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FirstNews Briefs: GreenPeak, NETGEAR, NetComm, Bluetooth SIG

March 24, 2015 10:44 am | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is proud to welcome Fitbit, Google, Under Armour and...                                                                                                         


Verizon CEO Landed Big Raise in 2014

March 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon is prepping for its annual shareholders meeting in May and the company’s proxy statement reveals...                                                                                                    


Google Appoints Ruth Porat as New CFO

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Google has announced a successor to outgoing Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette who announced his retirement earlier this month. 


Barron's Bumps Verizon from 400 Index

March 23, 2015 5:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The changes come as the company rebalances its index. As part of the process, Barron's added Starbucks, Ameriprise Financial and American Airlines, among others.


FTC Preparing to Protect Consumers from the Internet of Things

March 23, 2015 3:32 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Commission will replace its Mobile Technology Unit (MTU) with the Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI).                                                                                   


Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will secure those apps through a...


Euro Carriers Accelerate DSL to 170 Mbps

March 23, 2015 1:43 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDMagzine | Comments

Telefonica, BT, and Orange, have wrapped a 2-year-long set of lab trials of technology, in which they were able to accelerate DSL on local loops to...


Sprint Won Best Mobile Performance in a Pretty Big Airport

March 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

After getting shut out in RootMetrics’ U.S. airport mobile network performance study for the first half of 2014, Sprint is on the board...                                                              


Smartphone Shipments Trounce Slowing PCs, Tablets

March 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to research firm IDC, the combined total market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019.


CiG Wireless Sells Towers to Vertical Bridge

March 23, 2015 10:38 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

CiG Wireless announced it is selling its tower portfolio to Vertical Bridge Holdings in an all-cash deal valued at...                                                                                               


FirstNews Briefs: SiBEAM, Ceragon, Topcon, Digi-Star, Skorpios

March 23, 2015 9:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Topcon Positioning Group announces the acquisition of Digi-Star, a provider of agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and...                                                                          


Schmidt: Google Still Working on Google Glass

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that recent changes in leadership at its Glass division were meant to...


FirstNews Briefs: Rohde & Schwartz, Qorvo, Alcatel-Lucent, Gigamon

March 20, 2015 10:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz will present a new 5G channel sounding solution in cooperation with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) at the NGMN Industry Conference in Frankfurt/Main.


Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.


HTC's Chou Hands Off CEO Reins to Cher Wang

March 20, 2015 9:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Chou oversaw the successful transition of HTC from a handheld device ODM to a global branded company. He will assume a new executive position as...



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