Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Mobile developers get offline sync in new Amazon SDK

With features such as offline sync in the new version of its Mobile SDK, Amazon Web Services is hoping to lure developers away from the cloud services offered by Google and Apple.

Connected ad panels to improve mobile speeds and coverage

To make it easier for higher mobile broadband speeds using small cells, Alcatel-Lucent has joined forces with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux on the development of connected ad panels.

EBay spins off PayPal into separate company

EBay's board of directors has approved a plan to separate the company's eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies next year.

CloudFlare aims to simplify SSL encryption with free service

More and more websites are looking to enable SSL encryption to protect their visitors from eavesdroppers and hackers. Now web infrastructure company CloudFlare will make it a bit easier by adding that feature to the free version of its hosting service.

Qualcomm hopes to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

Qualcomm has released SDKs (software development kits) for LTE broadcast and digital glasses at its Uplinq conference, hoping to give the two burgeoning areas a push.

Red Hat acquires FeedHenry to get mobile app chops

Red Hat wants a piece of the enterprise mobile app market, so it has acquired Irish company FeedHenry for approximately €63.5 million (US$82 million).

Ericsson dumps LTE modem business

Full-featured, integrated chips and tough competition have forced telecom vendor Ericsson to halt all future development of its LTE modems.

Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity

Gogo will offer in-flight connectivity with speeds at up to 70Mbps on Virgin Atlantic's aircraft, once a deal between the two companies is concluded.

Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

Cisco Systems plans to acquire privately held Metacloud, which specializes in private clouds based on the OpenStack-based open-source cloud computing platform.

VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

VMware has upgraded desktop management tool Mirage with bandwidth control features and also published APIs to allow sharing of the data it collects.

Software bugs most common cause for mobile Internet outages, study says

A growing number of mobile Internet outages were caused by bugs as networks become more software dependent.

Just upping the resolution risks turning 4K into a dud

Just increasing the resolution to 3840 by 2160 pixels won't be enough to make consumers replace existing TVs with 4K models: Improvements such as higher frame rates and better color reproduction will be equally important, according to two industry experts.

Amazon's Fire Phone won't have an easier time in Europe

Amazon's Fire Phone will soon go on sale in the U.K. and Germany, but finding success in Europe will be even harder than in the U.S., where the phone has struggled to make a mark.

Viber adds video telephony to Android, iOS apps

Viber has updated its apps for Android and iOS to let users make video calls.

Cheaper LTE smartphones on the way thanks to new Snapdragon chip

With the introduction of the Snapdragon 210 chipset, Qualcomm is hoping to push down the cost of LTE smartphones even further.