were carried out against...

Africa: The one place mobile technology sector cant ingore

Tech investors know that it takes more than a great product to bring in great returns. Tapping the right market at the right time is almost as important as creating the most innovative product. That’s why the latest numbers from the International Telecoms Union, or...

Google Earth for Android Gets Street View

Google has updated its Google Earth Android app to version 7.1, bringing several important improvements, most notably the support for Street View. If you want to explore the Earth from the street level, zoom into an area and the Pegman — the little yellow guy...

Location information to make mobile ads more valuable

NEW YORK–Hyper-targeted advertising based on your location is coming to mobile phones and could finally bring money into the mobile advertising market, say experts at the All Things D mobile conference here Monday. In two separate interviews, the CEO of the mapping app Waze and...