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Gestures are ingrained in human communication and it is virtually impossible to communicate with someone without moving your hands or gesticulating with your fingers while in conversation. Gesture recognition technology adds another dimension to our interactions with machines, devices, or computers. It is projected that over 600 million smartphones will be shipped with vision-based ...

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Eleven million eReaders are projected to be shipped globally in 2012, down from a peak volume of 15 million devices in 2011. The growing popularity of media tablets - along with declining U.S. "baby boomer" population and lack of organized digital bookstores outside of the United States and Western Europe - will reduce eReader opportunities ...

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The further I delve into the indoor location market the more complicated Google’s current indoor location offering looks.
Looking at the location technology side of the business, despite launching a number of indoor maps, Google has yet to offer a high-precision technology to developers or store owners. It has publicly discussed using an extension of ...

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Today Qualcomm announced that it had acquired DesignArt Networks, one of the leading small cell baseband and backhaul chip suppliers. Terms of the deal were not announced but the price Qualcomm will pay has been reported in the Israeli press to be in the range of $120-$140 million.

Founded in 2006, Israel-based DesignArt ...

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​I have recently done some more work looking at the potential of m-commerce and the end result of current developments and trends. Whilst it is true that there are instances where mobile may be a more suitable and convenient means of accessing the internet and making a purchase, overall I do not think that it ...

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Everything Everywhere (EE), joint venture of T-Mobile ...

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Rumors today (August 17, 2012) suggest cloud gaming (and virtual desktop software) company OnLive is in dire straits. Some reports have claimed the company has (or will) undergone mass layoffs and is preparing to file for protection from its creditors. At the same time some individuals are also speculating that OnLive might have gotten acquired ...

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US bookseller ​Barnes & Noble announced price reductions today on its Nook Color eReader (now $150) and Nook Tablet (8GB/16GB now $180/200, respectively) devices.

The price cuts by Barnes & Noble keep the bookseller competitive in both the eReader and Tablet markets. As other vendors work to make new product announcements in advance ...

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In 10 years’ time the mobile cellular ownership landscape could look very different from today, where telcos from Emerging Markets such as China, India and Indonesia, extend their clout beyond their continental boundaries and invest/purchase telcos, not just in other Emerging Markets, but also Developed markets.

Could it be that Emerging Market telcos, sustained ...

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I recently wrote an ABI Research Insight titled, "Is China Mobile Abandoning TD-SCDMA?" Certainly it has been rather quiet on the TD-SCDMA front. So when China Mobile's purported statement that it was sourcing TD-LTE handsetsfrom Huawei and Nokia based on WindowsPhonesmartphone technology, it would raise someeyebrows.

China Mobile may be putting its ...

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