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Neustar: Enriching the customer experience

A year after the launch of its Intelligent Cloud service, Neustar’s director of product marketing, Gary Zimmerman, explains how the service has helped operators enrich customer experience, as well as sharing the new improvements that the company has made to it.

Acer unveils cloud-based consumer services

At CES 2012 Acer unveiled its plans for a new cloud-based service called ‘AcerCloud’ to help them develop a relationship with the consumers that purchase Acer’s electronic devices.

Telefónica and NEC launch cloud services in Argentina

Japanese vendor NEC has announced that Spanish incumbent operator Telefónica has launched cloud services in the Argentinian market using the NEC cloud platform. The two companies announced a strategic partnership in February this year to promote cloud computing in Latin America.

Three aims for connected devices market with Macheen tie-up

3UK has signed an agreement with Macheen, a cloud service provider for connected devices. The deal provides the operator with access to a platform for the management of a variety of processes that are required to create, manage and bill M2M-related services.

Founding father

American programmer and entrepreneur Paul Buchheit has a CV that reads like Silicon Valley by numbers in terms of employers. Prior to his joining Google in 1999, Buchheit worked at Intel, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. When he joined Google, he was employee number 23 and is credited with the creation and initial development of Gmail, as well as the prototype of AdSense.

Telefónica launches FonYou app in Spain

Spanish cloud telephony provider FonYou has announced that its XtraLine solution is now available to mobile operators as a white-labelled iOS and Android app. Spanish incumbent Telefónica is the first carrier to launch the app. The solution, which was deployed in a trial earlier this year by Telefónica, enables mobile operators to provide consumers with a second phone line bundled with a range of rich services like visual voicemail, call registers and advanced voice screening.

RIM rolls out BBM Music

Canadian handset vendor RIM has announced that it is rolling out its BBM Music service on a commercial basis following a successful beta trial.

Small cells still raising more questions than answers

Small cells promise to boost capacity and throughput in areas of high usage more cheaply than macro cell deployments, while allowing more efficient use of spectrum than macros, and providing improved coverage at the cell edge and indoors. Bringing the radio signal closer to the user should also help to improve device battery life.

Orange: “We need new partnerships”

France Telecom-Orange needs new partnerships with IT specialists if it is to prosper in the brave new world of cloud computing and services, according to Thierry Bonhomme, senior executive vice president for networks & carriers and research & development at the French telco.

Cloud-based gaming service launches in the UK

UK incumbent BT has announced the launch of a new cloud-based gaming service, in conjunction with OnLive. The service, which is available in the UK exclusively via BT Broadband, will enable customers to access more than 100 video games, streamed into homes via the internet. The system, which went live in the US in June 2010 eschews conventional games console hardware for content streamed from remote data centres using advanced video compression techniques to keep the bandwidth requirements manageable.

HP chief faces axe, as does WebOS

Leo Apotheker, CEO of struggling computer firm HP, may face the axe later on Thursday, as the company board meets to discuss his possible replacement. The flurry of rumours, which follows a year of strategic u-turns and missed forecasts, now points to Apotheker’s departure, just as the ill fated webOS project takes another blow.

Interoute builds on cloud services with Quantix acquisition

European backbone network operator Interoute has strengthened its offering in the cloud services space with the acquisition of UK-based Quantix. The purchase adds managed application services to Interoute’s unified computing and managed hosting portfolio, allowing the firm to manage international customers’ database applications, including Oracle and SQL, as a cloud based service.

Mobile operators should capitalise on cloud, says research firm

The opportunities for wireless services providers to offer cloud services are vast, according to new research. While traditional IT vendors, such as Google, Dell, Amazon and Microsoft dominate the cloud computing market, mobile operators have competitive advantages over these players, according to Market intelligence provider IHS iSuppli.

Acision jumps on cloud bandwagon for messaging

Mobile data and messaging services provider Acision has offered a first peek of its cloud services delivery model, to go live in October, following the Software as a Service (SaaS) approach to allow rapid and cost effective responses to changing technology developments.

Telefónica states intent with corporate restructure

Spanish incumbent and global carrier Telefónica has restructured itself into four new divisions as part of what the firm called “sweeping changes” designed to “reinfoce the operator’s status as a global player and leader in the digital environment”.

Java creator quits Google, develops robot comms

James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, has quit Google after only five months at the firm, and has joined a startup that uses wireless communication technologies for data harvesting.

Blackberry users get cloud-based music locker

As device platform providers seek to build out their feature arsenals, Blackberry vendor RIM has come up with an innovative cloud-based music locker. Released on Thursday, BBM Music allows users to build and share music libraries with support from big name labels including Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI.

HP kills mobile devices, buys Autonomy

Software and PC giant HP has unexpectedly killed off its poorly performing webOS mobile devices and announced its exit from the hardware space altogether. Instead the firm will focus on software and services with an eye on cloud computing through the $10bn acquisition of Autonomy.

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