Panasonic to bring Mozilla OS to smart TVs

Firefox is coming to smart TVs

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has joined forces with Mozilla to develop and promote Firefox OS as an open and HTML5-based platform for smart TVs.

How I might use WebRTC


As an analyst exploring new digital services, I try to practice what I preach. I designed Informa’s Telecom Cloud Monitor with Caspio. I use Evernote for project and information management. My interactions are logged on I like Skype, and I’m warming to Lync (my 9,000-employee firm just switched to Microsoft Office 365 – hooray!). And yes, I’m using Twitter,  LinkedIn and experimenting with [...]

Apple acquires Google’s HTML5 aide

Particle's website has been replaced by a static holding page

The ongoing war between Apple and Google continues to rage on, as it has surfaced that Particle, the web design and creative consultancy firm that the former has reportedly acquired has, until now, been a key supplier to Google.

Firefox mobile OS wins operator support

The HTML5 based browser will use the Firefox brand

Software firm and browser developer Mozilla claims industry support is growing behind its plans to launch an open operating system based on HTML5. On Monday the company confirmed the OS will use the Firefox brand and is designed to power smartphones “built entirely to open web standards,” where all of the device’s capabilities can be developed as HTML5 applications.

Facebook targeting mobile revenue with App Center launch

Facebook will be launching its App Center in the coming weeks

Facebook has announced that it will shortly launch its App Center, a new portal for its users to discover and rate smartphone apps.. Due to be launched “in the coming weeks”, the App Center will showcase iOS, Android and HTML5 apps. Facebook will use indicators such user rating and engagement to select the apps it feels are of the highest quality.

InMobi grows mobile ad offering with Sprout purchase

Mobile web browser advertising is still the favoured medium and WAP-based web browsing is still going strong

Mobile advertising network InMobi branched out with the acquisition of ad creation platform Sprout this week, reducing the deployment time and complexity of mobile advert creation and distribution.

Peters Suh: Apps are not a zero-sum game

WAC CEO Peters Suh says mobile applications is not a zero-sum game

When 24 of the telecoms world’s biggest players announced the formation of the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) at the Mobile World Congress in February 2010, it’s fair to say the pundits’ response was overwhelmingly sceptical. Peters Suh, WAC CEO, tells such scepticism was misplaced.

Carriers must think laterally to score in an OTT market

Openwave says carriers need to make more use of their user data

Carriers are going to need to think and act laterally if they’re to gain relevance in an over-the-top (OTT) mobile data market. This is the message from Openwave SVP for product management and marketing, John Giere, who said that with customer experience representing a key driver of growth, carriers need to drop their linear approach to billing and services and start taking advantage of their unique access to end-user data.