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Cloud, virtualization are the future of enterprise Wi-Fi networks, says EMA report

Companies are increasingly turning to the cloud to manage their Wi-Fi networks and to virtualization and open source hardware for Wi-Fi connectivity, according to a new report by Enterprise Management Associates and sponsored by Mojo Networks.

Spotlight: China's Xiaomi signs patent deal with Microsoft, agrees to pre-load software on smartphones

China-based Xiaomi has signed a cross-licensing and patent transfer deal with Microsoft and has agreed to pre-install Skype and Microsoft Office software on its smartphones in preparation for entering the U.S. market, reported TechCrunch.

Qualcomm releases Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearables with specific use cases

Chip maker Qualcomm announced Tuesday its Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearables with specific use cases like smart headsets, smartwatches for targeted age groups and fitness tracking devices.

Smart clothing coming soon to a workplace near you

Smart clothing is expected to soon find its way into the enterprise, after gaining traction in the consumer fitness market, predicts ABI Research.

Mobile developers are just not that into Apple Watch, but that could change

Apple Watch lacks attention from mobile developers, and that won't change unless the wearable becomes less dependent on the iPhone, according to a new report from Business Insider.

Spotlight: Jolla unveils handset for developers to test latest Sailfish OS

Troubled Finnish mobile operating system maker Jolla has unveiled a handset called Jolla C for developers to test the latest releases of its Sailfish OS, reported TechCrunch.

Intel to aquire Itseez, a startup providing computer vision tech for IoT applications

Chip behemoth Intel has agreed to acquire Itseez, a San Francisco-based startup that is developing computer vision and machine learning technology for self-driving cars and other Internet of Things applications, for an undisclosed consideration.

A tale of 2 troubled mobile phone units

This has been a tough week for high-tech giants who spent billions of dollars to buy their way into the mobile handset market.

Sensors will fuel growth of AI spending in manufacturing, says Tractica

Training and calibration of sensors in Internet of Things systems is expected to drive enterprise pending on artificial intelligence software in the manufacturing sector, which Tractica forecasts will increase from $13.5 million last year to over $1 billion by 2024.

Mobile users are willing to pay more for in-app features than mobile apps

Mobile users are more likely to spend more on in-app purchases than pay outright for a mobile app, according to a new online survey by Gartner.

MobileIron unveils conference space reservation app Rooms, hints at shift away from email reliance

MobileIron announced Thursday the availability of its first productivity app Rooms, which hopes to eliminate any annoyances caused by the conference room booking process. FierceMobileIT spoke with MobileIron's director of product management, David Barkovic, on how the app is a shift away from the email-dominated enterprise of the past.

Spotlight: Twilio teams with T-Mobile to launch Programmable Wireless

Twilio teamed with T-Mobile to launch Programmable Wireless, a SIM-based service that eanbles developers to build full-featured cellular services, reported TechCrunch.

Microsoft to cut another 1,850 jobs at Nokia unit, takes $950M impairment charge

Microsoft said Wednesday that it plans to cut another 1,850 jobs at its troubled Nokia phone making unit and take an impairment and restructuring charge of $950 million.

Aftermarket mobile accessories revenue to top $110B in 2021, says ABI

The aftermarket mobile accessories market is forecast by ABI Research to top $110 billion in revenue by 2021, with Bluetooth headsets for smartphones growing the fastest.

What businesses need to consider when pushing mobile messages to customers

Customers have no hesitation in opting out of useless mobile messages from companies, and most do. Digital business professionals need to reevaluate their mobile messaging efforts if they want to engage customers, according to a new report by Forrester Research.

App market could be worth $100B by 2020; developers need to leverage big data to get a piece

The app market could be worth $100 billion by 2020, and developers will need help from big data to find ways to get a piece of the pie, according to an article at TechRepublic.

New federal electronic logging device mandate could put financial pressure on smaller firms, says ABI

The federal regulators are requiring commercial fleet managers, operators, and drivers to transition from using paper to log hours of service to using electronic logging devices. While the use of ELDs is designed to improve the HOS process, it could be a financial strain on smaller carriers and individual track drivers, warned ABI Research.

Developers can embed Skype for Business capabilities into any iOS, Android apps with new SDK Preview

Skype for Business App SDK Preview is now available for developers, and that means Skype's instant messaging, audio and video capabilities can be embedded into any iOS and Android app using the software development kit.

Spotlight: Apple releases new iOS 9.3.3 Developer Beta 1

Apple has released a new iOS 9.3.3 Developer Beta 1 for developer testing on iOS devices, reported 9to5Mac on Monday.

Google, Levi's team on connected denim jacket that controls your phone from your sleeve

Google and Levi's unveiled Friday at Google's I/O conference a connected Levi's denim jacket that will enable users to answer phone calls, control music, access naviation and other actions by touch the jacket's sleeve.