Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 17, including Yahoo's plan to unseat Google in iOS, the inception of the first telco-based mobile ad exchange platform, why audio quality is more important than video quality in mobile ads, the expected surge of M2M devices in the oil and gas industry and the cautious expansion of mobile technologies in Eastern Europe.
European telecom operators are becoming increasingly interested in acquiring enterprise security firms, as evidenced by the Orange Business Services acquisition of French security firm Atheos last month, judges Current Analysis analyst John Marcus in a blog.
The lack of support from Microsoft and Apple for WebRTC technology, which provides high-quality video and audio capabilities for mobile and desktop browsers, is slowing the adoption of WebRTC, judged ABI Research.
Mozilla is beginning regional rollouts of the Alcatel One Touch and ZTE Open, the first commercially released smartphones running the open-source software development initiative's new Firefox OS.
Even the White House has its policies around "open data standards," and has developed a set of guiding principles around implementation. But these so-called standards are not in any way a set of specifications for the industry.
Sprint and Telefónica Digital announced Feb. 20 that they will collaborate to establish an advertising alliance, which reportedly will reach the two operators' 370 million customers in Brazil, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. Both operators have stated that the collaboration will span across messaging, display and location-based advertising.
U.K. mobile phone and broadband provider O2, part of Spain's Telefonica, has unveiled a new TU GO VoIP app that enables users to make and receive phone calls, text and voice mail using a PC, smartphone or tablet.
Sprint Nextel is partnering with European communications giant Telefónica to create a multinational mobile advertising network reaching more than 370 million subscribers across the U.S., U.K., German and Brazilian markets.
Spain's Telefonica on Thursday launched its first ever United States-based channel partner program providing U.S. resellers and partners the ability offer machine-to-machine communications and cloud-based services to U.S. enterprises.
Mozilla is rolling out preview phones running its forthcoming Firefox mobile operating system, enabling developers to test drive the HTML5-based OS prior to its commercial rollout.