Think all desktop calculators are the same, just with different buttons? You're pretty much right. Most basically replicate the look and functions of a handheld calculator on your desktop. The built-in Windows calculator is fine for quick jobs, while some scientific and mathematical desktop calculators wouldn't look out of place hanging from an engineering student's belt. Then there's SFR Calculator Personal Edition. The best description we can come up with is a Windows calculating utility. SFR integrates a number pad, of course, since it's essential, but its built-in document feature lets you save, annotate, and … Read more
Vivendi announced today that it has agreed to acquire Vodafone's 44 percent stake in French mobile operator SFR for 7.95 billion euros ($11.3 billion).
The deal would give Vivendi, which already owned 56 percent of SFR shares, complete control of SFR--France's second largest carrier, with nearly 21 million customers.
"We are very pleased to reach our strategic objective to own 100 percent of SFR, which will help Vivendi to focus further on profitable growth and innovation," Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy said in a statement. "I am very confident that this will greatly benefit … Read more
Updated 10:00am PT with detail from Verizon's conference call.
The LiMo Foundation is adding several well-known entities to its roster of mobile phone players, including Verizon and Mozilla.
A total of eight companies have agreed to join forces with LiMo to work on a Linux-based operating system for mobile phones, bringing the total number of participants to 40. Verizon and Mozilla are the headliners, but the full roster of new invitees includes Infineon, Kvaleberg, Red Bend Software, Sagem Mobiles, SFR, and SK Telecom.