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AT&T Falls Well Short of Verizon’s Postpaid Net Adds

October 22, 2014 | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Still the total was more than double what AT&T recorded in the year-ago quarter and put the carrier at 2.4 million postpaid net adds for the year to date. The quarterly net adds for AT&T came from 6.8 million postpaid smartphone gross adds...

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Sprint Offers 1GB Family Bucket for $20

October 22, 2014 5:13 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure called the new plan an entry-level offering. “We’re offering customers a choice – whether they need a small amount of data...

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Yahoo CEO Defends Acquisitions as Mobile-Centric

October 22, 2014 10:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

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Apple Taking iCloud Attacks "Very Seriously"

October 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in...

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FirstNews Briefs: LTE North America, AirStrip, IBM, HealthTap+, Wirepas, Aidon, Cincinnati Bell

October 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AirStrip and IBM today announced that AirStrip will work to develop a mobile monitoring solution to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients. IBM will provide the streaming analytics technology which allows...

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The Global Explosion of M2M Connections

October 21, 2014 4:26 pm | Events

Register now for the ECN's webinar on M2M. According to Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years, the global number of wireless M2M connections is forecasted to grow 22.9% each year to reach 599.7 million connections in 2019.  

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Analysts: AWS-3 Auction is Going to Be a Street Fight

October 21, 2014 10:52 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

In total, 80 potential bidders have submitted both complete and incomplete applications to participate in Auction 97. There are big name and small name players but four competitors stand out from the rest.

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Cook Congratulates Employees on Long Line of New Products

October 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

To be sure, Apple has manged to roll out quite a few new products this year. Check out our coverage of all of them here...                        

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Samsung Note 4 Pushing Back Against iPhone 6 Plus

October 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Even though reviews for the Galaxy Note 4 have been favorable, analysts said its redesign may not be enough as Apple Inc. has entered the large-screen smartphone category with the iPhone 6 Plus. "It will not be easy," said Lee Sei-chul, an analyst at Woori Investment & Securities. The Note 4 "is a nice product but...

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Here's Where You Can Use Apple Pay

October 21, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.

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FirstNews Briefs: Freescale Semiconductor, IDT, Samsung

October 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today introduced the QorIQ LS1043A communications processor – a power-efficient 64-bit ARM-based processor for the new virtual network. The system-on-chip helps edge network equipment manufacturers scale power and performance to meet...

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VZW Sees Shift to Postpaid as Tablets Drive 3Q Growth

October 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While margins slipped slightly year over year to 48.5 percent on $12.6 billion in capital expenditures, revenue for the company’s wireless segment was...           

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Apple Sells 39M iPhones as 4Q Profits Jump

October 20, 2014 5:31 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple sold more than 39 million iPhones during its fiscal fourth quarter, jumping out ahead of analysts’ estimates of around 38 million and well ahead of the near 34 million it sold in the year-ago quarter. The big handset sales were due at least in part to...

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Report: Lenovo Crafting Bid for BlackBerry

October 20, 2014 12:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry stock got a nearly 8 percent bump in early trading Monday as new rumors surfaced that Lenovo may...                             

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T-Mobile Claims Roaming Better in South Africa than On AT&T in South Dakota

October 20, 2014 11:08 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile claims its customers have a better roaming experience in South Africa than they do on AT&T’s network in South Dakota. The carrier says its customers got speeds twice as fast and unlimited...

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Apple Pay Makes Debut with Today's iOS 8.1 Release

October 20, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Devoted iPhone users in the United States will get a bevy of new features with today's release of iOS 8.1 and perhaps the most anticipated of all...                                   

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