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Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Next-generation Windows expected to make a splash in Berlin

This week, consumer electronics vendors are once again congregating in Berlin for the IFA trade show, where products based on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 and RT are expected to set the trend.

Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying tunnel technology for better wireless performance

The Wi-Fi Alliance has launched a program to certify products that support TDLS (Tunneled Direct Link Setup), a technology that allows devices to automatically create a link between each other after accessing a wireless network, removing the need to transmit data through the access point, and avoiding delays caused by congestion, the organization said on Thursday.

Nokia, Samsung, Sony join forces to improve indoor navigation

Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Sony and Qualcomm have formed the In-Location Alliance, which will work to improve the accuracy of indoor positioning, the companies said on Thursday.

Sony Mobile cuts 1,000 staff, moves HQ to Tokyo

Sony Mobile is laying off 1,000 employees and will also move its global HQ to Tokyo, as the company tries to turn around its dwindling fortunes in the smartphone space.

Rackspace boosts cloud offerings with monitoring service

Rackspace has released Cloud Monitoring, which includes an API designed to give users flexibility in monitoring websites and Web applications that run on a variety of platforms, the company said on Wednesday.

New video compression technology will cut bandwidth use in half, says Ericsson

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) will revolutionize delivery of TV services to all types of devices including smartphones and tablets, according to Ericsson, which will launch what it says will be the first live TV encoder compatible with the technology at the IBC trade show next month.

Mattel's Apptivity integrates iPad with physical toys

Mattel has launched Apptivity which allows kids to interact with games on Apple's iPad using screen-safe toys, including Hot Wheels cars, the company said on Wednesday.

T-Mobile USA to offer unlimited HSPA+ data from Sept. 5

T-Mobile USA is offering from Sept. 5 what it has dubbed as its Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan, which features no data caps or speed limits, the operator said on Tuesday.

Google Analytics breaks Norwegian privacy laws, local agency said

The Norwegian Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund's use of Google Analytics violate the country's privacy laws, because the agencies have no control over how Google uses information about users, the Norwegian Data Protection Authority said on Tuesday.

Amazon Web Services launches low-cost storage service

Amazon Web Services has announced Glacier, a low-cost storage service that has been customized for data archiving and backup, the company said on Monday.

UK government websites attacked by Anonymous over Assange

The U.K. Ministry of Justice has experienced problems with the availability of its website following a denial-of-service attack by Anonymous, which is demanding freedom for WikiLeak's founder Julian Assange who was last week granted asylum by Ecuador.

Amazon wants to make life easier for Python developers

Amazon Web Services has made it possible to roll out Python-based applications using Elastic Beanstalk, which aims to make it easier to deploy and manage applications in its cloud, the company said on Sunday.

LG's Vu ships in Europe with quad-core processor

LG Electronics' Note competitor Optimus Vu has been equipped with a quad-core processor for its arrival in Europe, Middle East and Latin America, the company said on Monday.

Amazon adds more features to Oracle database in the cloud

Amazon Web Services has announced four new features for Amazon RDS for Oracle, including the ability to run the database in a private cloud, the company said on Thursday.

Microsoft resumes publishing Windows Phone apps

Microsoft has resumed publishing applications on Marketplace, after sorting out a problem related to the certificates used to sign apps in the store, according to a post on Thursday on its Windows Phone developers' blog.

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