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FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Brightstar, Kii, Accenture, Moven

May 13, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Due to another earthquake, Sprint is waiving and crediting calls and text messages made by Sprint customers to Nepal.                                                                                         

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Analysts: Verizon’s AOL Buy Pits the Carrier Against Google

May 12, 2015 4:37 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

As Verizon plunges deeper into the mobile ad pool, it will have to fight against the current.                                                                                                    

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UPDATE: Sprint, Verizon Paying Combined $158M Over Cramming Complaints

May 12, 2015 12:15 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint will pay $68 million to settle the investigations.                                                                                                                

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A Look Back at AOL: 1985 to Present

May 12, 2015 11:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Verizon announced this morning plans to buy Internet services pioneer AOL in a $4.4 billion deal. Here are some highlights from AOL's history.

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Verizon Buying AOL in Latest Mobile Video Push

May 12, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The deal comes as Verizon prepares an Over-the-Top (OTT) mobile video service for launch this summer.                                                                                                          

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FirstNews Briefs: Federated Wireless, NETGEAR, AT&T, Samsung

May 12, 2015 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Federated Wireless, Inc. today announced plans for a pilot program with several U.S. government agencies that aims to standardize and certify the dynamic sharing of 3.5GHz spectrum.                              

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Verizon’s Stratton: We Would Go Edge Only

May 12, 2015 9:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

For the time being, Stratton said Verizon would continue to offer customers the choice between a subsidized contract and an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), but he also repeatedly stressed...

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AT&T Targets Dish with Proposed Auction Rules Changes

May 11, 2015 1:53 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

AT&T has previously said that Dish’s use of the DE program during the AWS-3 auction “ran over” smaller DEs.                                                                                                          

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AT&T Adds Rollover Data to GoPhone Prepaid Plans

May 11, 2015 11:17 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

AT&T pushes rollover data to prepaid nearly two months after T-Mobile announced it was extending its Data Stash program...                                                                    

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Apple Expands Green Initiatives to China

May 11, 2015 11:13 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a  new multi-year project with the World Wildlife Fund, Apple is set to significantly increase its work to responsibly manage forests across China. The new forest land program aims to protect as much...

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Report: Licensed Spectrum Spurs Big Economic Growth

May 11, 2015 10:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Brattle Group found that for every person employed in the wireless industry, an additional 6.5 people get jobs. Overall, the report contends that as a result of the multiplier...

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SoftBank CEO Finds Likely Successor in Nikesh Arora

May 11, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In the meantime, Arora will take on the title of president at SoftBank. He will assume the new role in June.                                                                                

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Driverless Cars Prove Accident Prone in California

May 11, 2015 10:34 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

Two accidents happened while the cars were in control; in the other two, the person who still must be behind the wheel was driving, a person familiar with the accident reports told The Associated Press.

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FCC Denies Stay of Title II for ISPs

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The petitions came from trade groups representing the cable and wireless industries. CTIA and USTelecom, representing the wireless carriers, had asked the FCC to hold on implementing the new classification...

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FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Immersion, Kyocera, Sonim, Cisco

May 11, 2015 9:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

IBM today announced new servers and storage software and solutions designed for cloud computing.                                                                                                          

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