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Study Shows Too Much Competition May Doom Carriers

January 29, 2015 | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The pressured margins that both AT&T and Verizon reported in the fourth quarter may be the new normal for wireless carriers...                                       

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AT&T’s Cricket Wireless Jumps Up With $55 20GB Plan

January 30, 2015 10:45 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

For a limited time, Cricket Wireless will be offering up a big, ol’ 20GB slab of high-speed data for $55 per month.                                                      

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Why Doesn’t 1 Billion Android Phones Seem More Impressive?

January 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

Android shipped five times more smartphones than iOS. There are seven times more people on earth than Android smartphones shipped in 2014.                                      

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FirstNews Briefs: Toshiba, Mood Media, Albis, Rohde & Schwarz

January 30, 2015 10:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. added two new devices to its TX04 series of microcontrollers (MCUs) based on the ARM Cortex-M4F processor.                             

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FCC Pushes New Rules to Improve E911 Location Accuracy

January 29, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules acknowledge that wireless carriers will need to time to implement technology that will help to improve location data on "E911" calls...                                          

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SmartWatch: Google as MVNO? Hypotheticals and Why It’s Complicated

January 29, 2015 11:24 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode, we try to wrap our heads around the very complex, nuanced and downright craziness of Google becoming an MVNO on the backs  of T-Mobile and Sprint. If the reports are true, the challenges are many and the implications are far-reaching. And if that’s not enough, we check in with Kim Kardashian! 

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Microsoft Launches Outlook App for iOS

January 29, 2015 11:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new app comes as Microsoft continues to push its suite of Office applications to more platforms. Versions of Microsoft Excel, Word are currently...                                           

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FirstNews Briefs: Sierra Wireless, weBoost, Radisys, AT&T

January 29, 2015 10:58 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless announced the launch its Sierra Wireless AirLink gateways.                                                        

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LG Scores Big Smartphone Boost Amid 4Q Loss

January 29, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Despite the gains made in 2014, LG is expecting a “challenging year ahead with greater competition globally from...                                            

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Nokia Swings to 4Q Profit on Strong North American Sales

January 29, 2015 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Nokia said an 8 percent increase in net sales from $3.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $3.84 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 was primarily due to...                       

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Update: AWS-3 Auction Ends, Pulls in $44.9 Billion

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

On Thursday, the AWS-3 auction came to a close, netting total revenue just short of $44.9 billion. The FCC said it will announce results within the next few business days.                                          

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Samsung's Earnings Reveal Defeat in Chinese Phablet Market

January 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is struggling in countries such as China because "they're sort of being eaten from the bottom up by regional players" including...                                        

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Qualcomm Chipsets See Record Sales in 1Q

January 28, 2015 5:26 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Qualcomm reported record revenue in the first quarter but faces concerns about the accuracy of their numbers reported in...                                                 

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Facebook’s Mobile Ad Revenue Skyrockets

January 28, 2015 4:38 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Facebook today is reporting its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings, which show impressive growth for ad revenue generated by mobile.                              

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The Unanswered Questions Behind Google's MVNO Aspirations

January 28, 2015 3:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

Up front there are infinite technical considerations, as well as political and business considerations, surrounding Google's plans to ride the backs of T-Mobile and Sprint in a...                        

Facebook Photos on iOS Now Load Faster, Use Less Data

January 28, 2015 2:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Facebook says did it by building support for progressive JPEG (PJPEG) into its mobile platform.                                                                

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