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On Saturday, Justin Uberti, Tech Lead, Google Real-Time Communications, tweeted: "HD Hangouts are live, brought to you by the VP8 codec! Another awesome launch by the team. All you need is a recent computer (4 or more cores) and a HD camera (I recommend the Logitech C910)."
Video Guidance has been chosen by Pexip, a new video conferencing software company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, to become a strategic conferencing channel partner. Launched at InfoComm in June, Pexip Infinity is a cloud-based conferencing solution that provides personal meeting rooms...
Vidyo, Inc. announced that it is continuing its relationship with Google to enhance the video quality within WebRTC. This agreement will help align the technology roadmaps of both companies and enables Google to use Vidyo’s Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extensions as part of WebRTC. Unde...
TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, today announced that their OpenTok on WebRTC platform now supports Chrome 29 for the desktop and Chrome for Android. TokBox, with its industry leading OpenTok on WebRTC platform, powers enterprise-grade WebRTC video communications for businesses an...
XirSys, a California-based tech company recently launched by the founders of Influxis, officially announced today that it is now providing cloud accounts for developers interested in testing the BETA services for their WebRTC hosting platform. WebRTC is being touted as the leading disr...
It seems it's in the best interest of the U.S. government to have its employees hit the road. A recent study uncovered how a mobile federal workforce is one that is more productive and cost-effective. But getting from here to there, however, proves challenging. Federal agencies and...
Apple only has 10 more days before an International Trade Commission’s import ban on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 and earlier takes effect on Monday, August 5. That is unless the White House vetoes it, something that hasn’t happened since President Reagan over 25 years ago, or, i...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
A US federal judge Wednesday found Apple guilty of colluding with five publishers and artificially driving up the price of e-books before it entered the market with the debut of the iPad in 2010. Apple is bound to appeal after the court fixes on a penalty next week. The Justice Dep...
Google rivals are pressing the European Commission to reject Google’s proposed antitrust settlement as “totally inadequate” because the search firm would still have “too much scope” to favor its own products in its search results. The EC said it’s gotten “very negative” feedback from...
This book is not what I was expecting it to be. I was expecting a book with a ton of screenshots explaining what was wrong with each one, and then providing a solution to the problem. I also expected screenshots of all the different controls you can use and for them to be shown in diff...
The US Patent and Trademark Office has reinstated Apple’s famous so-called rubber-banding patent (US No. 7,469,381) and confirmed four claims, including claim 19 that Apple asserted last summer in the California trial that initially led a jury to dun Samsung $1.05 billion in damages. ...
Without any fanfare Microsoft last Friday released a feature-limited copy of its cloud-based Office 365 for iOS formatted to fit the little screen. It’s only for the iPhone, not the iPad, which is presumably too close to Microsoft’s own tablet ambitions. There is of course the slow...
Microsoft and Nokia, which abandoned or rejected other operating systems for Microsoft’s Windows Phone smartphone system a couple of years ago, reportedly got a pretty good way down the road in their recent discussions about Microsoft buying its handset business before the talks fatall...
The big contract manufacturer Foxconn, which is looking to diversify beyond Apple, said at a press conference Monday that it’s developing over five devices including smartphones, TVs and large display boards using Mozilla’s new Firefox mobile operating system, which would love to be an...
Foxconn is losing its Apple monopoly. Apple has signed up $7.4 billion-a-year Pegatron to build the low-cost iPhone it’s expected to bring to market later this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pegatron, which started making iPad minis last year and made some iPhones the ...
IDC has once again looked into its crystal ball and sees worldwide PC sales dropping by 7.8% this year as compared to last and figures next year they’ll drop another 1.2% compared to this year, brutal news for the likes of PC and Dell. The researcher, which previously said PCs would ...
A year after opening a formal investigation into how Motorola Mobility enforces its patents, the antitrust arm of the European Commission has sent the company an SO or statement of objections saying it’s misusing the standard-essential patents (SEPs) it’s got on mobile phones. The mis...
Apple shipped 19.5 million iPads (classic and mini), up 65.3%, and it now has roughly 40% of the tablet business. Its numbers have been trending down and are expected to continue to decline. Samsung was second up nearly 18% after shipping 8.8 million units. Asus was third with 2.7 ...
Apple has started borrowing money to underwrite the three-year $60 billion share buy-back program it promised stockholders last week. The company is also going to pay out $55 billion in dividends through 2015. It’s issued floating-rate notes maturing in 2016 and 2018 and fixed-rate ...
