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Apple, IBM Partner to Help Japanese Seniors with Their iPads

April 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The companies are working with Japan Post Group to improve and streamline access to iOS native apps like FaceTime and iCloud...                                                                               


Apple Watch Hits Snag with Faulty Part

April 30, 2015 11:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Apple Watches have already been in short supply since the devices launched. During an earnings call this week, CEO Tim Cook said that he was generally happy with how the Watch was ramping. 


Sprint Signs Airport Wi-Fi Deal, Offers Wi-Fi Calling Router

April 30, 2015 10:53 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint phones should automatically connect and authenticate on Boingo’s Wi-Fi when in range and...                                                                                                      


Salesforce Stock Soars on Takeover Talk Centering on Oracle

April 30, 2015 10:12 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The speculation, spurred by a Bloomberg News report, lifted Salesforce's stock by $7.76, or more than 11 percent, to close Wednesday at $74.65.                                                              

Microsoft Opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android Apps

April 30, 2015 10:09 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

In a major strategy shift, a top executive told an audience of several thousand software developers Wednesday that Microsoft will release new tools...                                                   


Nokia Shares Off 10% on 1Q Networks Decline

April 30, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said in a statement that he remains confident in the company's "lean operating model" and the current strength of its portfolio to boost Nokia Networks going forward. 


FirstNews Briefs: Microsoft, Trimble, Validian, Glu Mobile, DirectView

April 30, 2015 9:50 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Trimble announced that it is working with Microsoft to develop a new generation of tools, integrated with the HoloLens...                                                                                        


Rural Broadband Gets A Push from $1.65B in New Funds

April 29, 2015 4:39 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The offer to the rural operations of the largest telecom providers, also known as price cap carriers, would provide ongoing support for networks that can deliver broadband at speeds of at least...


FirstNews Briefs: Mosaik Solutions, Jive Software, QLogic, JMA Wireless

April 29, 2015 11:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Mosaik Solutions today announced a new service offering, NetworkValidator, the latest in a line of global network coverage services. Principally targeted at mobile operators, machine-to-machine companies (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) services providers, 


T-Mobile's Legere: Cable Companies Are Potential Partners

April 29, 2015 11:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Legere made the comments in response to a question about whether the FCC's recent blocking of the Comcast-Time Warner merger had affected how he thinks about consolidation in the wireless industry. 


AT&T President Slator Fired, Sued for $100M for Racist Texts

April 29, 2015 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Slator was president of content and advertising for AT&T. He and a number of other executives were accused this week by Knoyme King, an African American, of subjecting her to...


Amid G4 Launch, LG 1Q Profits Plummet

April 29, 2015 9:11 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG sold a record high number of smartphones but its mobile profit was thin. Even after selling 15.4 million smartphones, up 26 percent, the division's operating profit margin was...

Samsung's Profit Dives on Demand for Bigger Phones

April 29, 2015 9:02 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | Comments

Samsung reported Wednesday that its January-March net profit was 4.63 trillion won ($4.35 billion), compared with 7.49 trillion won a year earlier. That was lower than the...


Twitter Shares Sink as Earnings Leak Early

April 28, 2015 4:57 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Some reports say the earnings leaked out. Bloomberg News cited research firm Selerity, which tweeted the results and said the report was "sourced" from...

LG's New G4 Phones Will Sport Leather Backs

April 28, 2015 1:46 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The G4 phones will have a choice of leather finishes, crafted for a better grip. By contrast, Apple and HTC use metal and Samsung uses glass. LG made a dig at Samsung, without...



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