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Apple Watch Slated To Hit More Countries on June 26

June 4, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Apple today announced that the Apple Watch will be available beginning Friday, June 26 in seven additional countries, including Italy, Mexico...


Report: T-Mobile, Dish in Merger Talks

June 4, 2015 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The news comes following a report from Yahoo Finance, which obtained a confidential internal memo from Dish, that claimed the satellite TV provider was preparing "something big" and looking for a new CMO...


Congress Sends NSA Phone-Records Bill to President

June 3, 2015 11:26 am | by Erica Werner, Associated Press | Comments

Two days after Congress let the phone-records collection and several other anti-terror programs expire, the Senate's 67-32 vote sent the legislation to...


Softbank Drops $1B in South Korean e-Commerce Giant Coupang

June 3, 2015 11:23 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Coupang said Wednesday that Softbank founder Masayoshi Son decided to back Coupang because of the South Korean company's delivery system and its market...


FirstNews Briefs: Sierra Wireless, T-Mobile, Nokia Networks, Fortytwo

June 3, 2015 11:20 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sierra Wireless announced a collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroën, with a next-generation design win for Sierra Wireless using AirPrime AR Series smart automotive modules, the Legato platform, and the AirVantage cloud.


Report: 70% of Global Population on Smartphones by 2020

June 3, 2015 11:13 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Ericsson estimates that the average smartphone user in North America will increase from 2.4 GB today to...


AOL Ramping Up Video, Pushing Mobile Ahead of Verizon Deal

June 3, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The media company announced plans to accelerate video content production and push a mobile-first design for The rebuild is part of a strategy to attract new audiences with primarily...


AT&T's De la Vega: 2-Year Contracts Slowly Going Away

June 3, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Ralph de la Vega, the company's CEO of mobile and business solutions, told re/code that the legacy business model of a signed contract and phone subsidy may...


Sprint and T-Mobile Form Alliance to Raise Spectrum Reserve

June 3, 2015 8:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The nation’s third- and fourth-largest carriers, along with a number of rural carriers and consumer advocacy groups, have launched a website that aims to...


AT&T Ready to Fold on Net Neutrality Rules for DirecTV Approval

June 2, 2015 5:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

AT&T may agree to abide by a good portion of the FCC's new Open Internet rules, which are set to go into effect June 12 That would mean AT&T would have to submit to the FCC's...


Lenovo Shuffles Leadership at Mobile Division

June 2, 2015 4:32 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Lenovo on Tuesday announced that Liu Jun, executive vice president of the company's mobile business, will be stepping down from his position. Jun will become a special consultant to...


Sprint Prepaid Users Get Rollover Data, Sports TV Package

June 2, 2015 12:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Sprint will offer rollover data to plans starting at $35 a month. Prepaid customers can store up to 30GB of unused data with no expiration. The offer is similar to those...


NSA Phone Collection Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

June 2, 2015 11:47 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

The Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to end the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' calling records...     


Intel Buys Altera for $16.7B as Chip Industry Consolidation Heats Up

June 2, 2015 10:16 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Intel intends for the acquisition to help facilitate its migration into data center and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.                 


Wearable Maker FitBit Ups IPO Mark to $478M

June 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Today's announcement is a revision of the an S-1 Fitbit filed with the SEC last month. In that filing, the company, which sold 20.8 million fitness trackers as of...



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