Kony buys Australia's Sky Technologies to offer SAP customers 'complete' end-to-end enterprise mobility

Orlando, Florida, USA. August 21, 2012 – As part of its ongoing strategy to simplify enterprise mobility, Kony Solutions, Inc., today announced it will acquire Sky Technologies, an SAP-certified mobility solutions provider based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Mobile payments alliance for smartphones led by Shell, Target, Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven

An alliance of 14 retailers has been set up to create a ‘mobile wallet‘ on your phone that will better similar attempts by Google and mobile network operators. The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) comprises Wal-Mart, Shell, Target, 7-Eleven and other large retailers.

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GCT Semiconductor LTE Single-Chip now certified for LTE modules on Verizon Wireless network

San Jose, California, USA. (BUSINESS WIRE) — GCT Semiconductor, a designer and supplier of 4G mobile semiconductors, has announced that its LTE single-chip, GDM7240, has been certified for use in 4G LTE modules on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network. Device makers seeking an LTE module can now benefit from faster time-to-market.

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GE acquires PRESENS, Norway-based supplier of industrial sensors

Boston, Massachusetts, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — GE has announced the acquisition of PRESENS, a provider of pressure, temperature and flow measurement solutions. The acquisition expands GE’s portfolio of sensing solutions and will be part of the company’s Boston-based Measurement & Control business

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Electric substation automation market forecast to reach $4.3bn by 2020, driven by smart grid integration

Boulder, Colorado, USA. August 7, 2012 — The integration of substation automation functions into the broader smart grid architecture is shifting the substation automation opportunity toward newly automated smaller distribution substations, and into retrofit modernisations

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Telenor Connexion promotes Larsson to USA Country Manager

Stockholm, Sweden. August 7, 2012 — Telenor Connexion AB has appointed a new Country Manager for its growing activities in the USA. Gwenn Bjornstad Larsson (pictured) is to take up the position with effect from August 15.

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2G and 3G carriers? The lowdown on AT&T and T-Mobile USA

BLOG: July 18, 2012 — There’s been a lot of confusion regarding 2G vs. 3G in the USA. Here, Wyless CEO, Dan McDuffie sets the record straight …

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Why are European firms buying up North American smart grid companies?

IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), reports that the market for distribution automation and smart grid networking hardware in the Americas is anticipated to grow to nearly $1.7 billion in 2012.

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Hughes completes integration testing of satellite backhaul system with Nokia Siemens Networks

Germantown, Maryland, USA — Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a global provider of broadband satellite networks and services, has successfully completed end-to-end verification of its HX System with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)’s GSM base station.

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Taoglas claims a first as it launches off-the-shelf 'Peel-and-Stick' NFC antenna for M2M devices

CTIA, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and San Diego, California, USA. May 9, 2012 – Taoglas USA, Inc, a provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, has launched a new Near Field Communications (NFC) antenna and tag systems for M2M devices.

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WeDo Technologies acquires US-based network expense manager Connectiv Solutions

Lisbon, Portugal / London, UK / Washington DC, USA. May 1, 2012 – WeDo Technologies, a specialist provider of revenue and business assurance solutions, today announced the acquisition of US-based Connectiv Solutions, which provides management of telecommunications network usage expenses.

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Wyless completes ClearConnex acquisition and announces key management changes

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA. April 26, 2012 — Wyless Inc. has announced some key additions and changes to its senior management team this week, and completed the acquisition of a majority stake in ClearConnex, an engineering firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Cinterion leads M2M module market by volume but Sierra Wireless is tops for revenue, says ABI Research

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA — ABI Research has published new market share rankings for M2M cellular embedded module vendors. These assess their performance in 2011 for total unit shipment volume as well as for total M2M revenue, including modules, terminals, software, and services.

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Global public cellular service revenues for Smart Grid to reach US$1bn by 2020

Boulder, CO, USA — Electric, gas, and water utilities have long used public cellular networks (pictured) to link field devices to the utility’s central operations systems. Until recently, however, the use of such networks in the utility sector has been limited, primarily due to restrictive pricing and perceived technical limitations. Yet there is now a

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DN2K launches Virtual Operations Centre for remote management of critical M2M systems

Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA – DN2K, a developer of machine-to-machine (M2M) remote monitoring and management systems, has announced its Virtual Operations Centre (VOC) capability for critical business and industrial systems.

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AT4 wireless Laboratories announces the first NFC Forum device certification

Malaga, Spain — Sony RC-S380 NFC device achieves the first NFC Forum certification using AT4 wireless as its testing partner.

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