Users of Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets can download a new Kindle app produced in partnership with Amazon. The app, Kindle for Samsung, has a new interface and gives away one ebook a month. Read more »
Jasper has quietly become a force in the internet of things, brokering and managing many of the connectivity agreements – including AT&T’s increasing number of connected car partnerships – that link appliances, gadgets and vehicles to mobile networks. On Wednesday, Jasper announced it has raised a $50 million round led by the government of Singapore’s investment arm Temasek Holdings, and according to the Wall Street Journal, the funding raises its valuation to $1 billion. Mobile connectivity has mainly been a big factor in the industrial internet of things, where shipping, trucking and many other industries have long used machine-to-machine connectivity. But Jasper’s M2M technology is gradually creeping into the consumer realm, in particular the connected car.
Austin’s M87 is trying to turn smartphones into extensions of the mobile network, sending mobile connections hopping from device to device before hitting the tower. Qualcomm has taken notice. Read more »