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Emojis May Expand Skin Color Options

November 5, 2014 5:13 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A proposal to expand the skin color options for emojis may get the thumbs up from those calling for more diversity in the icons...                           


New Google, LG Patent Deal Could Touch on Mobile, IoT

November 5, 2014 12:41 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

LG today announced it has entered a long-term cross-licensing agreement with Google covering a “broad range of products and technologies.”                                     


Dish Optimistic Sprint, nTelos Fixed-Mobile Trials Will Be “Real Business”

November 5, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

During a Tuesday earnings call, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen said those trials and other opportunities have the satellite-TV provider well-positioned for...                                 


People Know Texting and Driving Dangerous, Do It Anyway

November 5, 2014 10:10 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted...                           


Samsung's Mobile Future May Rely on Unproven Leader

November 5, 2014 10:05 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The 46-year-old was promoted to vice-chairman level in 2012 after joining the company in 1991. His increasing sway comes as Samsung's rapid success with the smartphone...        


FirstNews Briefs: Syniverse, IBM, Nexmo, AT&T

November 5, 2014 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

IBM today announced it has built an intelligent security portfolio for protecting people, data and applications in the cloud. Designed to be used with different users, whether it be a...       


Alibaba More Than Doubles Mobile Monthly Active Users

November 4, 2014 4:12 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Revenue, as expected, was strong. Revenue rose 54 percent to $2.74 billion, beating analyst expectations of $2.61 billion. It was boosted by more mobile commerce...                       


Sprint Considering Eliminating Device Subsidies

November 4, 2014 10:50 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Sprint is considering doing away with device subsidies all together as early as next year. During Monday’s earnings call, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said his company...                        


AT&T Throws In $150 Bill Credit for New Next Customers

November 4, 2014 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

The news comes after Verizon over the weekend announced a limited time offer that increased data caps on its $80 and $100 More Everything plans. The $80 now gets 10GB and the $100 plan gets 15GB. Verizon also threw in a...


FirstNews Briefs: Ingram Micro, Kyocera, Telefónica, Tektronix, Cricket

November 4, 2014 9:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Ingram Micro Inc. and Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced a new agreement in which Ingram Micro Mobility will be the distributor of Kyocera mobile phones in the Latin America region.


Sprint Losses Continue in First Quarter Under CEO Claure

November 3, 2014 5:12 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

After turning a profit in the previous quarter, Sprint swung back to a loss during its latest financial period, the first with new CEO Marcelo Claure. The carrier reported a fiscal second quarter operating loss...


AT&T, Verizon Working on VoLTE Interoperability

November 3, 2014 1:53 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

AT&T and Verizon Wireless today announced that both carriers are working on enabling VoLTE-to-VoLTE calls between their subscribers. The carriers anticipate VoLTE interoperability will be available in...


American Express Intros NFC, HCE Mobile Payments Solutions Suite

November 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

American Express will now be able to replace traditional 16-digit account numbers with “tokens” used to authenticate online purchased and mobile payments...                              


Verizon Bumps Up Data Buckets, Offers Port-In Credit

November 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Verizon Wireless over the weekend opened up a limited time offer that bumps up the data buckets on its $80 and $100 More Everything plans. The $80 plan now gets 10GB of data and the $100 plan now gets...


Yellowstone Park Considers Bumping Up Bandwidth for Mobile

November 3, 2014 9:48 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Comments

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Can Old Faithful compete with Netflix? The prospect of streaming wireless service deep inside Yellowstone National Park is re-igniting the debate over whether there should be any place off limits to...      


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