We take a look at three of the newest small crossovers on the market. Which one reigns supreme: the off-road bomber, the utility maven or the invigorating corner carver?
The Nokia Lumia 925 sits at the top of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 range, sporting a metal construction and 8.7-megapixel camera.
Cell phone owners are turning to other services to chat with friends, according to Ovum. It also says carriers lost $8.7 billion in SMS revenue in 2010 because of social messaging.
CNET Senior Editor for MP3, Donald Bell, comes clean on why he raised the rating for the iPod Touch to an 8.7.
The U.S. military on Tuesday said that L-3 Communications will provide the Navy with airborne communications as part of a contract with its Naval Battleforce Network program. L-3 was given $1.5 million as part of the contract. The program will have a value of $8.7 million once projects are completed over a 4-year term. L-3 will give the Navy and the Marines "Internet in the sky" capabilities, allowing them to communicate with manned and unmanned aircraft. The technology will also help the Navy solve problems with routing and convergence of wireless communications, the company said.
Pharmaceuticals maker AstraZeneca said Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase software from Ariba to reduce the cost of keeping its supplies in stock. Earlier this year, the $8.7 billion manufacturer bought Ariba's electronic-auction applications and has been using them to negotiate contracts with suppliers online. AstraZeneca expects the additional software, called Ariba Spend Management Suite, to help it cut costs through electronic invoicing and ordering. Neither company would disclose the value of the deal.
Verizon Wireless filed with the Court of Federal Claims on Tuesday to sue the U.S. government. The wireless services provider asked the court to cancel the $8.7 billion agreement it had with the government to buy wireless spectrum. Verizon thinks it might be owed as much as $100 million in interest as well. Verizon Wireless was among the carriers that believed they bought spectrum licenses from then-bankrupt Nextwave Communications. But the spectrum has been tangled in court disputes for several years. By canceling the deal, Verizon Wireless says, it will be able to free up the cash it has been saving to pay for the spectrum.
Networking-software maker Novell said this week that it would release a public test version of the next upgrade to its directory-services technology, eDirectory. The new version, eDirectory 8.7, will be available April 15. Key features of the upgrade, announced at Novell's annual BrainShare user conference, include new Web-based administration of the system, and expanded support for Web technologies Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). After eDirectory 8.7 ships, Novell will release an add-on set of services supporting the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration protocol (UDDI). All these protocols are expected to play a key role in emerging Web services. Directories are databases of computer users, their systems and any other network-attached devices, such as printers. They've become more important as internal networks and the Internet have become more complex. Separately, Novell announced an expansion of an alliance with Web software provider BEA Systems that involves an integration of technologies. Novell consulting subsidiary Cambridge Technology Partners has reaped $120 million in revenue from BEA-related services over the past two years, Novell said.
The struggling maker of specialized servers reports a net loss of $22.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, including an $8.7 million write-off of inventory.