Microsoft’s in-car technology is getting a boost via a deal with Germany’s Siemens VDO Automotive division, which has agreed to collaborate on a next-generation communications and entertainment system.
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Skype Ltd. is offering a week of free service to paying customers who may have been affected by the two-day outage of its Internet telephony service last week.
Apple Inc. has signed its first deals with mobile phone operators to offer its iPhone in three of Europe's largest markets, ending a period of intense negotiations, according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper.
The widespread failure of Skype Ltd.'s Internet telephony service last week happened when millions of Windows users tried to log in to the system at the same time, after downloading a software update from Microsoft Corp. and rebooting their machines, Skype said Monday.
The growing popularity of video on the web has prompted RealNetworks to launch version 11, a beta version of its RealPlayer software that allows users to easily record and download videos to their PCs.
Consumers planning to buy the iPhone when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this month will need to have an iTunes Store account before they can activate the device, according to information on Apple's Web site.
Ongoing legal disputes over mobile phone patents between Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. are consuming much executive management time, generating substantial lawyer fees and, if they escalate, could affect handset development and prices, experts warn.
Hackers may want to avoid Germany, after the approval of a law that makes hacking a punishable crime.
The race to define and build next-generation broadband wireless networks is in full swing. And although Qualcomm doesn’t like to use the 4G (fourth-generation) term, the company — a key supplier of chip technology for today’s 3G (third-generation) networks — is already moving to stake its claim in the emerging market for super-fast wireless services.
Efforts to curb software piracy in China are bearing fruit although the piracy rate remains high, costing vendors billions of dollars in lost revenue, according to a survey paid for by large vendors, including Apple and Microsoft.
The mobile phone industry has moved forward in its efforts to agree to a global standard for delivering secure services such as credit-card payments on handheld devices, according to an industry executive.
The City of London is home to a new Wi-Fi network that is not only one of Europe's largest but also among the first to give users mobile coverage similar to a cellular network.
The US military plans to test an internet router in space, in a project that could also benefit civilian broadband satellite communications.
Another Trojan horse is spreading through the Internet telephone network of Skype.
Vodafone demonstrated a service at the Cebit trade show, held in Germany last week, that allows mobile phone customers to call and exchange presence information with users of internet phone services such as Skype.
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