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HTC Poses with New 'Desire EYE' Smartphone and 'RE' Camera

October 8, 2014 5:28 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

HTC is getting into the camera business. The smartphone maker today rolled out a new handheld persicope-shaped...                                                                                           

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Apple Confirms Oct. 16 Media Event

October 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Apple will also likely run down the next iteration of its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite. Other products that could be included in the presentation could include Apple TV, Apple Pay and more about Homekit. 

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AT&T Paying Out $105M in Cramming Agreement

October 8, 2014 1:27 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today said AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million in part to reimburse customers affected by cramming. Under the deal, AT&T will pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission which will then distribute the money to customers nationwide who got stuck with unauthorized third-party fees from premium SMS services. Ferguson’s office estimates almost 500,000 Washingtonians were affected.

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Survey: Just 9% of Lawmakers Use Android Phones

October 8, 2014 10:44 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Of the 102 lawmakers’ offices that responded, just nine percent said they use Android phones. That compares with 71 percent using iPhones and 28 percent who choose BlackBerry. Many of the respondents said they use multiple phones and in several cases indicated they have a flip phone in addition to their smartphone.

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FirstNews Briefs: Samsung, Yovo, Defense Mobile, Brightstar, TIA

October 8, 2014 10:20 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

ContentGuard, a subsidiary of Pendrell Corporation and a pioneer of content protection technologies, today introduced Yovo, a new ephemeral messaging app that makes the photos and messages that we share disappear. Yovo allows users to protect pictures and messages from undesired screen captures via a patent-pending scrambling technology.

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Apple Watch Holds Modest Appeal for Core Demographic

October 8, 2014 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

The Apple Watch may have only limited appeal for a core subset of Apple's customer base, namely teens. According to a Piper Jaffray survey that polled 7,500 teens across 48 states, just...                                                          

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Twitter Sues FBI, DOJ For NSA Request Documents

October 8, 2014 9:20 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The San Francisco-based company said in a blog post that it believes it's entitled under the First Amendment to "respond to our users' concerns and to the statements of U.S. government officials by providing information about the scope of U.S. government surveillance."

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Facebook Launches 'Audience Network' for Mobile Ads

October 7, 2014 11:27 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Coined Audience Network and debuted back in April at the company's f8 conference, the mobile ad platform is a new way...                                                                                  

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Confirmed: Sprint Shutting Down WiMax Network on Nov. 6, 2015

October 7, 2014 11:22 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Sprint has confirmed it will shut down its WiMax network around the first week of November next year. “Sprint will cease operating the Sprint 4G WiMAX network on or about November 6, 2015,” a Sprint spokesperson told Wireless Week. Most WiMAX subscribers are upgrade eligible due to the age of their device. In addition, offers are being planned for targeted postpaid WiMAX subscribers prior to the WiMAX network shutdown.

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Boku Acquires mopay, Expands Mobile Payments Reach

October 7, 2014 10:26 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Boku today announced it has acquired mopay, a fellow carrier-billing based mobile payment solution. The new combined organization says it offers mobile payments in more than 80 countries and has a reach of nearly five billion consumers. The merger brings merchants like Valve and gameloft into Boku’s existing merchant client portfolio that already includes Facebook, Sony, Spotify, and Electronic Arts.

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AT&T Fires Employee for Security Breach

October 7, 2014 10:13 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

In a letter sent to affected customers and obtained by Seeking Alpha, AT&T said that it had determined that in August an employee...                                                                          

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Samsung Profits Fall 60 Percent on Mobile Business Decline

October 7, 2014 10:03 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Samsung today issued pre-earnings guidance for its upcoming third quarter and projected an operating profit of $3.8 billion off of nearly $43.9 billion in sales. As Reuters points out, Samsung’s profit guidance represents a 60-percent drop year-over-year and falls well short of analysts’ estimates of $5.2 billion.

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FirstNews Briefs: ViaSat, Opera, AT&T, SingTel, FireEye

October 7, 2014 9:59 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

ViaSat Inc., during development of its recently announced next-generation terminals, demonstrated 1 Mbps throughput over the LightSquared SkyTerra-1 satellite to a small terminal less than 8-by-5-by-2-inches, in both fixed configurations and mobile applications at speeds up to 65 mph.

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WhatsApp Now Worth $21.8B as Facebook Acquistion Closes

October 7, 2014 9:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The price that Facebook was willing to pay raised eyebrows when the buyout was announced Feb. 19, though analysts agreed that landing the popular site made sense...                                                                         

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Virgin Mobile Changes Up Unlimited Plans

October 6, 2014 11:02 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Virgin Mobile today produced a batch of new unlimited plans. The $20 plan features 300 voice minutes, unlimited text, and Wi-Fi only but the other tiers all include variable amounts of high-speed data. For $35, customers can get unlimited text and either unlimited voice paired with 250 MB of high-speed data or 300 voice minutes paired with 2.5 GB of high-speed data.

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