Verizon Wireless is going into the cloud storage business for tablets and smartphones up against the likes of Dropbox. It ultimately expects to let customers transfer information between operating systems. The Verizon Cloud will roll out the service soon, starting with Android and ...
A panel of the six commissioners at the International Trace Commission Monday tossed out a Motorola claim that Apple’s iPhone 4 was in patent violation, foiling its attempt to get the widget banned in America. Motorola and its parent Google can appeal to the Federal Circuit and Googl...
A US federal court has cut the legs out from under Google’s ambitions to harry companies like Microsoft and Apple that need its standards-essential patents (SEPs) to function while it makes a packet off those self-same patents bought for $12.5 billion – its stated purpose in buying ...
In the most anticipated quarterly report in recent memory, Apple – which a few brief months ago was the largest company in the world before its record stock price collapsed – indicated Tuesday that its growth has tempered and its margins have been crimped. It made $9.5 billion, or $1...
Microsoft announced Tuesday that ZTE, one of the world’s biggest handset producers, had come to terms and signed a worldwide patent license agreement that will see Microsoft paid a royalty on all of the phones, tablets, computers and other devices the Chinese company makes that run Goo...
Asian suppliers told the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft has been sampling components including a 1.5-inch display for a potential touch-enabled smartwatch that would compete with a purported watch from Apple and others coming from Google and Samsung as well as the Martian Passport ...
Embarcadero Technologies claims to have created the first real native multi- platform IDE – modeled on its FireMonkey widgetry – that a team can use to build apps that are processor-optimized for PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones from a single code base on a single schedule to get ...
Foxconn’s parent company Hon Hai, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, is going to pay Microsoft royalties on all the Android and Chrome widgets it makes including smartphones, tablets and televisions under the broad worldwide patent licensing agreement they’ve just cut. Hon Ha...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started to provide its employees up to 17,000 iPhones for work and personal use as the agency moves to replace its Blackberry devices. ICE selected the iPhone after evaluating other types of smartphones such as Android devices and analyzing Bla...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. India’s government is rolling out RFID-based ...
Microsoft, Google, Nokia and the 14 other members of FairSearch.org have made an antitrust complaint against Google to the European Commission, hoping the regulator will quickly open an official investigation. The companies accuse Google of using the Android operating system, install...
Facebook Thursday addressed the mobile crisis that erupted when it went public 11 months ago and the two-year-old trend it’s among its users who are increasingly tuning into its site from mobile devices rather than PCs. It commandeered Google’s Android operating system and overlaid it...
Samsung rushed in to tell District Court Judge Lucy Koh the other day that the US Patent and Trademark Office had found a major claim in Apple’s so-called Rubber-banding patent invalid (US Patent No. 7,469,381). The PTO said it wasn’t novel based on prior art. The decision is a so-...
The next two generations of iPhones were designed before Steve Jobs died in October of 2011, according to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who reportedly gleaned this little tidbit during a rambling conversation with Apple’s government liaison, Michael Foulkes. The San ...
After Judge Lucy Koh cut $450.5 million off the original stunning $1.05 billion in damages a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple for infringing its patents, Apple checked the judge’s arithmetic and wants to file a conditional motion to reconsider. It complains it’s been gypped of $85 m...
TechCrunch noticed a want ad indicating that Amazon Web Services aims to apply its model to mobile to get deeper into enterprise by creating “what looks to be a whole new arm of its cloud division.” The ad plainly says that “The Amazon Web Services (AWS) team is launching a new busin...
A coalition of news organizations and media advocacy groups including Bloomberg, The New York Times and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has asked the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold District Court Judge Lucy Koh’s order that Apple and Samsung unseal financia...
This book is what it claims to be and that is a cookbook on advanced topics. I would follow the author's advice and if you are a beginner with Objective-C or iOS, this book is not the one you want to start with. This book is however an excellent book for experienced developers. The fi...
Apple has gotten sued for patent infringement again, but this time the charges are coming from Intertrust Technologies Corporation, now owned jointly by Sony and Royal Philips Electronics NV, which got Microsoft to settle a broad claim back in 2004 for $440 million. The suit against ...
Apple polished its reputation as a contrarian Tuesday when the news broke because of an SEC filing that it had hired Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch to be VP of technology and reportedly coordinate its hardware and software teams. Adobe confirmed his departure effective Friday, March 22. He ...


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