Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 2/21 including: the rapid increase in global digital content spending, Alcatel-Lucent and Red Hat's new alliance, the future of streaming music-enabled car infotainment systems, mobile news sites in the U.K. have success and why it is thought that network infrastructure is so important to the workforce management software market.
Quick rundown on the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/19 including: the Asia-Pacific's strategy to put consumers first in mobile, how protection from location-tracking can be changing in the near future, Google's latest acquisition of a voice recognition startup, details on the fingerprint reader that will be available in the next Galaxy smartphone and one reporter's views on the future of BYOD.
Companies not in the big data game now need to realize that it's not just their direct competitors they need to worry about--but a shift in total market ownership.
Google announced terms of settlement with the European Commission around competition concerns.
It appears that Google is attempting to tighten things up even further, according to reports that the company is moving to pressure OEMs to ship devices running the latest version of its mobile operating system.
Google announced a $999 Chromebox for Meetings and a new partnership which allows more convenient conferencing. Together these advances aim squarely at making Google+ Hangouts a viable alternative to Microsoft's Lync and Cisco's WebEx collaboration platforms.
Peter Norvig, a director of Research at Google, and former head of NASA Ames's Computational Sciences Division, presented a talk recently at Stanford University. His insights are worthy of note to many companies, and not just to a NASA audience.
Google on Thursday took the wraps off its "Chromebox for meetings" video conferencing system. The package includes the Chromebox appliance powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, an HD camera, an integrated microphone with speaker and an RF-based remote control.
Google added a new feature to its popular Chrome browser that will automatically warn users when default configurations have been modified.
Google this week finally delivered a public SDK, or Software Development Kit, for the Chromecast. External developers can now incorporate the ability to stream directly to the Chromecast into their apps running on smartphones such as Android and iOS, or even Windows and the OS X platform.