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Nokia – Press Release : Nokia N77 multimedia computer starts shipping – Live TV in your pocket / Mobile Marketing

juin 19, 2007

Espoo, Finland – Finland is the first to experience optimized mobile TV with the Nokia N77 multimedia computer. Later this month also Vietnam and India will start shipments of the Nokia N77. Consumers will now be able to keep up to date with news and sports and enjoy their favorite TV shows live on the move. The affordable Nokia N77 comes in a stylish and pocketable form factor with complete Nokia Nseries functionalities.

« The Nokia N77 takes TV out of the living room, » said Jonas Geust, head of Nokia Nseries Players Category, Multimedia, Nokia. « The wide 2.4″ flat screen and high quality stereo sound makes it the ideal personal mobile device for enjoying TV programs on the go. »

The dedicated TV key on the Nokia N77 gives users direct access to a world of TV programs. It even remembers the last channel viewed when switched off the TV. Viewers can also set reminders to alert when a program is starting and access it at the push of a button.

The Nokia N77 also offers the advantage of 30 second replay and live TV watching continues after the replay clip. Through the Program Guide in the mobile TV application viewers can see program information up to seven days, browse TV channels, purchase new channels if desired and select the TV program they are interested in.

With practically all the features people would expect from a true Nokia Nseries multimedia computer, including MP3 player, 2 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels), web browsing, email access, calendar and to-do lists, the Nokia N77 is much more than just live TV and entertainment – it’s the key to an entire world of multimedia computing.

The Nokia N77 is based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS and is offered in markets where commercial mobile TV services based on DVB-H technology are available.

A full list of Nokia N77 features is available at www.nseries.com/n77
Product photos are available at www.nokia.com/press/photos
For more information on mobile TV, visit www.nokia.com/mobiletv

Nokia – ShowPressRelease

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Marketing Mobile : SFR met de l’ADSL dans ses forfaits mobiles

mars 28, 2007

L’opérateur lancera fin avril une offre de haut-débit en option aux forfaits de téléphonie mobile de deux heures et plus. Et insiste sur le service clients, avec une société dédiée à l’assistance.

Une « box », un débit maximal de 20 Mbit/s, de la télévision sur ADSL, de la téléphonie fixe illimitée, une fonction de magnétoscope numérique avec un disque dur de 80 Go… L’abonnement haut débit présenté par l’opérateur mobile SFR, ce mardi 27 mars, a tout des standards du marché. Y compris son prix : 29,90 euros en zone dégroupée et 37,90 euros en zone non dégroupée.

Commercialisée à partir du 25 avril, cette offre, qui s’appuie sur le réseau de Neuf Cegetel, s’adresse uniquement aux abonnés de SFR, actuels ou à venir. Il s’agit, en effet, d’une option à un forfait mobile de deux heures ou plus : le prix de l’ADSL s’ajoute donc à celui de la téléphonie. L’option ADSL inclut le mode « Happy Zone », officialisé ce mardi après une phase expérimentale en octobre 2006. Cette fonction donne droit à des communications illimitées vers tous les fixes en France, passées au domicile et à proximité (1). Il est à noter que l’option « Happy Zone » est également proposée hors ADSL aux clients de SFR, pour 14,90 euros par mois, toujours en sus d’un forfait d’au moins deux heures. Les clients SFR depuis plus de un an se verront proposer un tarif de 9,90 euros.

L’arrivée de SFR sur le segment de l’ADSL découle du rachat des activités d’accès à Internet de Tele2 en octobre dernier, même si l’opération n’est pas encore validée par Bruxelles. Pour le moment, Tele2 continue donc d’opérer comme un FAI à part entière.

Si l’opérateur n’innove pas vraiment pour ce qui est des services Internet, il s’essaie néanmoins à la convergence entre les deux mondes. Les messages arrivés sur le répondeur du téléphone fixe peuvent ainsi être écoutés sur le mobile, l’abonné est alerté en temps réel. Les e-mails peuvent être transférés sur le mobile et le répertoire de contacts est commun à la boîte aux lettres électronique et au mobile. L’abonné recevra évidemment une facture unique de SFR.

Netgem annonce que ses décodeurs IPTV seront utilisés par la société SFR, pour la fourniture d’une solution de télévision haute définition dans le cadre du lancement de son offre quadruple play

LEXPRESS.fr – – L’Express

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Google agreed to pay $1.65 billion in stock for YouTube – Video Message from Chad and Steve

octobre 11, 2006

A profitless Web site started by three 20-somethings after a late-night dinner party is sold for more than a billion dollars, instantly turning dozens of its employees into paper millionaires. It sounds like a tale from the late 1990’s dot-com bubble, but it happened yesterday.

First a Message from Chad and Steve 😉

Google, the online search behemoth, agreed yesterday to pay $1.65 billion in stock for the Web site that came out of that party — YouTube, the video-sharing phenomenon that is the darling of an Internet resurgence known as Web 2.0.

YouTube had been coveted by virtually every big media and technology company, as they seek to tap into a generation of consumers who are viewing 100 million short videos on the site every day. Google is expected to try to make money from YouTube by integrating the site with its search technology and search-based advertising program.

But the purchase price has also invited comparisons to the mind-boggling valuations that were once given to dozens of Silicon Valley companies a decade ago. Like YouTube, those companies were once the Next Big Thing, but some soon folded.

Google, with a market value of $132 billion, can clearly afford to take a gamble with YouTube, but the question remains: How to put a price tag on an unproven business?

“If you believe it’s the future of television, it’s clearly worth $1.6 billion,” Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, said of YouTube. “If you believe something else, you could write down maybe it’s not worth much at all.”

In a conference call to announce the transaction yesterday, there were eerie echoes of the late 1990’s boom time. There was no mention of what measures Google used to arrive at the price it agreed to pay. At one point, Google’s vice president, David Drummond, gave a cryptic explanation: “We modeled this on a more or less synergistic kind of model. You can imagine this would be hard to do on a stand-alone basis.”

The price tag Google paid may simply have been the cost of beating its rivals — Yahoo, Viacom and the News Corporation — to take control of the most sought-after Web site of the moment. It was also perhaps the only price that two YouTube founders, Chad Hurley, 29, and Steven Chen, 28, and their big venture capital backer, Sequoia Capital Partners, were willing to accept, given that they most likely could have continued as an independent company. A third YouTube founder, Jawed Karim, left the company to pursue an advanced degree at Stanford.

The deal came together in a matter of days. After rebuffing a series of other overtures, YouTube’s founders decided to have lunch on Wednesday with Google’s co-founder, Larry Page, and its chief executive, Eric E. Schmidt. The idea of a deal had been broached a few days earlier. The setting was classic Silicon Valley start-up: a booth at Denny’s near YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. The Google executives threw out an offer of $1.6 billion and autonomy to continue running the business.

That set off a marathon of meetings and conference calls over the next two days, which kicked into even higher gear on Friday, when news of the talks began to circulate, putting pressure on Google to sign a deal before a rival bid emerged. In fact, the News Corporation sent a letter to YouTube seeking to start talks but never received a response.

Dot-Com Boom Echoed in Deal to Buy YouTube – New York Times

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