Apple and IBM announce global enterprise mobility partnership


Apple and IBM today announced a new partnership that will see the two companies cooperate “to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps” by bringing IBM data and analytics apps and services to the iPhone and iPad. The new enterpise mobility partnership includes over 100 industry-specific enterprise apps and solutions, cloud services optimized for iOS offering device management, security, […]

TomTom to power MapQuest in new AOL partnership

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TomTom today announced a new partnership with AOL by which Mapquest will now use TomTom’s extensive digital map database for its website and its Android and iOS mobile apps. “We are delighted to enhance the digital mapping network of MapQuest with this partnership,” commented Charles Cautley, Managing Director of TomTom Licensing. “Having access to the most accurate mapping technology […]

Rogers joins Vodafone Partner Market group

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Rogers and Vodafone today announced that the two companies have joined forces under a new Partner Market agreement that will see them not only offer customers a range of products and services but also explore new business opportunities together. The Vodafone Partner Market network is a group of more than 30 telecommunications companies that operate in nearly 50 countries. Together […]

Samsung to emphasize Google app and services over its own going forward?

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Google and Samsung earlier this week signed a new 10-year global patent cross-license agreement that will see the two companies share their patent portfolios and collaborate even more closely on future projects. Re/Code has now learned that the agreement may go even further than that and could lead to changes to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and the apps and services it […]

Samsung and Google sign 10-year global patent license agreement

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Samsung and Google today announced a new 10-year global patent cross-license agreement that will cover a broad range of technologies and business areas. It gives both companies access to to each other’s patent portfolios and will focus on deeper collaboration between the two companies “on research and development of current and future products and technologies.” “This agreement with Google is […]

BlackBerry announces partnership with Foxconn for emerging markets

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Along with its latest financial results, BlackBerry today announced a new five-year strategic partnership with Foxconn that will see the two companies collaborate on new devices for “fast-growing markets.” The initial focus will be on a new smartphone for Indonesia and other emerging markets where BlackBerry still has considerable presence. The move also signals BlackBerry’s intention to remain in the […]

Samsung buys 7.4% stake in Corning and secures 10-year supply agreement

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Corning and Samsung Display today announced a series of strategic collaborations that will effectively see Samsung acquire a 7.4% share in Corning and secure a 10-year supply agreement for about US$1.9 billion. “We are excited to enter this new era of collaboration in our 40-year equity relationship with Samsung, one of the world leaders in consumer electronics,” Wendell P. Weeks, […]

New details emerge about Amazon and HTC handset partnership


A story emerged yesterday that Amazon was working with HTC to develop three new smartphones. Additional details have come to light today courtesy of a Bloomberg report. Citing two anonymous sources, it appears that the two companies have been talking since at least June. The result of this partnership may be intended for its Amazon Prime subscribers. Through its Prime […]