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This week I have been monitoring a few stories which all link together really nicely, with respect to the continued growth in Mobile Applications and developer education. Here are the stories I have been tracking... Jeanette Der Bedrosian, USA TODAY wrote about... "An iPhone Developer University Program launched last fall, however, allows qualifying colleges and universities to produce iPhone apps at no cost, spurring several institutions to offer a course in the technology. Apple declined to comment on the number of schools participating, but they include Stanford and NJIT". Check out the full story here Maggie shields, BBC News discussed... "The market for mobile applications, or apps, will become "as big as the internet", peaking at 10 million apps in 2020, a leading online store says.". Check out the full story here Neil Hughes, AppleInsider stated... "Acknowl... (more)

Microsoft and Infinite Group Enter Into Master Services Agreement

Infinite Group, Inc. (OTCBB:IMCI) today announced that it has entered into a nationwide Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Under the agreement, Infinite Group, Inc. (IGI) can engage Microsoft services on a formal Prime/Subcontractor basis in support of client projects. The MSA provides an agreed-upon structure that enables the parties to work together quickly through a Statement of Service and engage on time-critical projects more efficiently. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, IGI is working directly with Microsoft Sales and Services Engineers to pursue business development opportunities at the State Government level in the Southeastern US. While IGI will offer a range of Microsoft solutions, the initial focus of the MSA will be on messaging and collaboration initiatives. State governments have a compelling need for unifi... (more)

WaveMarket’s Veriplace Location Aggregation Platform Wins First Place at Microsoft’s Mobile Incubation Week

WaveMarket (www.wavemarket.com), a leader in mobile location-based platforms and applications, took First Place for its Veriplace® Location Aggregation Platform at Microsoft’s Mobile Incubation Week. The software giant invited a half-dozen of the most innovative mobile software companies in the country to Washington D.C. last week to collaborate with Microsoft Mobile experts. The week ended with an American Idol-style competition in front of a panel of judges, which named WaveMarket the winner. WaveMarket’s Veriplace Location Aggregation Platform enables Web, Mobile Web, SMS, Voice Application and Mobile developers a simple way to remotely locate tens of millions of feature phones and smartphones across multiple carriers via Veriplace’s direct connections into tier one carrier networks. The Veriplace developer platform already counts nearly 1,000 developer partners... (more)

Kempler & Strauss Named as CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kempler & Strauss(TM), a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative mobile devices and wireless technology products, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the Kempler & Strauss W Phonewatch. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 36 product categories. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091111/LA09451) The W Phonewatch is the world's smallest full-function GSM quad-band cell phone watch, and is optimized for use with the included Communicator, an innovative Bluetooth-enabled hands-free device that can be carried in a pock... (more)

AT&T Investment in Iowa Network Aimed at Enhancing Mobile Broadband Service Across the State

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today unveiled its Iowa wireless network investment plans for 2010, which include the addition of more than 10 new cell sites and the upgrade of nearly 160 additional cell sites to 3G throughout the state. The planned wireless network enhancement strategy is part of AT&T's 2010 wireline and wireless capital investment, which is expected to be in the $18 billion to $19 billion range companywide, an increase of between 5 and 10 percent over 2009. This planned amount also includes an increase of about $2 billion in capital expenditures for wireless and backhaul related to AT&T's wireless network. This planned level of investment is framed by the expectation that regulatory and legislative decisions relating to the telecom sector will continue to be sensitive to investment. "Investment in the state's broadba... (more)

Infonetics Research: DOCSIS 3.0 Boosts Broadband CPE Market; Huawei, ZTE in Scrum for 1st

Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share standings and market highlights from its first quarter (1Q12) Broadband CPE and Subscribers: PON, FTTH, Cable, and DSL report. ANALYST NOTE “The growth we’re seeing in wideband (DOCSIS 3.0) CPE revenue shows that the infrastructure investments made by operators in DOCSIS 3.0 equipment over the past few years are now paying off in new subscribers and upgrades to existing subscribers’ services,” notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for broadband access and video at Infonetics Research. “North America is a hotbed for wideband activity right now, with wideband CPE shipments up more than 50% from the same time last year, illustrating that the cable companies are making a consistent effort to move subscribers to DOCSIS 3.0 service tiers. This is something we haven’t seen until now.” BROADBAND CPE MARKE... (more)

