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Chegg, the connected learning platform for students, confirmed to MMW ahead
of the weekend that it has acquired student deal platform Campus Special for
$17 million in cash and stock. Students across more than 500 college campuses
are already using Chegg Campus Deals to order and pay for food and to
discover offers from local and... (more)
Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push
email for billions of phones, today announced that its new version 8 software
is generally available. Funambol v8 makes it easy to keep the data and
content on billions of mobile phones in sync with social networks, email
systems and personal computers via the Internet cloud.
Funambol v8 has a completely redesigned AJAX web portal. The portal's
striking interface makes it simple for users to access mobile data and rich
media in the cloud, using any modern browser
"With the exploding popularity of smartphones... (more)
Armed robbers pulled off a heist at the Apple store behind the Paris Opera in
the center of town on New Year's Eve.
Reuters reports that they made off with over a $1 million worth of widgetry
although Apple is still calculating the loss.
Four masked thieves broke in about 9 o'clock at night, three hours after the
shop closed, while the local gendarmerie was distracted by celebrations along
the Champs Élysées. They escaped in a van.
I’ve been using an Android G1 phone for more than a month now on a daily
basis, but I still haven’t given up my iPhone. The more I use them both,
the more that I realize my iPhone is a Mac and my Android is a PC.
That is not necessarily a bad thing—except for when my Android crashes
(which is a lot). Okay, it does not actually crash so much as it freezes up,
forcing me to wait until it figures things out. Which it usually does. Except
that one time when I plugged it into the wrong mini-USB charger and it gave
me the screen of death: a white danger triangle with a cell phone flat ... (more)
Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz has been reviewing Sun's three major strategic
imperatives, and the company's progress going in to its next fiscal year. As
industry blogs go, the three entries he's produced so far are miniature
masterpieces. A fourth and last one is on its way.
The first in the series, titled "Understanding Sun in Three Easy Steps,"
kicks off with the bright and breezy intro:
"We're approaching the end of our fiscal year, and given all the swirl in the
economy, I thought it worthwhile to restate where Sun's headed as a company,
to let customers, partners, employees an... (more)
Wireless Technology Magazine
That Android has got a lot of publicity and public endorsement in the US is
clear to all of us but the potential impact that Android can have is probably
far beyond what you have thought. I am therefore posting some of my
'insights' in the subject.
When Andy Rubin left Sidekick and started Android (and acquired by Google),
he and his team did a few things amazingly correct. The first thing they
want to do was to embedded Google services as much as possible; secondly,
providing a standardized easy to develop developer experience that is