Opera has unveiled a free web-based email service along the lines of Gmail or Hotmail.
Google bid $900m for Nortel patents on Monday, as its defence against rising Android litigation. The search giant now needs to compete with Apple, Nokia and Microsoft in an aggressive intellectual property rights (IPR) power play.
The Googleplex is keeping acquisition activity alive in the Canadian tech sector, buying its third start-up from the land of maples with the acquisition of Pushlife for US$25m.
Video search giant blinkx is getting closer to becoming a broadcaster, extending its content reach to the advertising community with the acquisition of Burst Media for US$30m.
Troubled dark fibre provider Digital River has been acquired by Vocus Communications, giving the Australian wholesaler nearly 60 Km of operational fibre in Sydney and Melbourne at the bargain-basement price of A$3.95 million.