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AT&T Snuggles Up to Hulu Content

May 13, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As worded in a press release, the partnership appears a bit obtuse, promising a kind of merging of Hulu's content through AT&T's suite of apps, however redundant that functionality may be given Hulu's existing tablet, smartphone and smart TV software.  


Regulators on Verge of Approving $49B AT&T, DirecTV Deal

May 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T says that it lacks any incentive to harm the market for online video services and has even said that it is committed to expanding broadband services to rural areas, which the...


Biz Stone Talks 'Super' Life After Twitter

May 13, 2015 10:39 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Stone is hoping his latest change in direction pays off as he heads down a new path at Jelly Industries, a San Francisco startup he launched shortly after leaving Twitter three years ago.


FreedomPop Expands to Europe, Plans Free Data Roaming SIM

May 13, 2015 10:25 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Like in the United States, FreedomPop in Europe will offer 200MB of data, 200 voice minutes and 200 texts free each month.                                                                          


Facebook Hires Ex-FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

May 13, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of global public policy, told the Wall Street Journal that Martin has already proved invaulable in Facebook's mission to connect the world. 


Samsung Launches New Platform for the IoT

May 13, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the new ARTIK platform aims to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer IoT applications. 


Review: iCloud Photos, Flickr Best for Managing Mobile Photos

May 13, 2015 9:46 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Help comes from Yahoo and Apple. Yahoo's Flickr and Apple's iCloud Photo Library will automatically transfer photos and videos to your online account, so you get a backup and more space on your device.


FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Brightstar, Kii, Accenture, Moven

May 13, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Due to another earthquake, Sprint is waiving and crediting calls and text messages made by Sprint customers to Nepal.                                                                                         


Analysts: Verizon’s AOL Buy Pits the Carrier Against Google

May 12, 2015 4:37 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

As Verizon plunges deeper into the mobile ad pool, it will have to fight against the current.                                                                                                    


Internet of Things Should End Pervasive High Tech Secrecy

May 12, 2015 2:35 pm | by Sami Luukkonen | Articles | Comments

Clinging to a culture of secrecy stifles innovation. And it makes companies more vulnerable to other companies -- such as competitors -- that openly share information with each other. 


UPDATE: Sprint, Verizon Paying Combined $158M Over Cramming Complaints

May 12, 2015 12:15 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint will pay $68 million to settle the investigations.                                                                                                                


A Look Back at AOL: 1985 to Present

May 12, 2015 11:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon announced this morning plans to buy Internet services pioneer AOL in a $4.4 billion deal. Here are some highlights from AOL's history.


Verizon Buying AOL in Latest Mobile Video Push

May 12, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The deal comes as Verizon prepares an Over-the-Top (OTT) mobile video service for launch this summer.                                                                                                          


FirstNews Briefs: Federated Wireless, NETGEAR, AT&T, Samsung

May 12, 2015 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Federated Wireless, Inc. today announced plans for a pilot program with several U.S. government agencies that aims to standardize and certify the dynamic sharing of 3.5GHz spectrum.                              


Verizon’s Stratton: We Would Go Edge Only

May 12, 2015 9:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

For the time being, Stratton said Verizon would continue to offer customers the choice between a subsidized contract and an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), but he also repeatedly stressed...



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