Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Nokia's first MeeGo device will arrive in 2011, CEO confirms

Nokia will start shipping its first product based on the MeeGo operating system in 2011, new CEO Stephen Elop confirmed during a conference call on Thursday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 October, 2010 05:27

Tags: consumer electronics, Phones, Nokia, smartphones, meego, intel

Spain moves to fine Google over Street View

The Spanish Data Protection Agency is preparing to fine Google over infractions against local data protection laws when it collected Wi-Fi data as part of its Street View service, it said in a statement on Monday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 October, 2010 00:35

Tags: google street view, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Maps, regulation, government

Operator led mobile app community makes headway

Operators have merged two different platforms for distributing Web-based mobile applications, in a effort to start competing with the likes of Apple's AppStore and Google's Market.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 October, 2010 01:18

Tags: telecommunication, LG Electronics, opera software, qualcomm, Phones, KDDI, SFR, Verizon Wireless, Oracle, alcatel-lucent, Carriers, consumer electronics, china mobile, Samsung Electronics, smartphones, Phone applications, intel, Rogers Wireless

Motorola, Nokia pair up in 4G licensing deal

Nokia and Motorola have entered into a license agreement, which covers patents related to 4G cellular technologies such as LTE (Long-Term Evolution), WiMax and LTE-Advanced, the two companies announced on Friday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 16 October, 2010 02:34

Tags: Motorola, telecommunication, intellectual property, legal, Nokia, patent

Android helps Sony Ericsson boost profits

Sony Ericsson reported a profit for the third consecutive quarter as the company's Android-based smartphones continue to help it turn around its fortunes.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 15 October, 2010 23:32

Tags: business issues, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, consumer electronics, Phones, smartphones, financial results

Opera Mobile for Android to arrive within a month

Opera Software will release the mobile version of its browser for Android-based smartphones within a month, the Norwegian company said in a blog post on Thursday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 October, 2010 22:02

Tags: applications, consumer electronics, opera software, browsers, Phones, smartphones, software, Phone applications

MeeGo team to woo developers with upcoming release

The MeeGo project is getting ready to release version 1.1 of the operating system, which should allow developers to start working on applications for smartphones, according to a Wednesday blog post.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 October, 2010 22:06

Tags: application development, consumer electronics, Phones, Nokia, smartphones, software, Phone applications, intel

VMware aims to give IT more control over SaaS apps

VMware is working on products that will give enterprises more control over Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, including how users are authenticated, company CTO Steve Herrod, said in an interview on Tuesday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 October, 2010 00:21

Tags: application development, services, security, Access control and authentication, software, Application services, system management, VMware

VMware CEO: Future of IT is automation

The future for IT lies in automating as much as possible of the infrastructure, allowing users to self-provision applications, all in a mixture of virtualized private and public clouds, according to VMware's CEO Paul Maritz.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 13 October, 2010 02:12

Tags: application virtualization, virtualization, Server Virtualization, desktop virtualization, VMware

VMware preps vCenter management client for Apple iPad

VMware has demonstrated a new client application for its vCenter management tools that runs on the Apple iPad.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 13 October, 2010 06:21

Tags: application virtualization, desktop virtualization, Phones, hardware systems, smartphones, laptops, tablet PCs, Phone applications, VMware, virtualization, Apple, consumer electronics

Citrix treads lightly with bare-metal hypervisor

Citrix Systems' XenClient, its bare-metal hypervisor for desktop virtualization, is a work in progress and will primarily help IT professionals get comfortable with the product, according to company officials.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 09 October, 2010 02:13

Tags: virtualization, Citrix Systems, desktop virtualization

Firefox 4 for Android arrives in beta version

Mozilla has released the first beta versions of Firefox 4 for mobile phones. Versions are available for download for Android-based smartphones and for the Nokia N900, Mozilla said in blog post on Thursday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 October, 2010 20:58

Tags: applications, telecommunication, browsers, Phones, smartphones, Mobile operating systems, software, Mozilla Foundation, Phone applications, mobile, mozilla, consumer electronics

Citrix's GoldenGate hints at future phone-server integration

Citrix has developed Project GoldenGate, a prototype e-mail application for smartphones and tablets that can secure e-mails based on location and adapt the user interface depending on the device.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 07 October, 2010 22:34

Tags: Citrix Systems, consumer electronics, Phones, hardware systems, smartphones, laptops, tablet PCs, Phone applications

Citrix will add video conferencing to GoToMeeting

Citrix Systems will add video to its web conferencing service GoToMeeting via a new feature called HD Faces, the company said on Wednesday at its Synergy user conference in Berlin, Germany.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 07 October, 2010 00:38

Tags: services, Internet-based applications and services, Citrix Systems, Telephony/conferencing, Hosted, internet

Citrix gives a sneak peek at upcoming iPad client

Citrix Systems is preparing a new version of its Receiver client for Apple iPads running iOS 4.2, the company said on Wednesday at its Synergy user conference.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 07 October, 2010 02:58

Tags: application virtualization, virtualization, Apple, Citrix Systems, desktop virtualization

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