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Update: AWS-3 Auction Ends, Pulls in $44.9 Billion

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

On Thursday, the AWS-3 auction came to a close, netting total revenue just short of $44.9 billion. The FCC said it will announce results within the next few business days.                                          

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Samsung's Earnings Reveal Defeat in Chinese Phablet Market

January 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung is struggling in countries such as China because "they're sort of being eaten from the bottom up by regional players" including...                                        

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Qualcomm Chipsets See Record Sales in 1Q

January 28, 2015 5:26 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Qualcomm reported record revenue in the first quarter but faces concerns about the accuracy of their numbers reported in...                                                 

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Facebook’s Mobile Ad Revenue Skyrockets

January 28, 2015 4:38 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Facebook today is reporting its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings, which show impressive growth for ad revenue generated by mobile.                              

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Facebook Photos on iOS Now Load Faster, Use Less Data

January 28, 2015 2:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Facebook says did it by building support for progressive JPEG (PJPEG) into its mobile platform.                                                                

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TracFone to Pay $40 Million for Deceptive Throttling Practices

January 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FTC alleges TracFone advertised unlimited data for $45 per month under its brands including Straight Talk and Net10 but “drastically” throttled...                                 

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After Billing Woes, U.S. Cellular Signs BSS/OSS Deal with Amdocs

January 28, 2015 11:22 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Amdocs will continue handling service activation, customer care and retail interaction, and billing for both business and retail customers.                                     

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Former Samsung Engineer Develops File Sharing App

January 28, 2015 10:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Nicole Kim worked for Samsung for six years, then took her career to smaller companies in the fields of engineering and product management before founding...                                                       

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Verizon Wireless Raising Activation and Upgrade Fees

January 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Verizon Wireless is committed to the fees remaining competitive within the wireless industry.”                                                                  

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FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Snapchat, Vuzix, Thread Group, FiberTower

January 28, 2015 9:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

AT&T is set to launch a scripted entertainment series on Snapchat, an ephemeral social platform.                                                                                     

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CommScope Acquires $3B Worth of TE Connectivity's Business

January 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The businesses, made up of 65 facilities and approximately 10,000 employees, had annual revenue of about $1.9 billion in fiscal 2014.                                   

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Yahoo's Spinoff of Alibaba Stake Puts Mayer in Spotlight

January 28, 2015 9:26 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group.                          

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iPhone Sales Smash Apple Record

January 27, 2015 7:42 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

CEO Tim Cook announced that quarter earnings hit $18 billion, an all-time record and a 38 percent increase over last year. Total revenue grew 30 percent...                        

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AT&T’s Stephenson: ‘This Will Be A Very Different Company’

January 27, 2015 5:53 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Stephenson was talking about the diversification of AT&T revenue stream through it’s pickup of DirectTV, as well as recent acquisition of wireless players in Mexico...                         

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FirstNews Briefs: Voxbone, Wi-SUN Alliance, Berg Insight, QLogic, Broadcom

January 27, 2015 10:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Voxbone today announced the availability of national and international outbound SMS capabilities for its mobile DID numbers. Unlike similar offerings, SMS messages are delivered using direct routes to ensure...             

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