While tennis fans watch the action on the courts at the French Open this week, Jean-Luc Vuillemin is more focused on what’s happening in the stands. Across the Roland Garros complex in Paris, fans use mobile devices to keep an eye on matches other than the one they’re attending -- potentially overloading parts of the France Telecom SA wireless network that Vuillemin oversees.
Google Inc. is going after consumers’ eyes with its Glass Internet spectacles, and Samsung Electronics Co. went for the wrist with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Iriver Inc. is seeking to connect another body part: the ear.
Sierra Wireless Inc., the communications-equipment maker that connects cars and coffee machines to the Internet, is looking for acquisitions to do the same for air compressors and other industrial machines.
U.S. states probing foreclosure practices revised a nationwide settlement proposal after banks and eight Republican attorneys general objected to mortgage loan principal cuts, two people familiar with the talks said.