AMNews: OpenMAMA Project, Gmail App on iPhone, 5 Million Copies of Battlefield 3 Sold

The Linux Foundation has announced it is launching a new open source project with several key financial service providers. The foundation said that Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, EMC, Exegy, Fixnetix, J.P. Morgan and NYSE Technologies will form the core group of companies taking part in the OpenMAMA project.

Google is rumoured to be preparing a native Gmail application for Apple's iPhone platform. According to a blog postby M.G. Siegler, sources have confirmed that Google is indeed releasing a Gmail app for the App Store.

Bill Bodin, CTO for mobility at IBM, said the company is adopting "bring your own device" trend by allowing their employees to purchase and use smartphones and tablets for office work related tasks. Bodin said that by the end of this year, almost 100,000 employees of IBM can connect their handheld devices to internal networks of IBM and by 2012 another 100,000 employees will be connected to it.

Battlefield 3 became the fastest-selling game in the history of EA when five million units of the game were sold worldwide during the first week of its release. This was reported by Electronic Arts on Monday.

So the rumour proved to be true, Calxeda will indeed be the chip partner that will allow HP to bring the first ARM-based servers to the market. HP now has a Redstone Server Development Platform which will be used by the company internally for "testing, developing and benchmarking hyperscale applications".