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Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Microsoft's Nokia acquisition is 'a necessary gamble,' analysts say

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services business is a necessary gamble for the software company's future growth in mobile, and for Nokia an admission that it doesn't have enough resources to successfully compete with Samsung and Apple, according to analysts.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs03 Sept. 13 12:55

Salesforce.com mobile app developers gain security tools

Good Technology has integrated its Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform with Salesforce.com's Mobile SDK to help developers build mobile applications that are more secure and easily managed.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 Aug. 13 12:13

Amazon Web Services improves GovCloud management

Users of Amazon Web Services' GovCloud can now take advantage of CloudFormation, which aims to make it easier to manage more complex environments.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs29 Aug. 13 15:31

Unity adds 2D game development and works with Facebook

Unity Technologies is working on adding the ability to simplify 2D game creation using its cross-platform development tools, and has also worked with Facebook to make it easier for users to integrate Facebook in their games, the company announced at its Unite conference.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs29 Aug. 13 13:38

Google cuts Nexus 4 price by up to a third in some key markets

Google has cut the price of the Nexus 4 in handful of countries including the U.K. and the U.S., where the smartphone now costs from $199. The aggressive drop signals Google wanting to preempt the arrival of a cheaper iPhone.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 Aug. 13 11:44

New smartphone OSes take baby steps forward

Four new smartphone OSes intend to challenge Apple and Google's dominant position. Mozilla's Firefox OS is the first out of the gate, but Canonical, Samsung Electronics and Intel, as well as Finnish upstart Jolla Mobile, are also getting their alternatives ready.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs27 Aug. 13 14:06

Games developers get translation plug-in for Unity

Games developers using Unity Technologies' cross-platform tools can now access a translation plug-in in beta that could expand their products' geographical reach.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs21 Aug. 13 12:51

Opscode adds networking to Chef management capabilities

Opscode has teamed up with Cisco Systems and Arista Networks to add networking features and has expanded its collaboration with Microsoft to broaden Windows integration for its renamed Enterprise Chef platform.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 Aug. 13 16:46