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GM Expects In-Car LTE to Drive Profit

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The connected car market continues to grow, as Gartner expects 10 percent of all revenue from the auto industry to be generated from connected broadband platforms by 2020. 

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Sprint Taps Former Verizon Exec to Head Midwest Operations

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint today hired Tracy Elizabeth Nolan as the president and general manager for Sprint in Illinois and Wisconsin.                                                                                        

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Google Wallet Funds Now FDIC-Insured

April 20, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

News that Google is insuring Wallet users' funds is significant, as competing services such as PayPal and Venmo do not offer FDIC insurance. 

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FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, Intel, IHS, RootMetrics

April 20, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

IHS Inc. has completed its acquisition of RootMetrics. IHS announced its intent to acquire RootMetrics on April 6, 2015; closing occurred on April 17.                                                     

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Wireless Industry Applauds FCC’s OK on Shared Spectrum in 3.5 GHz Band

April 17, 2015 1:40 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Order approves the 3550-3700 MHz bands for mobile broadband and other commercial use.                                                                                                                      

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T-Mobile’s Walmart Family Mobile Catching Up with Data Boost

April 17, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Starting April 18, all new and existing customers will automatically get the new data plans.                                                                                                                     

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Amazon Kills Appstore TestDrive Service

April 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a post on the company's blog, Amazon said that due to the increasing use of 'free to play' business models, it has seen a significant decline in customers...

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FirstNews Briefs: Orange, Broadsoft, Telit, Anritsu, EMITE

April 17, 2015 9:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Orange Business Services announced the acquisition of Ocean, a provider of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions.                                                                              

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Verizon Hacks Up Cable Bundles

April 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Large cable bundles laden with dozens of channels and big price tags have pushed more people into cheaper streaming services like Netflix and Amazon and Hulu. Other late entries include...

Google Revamps Search to Accommodate Mobile Devices

April 17, 2015 9:15 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Although Google's new formula won't affect searches on desktop and laptop computers, it will have a huge influence on how and where people spend their money, given that more people are relying on their smartphones...

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T-Mobile CEO Revives Call for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon to End Overage Charges

April 16, 2015 5:06 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Let’s see if we can at least get the duopoly to wake up...”                                                                               

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MagicJack’s Premium iOS App Offers Unlimited Calls, Texts for Dirt Cheap

April 16, 2015 11:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The premium service will be free for customers already using magicJack’s home and business services.                                                                                              

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Sprint's Boost Launches New Cuba Plan

April 16, 2015 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As part of the new focus on Cuba, Boost says it will donate $10,000 to Roots of Hope, an student-run organization that seeks to improve quality... 

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SanDisk Misses 1Q Profit Forecasts

April 16, 2015 10:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of...

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Apple Advances Green Efforts with Solar, Forest Projects

April 16, 2015 10:11 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions — initiatives that have won...

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