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First News Briefs for January 15, 2013

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 10:41am
Wireless Week Staff

Indian mobile provider Bharti Airtel will replace its chief executive, Sanjay Kapoor, with group director of special projects, Gopal Vittal, on March 1, according to Reuters

According to a Pitney Bowes Inc. report, Quick Response (QR) codes are gaining increasing acceptance among consumers in North America and Europe. QR code usage as reported by more than 5,000 consumers surveyed stands at 15 percent on average and at 27 percent for consumers 18 to 34 years old. Such were the findings of research commissioned by Pitney Bowes and delivered in the QR Code use report.

Gemalto, a provider of digital security, announces its Cinterion M2M business is providing wireless connectivity for Invisible Tracck, an device used in a pilot program to stop illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. Developed by Cargo Tracck, the device uses Gemalto’s Cinterion M2M technology together with local cellular networks to send location updates from sensors in trees to a central server allowing officials to remotely track trees removed from protected areas.

Jasper Wireless, a connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics, today announced the launch of M2M Catalyst, a program to enable partner operators to rapidly establish and capitalize on new services for connected devices.

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