News Briefs for April 1, 2008
Companies in today’s briefs include: AT&T, Netbiscuits, Mobile Complete, TrafficGauge, Research In Motion, Bamboo MediaCasting
AT&T announced that it has signed a telecommunications-services contract with Royal Dutch Shell valued at $1.6 billion. Under the terms of the five-year deal, AT&T will provide, manage and maintain Shell's world-wide communications system, including wide- and local-area networks, voice services, managed-security solutions and mobility services. AT&T said it is one of the largest commercial orders it has won and is the biggest with a company outside the United States.
Netbiscuits announced it has adopted Mobile Complete’s DeviceAnywhere porting solution. DeviceAnywhere provides access to more than 1000 devices, on live networks, remotely over the Internet. It uses real devices rather than emulator/simulator based solutions, so anything a user can do with a device in his/her hand, can be done with the handsets in DeviceAnywhere. Netbiscuits said it will use the system to support its mobile Web site creation service, and that it will extend DeviceAnywhere to its own users to ensure that the most efficient application development processes are in place throughout its user base.
TrafficGauge has announced a new addition to its product line for those looking to make navigating freeway traffic easier. Just in time for the CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas, TrafficGauge is pleased to announce that its traffic information is now accessible to subscribers on Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Curve, Pearl or 8800 series handsets.
Bamboo MediaCasting, a provider of scheduled, push delivery of subscription content to mobile customers, announced plans to unveil its SilverStripe white label solution to U.S. mobile carriers and service providers. Bamboo MediaCasting promises its SilverStripe solution will enable carriers, service providers and off-deck portals to offer a channel-based subscription service using its proprietary Push-Store-Play technology. The SilverStripe solution automatically delivers subscriber-selected episodic audio, video, news, movie trailers, music and other programming to the user’s handset, where it is stored in the phone’s memory.