Feeds

Motorola buys into low resource Web browsing start-up

On the fly page reformatting to help pocket devices browse the Web

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Motorola has bought a minority stake in Online Anywhere, a San Jose start-up developing software to make it easier for low-resource devices with variable-sized screens and limited bandwidth to browse the Web. The company, founded last year by a group of former students from Bombay, is building systems that dynamically reformat Web pages for different types of display, and which will help enable voice-driven access to the Web (this has been a Big Thing for mobile phone manufacturer Motorola for some time). The most important thing about Online Anywhere's technology is that it doesn't need Web sites to physically reformat their pages for non-PC devices, and instead uses remapping server technology, so that the page is remapped on the fly for the particular connected device. "Online Anywhere's technology enables people to access the Internet from a PDA, TV or phone, even though each of these devices have different displays," said Ronjon Nag, vice president and general manager at Motorola's Lexicus Division, part of Motorola's newly formed Internet & Networking Group. Online Anywhere also proposes to offer an ultra-thin client for non-PC devices (expect to see this in future Motorola handsets). This pushes the complexity of accessing the Web onto the remapping server, and presumably devices using this client will be faster and more effective than ones that don't. According to Online Anywhere, however, the thin client is optional. ® Click for more stories

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage
Web-based flea market struck dumb by size and scale of fail
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.