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Nokia, battling to regain its dominance of the mobile phone handset market, replaces its chief executive, tapping a senior Microsoft executive to run the Finnish telecommunications equipment giant.
Nokia named senior Microsoft executive, Stephen Elop, as its new chief executive and president, in place of Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.
The company, once the undisputed ruler of the mobile phone market, has had its considerable lead in the smartphone market pecked away by Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s Blackberry and Google’s Android operating platform.
When the company posted a 40-percent operating profit slump in the second quarter of 2010 speculation was rife that Kallasvuo, a 30-year-Nokia veteran, would be ousted.
Kallasvuo would also resign his position on the Nokia Board of Directors, but continue to chair the Board of Nokia Siemens Networks in a non-executive capacity, the company said.
MOSCOW, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s state-run telecoms holding Svyazinvest has resigned following divisions with the management of its affiliate Rostelecom, Komersant business daily said on Friday, citing sources.
Having served as Svyazinvest CEO since early 2009, Evgeniy Yurchenko is leaving the holding which plans to merge its Rostelecom affiliate with regional mobile operators and carry out an IPO of the united company in London in 2011.
Kommersant, citing two unnamed sources close to Svyazinvest’s board, reported that Yurchenko had said in the resignation letter he was stepping down because of ‘principal disagreement with Rostelecom managers on the development strategy of the united company’.
The head of Svyazinvest press office confirmed the resignation to Kommersant without providing further details. Svyazinvest was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.
Source : finanznachrichten.de
Recently there have been some concerns expressed about the health hazards posed to students by wireless networks operating in schools.
While I understand parents concerns on that issue, any quick solution probably will not be forthcoming.
Recently, a group of central Ontario parents became worried that wireless technology in schools were making their kids sick.
These parents felt their children were showing a variety of symptoms, ranging from headaches and dizziness to nausea and even racing heart rates, that they attributed to wireless technology exposure.
The problem is a lot of money has been invested in providing the Wi-Fi infrastructure access in schools, so I don’t expect potential health concerns to children at this point as overriding that investment.
When Apple needed land for their $1 billion dollar data center the farmers who owned it decided they needed $1.7 million to sell. Not poor considering they bought it for $6,000 just 34 years ago.
“They told us to put a price on it and we did,” said Kathy Fulbright, 62, seated on a brown leather sofa in the living room of the home she and her husband built with the proceeds. The 49-acre property boasts a 4,200-square-foot house with a Jacuzzi in the master bathroom, as well as a artifical pond stocked with bass and catfish.
Other farmers in the area are apparently sizing up supercars should Google or Microsoft decide they simply must move into the neighborhood as well.
Apple meanwhile aims to finish the notes center, dubbed “Project Dolphin” that year and
BEIJING (AP): East Asia is the world’s electronics factory, yet unless they are Japanese, producers are anonymous. Now HTC Corp., a Taiwanese maker of smart phones, is moving out of the shadows and trying to establish its own brand name as it competes with Apple’s iPhone.
HTC supplies major US carriers Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile but says a year ago only one in 10 Americans knew its name. With the help of marketing by cellular carriers and HTC’s own television ads during the baseball World Series, HTC says that number is up to 40 percent.
“We want to be one of the leaders,” said John Wang, the 13-year-old company’s chief marketing officer.
In trying to establish a global brand, HTC is following in the footsteps of another Taiwanese company, Acer Inc., which is battling Dell Inc. for the title of second-largest personal computer maker. Other rising Taiwanese technology names include software producer Trend Micro Inc. and Asustek Computer Inc., a maker of PCs and mobile phones.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sep 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today held the seventh Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum at the Westin Taipei Hotel, where it highlighted mobile device trends, and shared insight into future mobile technologies. Attended by hundreds of industry professionals, the annual event featured a “Smart and Green Mobility Plus” theme that emphasized the increasingly interconnected, foundational role of high performance and low-power benefits in enabling advanced solutions for mobile devices.
New smart mobile technologies highlighted at this year’s forum included a 1GHz dual core application processor designed on low-power process technology, an engineering sample of the world’s first application processor utilizing 32 nanometer (nm) low-power process technology with high-k metal gate technology, advanced image sensor ICs featuring low light sensitivity with backside illumination and a high-performance 16gigabyte moviNAND(TM) chip with an eMMC4.41 interface.