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Qualcomm takes stake in femtocell firm ip.access

Femotcells have been given another boost this week with the news that mobile chipmaker and IP giant Qualcomm has decided to invest an undisclosed sum in UK femotcell maker ip.access. It’s not the first to take such a step – T-Mobile put its money into fellow femtocell company Ubiquisys earlier this year, joining Google in […]

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Qualcomm to launch UK mobile telly?

Could Qualcomm be thinking of bringing its MediaFLO mobile TV service to the UK? It’s shaping up to be a possibility after the company bought a slice of spectrum in the recent Ofcom auction. According to Qualcomm, it’s now got its hands on the 40 MHz (1452-1492 MHz) of L-Band radio spectrum, for the princely […]

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AT&T turns on mobile TV this week

And after all the talk, it looks like AT&T has stuck to its deadline and it’s going to be launching its broadcast mobile TV service – under the unsurprising brand name AT&T TV – from May 4, with two compatible devices, the LG Vu and the Samsung Access. The service, based on Qualcomm’s MediaFLO, will […]

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InvenSense’s magic touch pulls in $19m funds

There’s no denying haptics have a certain cool factor. Obviously they’re appealing to venture capital firms right now: motion-sensing software company InvenSense has attracted $19 million in a series C round of funding, led by Sierra Ventures and a load of other big names like Qualcomm Ventures and DoCoMo capital. InvenSense, whose applications include image […]

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Qualcomm gives MediaFLO a $558m boost

Remember all the discussion over what the recent 700 MHz spectrum auction would yield for the mobile industry? Well, at least part of that question has been answered: Qualcomm is using its newly won spectrum to broaden the capacity of its MediaFLO TV service, after spending $558.1 million in the auction. The company said Qualcomm […]

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AT&T brings Qualcomm’s flow to mobiles from May

AT&T has revealed it will be bringing Qualcomm’s MediaFLO mobile TV technology to users’ phones by May. FLO will launch on AT&T’s network this May on two new devices, the LG Vu and the Samsung Access. AT&T said the service will feature two exclusive TV channels, but didn’t give any more information on their content. […]

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Qualcomm snaps up ad targeter Xiam for $32 million

IP giant and chipmaker Qualcomm has been reaching for its wallet, and has snapped up Irish ad targeting company Xiam Technologies for $32 million. According to Qualcomm, Xiam provides targeting and personalisation technology to make sure operators are delivering the right ads, offers and content to users based on their tastes by “using advanced profiling […]