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Yahoo snaps up mobile analytics specialist Flurry

Is Yahoo aiming to stay relevant?

Internet company Yahoo has confirmed the acquisition of mobile analytics specialist Flurry as it seeks to reinforce its commitment to “building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetisation solutions.”

Cisco buys cloud collaboration firm Assemblage

Cisco acquired Assemblage, a provider of browser-based collaboration services for an undisclosed sum

Cisco announced that the firm has acquired Assemblage, a company that provides a browser-to-browser cloud-based collaboration platform , for an undisclosed sum. The move marks Cisco’s second cloud-focused acquisition this month.

As Barcelona embraces cloud and mobile, silos become a thing of the past

Manel Sanromà, chief information officer of Barcelona City Council

Manel Sanromà, the chief information officer of Barcelona City Council tells Business Cloud News that cloud computing, mobile technologies and the Internet of Things are front and centre for Barcelona as it moves to improve city management and break down silos across municipal government, the city, and ultimately Europe.

Google ordered to pay SimpleAir $85m for infringing mobile, cloud patents

Google has been ordered to pay SimpleAir $85m for infringing its mobile and cloud patents

Following a verdict handed down at the end of January this year, Google has been ordered to pay software licensing company SimpleAir $85m in damages related to its infringement of the company’s patents related to sending notifications from cloud services to mobile devices. John Payne, the lead inventor and majority owner of SimpleAir told Business Cloud News that the company is pleased with the result of the case and hopes this resolves the conflict once and for all.

IBM scores secure mobile virtual machine launcher patent

IBM said its secure virtual machine launcher can be applied to mobile virtualisation and make accessing those apps safer

IT incumbent IBM was recently awarded a patent for launching virtual machine instances that authenticates the applications running within the virtual environment before launching it. The company said the approach could be used to make mobile application delivery more secure.

Mobile, cloud and security skill gap may hamper innovation

UKCES's report Technology and Skills in The Digital Industries highlights the influence of disruptive mobile and cloud technologies, and how they are influencing demand for IT specialisms

It’s often the case that new technologies help catalyse or facilitate innovation. But according to a new report published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, growth in the UK digital industries sector could be hampered by an impending skills gap brought about by the rapid proliferation of cloud and mobile technologies.

Amazon beefs up mobile offering with cloud notifications

Using the Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) API, application developers can send notifications to Apple iOS, Google Android and Kindle Fire devices.

Amazon has built up its presence in the mobile space this week with the launch of a cloud-based, cross platform push notification service, making large scale notifications more accessible to developers.

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