Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

LTE will help make in-flight data access cheaper, vendors say

Deutsche Telekom, Alcatel-Lucent and Airbus have tested data communication between an aircraft and the ground, using LTE, which helps make in-flight data access cheaper, the three companies said on Thursday.

ZTE demonstrates next-generation optical network at 1.7Tbps

Chinese vendor ZTE has conducted a field demonstration of optical networking equipment capable of transporting data at 1.7Tbps, the company said on Thursday.

Woopra adds Android app for keeping track of Web visitors

Web analytics company Woopra has announced an application for Android-based smartphones and tablets that allows users to keep track of what's happening on their sites in real time.

Amazon expands integrated status monitoring

Amazon Web Services has added the ability to monitor the status of storage volumes on EBS (Elastic Block Store), the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

HTC lists smartphones that will get Android 4.0

HTC is preparing an Android 4.0 upgrade for 16 of its existing smartphones, but the company still has few details on when users will get the upgrade, according to a blog posted on Tuesday.

Sony's latest smartphone uses gestures to browse

Sony Mobile Communications has announced the Android-based Xperia sola, which allows users to interact with the phone without touching the screen.

Ericsson to acquire Technicolor's broadcast services division

Ericsson has made an offer to acquire the Broadcast Services Division of Technicolor, as it looks to make further inroads into the broadcast market, the company said on Tuesday.

Samsung starts upgrading Galaxy S II to Android 4.0

Samsung Electronics has started upgrading its Galaxy S II smartphone to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich.

Germany wants search engines, aggregators to pay publishers

The ruling German coalition has agreed to start work on a law that will require Google and other search engines as well as content aggregators to pay publishers and journalists for reproducing even short snippets of articles.

Marvel hopes to give comic books a boost with augmented reality content

Next month Marvel Comics is releasing a new application that will add augmented reality content to some of its comic books, the company announced on Sunday at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.

Taxi app gets first prize in Hanover

Intelligent Apps' myTaxi won €25,000 (US$33,000) plus two years of mentoring as the top prize among 50 contestants in CODE_n12 competition at the Cebit trade show.

Big data not just about the analytics, says Amazon CTO

Enterprises that are thinking about big data need to realize that it isn't just about analytics of vast amounts of data but also how that information is stored, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels said during a keynote at the Cebit trade show.

Vasco plays a tune to make online transactions more convenient

Authentication specialist Vasco Data Security International has launched two new e-signature devices that can either scan an image or listen to a sound snippet to take some of the hassle out of signing online transactions, the company said on Wednesday.

Siemens improves scalability as communication moves to the cloud

The next version of the OpenScape Unified Communications (UC) Suite can handle five times as many users, Siemens Enterprise Communications said Tuesday at the Cebit trade show.

ARM processor keeps new thin client from Wyse cool

Wyse Technology's latest thin client, the T10, uses an ARM-based processor, which helps keep both cost and temperature down, the company said on Tuesday at the Cebit conference.

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