Hans Eriksson of Bambuser in London
Hans Eriksson, Executive Chairman of mobile video streaming service Bambuser, is in London for a 24-hour non-stop mobile video broadcast. Mark Bridge talks to him as he prepares to test his company's technology - and test the power of social networking, too.
New location-based app echoecho left its beta stage this week, having attracted $750,000 in funding from Google Ventures and UK-based PROfounders Capital.
The cross-platform application is designed to help customers find where their contacts are, even if the recipient of the ‘where are you?’ query doesn’t have the echoecho app. The user can also share their location with friends.
Nokia says its forthcoming Symbian Belle operating system, which is expected by the end of the year, will include a range of Microsoft productivity applications.
They’ll be called Microsoft Apps and will include mobile versions of Microsoft Lync and Microsoft OneNote. A further update in the first half of 2012 will introduce Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as native applications.
In a couple of deals that echo Microsoft’s agreement with HTC in April 2010, the software giant has come to separate agreements with Acer and ViewSonic.
In Acer’s case, the two companies have “executed a patent license agreement that includes broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Acer’s tablets and smartphones running the Android platform” - and with ViewSonic they’ve “signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for ViewSonic’s tablets and mobile phones running the Android or Chrome Platform”.
HTC has bought a number of patent from Google in a bid to strengthen its legal case against Apple.
It’s amended its US International Trade Commission complaint, it’s amended a similar US legal case and has filed a new case as well.