News Bytes: Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba team on BYOD; YouTube's mobile push; more
>> Alcatel-Lucent teams with Aruba on BYOD
Alcatel-Lucent is integrating its core AOS Linux-based operating system with Aruba Networks' ClearPass access management system, according to a report by Enterprise Networking Planet. Under the partnership, the ClearPass system, which enables an enterprise to provision and manage a converged wired and wireless network, will work with Alcatel-Lucent's AOS-powered switches as an alternative Radius authentication service. "You can think of it as a replacement for Radius, or it can work as a proxy with an existing Radius server," Heitor Faroni, converged campus expert at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, told Enterprise Networking Planet. Read more on the partnership.
>> YouTube's mobile push
A full 40 percent of YouTube's traffic is coming from mobile devices, CEO Larry Page said during a Thursday earnings call. That is up from 25 percent in 2012 and 6 percent in 2011, according to a report by AllThingsD. At the same time, YouTube's mobile app only offers ads through its TrueView, which viewers can turn off. This means fewer ad dollars per mobile view, the report noted. The TrueView option might be a "much nicer experience for YouTube users, and it could well be better for YouTube, and even its partners, in the long run. But, right now, it means that the move to mobile may give video makers even more reason to gripe," writes AllThingsD's Peter Kafka. Read more on YouTube's mobile efforts.
>> Crypton beefs up app privacy
>> Isis wants to make plastic 'obsolete'
Isis, the near field communications mobile payment partnership formed by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile, wants to make plastic credit cards "obsolete," CEO Michael Abbott told an audience at MobileCon. Abbott admitted that the transition will take a number of years. "People are overestimating the rate of change for the next three years. And underestimating the rate after those three years," Abbott was quoted by Wireless Week as saying. Dan Schulman, group president for enterprise growth at American Express, told the audience that NFC will only be one of a number of mobile payment technologies, which will also include QR, biometrics, beacons, geo-fending and facial recognition. Schulman does believe plastic credit cards will "stick around." Read more about the mobile payments panel.
>> Motorola Mobility is a drag on Google revenue
Motorola Mobility's mobile phone sales declined in the most recent quarter, despite an overall 12 percent year-over-year increase in revenue at parent company Google, according to a report by CIO Magazine. The unit, which makes up 8 percent of Google's revenue, posted a 33 percent drop in sales. Overall, Google posted quarterly revenue of $14.9 billion and net income of $3 billion, a 36 percent year-over-year jump. Earnings per share was $8.75, up from $6.53 in the year ago quarter. Read more on Google's results.
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