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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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Hyundai First to Market with Android Auto Connected Car Platform

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

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

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Microsoft's Cortana Takes Over iOS, Android Devices

May 26, 2015 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Phone Companion App is really about offering instructions on how to download Microsoft's suite of new Office apps that have already been released for...

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Docomo Seeks to Make Passwords Unnecessary

May 26, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | 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 | 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 | 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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Apple Taps Ive as First Chief Design Officer

May 26, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ive, who as a lead designer with the company helped conceive the iconic Apple looks of products like the iPod, iPad and Apple Watch, confirmed the promotion in an interview published Tuesday in the Daily Telegraph.

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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German Car Makers Seek Better Bid for HERE

May 21, 2015 1:54 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Reuters cites an industry source that said General Atlantic is looking to take a 30 percent stake in what will be a consortium led by the auto industry...

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