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  • Nvidia eyes Apple in licensing plan | Business Spectator
    to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Nvidia eyes Apple in licensing plan Reuters 20 Jun 2013 11 32 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Tech Deals Chipmaker hopes its plan to license its graphics cores and visual patents will angle it into the smartphone market You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Shares of chipmaker Nvidia surged nearly six per cent overnight after the company said it plans to license its graphics technology opening the door to new business with Apple Samsung Electronics and other mobile device makers Chief executive officer Jen Hsun Huang told the Reuters Global Technology Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday that licensing graphics cores and visual patents would help Nvidia take greater advantage of the booming market for smartphones and tablets and tap markets it could not reach through selling its own chips If there was ever a way for Nvidia to get into Apple the IP intellectual property licensing angle is likely it Raymond James analyst Hans Mosesmann wrote in a note to clients With its core PC market struggling Nvidia in recent years has established itself in the fast growing mobile market creating its Tegra line of processors for tablets that take advantage of its graphics expertise But Nvidia has faced tough competition from the much larger Qualcomm limiting its success Apple designs its own processors for the iPhone and iPad and top Android smartphone maker Samsung increasingly uses its own processors in its devices Nvidia will also be competing against UK based ARM Holdings which licenses processor technology to chipmakers including Nvidia and is increasingly targeting graphics as well

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  • Huawei unveils world's slimmest smartphone | Business Spectator
    CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Huawei unveils world s slimmest smartphone Reuters 19 Jun 2013 11 05 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Tech Titans Telecommunication The Ascend P6 underlines Huawei s ambition to compete with Apple and Samsung in the top tier of mobile technology You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password China s Huawei has unveiled its flagship smartphone the Ascend P6 at its first standalone launch event as it underlines its ambitions to compete with Apple and Samsung in the top tier of mobile technology The company says the device at 6 18 mm thick is the world s slimmest It has a 5 megapixel front facing camera designed for taking selfies or pictures of the owner to be shared on social media networks The company picked the launch date 6 18 June 18 to tie in with the smartphone s dimensions The launch at an arts venue in North London takes a cue from Apple and Samsung both of which have made new product announcements at high profile events for a number of years Previously Huawei unveiled its handsets at industry trade shows like Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Huawei which also makes telecom networking gear is looking to drive sales of its consumer devices a sector in which it has only had its own brand for about three years The company was the fourth largest maker of smartphones in the first quarter of 2013 trailing LG Electronics and the two dominant brands Apple and Samsung according to analyst firm Gartner The top two sold more than 100 million units between them while LG sold 10 million and Huawei nine million most of which were in its native China

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  • Samsung to release faster S4 phone | Business Spectator
    in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Samsung Electronics Co plans to sell a variation of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone that will transmit data at nearly twice the normal speed the head of its mobile business said on Monday J K Shin also co chief executive of the world s biggest technology firm by revenue said the phone would be sold in South Korea as early as this month Samsung was in talks with several overseas carriers to take the phone Shin told Reuters in an interview at Samsung s headquarters in Suwon just south of Seoul He declined to name the carriers We ll be the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone Shin said The new S4 will use LTE Advanced 4G technology an upgrade from conventional 4G called LTE or long term evolution LTE Advanced offers data transmission at up to twice the normal 4G speed The phones will be powered by Qualcomm chips A movie download that takes 3 minutes with conventional 4G would take slightly more than 1 minute Samsung said Samsung s shares have lost almost US20 billion since June 7 after analysts cut forecasts for Galaxy S4 sales by as much as 30 per cent on industry data that showed the high end smartphone market was getting saturated The same problem is hitting sales of the iPhone 5 made by Samsung rival Apple Inc Samsung s market capitalization is still a hefty US195 billion Its shares closed down 0 2 per cent on Monday Shin showed little concern about sales prospects for the S4 which hit stores in late April The mobile devices division is the company s biggest profit generator S4 sales remain strong It s selling far stronger than the Galaxy S III and the new LTE Advanced 4G phone will be another addition to our high end segment offerings that ensure healthy profit margins Shin said Shin declined to provide forecasts for S4 sales He said the new S4 would be slightly more expensive than the current one The South Korean firm hopes the addition of hardware offerings such as faster data transmission along with its widely anticipated move to introduce models with unbreakable or flexible displays will help it protect margin growth As operators seek to provide more data centric mobile services I think this will become mainstream 4G technology globally in the coming years Shin said Shin also said sales of Samsung s tablet products in the US market jumped 3 3 times since it installed brand shops within Best Buy s stores in April and is now considering expanding the format in Latin

