Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

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.

Apple lays groundwork for global LTE roaming with new iPhones

By increasing the number of LTE bands to an astonishing 20 on the iPhone 6 models, Apple has paved the way toward global data roaming for the wireless technology. Now mobile operators just have to get their act together and agree on deals to make it a reality.

Ericsson accelerates indoor LTE speed to 300Mbps

Ericsson is pushing the boundaries on equipment for LTE-Advanced, launching a picocell base station capable of delivering download speeds of up to 300Mbps and integration with fast Wi-Fi.

Jawbone doubles battery life, makes fun of smartwatches

Jawbone has doubled the battery life of its UP24 activity monitor wristband to two weeks through a firmware update.

At IFA, new smartphones are a harbinger for future trends

Smartphones introduced at the IFA trade show in Berlin this week highlight trends that will grow more apparent over the next year, including the use of 64-bit processors, LTE-Advanced and super high-resolution screens.

Metal has become mandatory on high-end smartphones

Plastic is out and metal, leather and wood are in as smartphone vendors hope luxurious-looking devices will inspire buyers to upgrade.

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