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FirstNews Briefs: Texas Instruments, Cellular One, WebMD, FirstIn Wireless, Altera

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 9:48am
Wireless Week Staff

Texas Instruments today introduced its new SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 and CC3200 platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi family is the first in a series of new SimpleLink wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT. This new Internet-on-a-chip family allows customers to add embedded Wi-Fi and Internet to a wide-range of home, industrial and consumer electronics.

Cellular One launches a new device installment program "XLR8" to allow customers to purchase new smartphones at zero down, pay monthly installments, and upgrade to new phones every year. Cellular One of Texas and Louisiana recently added this new program along with a Double Data promotion.

Today, WebMD Health Corp. launched WebMD Healthy Target, an integrated health improvement program that uses biometric device data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters to deliver tailored, physician-reviewed, contextually relevant content and motivational tips to individuals looking to develop sustainable health-conscious habits. Available within WebMD’s flagship mobile app for iPhone, Healthy Target can translate step, sleep, weight and blood glucose data from multiple device manufacturers, including Entra, Fitbit, UP by Jawbone and Withings, into actionable insights.

FirstIn Wireless Technology Inc signed a re-seller agreement with cloud provider Simpliciti for the re-sale and marketing of its cellular long distance and roaming application.

Altera Corporation and Lime Microsystems, a provider of field programmable RF transceivers headquartered in the UK, have entered into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement focused on jointly developing and promoting programmable solutions for a diverse range of broadband wireless markets.

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