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News Archive - December 2012

Google's new VP9 video technology reaches public view
December 28, 2012
VP9, the successor to Google's VP8 video compression technology at the center of a techno-political controversy, has made its first appearance outside Google's walls.
Sprint to buy rest of Clearwire for $2.2 billion
December 17, 2012
After rumors suggested a deal was near, Sprint announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the shares of Clearwire that it does not already own.
Mobile Market Share Nov. 2012 – Apple Down, Google Up, And Guess Who Sees The Biggest Gain?
December 13, 2012
November 2012 mobile market share was released by Chitika and you might be a bit surprised to learn about who has the largest gains in total mobile market share.
Huawei opens shop in Nokia's backyard in Europe expansion
December 11, 2012
The Chinese telecommunications vendor says it is investing $90 million in the Finland facility over the next five years, and plans to double its work force in Europe over the next three to five year.
FCC fast tracks text-to-911 service
December 7, 2012
America's four largest mobile carriers get on board to help roll out a nationwide service that will let people text 911 during an emergency.
For the Internet of things, a cheap but slow network
December 6, 2012
The Internet of things involves networking countless devices such as cars, toys, heart rate monitors, and traffic lights. But we need a way to connect all of these things to the Internet wirelessly. Ultra narrowband (UNB) can handle data-transfer speeds of 10 to 1,000 bits per second. While speed is not impressive, the cost and communication distance are apparently attractive.
Nokia taps into China Mobile gold mine with Lumia 920T
December 5, 2012
Nokia said that it would launch a variant of its flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, specifically for China Mobile.
Nokia sells Finnish headquarters amid financial troubles
December 4, 2012
Nokia said that it will sell its head office in Espoo, Finland, to software consultancy firm Exilion for €170 million ($222 million). The struggling phone maker said in a statement that it will lease back the head office at a lower price, but Nokia did not disclose any additional figures.