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Samsung Forecasts First Drop in Profit Since 2011

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Analysts said Samsung's smartphone business, which contributed two-thirds of its profit in the last two years, continued to struggle but...                     


Smartwatches Go High Fashion at CES

January 8, 2015 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Smartwatches don't have to look ugly to be functional. Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce...                      


T-Mobile Adds 1.3M Postpaid Subscribers in 4Q

January 7, 2015 11:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

For the full year 2014, the Un-carrier managed to pick up 8.3 million total net customer additions, including 4.9 million branded postpaid net customer...                 


AT&T Announces Rollover Data for All Mobile Share Plans

January 7, 2015 11:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, beginning January 25, all new and current AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will automatically receive the...                      


Sprint's Latest Promo Drives 700% Increase in Retail Traffic

January 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to new research from Placed, a company that tracks location through mobile phones on an opt-in basis, the first week of the “Cut Your Bill in Half” promotion increased foot traffic...  


FTC's Ramirez Urges Connected Device Makers to Focus on Privacy

January 7, 2015 10:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission...             


Charter Builds Cisco’s Cloud Security into New Cable Box, Guide

January 7, 2015 10:12 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Charter’s new Worldbox and revised Spectrum Guide will be able to handle downloadable security access and Digital Rights Management...                      


Ericsson, T-Mobile Move Toward 5G with Unlicensed Spectrum LTE

January 6, 2015 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Ericsson is planning to boost data speeds and capacity by using unlicensed spectrum. The vendor’s new small cell will be put into trials by...                     


Verizon CEO McAdam Pans AOL Acquisition Rumors

January 6, 2015 11:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

When asked about the reports, McAdam said that there were a lot of media players that might make great partners for Verizon, but he said...                         


Samsung will Connect Everything It Makes Within Five Years

January 6, 2015 10:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Korean tech giant is promising to sell only smart TVs by 2017 and to invest $100 million in developers this year to help grab a foothold in the...                       


FirstNews Briefs: Cricket Wireless, ZTE, AT&T, Absolute Software, Bluvision, Texas Instruments

January 6, 2015 10:18 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Cricket Wireless and ZTE USA announced the ZTE Grand X Max+, a 6-inch LTE Android phablet available at Cricket for $199.99...


AT&T Not Worried About Network Impact from Connected Cars

January 6, 2015 10:14 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The connected car is catching on and AT&T has an early lead in the space. Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, said he expects...               


CES: LG Unveils Curved Smartphone While Lenovo Revolutionizes the Stylus

January 5, 2015 5:26 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The International CES show in Las Vegas this week isn't typically a major forum for...                       


AT&T Hackathon Delivers Tools for IOT

January 5, 2015 4:02 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

New APIs and new partners, including Subaru and Samsung, were announced for both AT&T’s Drive connected car platform and...                           


Google Announces New "Cast" Technology for Streaming Audio

January 5, 2015 2:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Similar to Apple's AirPlay, "Google Cast for audio" uses the company's existing Chromecast technology and embeds it in...                                     



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