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Confirmed: T-Mobile Going After VZW's A Block Spectrum

November 20, 2013 | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo has confirmed to Reuters that the carrier will consider selling its lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum to T-Mobile USA. Shammo's comments come after Reuters on Tuesday reported that T-Mobile had approached Verizon about acquiring the airwaves. 

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Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Exits Google

October 31, 2014 9:34 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Rubin, who most recently has been heading up Google's robotics division, is leaving to create...                    

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Sony Takes 3Q Hit on Poor Phone Sales

October 31, 2014 9:31 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

The Tokyo-based maker of the PlayStation 4 video game machines, Spider-Man movies and Xperia smartphones had reported a...                          

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Study: Xiaomi Now World’s Third Largest Smartphone Vendor

October 30, 2014 11:34 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

The rising China-based OEM shipped 18 million smartphones during the third quarter, good enough to give it nearly...                                      

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Microsoft Intros Cross-Platform Fitness App and Wearable

October 30, 2014 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Microsoft has jumped into the current wearables fray with the introduction of Microsoft Band. The company also rolled out Microsoft Health, its new...                          

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FirstNews Briefs: CTIA, Syntonic, CloudOn, Anritsu, Celltick, Intex

October 30, 2014 10:06 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Anritsu Electronics, Ltd. announced at the Canadian Wireless Trade Show that it has entered into a partnership with Swift Labs, Inc. to support Swift Labs’ intent to provide development testing, pre-compliance and...

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Lenovo Says Hello to Moto as Acquisition from Google Closes

October 30, 2014 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Lenovo said that Google will maintain ownership of a majority of the Motorola Mobility patent portfolio, while Motorola will receive a license to the...                 

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Tepid Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Sink 3Q Profits

October 30, 2014 7:49 am | by Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung plans a significant change in smartphone strategy for next year to seek more "efficiency," implying that the number of new...                     

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MCX Denies Fines for Members Accepting Apple Pay

October 29, 2014 4:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

MCX was formed by a group of major U.S. retailers here in the United States and has made news this week as member companies such as...                    

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Sprint Turns On 17 More Spark Markets

October 29, 2014 10:35 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Sprint has launched Spark in 17 more cities, bringing the total to 46 markets. Spark is the name given to the carrier’s tri-band LTE offering, which promises downlink speeds of...            

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FirstNews Briefs: China Mobile, China Telelcom, China Unicom, Alcatel-Lucent

October 29, 2014 9:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile – the three biggest telecommunications service providers in China – have each chosen the 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System) from Alcatel-Lucent for their IP-based core networking needs in order to meet accelerating demand for...

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Poynt Eyes Point of Sale with New Terminals

October 29, 2014 9:54 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup is hoping an upcoming transition to smarter credit and debit cards will persuade millions of U.S. merchants to buy...                    

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LG 3Q Profits Jump 83% on Smartphone Sales

October 29, 2014 9:36 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG Electronics said its July-September net income reached 202.6 billion won ($193 million) on sales of 14.9 trillion won, while operating income...                    

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Facebook's 3Q Gets Big Boost from Mobile Ads

October 29, 2014 9:32 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly...                 

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T-Mobile Set Aside More Than $50M for Cramming Refunds

October 28, 2014 4:13 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Over the past two quarters, T-Mobile has accrued more than $50 million to cover the estimated cost of a refund program and settlement payments, both related to unauthorized premium SMS charges.

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FTC Sues AT&T Over Throttling Unlimited Data Customers

October 28, 2014 2:07 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission today announced a formal complaint against AT&T alleging the carrier “misled” customers by charging for unlimited data and then throttling their data speeds up to 90 percent. The FTC says AT&T didn’t...

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