Asana, a collaboration software provider started by a Facebook founder, is now out with a rebuilt native iOS mobile app. It replaces one that even the company admits was not up to par. IBM's recent move to partner with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now. Looking to burnish its business reputation, BlackBerry has agreed to buy a German mobile security company that specializes in voice/data encryption as well as anti-eavesdropping solutions. One of BlackBerry's potential money makers is its mobility management service, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. To that end, BES 10 will soon be available as a hosted service from six providers. How can IT asset managers best participate in new digital business initiatives? Research firm Gartner has a three-stage plan that calls for CIOs, IT asset managers to work together.
AMD's ARM-Based Opteron Out in $3K Dev Kit It's dubbed "Seattle" and it's AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based Opteron processor. The low-power chip is being released as part of AMD’s Opteron A1100-series developer kit, and aimed at high-end data center needs.
Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Smartphone Plans As the wireless carrier wars continue heating up, Virgin Mobile just threw the customization coal onto the fire. The firm has debuted a no-annual-contract plan with rates based on individual use.