Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Google aims for faster Web downloads with SPDY protocol

Google is hoping to make Web pages download up to twice as quickly using SPDY, a new application-layer protocol it's experimenting with, the company said in a blog post.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 Nov. 09 08:09

Qualcomm shows Lenovo smartbook

Qualcomm put the spotlight on the smartbook concept at an analyst meeting in New York on Thursday, showing off a Lenovo-made device based on the Snapdragon chipset that company CEO Paul Jacobs said would be formally launched at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs13 Nov. 09 08:18

Samsung to put third-party apps on cheap smartphones

Samsung is opening up its cheaper smartphones to third-party application developers with the launch of a new software platform it is calling Bada. The first phone running the software will go on sale during the first half of next year, with more products to follow later in the year, the company said on Tuesday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs11 Nov. 09 08:58

Microprocessor sales reach record levels, says IDC

Intel's Atom processor, which is used in netbooks, helped PC microprocessor makers sell record numbers of chips during the third quarter, although the overall value of the market fell, according to market researcher IDC.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs10 Nov. 09 00:08

JDA Software to buy i2 Technologies

JDA Software Group on Friday announced plans to acquire supply-chain management competitor i2 Technologies for a net purchase price of approximately US$396 million.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs09 Nov. 09 10:11

Sony Ericsson's first Android phone released

Sony Ericsson's first Android-based smartphone, the Xperia X10, comes with a unique user interface that's designed to improve handling and organization of communications and multimedia content. But one analyst said the interface still needs work, particularly when it comes to speed and responsiveness, before the phone hits the market.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 Nov. 09 08:04

Amazon simplifies payments with new PayPhrase system

Amazon Payments has introduced a new way to pay at and a number of other web retailers. The service is called PayPhrase and lets users enter a phase and personal identification number to speed up the checkout process, it said on Thursday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 Oct. 09 08:39

Pirate Bay founders threatened with fine if site stays open

File-sharing site The Pirate Bay should be closed, and if it isn't, two of the founders will each have to pay a fine of 500,000 Swedish kronor (US$71,500), according to a verdict in the Stockholm District Court on Wednesday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 Oct. 09 08:25

WiMax roaming demonstrated for first time in Taiwan

Operators Clearwire International, Tatung InfoComm and VMAX have for the first time demonstrated mobile WiMax global roaming, the WiMax Forum said on Monday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 Oct. 09 07:49

VMware ships Workstation for virtualizing Windows 7

VMware has added support for Windows 7 and expanded the ability to handle virtual processors in Workstation 7, the new version of its platform for running multiple OSes simultaneously on a PC.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 Oct. 09 00:22