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Facebook Adds New Features to Messenger

March 25, 2015 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with...


T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix with Galaxy S6 Devices

March 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Consumers can currently register to get one of Samsung's new devices when it launches sometime this month. That said, pricing is still unknown for Samsung's new flagship line. 


Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet, Sprint said that any kind of upfront cost, which ranged from $30 to $70 depending on the offer, was a "significant barrier" to adoption. 


Standard General Wins RadioShack Assets

March 25, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The move comes after Sprint announced that last month that it had agreed to lease and co-brand the stores with RadioShack. 


ZTE 2014 Profits Up 94% on Strong Smartphone Sales

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Net profits for 2014 hit $423.5 million, according to the annual results announcement posted by ZTE today. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to about $13.1 billion.


FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, AMC Health, RADWIN, Kyocera

March 25, 2015 9:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced a nationwide cell-phone ‘Take Back’ recycling program, free to consumers wishing to...                                                                            


Hutchison Agrees To Buy O2 from Telefonica

March 24, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The deal is the result of a period of exclusive discussions between the two companies and is subject to the usual regulatory approvals. 

MetroPCS Undercuts Cricket, Boost in Prepaid Price Wars

March 24, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

MetroPCS’s new plan included unlimited talk, text with the first 1GB of data at “up to 4G speeds.”                                                                                                          


Initial Filings Spark Legal Battle Over Title II

March 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

USTelecom on Monday has asked an a federal District of Columbia appeals court to review the FCC's Order that reclassifies Internet service providers (ISPs) under...


FirstNews Briefs: GreenPeak, NETGEAR, NetComm, Bluetooth SIG

March 24, 2015 10:44 am | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is proud to welcome Fitbit, Google, Under Armour and...                                                                                                         


Verizon CEO Landed Big Raise in 2014

March 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon is prepping for its annual shareholders meeting in May and the company’s proxy statement reveals...                                                                                                    


Google Appoints Ruth Porat as New CFO

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Google has announced a successor to outgoing Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette who announced his retirement earlier this month. 


Barron's Bumps Verizon from 400 Index

March 23, 2015 5:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The changes come as the company rebalances its index. As part of the process, Barron's added Starbucks, Ameriprise Financial and American Airlines, among others.


FTC Preparing to Protect Consumers from the Internet of Things

March 23, 2015 3:32 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Commission will replace its Mobile Technology Unit (MTU) with the Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI).                                                                                   


Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will secure those apps through a...



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