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  • BYOD security: a standards dilemma | Business Spectator
    Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu BYOD security a standards dilemma Phillip Redman 21 May 2013 9 34 AM Technology Applications BYOD Smart Devices Security Multiple operating systems and a fragmented mobile market has made it difficult to create a one size fits all BYOD security solution While there s no quick fix to this problem here are some ways of working around it You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password If there s one thing the mobile industry is known for is standards There s a lot of them In networking technology you have multiple Wi Fi standards in use 802 11 a b g n ac In wide area wireless there are GSM CDMA WCDMA LTE And for mobile OSes you have iOS Android QNX Windows Phone et al The problem for mobile operating systems is that there are too many standards and none that have the weight in the market to become de facto as driven by adopters just like what happened in the PC world when it was Microsoft vs IBM who won that one When enterprises could dictate their own individual standards this wasn t an issue But in today s world of BYOD this is only getting worse especially when it comes to mobile software and app management Each mobile platform has its own app Software Development Kit SDK and with consumerisation very little thought has gone into securing and managing these consumer apps for enterprise users But as enterprise users adopt these apps for work this needs to change I covered some of the strategies for implementing app management and security in my January research note on containerisation Using one method where there is a proprietary SDK from the multitude of mobile device management MDM vendors what we call app specific has been around for a couple years now But at best only 40 50 apps have been developed this way The problem is the management SDK is proprietary to each vendor so a management tool can only support its specific hence app specific app Plus pre existing apps need to be rewritten Most app developers have held off of committing because of this Another method is to wrap the app but getting access to the binary especially for third party apps found on public app stores is difficult and still proprietary to the application wrapper for management What s needed is some type of standard that app developers could use that all MDM and app management vendors could integrate into Of course that would mean getting all those vendors to agree on one method probably some type of open source mobile

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  • Phillip Redman | Business Spectator
    is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Phillip Redman BYOD security a standards dilemma Multiple operating systems and a fragmented mobile market has made it difficult to create a one size fits all BYOD security solution While there s no quick fix to this problem here are some ways of working around it by Phillip Redman 9 34am May 21 The key to iPhone 5 s success The future of smartphones will have less to do with hardware and software and more about mobile service advancements If the iPhone 5 showcases a step in this direction then Apple s dominance is assured by Phillip Redman 9 45am September 12 BYOD security a standards dilemma Multiple operating systems and a fragmented mobile market has made it difficult to create a one size fits all BYOD security solution While there s no quick fix to this problem here are some ways of working around it by Phillip Redman 9 34am May 21 The key to iPhone 5 s success The future of smartphones will have less to do with hardware and software and more about mobile service advancements If the iPhone

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  • Huawei launches its very own 'phablet' | Business Spectator
    Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Huawei launches its very own phablet Supratim Adhikari 18 Apr 2013 12 38 PM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Mobility Chinese company keen to make a bigger splash in the Australian smartphone market with the launch of 6 1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password China s Huawei has signalled its intention to make a bigger splash in the Australian smartphone market with the launch of its very own phablet Huawei Ascend Mate Featuring a 6 1 inch HD display and a 1 5GHz quad core processor made by Huawei the Ascend Mate will start retailing for 429 from April 20 The 6 5mm thin device has a screen to body ratio of 73 per cent and sports a 1280x720 HD IPS LCD screen It also features Huawei s proprietary Magic Touch technology for enhanced touchscreen responsiveness and features Huawei s own Emotion UI user interface The phablet supports five 3G frequency bands plus four GSM bands and has the requisite camera functionality with an 8 0 megapixel auto focus rear facing camera with HDR and a 1 0 megapixel HD front facing camera The Huawei Ascend

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  • Microsoft, Hon Hai sign patent deal for Android, Chrome devices | Business Spectator
    latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Microsoft Hon Hai sign patent deal for Android Chrome devices Reuters 18 Apr 2013 10 39 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Global patent licensing agreement designed to protect Hon Hai clients from patent claims You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Microsoft Corp and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd have signed a global patent licensing agreement designed to protect Hon Hai clients from patent claims arising from their use of Google Inc s Android and Chrome operating systems Google and Microsoft have been locked in patent battles with Microsoft contending that the systems infringe its software patents Microsoft has in the past chosen to pursue hardware makers rather than Google itself for royalties Foxconn s clients don t need to worry about infringing Microsoft s patents anymore because Foxconn has signed the agreement for them said Vincent Shih chief legal officer of Microsoft Taiwan Corp Hon Hai is the flagship listed entity of Foxconn Technology Group Shih said more than 50 per cent of the global contract makers that manufacture Android devices including Hon Hai s local peers Pegatron Corp Quanta Computer Inc Compal Electronics Inc and Wistron Corp have signed similar agreements with Microsoft Technology companies are increasingly defending their turf in the courts seeking penalties for alleged patent and trademark infringements and injunctions to stop product sales One well known example is the ongoing legal war between Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd that

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  • Mystery buyer of one million BlackBerry Z10s revealed | Business Spectator
    Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Mystery buyer of one million BlackBerry Z10s revealed Harrison Polites 27 Mar 2013 11 11 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Mobility Global device wholesaler Brightstar outed as the company behind the purchase You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The mystery buyer which took a gamble on BlackBerry and purchased 1 million Z10 units last week has been revealed According to AllThingsD US device wholesaler Brightstar is the outfit behind the purchase Prior to the US launch of the Z10 BlackBerry spruiked the news of the sale as an indicator of the impending success of the device However with the buyer now revealed it seems the information may indicate the contrary Our checks indicate the order was from Brightstar whom Verizon is relying upon to handle the big box retail and dealer agent channels Detwiler Fenton managing director Mark Gerber told AllThingsD It suggests Verizon doesn t believe this will be a strong seller since it normally tries to allocate hot product on its own In terms of Australia both Telstra and Optus immediately announced that they

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