Feeds

Lucent signs content deal for embedded appliances

InfoSpace alliance adds content to turnkey solutions system

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Lucent's real-time operating system venture, Inferno, has signed a strategic marketing agreement with Internet content service provider InfoSpace.com. The double act is one of the first signs that information appliances are starting to shake down as a combination of device itself and content and services, rather than as simple pieces of hardware. Lucent's Inferno operating system is intended to be the core of Inferno-embedded appliances for sale to businesses and consumers, and is being marketed to OEMs as part of an Inferno turnkey Information Appliance Suite, which will now include InfoSpace services. InfoSpace includes yellow pages, white pages, maps, stock quotes, city guides and classified advertising, and allow content services to be customised for vertical markets. Typically Lucent expects Inferno devices to include screen phones, wireless handsets and set-top boxes. More ominously one of the first Inferno-embedded information appliances is the Philips IS2630 screen phone, which includes an Inferno-enabled browser. Philips has a knack of not being terribly successful with pioneering paradigms of this ilk, and of course just a couple of weeks ago was involved in the termination of its disastrous mobile phone joint venture with Lucent, Philips Consumer Communications. But Lucent is no doubt hopeful that Inferno will have proper customers too. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
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.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.