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Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Amazon cuts cost of running Oracle's database in its cloud

Amazon Web Services now lets companies run Oracle's database for about 3 cents per hour, while at the same time adding more options for enterprises that want to move high performance workloads to the cloud.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs07 Aug. 15 21:03

Samsung adds payments to its smart TVs

Samsung Electronics is stepping up its payments push with the launch of a payment service that lets users buy content on some of its newer smart TVs.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs05 Aug. 15 20:30

EFF-led group wants to give do-not-track some bite

For years now, checking the "do-not-track" option on your browser has been little more than wishful thinking on the part of users who care about privacy online. But now a group led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking to make that a more meaningful action.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs05 Aug. 15 03:09

Five smartphones to look forward to

If you're planning to buy a new smartphone this year, but haven't bought one yet it might be better to wait a bit longer: Apple, Samsung Electronics and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 July 15 01:38

Fon keeps adding Wi-Fi hotspots, but struggles to crack the US

Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is continuing its mission to cover the world with shared broadband Internet connections, with recent deals giving it a boost. But the U.S. market continues to elude the company.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 July 15 00:40

Battle brewing as payments move from wallet to wrist

The growing popularity of contactless payments and wearables are coming together on products such as the Apple Watch and the £24.99 ($US40) bPay wristband from British company Barclaycard.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs29 June 15 22:13

Unity CEO has game development platform's bugs on his mind

Gaming platform company Unity Technologies is doubling down on improving its software quality, and letting developers know what it has planned for the future with a new public roadmap.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs26 June 15 03:20

Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Fingerprint authentication will become a lot more common on smartphones of all prices as sensors get cheaper -- and Google's integration of the technology in the next version of Android will make it much easier for app developers and service providers to make use of them.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs22 June 15 21:52