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Uber Navigates Bidding War for Nokia's Maps Division

May 8, 2015 10:57 am | Comments

The bidding war is on, as Uber tries to beat out Germany's three biggest auto manufacturers, which are preparing an approximately $2.2 billion bid to buy HERE from Nokia. 

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Small ISPs Say FCC’s Net Neutrality Order is Bad for Business

May 8, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Pai mentioned six ISPs—which have customer bases ranging from 475 to 8,000—that have declared...                                                                                                             

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Mobile Spurs Alibaba's Revenue Growth

May 8, 2015 10:20 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The Chinese e-commerce reported revenue growth jumped 45 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter — driven by more active buyers and shoppers on mobile devices as the Chinese middle class snapped up...

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FirstNews Briefs: Tangoe, IBM, Verizon, Yahoo!, Flickr

May 8, 2015 9:34 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Tangoe, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire IBM’s...                                                                                                    

Wearable Maker FitBit Announces $100M IPO

May 8, 2015 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Started in 2007, FitBit has since sold over 20.8 million devices. According to The NPD Group, the company held the leading position in the U.S. fitness activity tracker market, with a 68 percent share, by dollars, in 2014.

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Sierra Wireless Acquires Accel Networks

May 7, 2015 5:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Accel provides primary and back-up connectivity services to more than 300 enterprise customers in sectors such as retail, finance, security, energy, and hospitality. The company's managed connectivity service and...

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Alcatel-Lucent Has Upbeat 1Q, Warns of Soft North American Market

May 7, 2015 4:05 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The company reported an operating income of $92.4 million, well up from the $37.2 million it posted in the year-ago quarter.                                                 

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Verizon To Pre-Install Lyft on Android Devices

May 7, 2015 3:34 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Starting next week, Lyft drivers on the Verizon Network can receive discounts off their monthly bill, family plans, and accessories through Accelerate, Lyft’s driver rewards program.

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Nintendo Forecasts Turnaround on Smartphone Apps

May 7, 2015 10:58 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Nintendo did an about-face recently and said it's entering smartphone games, a segment it brushed off for years as irrelevant, insisting on the appeal of its game machines.

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Court Rules Against Collection of Phone Records

May 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The court did not move to stop the collection of phone records, stating that the pending expiration of the Section would force a legislative debate on the matter. 

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BlackBerry and T-Mobile Bury Hatchet, Carrier Will Sell Classic

May 7, 2015 10:18 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Nearly one year after a kerfuffle led to a not-so-amicable split between BlackBerry and T-Mobile, the Un-carrier and the Canadian OEM are back in the saddle again.                                            

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FirstNews Briefs: Yahoo, Apple Watch, moBack, Tillster, Gimbal

May 7, 2015 9:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Yahoo announced that the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite now includes analytics for the Apple Watch.                                                                                                          

App Annie Acquires Canadian Competitor Mobidia

May 7, 2015 9:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As part of the acquisition, Mobidia’s team of 30 joins App Annie. Mobidia’s Vancouver headquarters will also become App Annie’s 12th global office, App Annie Canada. 

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AT&T Relaxes Throttling Policy for Legacy Unlimited Plans

May 6, 2015 2:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

AT&T customers using LTE data on legacy unlimited plans could enjoy less throttling once they’ve exceeded their monthly data caps.                                                                                  

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German Automakers Readying Bid for Nokia's HERE

May 6, 2015 11:24 am | Comments

Meanwhile, HERE remained a bright spot for the company. The mapping division saw a 25 percent jump in profitability over the same quarter last year, attributed mainly to uptake in the automotive industry. 

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