The number of mobile machine-to-machine connections is expected to exceed last year's forecast, according to ABI Research. It it's raised its prediction of about 225 million connections worldwide by 2014 to 232.5 million, with over 297 million M2M connections anticipated in 2015.
Apple has published its financial results for the quarter that ended 25th September 2010. Revenue hit a record $20.34 billion, with net quarterly profit at $4.31 billion. 57% of this revenue came from international sales.
The story so far: Apple sues HTC (while having a go at Android as well). HTC makes friends with Microsoft. Microsoft attacks Motorola. And now Motorola asks a judge to invalidate the anti-Android patents that Apple is using against HTC. Oh, and as we mentioned recently, Motorola is taking its own legal action against Apple.
Virgin Media's online and mobile TV player appears to have moved out of beta. Massachusetts-based SeaChange International has announced that the Virgin Media Player is now live and using SeaChange's multi-screen technology.
UK communications regulator Ofcom will be merged with postal services regulator Postcomm as part of the UK government's cost-cutting plans. In addition, a number of Ofcom's duties are to be changed or removed.