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It had always been a dream to start a company with my childhood best friend, Rian Gauvreau, but we hadn't been able to truly find a business model that worked for us. In 2007, cloud computing was just beginning to make waves, and while many recognized the opportunities that the cloud p...
The Zürich-based Myriad Group, which is already being sued by Oracle for ceasing to pay what Myriad claims are excessive Java licensing fees, appears to be daring Oracle to find new grounds to take it to court. On Tuesday Myriad announced that it was going to try to get between Oracl...
"The partnership announced today provides incredible scale, vast expertise in hardware and software innovation and a proven ability to execute," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as Nokia and Microsoft today announced plans for a broad strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...
With January almost over now and conferences like Mobile World Congress and CTIA upon us, here is a thought: In the age of Mobile applications, will 2011 be the year of the Mobile Web apps

In this article, we outline the reasons why it will be and welcome your comments.

This week saw a lot of confused and confusing news about how Symbian has supposedly gotten a badly needed infusion of $31M in cash from the EU and a European R&D combine. Although Symbian still enjoys a large smartphone market share, it is dwindling fast and many of its handset OEMs a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it...
Nokia has launched a new device, Nokia N8 powered by the Symbian^3 (S^3) platform. Symbian is a non-profit org that develops the open source mobile software platform based on Symbian OS and is actively backed by by Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Sony Ericsson, Fujitsy, Samsung among others . In Fe...
Everyone has known for a while that Apple would soon be coming out with an update to the iPhone OS. We knew it would have some great enhancements for enterprise use, but, since Apple is great at keep secrets, everyone has been waiting with baited breath to see what those enhancements w...
# Audio profiles: It would have been nice if the iPhone had different audio profiles for different environments that you could easily switch between. # Flash support in Safari: Yeah, this was a pie-in-the-sky wish, but we know a lot of you out there wanted it. # FM radio: Another one...
Not to mix metaphors or anything but the Symbian Foundation, which is trying to foster a new open source community around the old Nokia-proprietary mobile phone operating system, is basing the private cloud platform that hosts its developer web site developer.symbian.org on Red Hat’s L...
Jakarta is a city of cafes, coffee shops, and mobile phones. With a mobile penetration hitting nearly 62% of the population, the world’s 4th most populace nation represents a huge market, and tremendous infrastructure challenges. With more than 50% of the country making less than $50/m...
AT&T recently released their Femtocell. This device plugs into your home (or small office) network, and uses your current ISP to provide strong cell coverage. Currently, AT&T and Sprint are the only networks with full on femtocells. T-Mobile has their “Hotspot @ Home” which enables ...
On Tuesday I reported that at CeBit in Hannover, Germany... SAP & Sybase announced the first set of applications to Millions of Mobile Workers. This will extend the reach of SAP Business Suite Applications (including SAP CRM), to iPhone, Windows Mobile and other Mobile Device Users. Th...
Systems Integrators represent a significant sales channel for SAP. Systems Integrators often have resources assigned to various SAP upgrades, integrations, customization and development projects onsite at a SAP customer's location. Often it is the systems integrators who first hear of ...
Many people have wondered what has taken Microsoft so long to update its lackluster Windows Mobile platform. It finally did it! At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft introduced the Windows Phone 7 Series, its latest operating system for phones. The Software giant’s Windo...
Intel, the semiconductor giant, and Nokia, the mighty handset maker, have united to create a universal widget operating system good for phones, laptops, netbooks, tablets, vehicle entertainment systems, Internet-connected TVs and other still-unimagined devices out of their existing Lin...
Nokia and Intel will marry their Linux platforms, Maemo and Moblin, and the unified product will be called MeeGo . This joined venture is hosted by the Linux Foundation as a new open source project. The operating System will cover multiple processor architectures and a whole gamut of g...
More details have emerged on the recently made 100% open-source Symbian^3 platform. In a blatant attempt to come up to speed with other cutting edge smartphones, it has been packed with some advanced features and functionality. New features include HDMI support, which enables users to ...
Nokia’s Symbian operating system is now open source and free to all comers like Google’s Android OS. It’s advertised as the largest conversion of proprietary software to open source ever by the Symbian Foundation, which shepherded it out. Code for some features lags the release, which ...
