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TMCnet Fixed Mobile Convergence Week in Review

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April 21, 2012

TMCnet Fixed Mobile Convergence Week in Review

By Shawn Hebert, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Join us in taking a look back at some of the top stories as we run down what happened this week in the fixed mobile convergence week industry.

First up, Oi subscribers can now access over 78,000 global Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to the company's recently announced deal with international Wi-Fi leader iPass Inc (News - Alert). Oi is the largest telecommunications provider in Brazil and is expanding its “Internet Everywhere” concept that was launched in mid-2011.

Next, Android users may wish to visit the Google (News - Alert) Play Store and download the updated TeamViewer app, which allows customers to use their smartphones or tablets to remotely access their home or office computer. The app sports a new user interface, remote control feature and is compatible with Android (News - Alert) 4.x.

Further, the popular Android and iOS social gifting application Wrapp opened its office in Tokyo and appointed a business development team as they get ready to enter the Japanese market.   With over 170,000 active users, Wrapp is expanding rapidly using funds it secured earlier this year from Greylock Partners, and it feels that the social culture in Japan will be a perfect fit for its gift-giving business.

In addition, ClickSoftware (News - Alert) announced the debut of its enterprise-only ClickAppStore, which consists of advanced business applications. With the ClickAppStore, the company hopes to improve the ability for organizations to manage and unify their mobile and field workforce. A set of standard integrated apps is included by default, such as clock-in and clock-out, daily schedule and a contact manager. 

Finally, TMCnet contributing editor Susan Campbell takes a look at overcoming the challenges in fixed mobile convergence. As users are looking to execute their work on more than just the computer, is enough being done to make sure that a company's application is compatible with those that are developed by another vendor? 

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