"Your Jaiku phone, the Web site, IM, SMS, and API will continue to work
normally," wrote Jaiku's Finnish co-founder Jyri Engeström as he revealed
yesterday that Jaiku had been acquired by Google. Jaiku's technology can
hopefully help Google develop new ways to use mobile. The terms of the
acquisition are confidential and the deal is officially closed.
According to the Jaiku homepage, maintained by Engeström and his co-founder
Petteri Koponen: “While it’s too soon to comment on specific
plans, we look forward to working with our new friends at Google over the
coming months to expand in ways we hope you’ll find interesting and
Our engineers are excited to be working together and enthusiastic developers
lead to great innovation. We look forward to accomplishing great things
together. In order to focus on innovation instead of scaling, we have de... (more)
Opera Software announced that the Opera Mini browser for mobile phones is
available for the Android platform. This technical preview release is
available at labs.opera.com, inviting the Android development community to
test the fresh build and share feedback with Opera for the forthcoming beta.
Opera Mini for Android makes the company's fast-performing and
device-adapting Web experience available to any range of handset built on
Opera is renowned for its cross-platform portability and this release
embraces the Android platform in Opera's commitment to making the best
"We still need to integrate the technology and roll out a product, and we
haven't disclosed those details," Yahoo Inc company spokeswoman Joanna
Stevens told the Associated Press earlier this week, as Yahoo announced its
acquisition of DialPad Communications, whose VoIP technology converts
conversations into data packets that can then be transmitted across the
Internet using today's widely prevalent broadband connections.
The 6-year old company has more than 14 million users. It is expected to
serve as Yahoo's newest springboard into the world of VoIP.
"As of June 14th, Dialpad an... (more)
To add to last month's new Google Local service enabling people to connect
to information from their mobile phones or wireless device, Google has now
launched what it's calling "search in the palm of your hand."
Google Mobile, says the search giant, "makes it easy to access online
information — over 8 billion pages and a billion images — on your
cell phone or mobile device." You can also search more than a billion images
and get the one you need on your phone with Google Image Search.
The technology works only with sites that use XHTML, rather than traditional
HTML, t... (more)
CSI Wireless Inc. is going the distance to keep CTAPP cyclists on track in
their ride for cancer. A Calgary-based designer and manufacturer of GPS and
wireless products used in more than 50 countries, CSI Wireless has become a
CTAPP sponsor by providing vehicle-tracking services that will enable CTAPP
organizers and supporters to closely track the cyclists throughout their
2,400-mile ride from Calgary to Austin.
CSI’s tracking technology, normally used by trucking companies, car
rental companies and other fleet owners, will wirelessly transmit the
cyclists’ GPS-deriv... (more)