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Demand for smartphones priced at less than $150, lower than today’s premium smartphones, is spurring competition among chipmakers. However, in an interview with John Jackson, vice president of research at IDC, companies will take different approaches to success. He explains why some chipmakers will rush into the market while others may not.
Full story: Value Smartphone Battle Heats Up.
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I think we will see cars that connect through your medical devices to give you alerts you might have missed, or connect to the cloud to give you health and wellness guidance.
— Venkatesh Prasad, general manager and senior technical leader of the Ford Silicon Valley Lab.
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Data usage in Asia is particularly high compared to the rest of the world and therefore they’re driven to small cells much quicker. We’ve been deploying quite a few networks now in Asia with this new type of technology. Here in Europe it’s relatively slow, but it’s beginning to get underway. There’s almost a complete reversal of what we saw in the deployment of GSM and to some extent also 3G.
Perhaps most interesting is what happens in undeveloped markets. These people don’t have old networks so they can start with a new network that has many times the capacity of the old legacy networks that the developed world has. It’s particularly well-suited to developing countries that don’t have the fixed infrastructure. In African and Latin American countries where there’s no cellular coverage at the moment, they’re being serviced by satellite.
— Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys, which has been collaborating with Intel on “smart cells” for 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi access points that can increase processing power and storage at the network edge.
How Ericcson, a company started in 1876, is now shifting to an open approach to innovation as the lines blur between the physical and virtual worlds.
According to several industry analysts, new computing experiences will headline Computex 2012. Touch-enabled interfaces, Windows 8 and convertibles are expected to grab the most attention at the annual event, among the biggest for the tech industry, which officially starts Tuesday in Taipei, Taiwan.
A mounting body of evidence finds that the spread of mobile technology is adding to news consumption, strengthening the appeal of traditional news brands and even boosting reading of long-form journalism. But the evidence also shows that technology companies are strengthening their grip on who profits, according to the 2012 State of the News Media report by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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