FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, MLB, Cox, RADWIN, Flipboard, CNN
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Retail Solutions, Inc., has been chosen by MLBAM to supply iBeacon hardware as the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball (MLB) in connection with the completion of its initial rollout of the technology in 20 ballparks for Opening Day of the 2014 MLB season. With Gimbal proximity beacons built and configured to Apple's iBeacon specification, baseball fans will be able to utilize iBeacon technology within the "MLB.com At The Ballpark" app.
Cox Business today announced the national availability of Essential Cloud, a suite of cloud-based business applications that provides small businesses with solutions to increase operational efficiency and improve customer relationships. A Cox Business solution, Essential Cloud is designed to meet the needs of businesses in specific industry verticals.
RADWIN, a global provider of broadband wireless solutions for trains and metros, today announced that the Moscow metro has deployed RADWIN's FiberinMotion train-to-track wireless broadband solution. FiberinMotion enables Moscow metro to deliver 90 Mbps per train across distances of up to 900 meters. This throughput is used to provide broadband Wi-Fi and paid advertising content to passengers on board trains. Moscow metro consists of 12 lines and 180 stations and runs a total length of 300 km/200 miles, transporting approximately 7 million people each day.
Flipboard, Inc. announced its acquisition of Zite, a news reader application for iOS and Android, from CNN. In addition to the acquisition, the two companies will embark on a multifaceted partnership, enabling CNN to expand its mobile reach to a new audience and take advantage of Flipboard's technology and mobile sales strategy.