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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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