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AT&T Fined $25M Over Consumer Privacy Violations

April 8, 2015 2:27 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Data center employees confessed to selling personal information obtained to a third party known as “El Pelon.”                                                                                       


Verizon Supports Use-It-or-Share-It Approach for 3.5 GHz Tiered Plan

April 8, 2015 11:48 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The carrier explained that if a PAL licensee has not both deployed services and registered...                                                                                                         


IHS Acquiring RootMetrics

April 8, 2015 11:05 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

"We see strong potential to expand the RootMetrics model into other geographies and into other market segments.”                                                                                         


AT&T’s Cricket Wireless Intros Three New Phone Payment Plans

April 8, 2015 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Cricket also announced a promotion for customers who switch from other carriers one free...                                                                                                                 


Can Phone Companies Do More to Block Robocalls?

April 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to consider whether more can be done to block the automated phone calls, but the options appear to be limited.                                           


FirstNews Briefs: Intel, Qualcomm, TIA, Royal Philips

April 8, 2015 9:30 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Beginning with the publication of Intel Corporation’s first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, April 14, the company will revise...                                                                           


Thought True PTT Was Dead? Think Again

April 7, 2015 2:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

PDV hopes to fill a niche demand by offering true PTT service to businesses in local markets, without the burden of having to provide for retail consumers.


HTC Posts 1Q Profit as Turnaround Progresses

April 7, 2015 11:17 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

HTC today released unaudited results for its fiscal first quarter, showing another profitable period for...                                                                                                  


Samsung Shows Signs of Emerging from Earnings Slump

April 7, 2015 10:42 am | by Youkung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung did not give a breakdown of its financial performance but analysts said robust demand for its mobile chips and improvements in its...


Consumer Group Says YouTube Kids App Has Too Many Ads

April 7, 2015 10:07 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Comments

One example is a 7-minute video of Disney's "Frozen" characters who appear as dolls inside a toy McDonald's, eating ice cream and drinking Sprite.                                                   


This Aluminum Battery Charges in 1 Minute

April 7, 2015 9:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, Design Group, @abmdigi | Comments

The researchers knew that aluminum would be a good material for batteries because of its low cost, high energy capacity, and...


FirstNews Briefs: Coaxsol, IBM, 72andSunny, Peregrine, Nexmo

April 7, 2015 9:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Nexmo, a cloud communications company, today announced an API that allows brands to...                                                                                                             


FCC Fines CenturyLink, Intrado Over Large 2014 911 Outage

April 6, 2015 4:58 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FCC is continuing to hand out fines related to a widespread 911 outage that resulted in more than 6,600 failed calls...                                                                             


AT&T: No CDMA 700 MHz Voice Roaming Until VoLTE is Deployed

April 6, 2015 11:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

AT&T last week held a conference call with the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to clarify...                                                                                                                   


Judge Overturns AT&T Claim of Exemption from FTC Lawsuit

April 6, 2015 11:37 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T last October due to the company selling its customers so-called “unlimited” data plans that in effect reduced those customer’s data speeds by up to 90 percent.



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