AirWatch, the startup that helps businesses manage security and more on employees’ mobile devices, is today announcing that it has raised another $ 25 million, led by Accel with participation also from Insight Venture Partners. The funds come as part of an expanded Series A round, originally for $ 200 million, which the company announced with a splash in February during Mobile World Congress. This Series A is the first outside money raised by AirWatch, and values the company at just over $ 1 billion, according to sources.
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Enterprise Mobility Upstart AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions
A U.S. judge ruled Thursday that Motorola Mobility is entitled to substantially less royalties than it wanted from Microsoft for the company's use of wireless and video-encoding patents in its Xbox products.
With a design you won’t soon forget, Hyundai‘s recently unveiled E4U personal mobility vehicle is a concept vehicle with a windshield/helmet combination and egg-shaped yellow body that is, from the back at least, somewhat insect-like in nature. The vehicle was demonstrated at the Seoul Motor Show 2013, and is the byproduct of Hyundai’s Advanced Design
The ‘Tankchair’ is an all-terrain wheelchair offered by TC Mobility, with support of the Liz Soden Foundation. The foundation and TC Mobility were founded by Brad Soden, who was motivated to help his disabled wife travel more freely with the family.
Pictures courtesy of the Liz Soden Foundation.
alphadogg writes “Motorola Mobility is cutting 1,200 staff, in addition to a reduction of 4,000 staff it announced in August, to focus on high-end devices. ‘These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer,’ said Motorola. ‘It’s obviously very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition.’ Motorola’s mobile business has been overwhelmed in the smartphone market by larger players such as Samsung Electronics, Apple, Sony, Huawei Technologies and ZTE.”
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It wasn’t all that long ago that Google purchased Motorola Mobility getting itself a hardware arm. Everyone assumed when Google made the purchase that Motorola would be the company producing the Nexus devices from then on out. Google promised that it wouldn’t give Motorola Mobility any sort of favoritism when it came to Android. According
A U.S. district court judge has ruled that 13 Motorola Mobility patent claims related to digital video are invalid in a patent licensing case brought by Microsoft.
Nerval’s Lobster writes “Tech icon Steve Wozniak has come forward with several predictions for 2013, with data center technologies an important part of the list. Wozniak’s predictions are based on a series of conversations he had recently with Brett Shockley, senior vice president and general manager of applications and emerging technologies at Avaya. They trace an arc from the consumer space up through the enterprise, with an interesting take on the BYOD phenomenon: Woz believes that mobile devices will eventually become the ‘remote controls,’ so to speak, of the world. Although he’s most famous as the co-founder of Apple, Wozniak currently serves as chief scientist at Fusion-io, a manufacturer of enterprise flash storage for data centers and other devices.”
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Analysts predict that cloud computing will play a larger role in mobility and consumerization of IT, Windows Phone and Android tablet sales will grow and there will more hot-desking in large organisations in 2013.
Apple has offered to pay Google's Motorola Mobility unit up to one dollar per device for a license to its patents covering cellular and Wi-Fi technologies.
Well, look at that. Yesterday, we caught wind of a rumored Google buyout of Viewdle, a company that specializes in facial recognition technology. The whispers yesterday said that this acquisition could be announced by the end of the week, possibly as soon as today. Sure enough, Motorola announced its acquisition of Viewdle today, sealing the
Ok, I’m not a fan of Maps in iOS 6 Maps as you might have read. Seems like the folks over at Google aren’t either. By way of Motorola Mobility’s Google+ page, the company which is now owned by Google, this post just popped up with a fun hashtag:
Intel will make a major mobile push at the Intel Developer Forum next week as the company tries to remain relevant in a market where tablets and smartphones are becoming an alternative to PCs for everyday computing.
Google’s plan to cut 20% of the workforce at Motorola Mobility has reignited internal fears that the Internet giant acquired the mobile device maker primarily for its 17,000 patents.
Google-owned Motorola Mobility has filed yet another claim against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, this time asserting that devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch infringe patents related to features such as email notifications, location reminders, and media players.
symbolset writes “CNET is reporting that China has approved Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Previously approved by regulatory authorities in the U.S. and Europe, China was the last holdout. The deal will now reportedly close ‘within days.’” I wonder what conditions Google may have faced from the regulators, and whether they include any exceptions to the “don’t be evil” guideline.
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Chinese regulatory authorities have approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, paving the way for the deal to close within the week, company officials confirmed Saturday.
It’s been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fallen into place.
According to a new report from the Associated Press, Chinese officials have finally given the Google-Motorola deal their blessing.
We’re generally satisfied with our internet performance, but we wouldn’t say no to a speed boost. A Microsoft blog post reveals plans to enable just that, with the company’s proposed “HTTP Speed + Mobility” approach to HTTP 2.0. Have you thought about what life would be like with a faster internet? MS says Y-E-S! “There is already broad consensus about the need to make web browsing much faster,” the company proclaimed. Juicy. The suggested protocol will, well, focus on achieving greater speed, but Microsoft hasn’t detailed exactly how it will accomplish that, beyond mentioning that it’s based on the Google SPDY protocol, which on its own aims to reduce latency and congestion by prioritizing requests and removing the limit on simultaneous streams over a single TCP connection. For its part, MS says it will be expanding on SPDY to “address the needs of mobile devices and applications,” which we presume would be in Google’s best interests as well. It’s safe to say that Microsoft’s being a bit more forthcoming during its meetings with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) this week — the organization responsible for creating HTTP 2.0 — so perhaps we’ll be hearing more about this fabled faster internet before we turn anew to Q2.
The preliminary decision already determined that, in this case, Motorola Mobility hadn’t violated any of Apple’s patents with its Droid series, and now a final review has affirmed those initial findings. While this might not be a massive turn up for the books, it does close the doors on at least one big name patent dispute. That said, Apple can appeal to the Federal Circuit, and given that it has done before, it’s likely the iPad maker will do so here. But, for now at least, it’s cork popping time over in Libertyville.
Apple has asked the European Commission to intervene in its patent battle with Motorola Mobility, according to a filing with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) made by Motorola Mobility late Friday.
Motorola Mobility faces a potential antitrust investigation from the European Commission over potential misuse of FRAND patents, after Apple filed an official complaint against its rival. The news, revealed as part of Motorola’s most recent SEC filing – in which the company also voices concerns that incoming tablets from Nokia among others might have a [...]
Smart phones are creating radical new ideas for getting around. Technology Review picks six of the most promising.
There’s this fellow by the name of Slipstream, folks, and he’s created not on, not two, but three N64 handheld gaming devices, each of them able to play full-sized Nintendo 64 cartridges through a 4.3-inch LCD display – and you’ll never guess what the whole final package looks like. Behold the Electus 64, or as [...]
Motorola Mobility said Thursday that its shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposed acquisition of the company by Google.
A Dutch researcher says the chip makes it possible for men to check their fertility in their home environment using a new test that’s both simple and inexpensive.
Colleges and universities have been aggressive in expanding campus mobility, but slower in shifting key systems to cloud computing, according to a new survey of IT in higher education.