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MWC: Mozilla Courts Developers with New Firefox OS Tools and Devices

February 24, 2014 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Following on a busy Mobile World Congress last year, Mozilla is again showcasing the evolution of its Firefox OS in Barcelona.  The company has announced a 4.5-inch dual-core reference phone, as well as a number of new tools for developers to create and test their designs for the Web-based mobile platform.

Now at Your Library: Streaming Movies, Music

October 2, 2013 9:39 am | by Manuel Valdes, Associated Press | News | Comments

There's a new source to stream movies and other digital...

Amazon Offers Web Devs Distribution Through Appstore

August 7, 2013 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Amazon Appstore has opened its shelves to web-based apps....

From the Magazine: Mobile Platform Wars: What Does a Third Ecosystem Look Like

May 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Some say there’s only room for one more mobile platform, with Android and iOS helping themselves...

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Device Innovation Is Passé: Why UE Is King in 2013

May 8, 2013 10:48 am | by Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire | Articles | Comments

It’s getting increasingly difficult for smartphone and tablet makers to “shock and awe” the media and the buying public with groundbreaking, “never before seen” hardware. While each high-profile device launch brings hardware advancements over previous models...

Keynote Mobile News and Portal Index: Delivering Video on Mobile News Sites

May 1, 2013 10:46 am | by Venkatesh Giri, Keynote Mobile Expert | Articles | Comments

We all know more online users are now accessing news via their smartphones - and not just via the traditional news sites we monitor in our Mobile News and Portal Index, but also via social media. As we’ve seen with recent news events...

Broadcasters Worry About 'Zero TV' homes

April 8, 2013 9:13 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Some people have had it with TV. They've had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don't like timing their lives around network show schedules. They're tired of $100-plus monthly bills. A growing number of them have stopped paying for cable and...

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Keynote Mobile News and Portal Index: January - February 2013

February 20, 2013 9:35 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

This month, the Keynote Mobile News & Portal performance index featured a number of smartphone sites that posted extremely slow response times. With that in mind, we thought we would look at how site infrastructure contributes to the performance of one of these slower sites...

Opera Acquires Skyfire for Video Optimization Tech

February 15, 2013 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Opera Software today announced that it has acquired Silicon Valley based Skyfire Labs, which specializes in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility. Skyfire also produces a mobile browser that allows iOS users to watch Flash-based video content on their devices...

Tips for Speeding up High Traffic Mobile News Sites

December 20, 2012 9:50 am | by WIreless Week Staff | News | Comments

 After a general slowdown in performance in last month’s report, the Keynote Mobile News and Portal Index showed overall improvements in performance in the past month (November 16-December 15). One standout is USA Today which showed the most significant improvement...

Mozilla Preps Launch of Firefox Mobile OS

July 2, 2012 7:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mozilla today confirmed plans to launch a new open mobile OS based on HTML5 and it has the support of some big names in the industry, including Sprint, Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom.

Igniting Mobile Apps for the Enterprise with HTML5

September 5, 2011 1:09 pm | by Jonathan Stark, Mobiquity | Articles | Comments

While I don't think HTML5 is the right approach in every case, I have seen it ruled out based on misinformation. So my goal is to clarify what HTML5 is (and isn't) capable of so IT leaders can make an informed decision about the best choice for their projects.

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Dolphin Browser Dives onto iPhone

August 30, 2011 8:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Dolphin browser includes a number of features not available in Apple's Safari.

Google Launches Long-Awaited Chromebooks

May 12, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday dove deep into its Chrome notebook project at its annual Google I/O conference...

Mozilla Officially Launches Firefox 4 for Mobile

March 30, 2011 8:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mozilla yesterday officially took the beta wraps off its new Firefox 4 mobile browser for Android and Maemo devices.

Google Talks Android, Honeycomb

February 3, 2011 7:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday took time at a developer event to delve a little deeper into a couple of announcements it made at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including a detailed look at the company's tablet-optimized 3.0 version of Android (Honeycomb).

Openwave Tackles Fragmentation Challenges

February 1, 2011 7:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Openwave Systems yesterday took the wraps off Amplicity, a new browser-based, value-added service solution for developers...

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Seybold’s Take - Tablet Wars Are Off and Running

January 16, 2011 1:19 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

Each year, one category of products becomes the focal point for most of the press because it has the most buzz or it is a new product classification. Last year, for example, it was 3D television. This year, it was clear weeks before the show that this would be the year of the tablet at CES.

Browser Vs. App: Which Is Better?

November 24, 2010 11:24 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Do consumers really prefer mobile browsers to apps? Two recent surveys, one from Adobe’s Omniture division and one commissioned by Orange in the U.K., found that end-users prefer mobile browsers to apps, at least in a few areas, most of them research based activities (e.g. shopping, finding a map, general search).

Windows Phone 7 Available in U.S. Today

November 8, 2010 7:43 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Today's the big day for all those Windows Mobile fans in the U.S. Microsoft today announced official availability of three Windows Phone 7 devices on two different carriers.

Skyfire Browser Serves Up Flash, Gets Pulled within Hours

November 4, 2010 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Within five hours of going live, the Skyfire mobile browser for iPhone yesterday became the top grossing app, the third highest paid app overall and the top application in the Utilities category at the iTunes App Store...

Microsoft Posts Record Quarter on Strong Office, OS Sales

October 29, 2010 8:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft yesterday posted a record 51 percent jump in profits in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2011, on strong sales of Windows 7, Microsoft Office and its XBox Live console.

Review: Windows Phone 7 a New Start for Microsoft

October 21, 2010 7:54 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? When it comes to smartphones, Microsoft is itching to get back in the game.

Report: Mobile Browsers Trump Apps

October 14, 2010 8:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Consumers prefer accessing content on their mobile phones via a mobile browser as opposed to using apps...

Firefox 4 Beta Goes Live for Android, Maemo

October 8, 2010 8:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo. The latest iteration of the company's mobile browser aims at further integration of the desktop and mobile browsing experience.

Report: Android Is Tops with U.S. Consumers

October 6, 2010 8:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Android is now the most popular operating system among people who bought a smartphone in the past six months...

The Mobile Web Future: It's Complicated

October 6, 2010 8:53 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The mobile phone browser already is a central part of the mobile application world but is going to become an even bigger element in the future...

To Reiterate, No Windows 7 at VZW Until 2011

September 17, 2010 8:29 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Reports surfaced yesterday that Verizon Wireless will wait until 2011 to release a Microsoft Windows Phone 7 device...

Skyfire Submits Flash-Capable Browser to App Store

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Skyfire today submitted a mobile browser to Apple's App Store that it says is capable of playing Flash video.

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