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NAVTEQ Map Provider for SYNC MyFord Touch Navigation System

November 7, 2011 7:06 am | Comments

NAVTEQ has been selected by Ford Motor Company to be their exclusive map supplier for the SYNC MyFord Touch. The agreement positions NAVTEQ as the map data provider for the SYNC with MyFord Touch SD-card based navigation system in North America, South America, Middle East, Russia and Europe. NAVTEQ maps powers more than 24 million in-vehicle navigation systems worldwide.

Wise Media and Mesago Messe Frankfurt to Cooperate on the Topic of Automatic Identification

November 7, 2011 6:56 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor November 7, 2011 | Comments

Wise Media and Mesago Messe Frankfurt announce a partnership to jointly address the growing market of automatic identification. In recognizing the pivotal role that identification of both people and objects has in addressing modern needs for security, mobility and automation, as well as IT driven innovation in general, the two companies are committed to further expand the reach of an initiative beyond its decade-long investigation and successful track record.

Apple to Issue Software Fix for iPhone Battery

November 4, 2011 12:22 pm | by (Reporting by Poornima Gupta, editing by Grant McCool, Gary Hill) | Comments

Apple Inc said it will release a software update to its iOS 5 operating system, acknowledging some customer complaints on the performance of the new iPhone 4S battery. "A small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," An Apple spokesman said. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.

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Verizon to sell HTC Rezound with Beats audio

November 4, 2011 12:15 pm | by (Reporting by Sinead Carew; Editing by Andre Grenon and Richard Chang)  | Comments

(Reuters) - HTC Corp said its latest smartphone, the Rezound, will be its first U.S. phone to include audio technology from Beats Electronics, a company it took control of earlier this year. The Rezound will go on sale at No. 1 U.S. mobile service Verizon Wireless on November 14 for $299.99, including a Beats branded headset.

EU Commission Probes Samsung, Apple Over Patents

November 4, 2011 12:07 pm | by (Additional reporting by Hyunjoo Jin in Seoul; Editing by David Holmes and Jon Loades-Carter) | Comments

By Foo Yun Chee  (Reuters) - EU regulators are investigating whether Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc may have breached EU antitrust laws with patent infringement claims in their global legal battle over the lucrative smartphone and tablet market. The two technology companies are embroiled in more than 20 legal disputes in 10 countries.

Police GPS Tracking Case to be Heard by Supreme Court

November 4, 2011 12:03 pm | by James Vicini  | Edited by Bill Trott | Comments

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court for the first time will hear arguments on Tuesday on whether police need a warrant to track a suspect's vehicle with a GPS device, another clash between new surveillance technology and basic privacy rights.

Cheap Android Phones Could Cost Telcos Billions in Repairs

November 4, 2011 11:53 am | by Mike Isaac, wired.com | Comments

They may not boast the brand status and performance of higher-end smartphones, but cheap, bottom-feeder Android phones are attractive options for those unwilling to drop big bucks on a mobile device. At least, these phones are cheap to us. The companies responsible for servicing the phones are getting the raw end of the deal, according to a recent study.

OEM Announces Corporate Name Change to Onyx EMS

November 4, 2011 11:31 am | Comments

Today, OEM Worldwide, an electronic contract manufacturer specializing in printed circuit board assemblies and high-level assembly for precision products in a variety of industrial and medical applications, announced an organizational name change to Onyx EMS , as it outlines strategies for future growth.

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NYSE Tries to Get on Same Social Media Page as #OWS

November 4, 2011 11:24 am | Comments

By Mark Riffee, wired.com While hundreds of protesters in Zuccotti Park were still asleep inside tents and improvised tarpaulin shelters early Friday morning, corporations were learning about hashtags and “following” at the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) first-ever social media day. New Media Strategies, a social-media-marketing consultant with a résumé that includes work for Disney and the NFL Players Union, hosted the event.

DragonWave Plans to Acquire Nokia Siemens Networks Microwave Transport Business

November 4, 2011 10:31 am | Comments

DragonWave plans to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks’ microwave transport business, including its associated operational support systems (OSS) and related support functions (the “business”). Under the terms of the “Master Acquisition Agreement” signed, as well as acquiring the business, DragonWave would also become the preferred, strategic supplier to Nokia Siemens Networks of packet microwave and related products, and the companies would jointly coordinate technology development activities.

Flexion's Wrapper Technology Wins Most Effective Mobile Payment Solution Award

November 4, 2011 10:15 am | Comments

Flexion has announced that its wrapper technology has won the Most Effective Mobile Payment Solution at last night’s Effective Mobile Marketing Awards 2011. Hosted by Mobile Marketing Magazine, the Effective Mobile Marketing Awards recognise the best applications, campaigns, solutions and platforms in the mobile industry.

RFMD to Showcase High Performance RF Components and Foundry Services at MILCOM

November 4, 2011 10:07 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced it will showcase a broad selection of high-power, wide-bandwidth products, in addition to gallium nitride (GaN), gallium arsenide (GaAs) and molecular beam epitaxial (MBE) foundry services, targeting wireless communications markets at MILCOM 2011 in Baltimore. RFMD's industry-leading portfolio of high-power, wide bandwidth products and foundry services target multiple communications end-markets, including military communications, private mobile radio, and point-to-point microwave radio.

LPRS Announces Two Key Appointments to Support Continued Sales Growth

November 4, 2011 6:20 am | Comments

LPRS, Europe’s leading supplier of short-range radio devices, announces the appointment of Sandie Sharples to the board of directors to take on the role of Client Services Director. This new position reflects the great importance LPRS puts on customer service, from design to delivery and beyond. Sandie comments: “Our customer surveys show that it is our service that really sets us apart from our competitors.

DesignArt Networks Selects Elliptic Technologies to Integrate a Comprehensive Security Solution

November 4, 2011 6:11 am | Comments

Elliptic Technologies has joined forces with DesignArt Networks, to integrate a comprehensive security solution targeting advanced 3GPP HetNet infrastructure products. DesignArt Networks has licensed Elliptic’s high performance Security Protocol Accelerator for LTE (SPAcc-LTE) for use in its DAN3000 family of SoCs, targeting 3G and 4G base stations for the mobile HetNet infrastructure, as well as multi-gigabit unified mobile backhaul solutions.

Bottle Rocket Apps Chooses Airband's Wireless Network to Support Rapidly Growing Bandwidth Needs

November 4, 2011 5:57 am | Comments

Airband Communications is helping Bottle Rocket Apps to expand its business with a flexible Internet solution that supports the company’s dynamic business model. The modern infrastructure of Airband’s fixed-wireless network gives Bottle Rocket the flexibility to adjust bandwidth within hours as its projects and number of users change.

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