First News Briefs for August 21, 2012
Verizon Wireless says it has 64 interested buyers of its 700 MHz A block and B block licenses, which it promised to sell off if the government cleared the AWS deal. The operator gave the FCC an update on the auction during a Friday meeting disclosed yesterday in an ex parte document. Verizon hired two financial institutions in May to reach out to potential bidders that include businesses owned by women and minorities.
Enterprise mobility company Sky Technologies has been acquired by Kony Solutions for an undisclosed sum. Sky Technologies is SAP-certified and its customers include Schweppes, Toyota and Tyco. It will operate as a Kony subsidiary, and the two companies plan to merge their products.
OoVoo has come out with free iOS and Android apps that support four-way video chat. The app works on more than 240 compatible devices, ooVoo said in an announcement today. The updated app comes with push notifications to allow subscribers to be reached by other ooVoo users when the app is inactive.
ViewCast Corporation has come out with its Osprey 845e video capture card. The card is available in standard definition or high-definition SDI. The high-definition model can input four independent HDSDI signals or two 3G SDI signals.