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EE to begin trialing calls over Wi-Fi

EE to begin trialing calls over Wi-Fi, 4G support coming in 2015 EE is continuing its investment in making phone calls better for customers across the UK by introducing a WiFi calling capability. The carrier grade service will allow people to make calls, with a higher quality and greater degree of reliability than unmanaged VoIP services, from their home, office, corporate or public WiFi connection. Calls can be made through the phone's native dialler, with no need to rely on an app. Native SMS services are also…

Empello Launches RemoteLab to Enable Testing of Mobile Services on International 3G Networks Worldwide

Live mobile testing on real 3G smartphones with a full range of local operator SIMs Empello has launched RemoteLab, which enables retailers, merchants and other providers of mobile service to view and test the operation of their services - on real mobile devices, with local SIM cards (rather than relying on simulators or emulators). Designed for product, marketing and compliance testing, RemoteLab brings authentic and affordable testing to the market. RemoteLab has launched in the UK, Germany, Italy, Poland, Mexico,…

MobiChord to Partner with MobileIron

To Provide Better Mobile IT Support at a Lower Cost MobiChord today announced that it joined the MobileIron Tech Alliance program. MobiChord’s partnership with MobileIron will help ensure that mobile IT and corporate IT service and asset management processes work hand in hand. As mobile IT teams struggle to provide support for an increasing number of mobile devices, MobiChord has joined forces with MobileIron to offer a much needed solution. MobiChord’s certified integration allows MobileIron customers to…

Microsoft helps boost digital literacy among Canadian students

Shape The Future program provides digital devices at a reduced cost to public school boards across Canada Microsoft Canada announced today the launch of Shape the Future, a program which provides access to leading-edge digital devices, software and applications to public school boards (with students from Kindergarten to secondary school) across Canada at a reduced cost. The program will help Canadian schools bridge the digital divide for all of their students and help them prepare for today's job market. Shape…

Sprint to Expand 4G LTE Roaming Through 12 New Agreements with Carriers Covering a Population of Over 34 Million

Rural Roaming Preferred Program Accelerates Deployment and Utilization of 4G LTE in Underserved Areas Across the U.S. Sprint today announced that it has reached 4G LTE agreements with 12 rural and regional network carriers, giving smaller carriers a clear path forward to high speed mobile broadband solutions. Furthering the initiatives announced in March by Sprint, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and the NetAmerica Alliance, these agreements seek to increase wireless competition by providing the carriers…

Databox Announces Enterprise Version of Award-Winning Mobile Platform

Staples among the First Users to Grant Decision Makers Access to Actionable Data Databox, the fastest growing Mobile Business Intelligence platform, announced today that their award-winning mobile application can now deliver real-time business insights to all enterprise decision makers. This announcement comes in the wake of signing several prominent Fortune 500 companies, including one of the biggest online retailers in the country, Staples. As businesses become increasingly data-driven, Databox’s mobile platform…

Starbucks and Duracell team up to bring wireless charging to US coffee shops

Starbucks has announced a joint venture with Duracell Powermat to roll out wireless charging for mobile phones in its coffee shops across the US. Beginning in the San Francisco Bay area, the use of Powermat wireless charging will expand to additional major markets in 2015, with a full national rollout to both Starbucks branches and Teavana Fine Teas and Tea Bars planned over time. Pilot schemes in Europe and Asia are also expected within the year. Stores will be equipped with ‘Powermat Spots’ on…

Samsung Announces New Executive Appointments, including ex-BlackBerry CIO

Samsung today announced the addition of three new executives to its leadership team. Robin Bienfait has joined as executive vice president and chief enterprise innovation officer of Global Enterprise Services, John Pleasants has joined as executive vice president of Samsung Media Solutions Center America (MSCA) and Mark Louison has joined as senior vice president of Wireless Network Systems. “We welcome these talented leaders to the Samsung family as we continue to drive leadership and enhance our business footprint…

SAP Awarded Contract by Shell for Cloud Services

Embedded Team to Help Company Run Simpler Through Innovation and Agility of the Cloud SAP today announced that Shell has signed a long-term contract to help Shell extend ever more value from its current IT investments and help accelerate its transition to SAP HANA® in the cloud. Shell is a longstanding SAP customer and this latest agreement extends the relationship between the two giants through the end of the decade. SAP will embed a team of experts into the Shell organization to work closely together with Shell to…

CESG issues fresh security guidance for deploying BlackBerry 10.2.1, Android 4.4 and Chrome OS

The Communications and Electronics Security Group (CESG) has issued fresh security guidance to aid companies to safely deploy BlackBerry 10.2.1, Android 4.4 and Chrome OS devices. The updated guidance is part of the Cabinet Office's End User Device Security Framework. It provides details on how each platform can be configured to meet the initiative's security recommendations, and also offers a breakdown of the threats and security issues around each of the operating systems. The guidance aims to "take a…

iQmetrix Releases Sales Stats for Most Popular Mobile Phones in North America

iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry, has released statistics on the phones sold in North America (U.S. and Canada) in the past six months (December 2013-May 2014). iQmetrix sampled data from 15,000 store locations across North America, identifying interesting trends for the most popular mobile phone manufacturers in a variety of cities, and also for North America as a whole. iQmetrix collects data from its RQ Retail Management system, utilized by…

Courier Software sees 99% of customers choose cloud computing as market moves away from the desktop toward tablet based systems

Cloud computing is now preferred option for SMEs in courier business, providing flexibility, mobility, security and manageable costs. Courier Software, a specialist supplier of systems for international couriers, express delivery and third party logistics (3PL) operations, has published a new paper outlining the benefits to SMEs opting for cloud based software to support their business. The company states that 99% of its customers now use a cloud solution over traditional on-premise solutions, as more and more are using…

FFWD London launches as world’s first pre-accelerator programme to provide European startup blueprint

FFWD London is the world's first pre-accelerator programme and will provide a blueprint for other pre-accelerators across the UK and the rest of the European Union. The initiative is launched today by City University London and the Accelerator Academy with the backing of the ERDF and Capital Accelerator Programme. Partners (and the number is growing quickly) include: New Entrepreneur First, HealthBox, BBC Labs, TrueStart, TechStars, The Bakery and the UKTI's Sirius Programme. Objective is to create at least 44…

Free Business Credit Scores Set To Empower SMEs

Check Business gives small businesses easy to interpret insight into customers and suppliers An innovative new business website, www.check-business.co.uk, has been launched to give the burgeoning small business community easy and cost-effective access to valuable business information. Launched by business finance specialist, Funding Options, and powered by data from business insights expert, Equifax, Check Business makes it simple to look up any UK business and see what information is being published online.…

EE threatens to end relationship with Carphone Warehouse

EE is poised to pull out of its relationship with Carphone Warehouse in a move that threatens the retailer’s £3.6bn merger with Dixons. Britain’s largest mobile operator will conclude a review of its consumer retail strategy “within weeks”, sources said, with a complete withdrawal from Carphone Warehouse the potential result. The move would be a major blow to the retailer, which has positioned itself as the best place for consumers to independently compare deals from mobile operators. It…