Mobile Cloud Update

On December 31, 2011 By

The third quarter of 2012 can be considered as the most unpredictable period for the mobile services. Huge changes included Google’s decision to move to hardware market when it proposed a partnership with Motorola. Hewlett-Packard, on the other hand, shocked everyone when it announced it will discontinue production of phones and tablets [...]

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Several happenings marked Microsoft’s week as they unveiled their new Windows 8 App store. Other than this a revamp of Xbox Live Dashboard took place and a new four-year partnership agreement with HP was also recently signed.

The new business solutions will be the integration of Microsoft’s cloud products that include Lync [...]

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CloudTimes is proud to announce to be a Gold Media Partner of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from Feb 27th – March 1st, 2012.

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the place for mobile leaders to network, and conduct business. The event hosts approximately 60,000 mobile professionals, over 58% of these C-Level, from [...]

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Several complaints were posted on Amazon’s community forums by Kindle Fire users that said they experienced Internet connection problems. The users said problems included inability to connect to the Internet, in spite the fact that they are able to connect to Wi-Fi with their devices; they also experienced troubles with access to [...]

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Dropbox, a cloud-based storage and file sharing platform is moving to release the chains from cloud consumers with the release of its new service application called Dropbox for Teams. This is seen to help SMBs in sharing and storing files, documents, photos and videos within the cloud.

Dropbox for Teams was launched [...]

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X.commerce, a new business at eBay Inc. that connects developers and merchants, today announced it has joined the OpenStack™ community and will leverage the open source cloud operating system to deliver its powerful commerce ecosystem to the combined developer communities of eBay, PayPal and Magento. By choosing to [...]

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GetApp.com, the fastest growing independent online marketplace for cloud-based business applications, announced today that it is has secured $1.1 million in funding from Nauta Capital (Nauta). Nauta has invested in GetApp.com from its recently launched $150M Nauta III fund.

This funding will allow GetApp.com to further establish its online channel [...]

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After a very successful GigaOm Structure event in June, CloudTimes is sponsoring Mobilize, the event on emerging trends for mobile web, connected devices and the mobile enterprise.

A year ago, the mobile landscape was markedly different. Widespread LTE deployments weren’t in existence. The patent fight [...]

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Insight, opportunity and growth abound at Mobilize 2011. CloudTimes is a media sponsor for the two day event, which will unveil the newest opportunities at the crossroads of mobile and cloud computing – from products and services to new technologies and emerging [...]

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Léo Apotheker, HP’s CEO, announced last week sweeping changes intended to help the company recover from a series of disappointing quarters and return to high-margin profitability.

Over the next 12 to 18 months, the firm will be closing down its PC operations and is instead turning to Cloud and infrastructure solutions [...]

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Salesforce.com is prepping for yet another big Dreamforce event this year with more than 40,000 registrations. The company announced today that chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will kick off this year’s conference with a keynote address outlining the company’s vision for the social enterprise. It’s been 2 years since Salesforce [...]

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Box.net has made its commitment to offer more diverse applications and features for its mobile users. The company is targeting workers who have a need to constantly share files and documents, to do this they have updated their Android application last Thursday to support tablet PCs. To accomplish these additional features Box.net [...]

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Google has recently made its biggest investment acquisition when it finally decided to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion dollars.

Motorola Mobility being the leading supporter of Google’s Android mobile phone OS made smartphones and tablets PCs run on the software, which they called the Xoom.

The recent acquisition will give Google [...]

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HTC, a Taiwanese handset manufacturer, acquired Dashwire for $18.5 million to beef up its cloud-based services that lets users synchronize their photos, contacts and videos online. Dashwire is a mobile cloud platform based in Seattle and backed by Trilogy Equity Partners and Best Buy Capital. The company was founded in [...]

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Apple and Google’s operating system are seen by mobile developers to command the lead for cloud computing technology, social networking and the mobile enterprise IT. This does not mean though that Microsoft is totally out of the picture.

A recent survey conducted by a cross-platform development toolmaker Appcelerator and research firm IDC [...]

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Huawei Device Co Ltd announced on Wednesday the launch of its first mobile phone which offers a cloud-based service. Other Chinese companies have made the move in the past to apply cloud computing technology in smartphones including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Baidu Inc.

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