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Can the Cloud Help Drive Mobile TV Adoption?

The mobile TV market has been a disappointment for years, but emerging efforts from cable companies and content providers to make entertainment available everywhere via the web may finally drive adoption. Will next year finally be the year for mobile television?

EU Closes the Books on Qualcomm Probe

Qualcomm has put another regulatory challenge in the rear-view mirror as the European Commission dropped a 4-year antitrust investigation into the chip maker. The six companies that spurred the probe have withdrawn their complaints or are planning to do so.

Vid-Biz: Disney, Boyle, Rogers

Disney Creating New Content Licensing Technology; Keychest redefines ownership as access rights, not owning a physical object. (The Wall Street Journal) Susan…

Qualcomm Raises Q3 Profit And Sales Targets

Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) has raised its third quarter profit and sales target on greater demand for its mobile phone chips and semiconductors…

Nokia Signs Chip Deal With Qualcomm

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has signed a deal with Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) to use its chipsets in 3G phones, initially to be focused on the North Americ…

CTIA Targets Classrooms For Smartphones

The CTIA has announced plans to “start making its case for the educational value of cellphones”, and the consequent introduction of these in…

Qualcomm Abandons Its 4G Effort

The battle for 4G supremacy is now down to two technologies. After floundering, Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) has officially abandoned the developme…

Qualcomm Fails To Bar Nokia Imports In US

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has won a battle in its patent war against Qualcomm. In this one (file in June 06) Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) asked the Interna…

ITC Drops Nokia Lawsuit Against Qualcomm In US

Another round goes to Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) in its patent battles…sort of. The US International Trade Commission has dropped a lawsuit by…

No Ray Of Sunshine In Qualcomm's Legal Battles

There is more on Qualcomm’s (NSDQ: QCOM) various patent battles in its conference call (transcript). Aside from the irony of apparently comp…

Qualcomm Gets Reprieve On Import Ban

Judge Haldane Mayer on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to stay a ban on importing certain mobile phones using Qua…

Maxis To Trial MediaFLO, Clipcasting

Qualcomm has landed another potential customer of its MediaFLO technology, announcing a technical trial with Malaysian carrier Maxis Communi…

No Presidential Veto For Qualcomm Ban

President Bush’s administration has said that it will not veto a decision by the International Trade Commission that imposes a ban on import…

The US Mobile TV Wars

BusinessWeek has a good post about the mobile TV wars in the US, which it says has come down to MediaFLO vs MobiTV. I think it’s a bit early…

Verizon Licenses Broadcom Patent

Broadcom has another win in its patent dispute with Qualcomm — operator Verizon has agreed to pay royalties which will allow it to import a…

ATSC Seeks Mobile/Handheld TV Standard

In a clear indication of the number of different mobile TV technologies available, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) requeste…

Qualcomm Invests In PixSense

Santa Clara, California-based PixSense has raised a round of funding led by Qualcomm Ventures, although the amount was undisclosed. The mobi…

PCCW Trials MediaFLO In Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based communications provider PCCW has signed a deal with Qualcomm to run a technical trial of MediaFLO. The trial will run from M…

Nokia Sues Qualcomm Again

Nokia has filed another lawsuit against Qualcomm, this one in a Texas district court seeking damages and injunctive relief — it’s in respon…

Fallout From The Ban Of Qualcomm Chips

The recent partial ban on importing Qualcomm chips will reverbrate throughout the industry and have a significant impact on all players, if…

Nokia Sues Qualcomm For Patent Infringement

This was only a matter of time…Nokia is suing Qualcomm for patent infringement and seeking an injunction against Qualcomm’s infringing chi…

Earnings: Qualcomm Revenues Up 21 Percent

Qualcomm has issued its first quarter results for the 3 months ending March 31st, showing an increase of revenue to $2.22 billion, up 21 per…

V-Cast TV Up To Scratch

CNet has done a review of Verizon’s V-Cast TV service, which is of interest because it’s the first commercial deployment of a MediaFLO netwo…

Nokia/Qualcomm Patent Battle Goes On

Nobody really expected Nokia and Qualcomm to resolve their differences in opinion on the value of each company’s patents by Monday (the expi…

Qualcomm Keen To Avoid Patent War

Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs has said that Qualcomm is “hopeful that we can avoid Armageddon and a massive escalation but it’s hard…

