Youtube has upgraded its mobile site, m.youtube.com and now supports HTML5.

Youtube has also launched Leanback, selection of videos tailored to your interests play as soon as you visit the site and they play in full screen and high definition, continuously.

This feed is based on your YouTube settings and preferences, including content from your subscriptions and videos your friends are sharing on Facebook (assuming you’ve connected your YouTube account to your Facebook account). You can also watch the most popular comedy, entertainment, news, or more. And if you don’t care for the video that’s playing, use the right arrow key on your keyboard to skip ahead to the next video, or try the up/down arrows to search, access player controls, and browse channels and videos. You won’t need your mouse for this experience. – blog

Essentially, its an experimentation and social recommendations is what will drive the video viewing (a shot on TV?).

Check this intro video.

Nokia Goes After Russian Blogger

In a gutsy move, Nokia has taken legal action against Murtazin, owner of the blog Mobile-Review.com.

Mr. Murtazin has been very public about his possession of unauthorised Nokia property. We have asked Mr. Murtazin for the return of all Nokia property in his possession. As he has declined to reply, we asked the Russian authorities to assist us.

So as we don’t confuse the issue, while this individual does operate a blog, he is also very public about being a ‘consultant’ to other international mobile manufacturers. He has confirmed he is in possession of unauthorised Nokia prototypes and other intellectual property, and we have asked for their return. Whether Mr. Murtazin’s actions were as a blogger, or whether he is acting in the capacity of a consultant in order to provide information to his clients is an open question. – blog

Good move Nokia, especially when you published a soft blog post earlier (‘One of our children is missing’), which failed to bring the seriousness of the matter.

Zoho Calendar Comes out of Beta

Zoho Calendar is out of beta and offers following features

  • Multiple Calendars
    Users can manage multiple calendars in Zoho Calendar. Events created for each calendar are color coded. Apart from multiple personal calendars, you can also subscribe to external calendars, again color coded
  • Calendar Sharing
    There are two options for sharing your calendar in read-only mode and two options for read-write mode. In Read-only mode, you can share your calendar with other users where they can just view only Free/Busy times while the second option provides all your event details with others.
  • Subscribing to Calendars
  • Embedding Zoho Calendar
  • Support for NLP – more details

Nokia sells its Model Business

Time to focus. Nokia has sold its modem business to Renesas Electronics.

As part of this alliance, the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Renesas Electronics is to acquire Nokia’s wireless modem business for approximately USD 200 million. The alliance is planned to be enhanced by long-term joint research cooperation on future radio technologies.

The planned transfer of Nokia’s wireless modem business enables Renesas Electronics to maximize the value of Nokia’s technology assets and engineering expertise in delivering advanced mobile platform solutions to the market by combining them with Renesas Electronics’ market-proven multimedia processing and RF technologies. Together with Renesas Electronics’ robust line-up of application processors, RF transceiver ICs, high power amplifiers, and power management devices, the wireless modem technologies enable Renesas Electronics to deliver a complete mobile platform solution to the market. – blog

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