KDDI's Open Innovation Fund invested $5 million in Fuhu, a developer of children's educational apps and devices. This is the first investment for the fund, which was launched last February and has $60 million in funding to invest in companies in the Silicon Valley area.
A Japanese government advisory panel said it favors operator giant NTT DoCoMo's proposal to run a next-generation mobile broadcasting service based on ISDB-Tmm technology, shooting down carrier
Operator O2 UK announced an agreement to launch digital music service provider Napster's mobile music service. Network services provider Ericsson will assume systems integration, operations,
Both Google and The Walt Disney Co. made significant inroads into the Japanese mobile market this week, but just because the two American media giants are moving into the Far East doesn't mean
On Monday Google finally made public the worst-kept secret in wireless, officially announcing the development of Android, a Linux-based open software platform for mobile devices. Google also will
Japanese mobile operator KDDI announced an agreement with Sony to enable digital music sharing music between Sony portable and home music systems and KDDI's mobile handsets. The joint service, which
Japanese operator KDDI announced it will introduce an advanced behavioral targeting advertisement system that analyzes mobile users' website logs and visit frequency to serve ads tailored to their
Japanese operator KDDI announced it will introduce a new branded email service based on Google's Gmail. The free service will launch in September--KDDI subscribers will receive 2 gigabytes of