Qualcomm Patents Are Exhausted — Nokia

Nokia has filed an application in Europe to argue that certain of Qualcomm’s patents have been exhausted in Europe, notes Forbes. “Nokia sai…

Qualcomm Plans To Tie With Operators In India

The Hindu Business Line has an article on Qualcomm’s interest in launching a MediaFLO network in India. There are no specific companies ment…

Brew Developers Earn $1 Billion

Qualcomm has announced that developers for its BREW platform have earned a total of $1 billion since the first commercial deployment of BREW…

Nokia-Qualcomm Patent Brawl Suspended

Just to keep up to date on the “Qualcomm vs Nokia” battle, CNet notes that the US investigation into Qualcomm’s claims that Nokia is infring…

Qualcomm Hopes Cingular Deal Will Sway Nokia

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs has said that GSM operator AT&T’s (nee Cingular) decision to go with MediaFLO “could be a way to bring Nokia and Qu…

Qualcomm’s Mobile Computer Efforts

PC World has a piece focusing on Qualcomm’s efforts to turn the mobile phone into a converged multimedia device, going through its recent ac…

Qualcomm’s International Prospects Improving

IDG has a piece on Qualcomm’s efforts in the mobile TV market, focussing on its 3GSM announcement that it was launching chips that support D…

BSkyB Leaning Towards Using MediaFlo

UK satellite player BSkyB, which has been doing trials with MediaFlo on mobile TV service, has completed the second technical trial, which w…

Will BSkyB Go It Alone With Mobile TV?

UK operators are worried that BSkyB will launch its own mobile TV network, cutting them out of the equation, according to The Guardian. Mind…

BSkyB Completes Trials Of Qualcomm

British Sky Broadcasting, a major broadcaster of multi-channel entertainment in the U.K., has wrapped up the successful completion of a join…

T-Mobile USa To Trial MediaFlo

Sprint in U.S. is, so is Softbank in Japan. Now T-Mobile USa is trialing Qualcomm’s mobile TV service…T-Mobile has not revealed the extent…

Earnings: Qualcomm’s Q3 Profits Up

Qualcomm reported its Q3 numbers today, and it posted a 14 percent increase in profit, buoyed by royalty payments and strong sales of its ch…

FCC Allows MediaFLO With Restrictions

The US Federal Communications Commission has given the green light for Qualcomm to offer MediaFLO services across the US, even in markets wh…

Mike Yuen’s Vision of Mobile Gaming in 2016

Mike Yuen, Senior Director Gaming Group at Qualcomm, has written an editorial about where he sees the mobile game market heading… it’s wor…

Softbank To Trial MediaFLO

Japanese carrier Softbank (which bought the Vodafone network) has announced it is setting up a new company — Mobile Media Planning Corp –…

Plans For A Common Mobile Operating System

KDDI, Toshiba, Sanyo and Qualcomm are teaming up to develop a common operating system for mobile phones that is hoped to be ready by the end…

Wanna Know How To Win The Mobile TV War?

Of course, everyone wants to know how to win the mobile TV war, but the answers not going to be known until the war is actually won. Still,…

The Nokia Qualcomm Battle

The future of the mobile market will be strongly effected by the results of the battle between Qualcomm and Nokia, which will determine the…

Qualcomm On New Features (video)

CNet has a video of some of the keynote given by Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs at the SID Conference in San Francisco yesterday. (The software th…

Sprint Eyeing BREW

Well, we’ll see some more action on this next week, at Qualcomm’s BREW summit/conference in San Diego (no, I’m not there). For now, after ye…

MediaFlo’s Possible Tough Going In Europe

(reg. req) We did the Qualcomm Mediaflo trial tie-up with BskyB yesterday..this explains why MediaFlo might have a tough going in Europe: “T…

Supporters Choose Sides In US Mobile TV War

Qualcomm and the Mobile DTV Alliance are both trumpeting companies which are signing up to support their standards…although some companies…

Qualcomm Get FCC Approval For MediaFlo

Qualcomm has gained approval for an agreement it reached with TV stations serving Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary, Ind. that will allow the comp…

VUG Mobile To Develop BREW Games

Vivendi Universal Games Mobile has signed a deal with QUALCOMM to publish mobile games for BREW-enabled handsets. VUG Mobile will be demonsr…

