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Chinese Market Flooded with Apple Watch Knockoffs

March 12, 2015 9:03 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies.


Widespread Outages Hit Apple's iTunes, App Stores

March 11, 2015 2:21 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The outages were still vexing the iPhone and iPad as of 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, based on status updates posed by Apple Inc.                                                                                                  


AT&T: DirecTV Will Give Us New Leverage with Content Providers

March 11, 2015 10:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

When the DirecTV deal closes, AT&T anticipates having a new bargaining chip.                                             


FirstNews Briefs: Multivoice, Echo Connect, Broadcom, StackVelocity

March 11, 2015 10:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

MULTIVOICE announced it will unveil its MV-NEXUS Wireless Mesh-Network Intercom at...                                         


Google Opens First Retail Shop in London

March 11, 2015 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, the Google shop will offer customers a chance to go hands on with Android phones and tablets, as well as other Google hardware and services. 


In the Know: Apple's ResearchKit Targets Disease

March 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

These tools could give researchers more data to work with by making it easier for people to offer themselves up to science, but even supporters say the data won't be appropriate for every study.


Verizon Blasts Sprint and T-Mobile's Spectrum Narrative

March 11, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a new policy blog, Verizon slams the idea that it and AT&T dominated the recent AWS-3 auction, arguing that...


Ericsson Eyes Cost Savings with Job Cuts in Sweden

March 11, 2015 9:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Ericsson, a leading maker of mobile broadband infrastructure, said Wednesday the cuts were part of a savings plan announced in November "with an ambition to reduce operating expenses and cost of sales across all Ericsson's operations."


FirstNews Briefs: Black Hat, Barcoding, Aruba Networks, Radware

March 10, 2015 11:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Black Hat today opens registration for Black Hat Mobile Security Summit. The two-day summit, a part of London Technology Week and co-located with Interop London, will focus on the latest trends and vulnerabilities in the mobile security space. 


Verizon’s Shammo: No Need to Buy Overpriced Spectrum

March 10, 2015 11:16 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Shammo said that until the cost of spectrum comes down there is “no reason for us to go into the secondary market and buy spectrum at this price. It just doesn't make sense.”


Verizon's Tony Melone To Retire Amid Reorganzation

March 10, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Verizon's head of networks, Tony Melone, is preparing to retire, according to comments made Tuesday by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo during an investor conference. 


Qualcomm Sees Big Opportunities in China, IoT

March 10, 2015 9:20 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

CEO Steve Mollenkopf, speaking at Qualcomm’s annual stockholders meeting, said that with the resolution in China, the company now has a big opportunity to be a player in China’s market for multi-modal LTE.


Apple Watch Coming April 24, $10K Version Available

March 9, 2015 2:56 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Apple Watch will initially be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.                           


FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Techstars, Verizon, Subsentio

March 9, 2015 10:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sprint and Techstars today announced the 10 teams participating in their second annual mobile health accelerator...                                  


BlackBerry Dives 5% on Goldman Downgrade

March 9, 2015 10:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Competing with companies like AirWatch and VMware that operate in the mobile device management space, BlackBerry has set a target of $500 million in software revenues for its full-year fiscal 2016, up from $250 million in its fiscal 2015. 


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