I've never _heard_ of Pulse. Should I?
I have heard Google's hangouts are pretty decent for video though, especially since you can add moustaches.
Google+ is adding group video to its hangouts on Android, while Nokia Pulse gets updated for those who like their social networking a little less social. Both networks are very mobile-orientated, but Nokia Pulse is primarily about geotagging content for sharing with groups of cloud-based friends while Google+ has bigger fish …
I don'tr find is sickening, I rather like it.
Sad tough that this is of course science fiction: the latency of *any* form of telecommunication makes long-discance music making impossible, until round-trip latencies in the order of 10ms are achieved. And they won't be for a good time yet.
Well maybe it's not too sad because it means that to do something like singing together we still have to meet in person!
It is only available on Nokia hardware... hasn't anyone at Nokia worked out the flaw in this plan? It's dead before it even lived.
Although I do have to wonder how many Nokia owners would really be that interested in constantly sharing their location with people - the concept sounds so lame from the get go, to then restrict it to devices that have collapsing market share only compounds the fail.
At least with Google+, thanks to it's openly available API, it's likely to appear on any platform for which someone cares to build an app.
Nokia’s "significant" contributions to Microsoft's open-source SONiC project and ongoing supply-chain challenges undoubtedly played a role in the Windows giant's decision to deploy the Finns' network switches, despite their relative inexperience in the arena, Dell'Oro analyst Sameh Boujelbene told The Register.
The deal, announced in mid-April, will see Microsoft use Nokia's 400Gbit/sec 7250 IXR appliances as spine switches, alongside the Finnish biz's fixed form factor equipment for top-of-rack (ToR) applications.
At the time, Nokia touted the deal as recognition of its ability to meet and exceed Redmond's evolving datacenter requirements.
Nokia is the second of the world's biggest telco network kit makers to turn its back on Russia in as many days due to the continuing invasion in Ukraine.
Yesterday, Ericsson "indefinitely" pulled out of the country.
"It has been clear for Nokia since the early days of the invasion of Ukraine that continuing our presence in Russia would not be possible," the Finnish organization said this morning in a statement.
Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, has been added to an SEC roll of companies that may be delisted due to inaccessible audits. Surprisingly, China seems to be taking DC's side.
The microblogging platform is the sixth company to be added to a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) roster of companies facing being booted off the stock exchange, with five of these based in China.
The Weibo Corporation – whose stock trades on the NASDAQ – joins cancer treatment biotech company BeiGene, Chinese KFC brand owner Yum China Holdings, biopharma firm Zai Lab, and pharmaceutical company HUTCHMED. US-based wet processing semiconductor firm ACM Research, which has research facilities in China, is also included in the list.
With ever more compute power needed all over the world, Bell Labs has been tasked by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to develop ways of making data centres more energy efficient.
The firm, which will receive over $2m for its efforts, said it aims to deliver tech that will allow for "sustainable" growth while addressing data centre cooling energy efficiency and its related carbon footprint.
Now part of Nokia, Bell Labs was chosen by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) within the DoE to develop a more efficient thermal energy architecture for data centres. The idea is to deliver a significant reduction in the energy required to cool down the racks, as well as capturing the waste heat for heating and cooling applications.
Microsoft's social network LinkedIn has added a Hindi version of its service.
File this one under "what took you so long?" because, as LinkedIn's announcement notes, over 600 million people speak Hindi. That makes it the third-most-spoken language in the world, behind English and Mandarin. LinkedIn already serves languages with far fewer speakers, including Norwegian or Thai.
That the service has amassed over 82 million Indian users – its second-largest national population – without supporting Hindi suggests the network's reasoning: English is widely spoken in India and very widely used in business, academia, the media, and of course the technology industry.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigned on Monday, anointing CTO Parag Agrawal as the social network company's new chief executive and announcing the elevation of board member Bret Taylor, former CTO of Facebook, to Independent Chair of the Board.
Dorsey, who remains CEO of payments biz Square, explained his decision to depart in a letter posted to Twitter.
"There's a lot of talk about the importance of a company being 'founder-led,'" Dorsey wrote. "Ultimately I believe that's severely limiting and a single point of failure. I've worked hard to ensure this company can break away from its founding and founders. There are three reasons I believe now is the right time."
Ericsson has voiced its concern over "progress" within the O-RAN Alliance, days after Nokia called a technical timeout with the group amid "compliance-related" concerns.
Nokia's withdrawal comes after some members of the open radio access network industry group were added to the US government's "Entity List," which fingers organisations the country claims pose a threat to America's security.
News of the Finnish telecoms giant's decision to suspend work with the O-RAN Alliance – a group of telcos and vendors that work together to test and work on open standards and software around telecoms infrastructure kit – emerged last week following a report by Politico – which Nokia confirmed.
Nokia and Daimler have resolved a long-running patent dispute, with both sides halting any pending litigation across the world and the German carmaker agreeing to pay licence fees.
Neither parties disclosed the terms of the agreement, or whether it pertained to any specific patents.
Last August, a Mannheim court ruled Daimler had violated Nokia's rights on patent EP2981103, which pertains to how end-user devices interact with LTE networks. Daimler swiftly appealed.
Nokia licensor HMD Global is quids in after securing $230m in funding from a bevy of biz "partners" including Google, Qualcomm, and Nokia Technologies.
That's a huge chunk of change considering we're in one of the worst periods for the smartphone industry ever. Coronavirus has forced many to reconsider their luxury purchases, with handset upgrades deferred or cancelled while economic uncertainty remains.
But then again, HMD Global isn't Apple or Samsung. Its devices populate the competitive sub-$500 region, where it fights against the likes of Motorola, Xiaomi, and OPPO. It's this sector that analysts expect to weather the current storm the best as consumer spending shifts from flagships to more affordable models.
Updated Akamai's Edge DNS service went down on Thursday morning, US West Coast time, knocking over its customers' websites as it fell.
As of 0909 PDT (1609 UTC), the status page of Akamai – which sites around the world rely upon to deliver content among other services – said, "We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service."
A short time later, the biz characterized the incident as a "service disruption":
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