Network Live To Flow on MediaFlo

Network Live, the live concert startup (join venture between AOL, XM and AEG group) has tied up wth Qualcomm’s MediaFlo to its content and p…

MediaFlo’ Flow

BW does a story on Qualcomm’s plans with MediaFlo, its mobile TV subsidiary. Nothing much new except for some details:
— Besides live TV, i…

Wireless iPod Would Make Sense: Qualcomm CEO

Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs has opined that it would be a good idea for Apple to release a wireless iPod now that mobile phones are…

Qualcomm To Make DVB-H Chips

Qualcomm is hedging its bets and developing chips based on DVB-H mobile TV technology, a strong competitor to its MediaFLO technology.
“It…

Industry Expects DVB-H To Win Mobile TV Battle

According to this reporter the overall consensus at 3GSM was that DVB-H would win the mobile TV battle, and would be operational in time for…

Qualcomm Sees Room For MBMS, But Not DVB-H

Qualcomm is happy for MediaFLO to coexist with MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Standard) but is racing DVB-H for global standardization…

Mobile DTV Alliance To Fight For DVB-H In US

A group of companies have formed the Mobile DTV Alliance, which “aims to encourage open standards for TV broadcasts to mobiles, focusing on…

3G Overhyped, Says Tech Pioneer

3G operators would have a difficult time getting customers to use the network, according to Dr Andrew Viterbi, co-founder and retired vice-c…

KDDI And Qualcomm Hold Hands

Japanese telco KDDI and US company Qualcomm will set up a company to “to explore the possibility of a service that would broadcast televisio…

Nokia Responds To Qualcomm Lawsuit

Following on from Qualcomm’s announcement that it was suing Nokia for patent infringement the Finnish company has replied that Qualcomm hasn…

Qualcomm Sues Nokia Over Patents

Qualcomm has filed a lawsuit against Nokia, accusing it of infringing a dozen patents related to GSM…it asked Nokia to stop selling or pro…

BREW: Atlantic Crossing

A detailed story on Qualcomm’s efforts to take BREW to Europe…last month it announced a deal with Nordisk Mobiltelefon in Sweden, its firs…

The Coming Mobile-Video Deluge

In what reads as a panegyric to MediaFLO Business Week has described a very promising future for mobile TV…
“Mobile video is set to take t…

@ CTIA: The MediaFLO Phone From Qualcomm

Qualcomm, which is pushing its MediaFLO streaming TV-on-the-mobiles technology, was demonstrating the first public prototypes of the phone a…

The MediaFlo Buzz: Sprint-Nextel Clues

I managed to get a hold of the Deutsche Bank report on Qualcomm, which mentions that Sprint-Nextel might adopt MediaFlo (we wrote about it…

Is Sprint-Nextel Going With MediaFlo?

This will be huge if it turns out to be true…according to analysts, there are indications from Sprint-Nextel might be using Qualcomm’ Medi…

Why Qualcomm Has Its Wallet Out

The Elata and Flarion acquisitions reflect the outfit’s need to keep abreast of tech’s latest trends. Expect more of the same, says this BW…

Qualcomm Buys Elata For $57 Million

Qualcomm has bought British mobile content company Elata for $57 in cash…Elata’s main product is a content delivery system known as ‘Sense…

Wireless-Tower Outfits: Rising High

Much of the activity in wireless tower business is predicated on advance mobile content/video services taking off. That also explains the co…

FLO Forum Created

Several major companies have banded together to create the FLO Forum, intended to promote the development of products and services related t…

Qualcomm Sues Back Broadcom

The back-and-forth legal tussle between Qualcomm and Broadcom has gotten murkier: Qcom has sued communications chip maker Broadcom in federa…

Something Brew-ing

Qualcomm is planning on using its Brew mobile application platform to drive its business, and although it has yet to make a profit from the…

Paul Jacobs On Qualcomm's Content Future

Paul Jacobs will take over as CEO at wireless pioneer Qualcomm from his father and company founder, Irwin Jacobs. He’s got a few interesting…

Go with the FLO?

Qualcomm is charging ahead with its MediaFLO mobile broadcast TV technology, and although it has a lot of strenghts, it also has a lot of ch…

Qualcomm's Plans For Global Expansion

As Qualcomm’s BREW Conference winds down a couple of stories have been put up of Qualcomm expanding its BREW platform into new geographical…