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Microsoft Aims to Catch Musiwave, Swamp Apple

Microsoft on Monday announced its intention to buy France-based mobile music services provider Musiwave in a move that could dramatically boost the software giant's presence in the cell phone music space. Redmond reached a deal with Musiwave parent company Openwave Systems that gives it the exclusiv...

Openwave Shuts Door on Unsolicited Bid

Openwave Systems, a top provider of software solutions used in the communications industry, has rejected an offer to be bought out and taken private, bucking a recent trend that has seen scores of companies swallowed up by private equity firms. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company's board voted to...

Virgin Mobile Debuts Europe’s First Mobile TV Service

European cellular network provider Virgin Mobile is the first company in Europe to offer its customers the latest in wireless content: digital TV and radio services. Virgin Mobile will begin selling smartphones that can receive the service later this year, it said. Users can see and hear the content...

Nokia Rumored To Be Funding Mozilla Project

Allegedly, Nokia has given funds to the Mozilla Foundation to develop a browser that can run on small devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. The project, named Minimo, already has a workable prototype. Both Mozilla and Nokia have declined to comment on the funding agreement, but Nokia has noted tha...

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