Sun, IBM, Nokia Team Up For Wireless Java
Dec 18, 2001, 9:12 PM by (staff)
A group of companies have unveiled a software plan that uses Java to link cell phones and servers. The move is the second phase of a plan to standardize how cell phones and other mobile devices connect to the Internet. Now the plan has expanded to include all the top makers of software that runs Java programs on servers. The goal is for programmers writing server software to not worry about whether the person tapping into it is using a cell phone, a handheld computer or a desktop PC. AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless, Sun Microsystems, BEA Systems, IBM, Nokia, and several other companies are part of the initiative.
Apple Joins Forces with IBM to Bring iOS To Enterprise
Apple and IBM today announced a partnership that will see more business-oriented apps developed for iOS, and IBM selling iPhones and iPads directly to its large corporate customers. The two companies will jointly develop the apps, of which there will be about 100, targeted as various industries.
Google Exonerated In Java API Case vs. Oracle
A jury today decided that Google's use of 37 Java APIs constitutes "fair use" and does not infringe on Oracles copyrights. The decision caps a two-week trial that saw Oracle once again claim Google stole its Java code when first creating the Android operating system back in 2007 and 2008.
AT&T Now Offering Unlimited Calls to Mexico
AT&T today added unlimited calling from wireless handsets to Mexico to its World Connect Value plan. For $5 per month, AT&T customers can make limitless calls to landlines and cell phones in Mexico.
Apple and IBM Release First Wave of Enterprise Apps
Apple and IBM have followed through on an announcement made earlier this year and delivered a range of mobile applications aimed at large businesses. The IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps rely on IBM's cloud services, which bring data and analytics tools to enterprise users of Apple's iPhone and iPad.