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Wi-Fi’s Problem with LTE Over Unlicensed Spectrum

May 26, 2015 | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

“We’re talking about an engineering question that’s potentially getting turned into a manufactured crisis because folks are moving too fast.”

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Verizon Changes Device Upgrade Policy for Edge Program

May 26, 2015 4:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Starting May 31, Edge customers will be able to upgrade at any point once their device is 100 percent paid off.                        

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Android, iOS Lose Share to Windows as Smartphone Shipments Decline

May 26, 2015 3:49 pm | News | Comments

According to IDC, Android and Apple are slated to lose share between now and 2019, with Android dropping from 79.4 percent of the global market in 2015 to to 79 percent in 2019. Apple meanwhile will fall from 16.4 percent in 2015 to...

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Charter Buys Both Time Warner Cable and Bright House

May 26, 2015 2:08 pm | by Brian Santo, Editor In Chief CED Magazine, @CEDMagazine | News | Comments

Charter had attempted to take over TWC last year, with a $132 bid that TWC management and investors considered both hostile and lowball. Comcast elbowed Charter to the...

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Hyundai First to Market with Android Auto Connected Car Platform

May 26, 2015 11:26 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Android Auto incorporates smartphone features like navigation into the vehicle’s built-in display.                                          

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BlackBerry to Cut Jobs in Device Unit as Acquisition Rumors Swirl

May 26, 2015 11:22 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In the coming months, BlackBerry said it will ramp up marketing around its customer-facing activities.                                         

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Docomo Seeks to Make Passwords Unnecessary

May 26, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The carrier expects to become the world's first mobile operator to integrate online services with smartphones capable of FIDO-enabled multiple ...

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FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Daimler, Nok Nok Labs, PeopleNet

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Trimble announced that PeopleNet, a Trimble Company, has acquired the assets of privately held Cadec Global Inc.                            

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Samsung Merges Companies with Heir in Mind

May 26, 2015 9:19 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung said Tuesday that its defacto holding company Cheil Industries Inc. will acquire Samsung C&T Corp. by offering 0.35 new Cheil shares for...

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FreedomPop Adding Free Wi-Fi to Uber Rides During Indy 500

May 22, 2015 12:44 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The MVNO will give UberBlack and UberSelect customers free access to Wi-Fi during their rides in Indianapolis this weekend.

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Google’s Project Fi Won’t Fully Roll Out Until Mid-Summer

May 22, 2015 10:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In an email sent late Thursday, Google said that given the number of requests it’s received...                                                  

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FirstNews Briefs: Novatel Wireless, MarketsandMarkets, weBoost, SimbaPay

May 22, 2015 8:21 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Novatel Wireless and Next Seguros, a subsidiary of GRUPO NEXT, an automobile insurance solution offering reduced premium usage based insurance programs, today announce that the Novatel Wireless MiFi Drive MT3060 OBD II device has been...

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BlackBerry Buying Back Shares as Chen’s Pay Plummets

May 22, 2015 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company hopes to offset “dilution that may result from our proposed employee share purchase plan...” 

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Google Developing IoT Platform Under Android Brand

May 22, 2015 7:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Such a platform could put Google in direct competition with Samsung, which currently connects everything from smartwatches to refrigerators.

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Senate Expected To Act on NSA Collection of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 7:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House has left town, having passed a bill to end NSA's collection of domestic phone metadata, while replacing it with case-by-case searches and extending two other expiring surveillance provisions used by the FBI to pursue...

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New PayPal CEO Promises Renewed Focus on Mobile

May 22, 2015 7:32 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

PayPal will be spinning off from parent company eBay later this year at a time when it's facing new competitive challenges. Alibaba, Amazon and even Facebook are promoting online payment systems, while Apple Pay and...

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