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Dramatic Drop in Smartphone Thefts Suggests "Kill Switches" Work

February 12, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The push to implement kill switches in mobile devices has been an on-going effort, involving a massive collaboration between legislators, law enforcement, regulators,  and device manufacturers.                      


FirstNews Briefs: Smith Micro, Ceragon, PCTEL, JOT Automation

February 12, 2015 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Smith Micro Software, Inc. announced the launch of its latest NetWise solution, NetWise Captivate...                                            


Wheeler: Expect a Modernized Title II, Not the Hybrid Approach

February 11, 2015 3:16 pm | by Brian Santo, CED | Comments

The FCC will use a modernized version of Title II with Section 706 as a “one-two” punch...                                          


Sorry, Lovebirds: Your Dating Apps are Full of Security Holes

February 11, 2015 2:23 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Just in time to bum out the lovelorn before Valentine’s Day, IBM has released a study revealing...                                                   


Sprint’s Bye Says Title II Won’t Stop AT&T, Verizon From Investing

February 11, 2015 11:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Speaking with Reuters, Bye said that Sprint’s competitors' argument is presenting a “situation that won’t play out.”                                   


Samsung Seeks to Differentiate with 3-Sided Display

February 11, 2015 11:10 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Samsung has lost ground in the smartphone game to Apple recently, as Cupertino launched the outsized iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and expanded sales to China. 


Cook: If Apple Can Make High-Quality Lower-Cost iPhone, We Will

February 11, 2015 10:45 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t ready to completely write off the possibility of a lower-cost iPhone.                                                 


EIPs Shaking Up Device Market as Phone Sales Slide 15% in 2014

February 11, 2015 10:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Recon forecasts device sales to fall by 5 percent to 136 million in 2015 and to fall again by 4 percent to 131 million in 2016...                       


FirstNews Briefs: Kyocera, Broadsoft, TESSCO, GE, Rdio, AXS

February 11, 2015 9:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Kyocera Corporation, a Japan-based global enterprise, announced the launch of the new TORQUE...                                                    


Apple Lays Out Plans for Massive Solar Project

February 11, 2015 9:18 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's...                         


Sales of Cellular Tablets on Rise Among the Wealthy

February 10, 2015 2:31 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

There’s a marked demographic difference between the average tablet user and those that choose cellular data plans, allowing them to break free of...                            


Senators Push Wi-Fi Innovation Act to Senate

February 10, 2015 2:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), and cosponsored by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA).


Cricket Adds Unlimited Calls, Texts to Mexico

February 10, 2015 11:13 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Cricket Wireless today added unlimited calling and messaging from the United States to Mexico on its $50 and $60 all-in plans.                                                       


Independent Smartwatches Lead Market Predictions

February 10, 2015 10:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

The market is predicted to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, a growth of 67.6 percent in six years, said a report from Allied Market Research...                                         


Quiet! Samsung Says Its Smart TVs are Listening

February 10, 2015 10:43 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.                                                                 



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