Noon News: LG, Sharp & Philips on Smart TVs, IBM Buys i2, Tero Ojanperä Quits Nokia

LG has partnered with Sharp and Philips to develop a standard platform for making applications for internet connected Smart TVs. Although the companies use different software in their respective Smart TV offerings, they believe that by creating a common platform developers will be able to create apps that are compatible with smart TVs from all three of them.

Mosaid has acquired Core Wireless for an unspecified amount, which gives it access to 2,000 wireless patents that were originally filed by Nokia. The company, which plans to run Luxembourg based Core Wireless as a wholly owned subsidiary, said that with the acquisition it is getting 400 patent families which comprise of 2,000 patent and patent applications related to wireless technology.

Tech giant IBM has moved to acquire UK based security analysis software maker i2, in an effort to boost its analytics offerings for governments. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. i2’s software is used by law enforcement agencies and private sector security providers, to analyse and share data collected from various sources, including the data that is already with them, in order to combat fraud and weed out security threats.

A new worm capable of hacking passwords of servers on Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol has been discovered by security firms. The worm, dubbed Morto by Microsoft, is designed to leverage RDP connections to try and guess passwords and logins of users. In the light of the new worm, it has been revealed that IT administrators are extremely careless when it comes to setting passwords for servers carrying critical information.

Nokia executive Tero Ojanperä has left the mobile phone marker for a new investment fund aimed at helping develop apps for Nokia devices. Ojanperä, who was the executive vice president of services, is the latest in line of top level executives to leave the Finnish giant as it prepares to turn a new leaf with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system.