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Biz Stone Talks 'Super' Life After Twitter

May 13, 2015 10:39 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Stone is hoping his latest change in direction pays off as he heads down a new path at Jelly Industries, a San Francisco startup he launched shortly after leaving Twitter three years ago.

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FreedomPop Expands to Europe, Plans Free Data Roaming SIM

May 13, 2015 10:25 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Like in the United States, FreedomPop in Europe will offer 200MB of data, 200 voice minutes and 200 texts free each month.                                                                          

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Facebook Hires Ex-FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

May 13, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of global public policy, told the Wall Street Journal that Martin has already proved invaulable in Facebook's mission to connect the world. 

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Samsung Launches New Platform for the IoT

May 13, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, the new ARTIK platform aims to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer IoT applications. 

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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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