Finalists Announced for 2012 Best of 4G Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 4G World 2012 Conference and Expo today announced finalists in the Best of 4G Awards. The awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of 4G technologies and are presented as part of 4G World, which takes place, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 at McCormick Place in Chicago. More information is available at www.4gworld.com (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/SF80357LOGO-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120921/SF78786LOGO-a) 4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy. This year marks the fourth annual Best of 4G Awards. Winners will be announced at the 4G World 2012 Awards Reception being held at 4G World on Monday, October 29, 2012. "Entries received in this year's pr... (more)

Pentair Reports Third Quarter Results; Merger with Tyco's Flow Control Business Completed

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair Ltd. (NYSE: PNR) today announced third quarter 2012 sales of $866 million, an increase of 1 percent from the prior year quarter excluding 3 points of foreign exchange translation.  When adjusted to exclude acquisition-related and repositioning costs, third quarter 2012 earnings per diluted share ("EPS") were $0.64, up 10 percent from adjusted EPS of $0.58 in the third quarter of last year.  EPS on a GAAP basis, including acquisition-related and repositioning costs for the third quarter, were $0.30 compared to $0.51 of EPS in the third quarter last year.  (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120307/CG65728LOGO) Adjusted operating income was $108 million, up 7 percent, and operating margins expanded 110 basis points to 12.4 percent.  Pricing and productivity gains more than offset material inflatio... (more)

VOTEL Mobile and Miracles for Kids Join Forces for ‘Keeping Loved Ones Connected’ Campaign to Raise Money for Children in Need

VOTEL Mobile and Miracles for Kids, a Southern California-based nonprofit organization, kicks off the season of giving through the launch of a joint philanthropic effort, “Keeping Loved Ones Connected,” to raise money in support of Miracles for Kids’ mission to improve the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Through the program, VOTEL Mobile will donate $10 to Miracles for Kids for each new customer purchase of one of its unlimited mobile plans through www.votelmobile.com/miracles, using the coupon code “MIRACLES” at checkout. In further appreciation of its customers and their giving spirit, VOTEL Mobile is extending an additional $20 off total purchase for customers that use the “MIRACLES” coupon code. “Keeping Loved Ones Connected” is a result of VOTEL Mobile’s desire to lead by example and give back to the community. As a strong adv... (more)

Unitas Global delivers Application Performance Guaranteed thanks to Ipanema Technologies

Unitas Global, the leading Enterprise Private Cloud provider, announced the launch of their latest innovative network optimization and application performance guarantee solution today, nAccelerator. The nAccelerator, powered by French based Ipanema Technologies, is a powerful suite of solutions delivering full visibility, control on usage and performances of the applications over the WAN, WAN Optimization, Hybrid Networking management and WAN Governance. All these fully integrated solutions allow to dynamically guarantee the critical applications performance and user experience anytime, everywhere. With nAccelerator, enterprises align application performance with business objectives. They can safely deploy new IT transformations like Unified Communications, SaaS applications and Hybrid Networks and support new usages like Internet, social media and video while prot... (more)

Canon Introduces the New and Powerful EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Featuring Instant and Accurate Focusing of Still Images and Video

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the high-performance EOS 70D Digital SLR camera – bringing advanced features to photo enthusiasts looking for a step up from their entry-level digital SLRs. Featuring an innovative new Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for instant and precise focusing of video as well as still images, the EOS 70D also provides outstanding image quality and performance thanks to its new 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Canon’s superb DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. Canon’s newly-developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a phase-detection autofocus (AF) technology on the camera’s image sensor plane, enables users to shoot video with the new EOS 70D close to the quality of a video shot with a camcorder. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs a revolutionary CMOS sensor on which all of the effective pixels are able to perform both st... (more)

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