The Symbian Foundation on Thursday completed the open source release of the source code for the world’s most widely-used smartphone platform. The Symbian platform, which has been developed over more than 10 years and has shipped in more than 330 million devices around the world, is now...
In the face of stiff competition from the freely available and wildly popular Android software, the Symbian Foundation has had no choice but to follow Google's example. It has announced that its open source migration project is now complete and that the Symbian platform called Symbi...
hotel.info’s motto “Check & Book” now also applies when using your mobile. Netbiscuits, the leading software platform for the development and operation of mobile websites, has implemented a mobile portal for hotel.info, one of the leading worldwide online hotel reservation services. Us...
The speed of communication and connectivity today of the smart phone is unparalleled. Even better and faster than the Internet itself, because your phone is always talking to the network, always available and open to receive and send information without you having to dial a number or o...
The power of Location allows information (including advertising) to be delivered to consumers most-able to act upon this information, based on their real-time proximity to the physical locations where transactions occur. Location is changing the very nature of advertising and mobile Lo...
I have been totally excited since the booking of the Moscone West by Apple for January 27 and believe, like most of the industry followers, that Apple will be announcing their tablet/slate device. Whilst digging around I came across this great video that shows how fantastic such a d...
A number of my friends asked me about my new gadget…the Droid…of which I’m the proud owner. Here’s my assessment. Why I bought it…I wanted a more powerful handheld comms/computing device on a reliable 3G network. I’ve had all the networks, between the personal and pro...
Like many people in the industry I have been watching the evolution of these phones and thinking they will pretty quickly get to the point that they could be fully realized digital signage playback devices. This one is capable of playing out 720P HD, the report says. However, the quest...
This increase in value is due in large part to a significant increase in the aggregate value of deals done in the E-Marketing & Search segment. The aggregate value of deals done in this segment was $3.21 billion in 2008 and $5.98 billion in 2009, an increase of 86%. Several large deals...
View the live panel discussion taped on December 8, 2009 at SYS-CON.TV's 4th-floor studio overlooking Times Square in New York City a very special "Power Panel" in which Cloud Computing Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan and three top industry guests from EMC, Intel and Unisys will be...
Hello Cisco Mobile Community. I would like to take a minute to introduce myself. I am one of Cisco’s Chief Architects for Service Provider, focused on the evolution of mobile network architecture and services. I will also be Cisco’s Guest Blogger for the month of January. I am excited ...
If you run an IT shop today you probably fall into one of two categories: A. You already allow employee access from an iPhone (supported or not) or B. You are constantly barraged with employee requests to allow iPhone access (and the employee might be your boss or the CEO). If you are ...
IBM announced that it has successfully built Korea's first cloud computing environment for a private sector company, SK Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in Korea with over 24 million customers. The cloud environment provides developers with the necessary software and har...
It’s important to distinguish cloud computing from several similar models that are often confused for cloud computing. Grid computing, for example, uses a virtual super computer composed of networked, connected computers that act in concert to perform significantly large tasks. Utility...
The holiday season is always a time of excitement, anticipation, and good will. Clearly, mobile is at the heart of all three! I just spent $300 on new smartphones for my family and upgraded our plans to 1200+ minutes, 500+ text messages, and tens of mega bytes per month. That does not ...
Yeah, it's this time of the year. Again. Making predictions is so tempting... This year I'll cover just the iPhone. Apple will let Flash Player on iPhone no later than October ’10. They don’t have a choice, if they want to stay competitive. Enough of a crippled Web browser already. Act...
Having been the lone male in my house for a long time, I get outvoted on many things, but especially the TV. Luckily I am proud to say that I am a tech/gadget geek as well, as an admirer and part-time developer for iPhone, so I sometimes retire to my study in the evenings to investigat...
I am always on the lookout for proof points to my thoughts on Enterprise Mobility and I was happy to find a great piece of coverage from Eric Lai of ComputerWorld that appeared last week. He wrote a Q&A with John Chen and was able to share some great insight, with regard to Sybase and ...
Mobile advertising network, AdMob has always been quick to seize happening platforms like iPhone and Android to serve up their ads. Now that Palm has announced that their smartphone sales rose 134% to 823,000 units during the latest quarter, AdMob was quick to catch on and has anno...