Cisco Systems and MTV Networks are launching the second year of the "Digital Incubator" program, which gives financial backing to college entrepreneurs looking to make advancements in the mobile and broadband arenas. Contestants will be called on to bring together elements of social networking, cell phone-based gaming, online interactivity and viral videos.
A global survey conducted by Nokia and the Economist Intelligence Unit found that more than a third of executives said at least 20% of their employees could be considered mobile workers. The survey, which polled 500 executives around the world, found that CIOs recognize mobile technology as a key tool for reducing operating costs and improving agility in the work force.
Skype Technologies and Hutchison 3 Group are among the companies looking to take mobile VoIP commercial in Europe, even though quality and speed issues are still being resolved. GSM operators are said to be working to upgrade their networks to handle real VoIP.
ABC announced today that it would make shows such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty" available on video-equipped Sprint cell phones. The deal, which also includes some Disney Channel shows, will make the four most recent episodes of a show available in on-demand mode to customers who are signed up for the $20-a-month data package.
Nokia has raised its second-quarter forecast, predicting that it will hold more than 36% of market share for handsets in the second quarter. Analysts are predicting that Motorola's market share will suffer should Nokia's forecast hold true.