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Millennial Gets FTC Approval for $224M Jumptap Acquisition

September 20, 2013 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mobile advertising firm Millennial Media says it has recieved regulatory approval of its acquistion of Jumptap from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Millennial described the review of the deal by the FTC as "quick and orderly" and the companies are now confident the transaction will be completed. 

Flurry Taps Bob Komin as Chief Financial Officer

September 16, 2013 9:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

App Analytics firm Flurry has appointed Bob Komin as Chief Financial Officer. The company also announced that its reach has crossed 1.2 billion unique monthly smartphone and tablet devices. Most recently, Komin comes off a stint as CFO at Ticketfly and previously as COO and CFO at Linden Labs. 

Twitter Titillates Users, Investors with IPO Tweet

September 13, 2013 9:09 am | by Barbara Ortutay, Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Twitter, the short messaging service named after chirping birds, is finally ready to migrate to Wall Street. Fittingly enough, the company resorted to a tweet to titillate its more than 200 million users and a flock of potential investors with its long-awaited plans to pursue an initial public offering of stock.

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PayPal App Adds More Mobile Wallet Features

September 6, 2013 8:47 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

PayPal is updating its mobile app, adding features such as the ability to place an order ahead of time and pay with it while at the restaurant table. The move comes as eBay Inc.'s subsidiary works to expand beyond processing payments for online purchases.

Sprint Eliminating 800 Customer-Service Jobs

August 28, 2013 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint is eliminating about 800 customer service jobs because fewer people are calling its centers, the company said Tuesday. With growth in other parts of the business, however, Sprint said it expects the company's work force to remain at about 40,000...

Report: In-Home Mobile Use, iPad Drive Ad Conversions

August 14, 2013 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A new survey from AOL, in conjunction with the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, says mobile advertising is very effective, with iPads leading in-home conversions. According to the survey, fully 65 percent of mobile conversions were on tablets...

Millennial Media Acquires Jumptap, Shares Dive on 2Q

August 14, 2013 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

After reporting dissapointing second quarter earnings that sent shares into a 26 percent dive, Millenial Media yesterday announced that it has agreed to aquire smaller mobile advertising rival Jumptap. Under the terms of the agreement, Jumptap shareholders will receive approximately 24.6 million shares...

Report: U.S. Consumers Slow to Shop on Mobile

July 16, 2013 10:37 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

New research released today shows that shoppers in the United States are not adopting mobile shopping as fast as those in other countries. According to a report from Havas Worldwide, in partnership with Market Probe International, just 16 percent of US online consumers have used...

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Aquto Offers Users Data for Engagement

July 16, 2013 9:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A new company called Aquto today announced a unique business model that will offer consumers additional mobile data in exchange for engagement with brands. Aquto’s deployment begins in Europe with eligible Vodafone subscribers, with additional partnerships to be announced throughout 2013...

Roaming Challenges for the Global Enterprise

June 13, 2013 4:22 pm | Webinars

Does your organization have employees that frequently travel internationally, and who need to be connected to their office, colleagues and customers anytime – anywhere - to be productive? If so, you’ve no doubt experienced the bill shock when...

LTE Just the Beginning of the Network Evolution

March 5, 2013 12:33 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

There's no question that LTE is where it's at if you're an operator. According to a recent report from 4G Americas, more than 150 operators globally have now launched LTE services in 67 countries, 50 of which were launched in the past five months. That's not just a trend it's a technological paradigm shift...

MobileSmarts February: Enterprise Eyes the Many Perks of BYOD

March 1, 2013 9:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

From now until the CTIA 2013 conference (May 21-23), CTIA and Wireless Week will be bringing you a bi-weekly newsletter aimed at getting you up to speed on the topics and issues that wireless industry will address this year. From BYOD to Next-Gen networks to apps and the connected home, we'll cover it all.

EXTRA: More News from MWC 2013

February 25, 2013 9:59 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.6 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, today announced it has partnered with Samsung to conduct enterprise trials of a dual-persona version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S III...

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Mozilla Touts Carrier, OEM Support for Firefox OS at MWC

February 25, 2013 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The mobile Firefox OS from non-profit browser-maker Mozilla might have seemed a longshot to even make it to market, much less garner the kind of carrier support the company has announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain. Mozilla has announced 18 carrier...

CCA, CTIA Shake, Move Forward on 2014 Shows

February 21, 2013 9:29 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), formerly the Rural Carriers Association (RCA), and CTIA today announced that their organizations have reached an agreement of cooperation to ease the friction created by the two organizations’ overlapping conferences scheduled for September 2014...

DAS & Small Cells Congress

February 4, 2013 12:28 pm | Events

DAS In Action

February 4, 2013 12:25 pm | Events

China's Huawei Criticizes US Security Complaints

January 21, 2013 9:50 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday criticized U.S. claims the company might be a security risk as trade protectionism that harms consumers. The comments came as Huawei Technologies Ltd., a maker of network switching gear and smartphones, disclosed details of its 2012 performance...

Apple Snags Xerox Exec for Controller Post

January 11, 2013 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Xerox today announced that Luca Maestri, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is leaving the company, effective February 28, to assume the role of corporate controller at Apple. Maestri will replace Betsy Rafael who left Apple in October...

Report: Verizon Buyout of Vodafone Possible

January 7, 2013 3:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon could own all of its Wireless business soon, if CEO Lowell McAdam has anything to say about it. McAdam told the Wall Street Journal Monday that Verizon is strong enough to buy Vodafone out of its stake in Verizon Wireless. Verizon entered into a joint venture with Vodafone...

Report: 2012 Global Telecom Revenues Hit $2T

January 3, 2013 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Global telecom operator revenues exceeded $2 trillion in 2012, with 60 percent going to mobile operators, according to research firm Ovum. While Ovum seem minimal growth overall in the coming year, the firm believes some segments will still have above-average growth...

RIM Turns to Complex Market in Southeast Asia to Grow Subscribers

January 2, 2013 10:40 am | by David Friend, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

While BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion claws for a diminishing market share in North America, the smartphone maker maintains a reputation in Southeast Asia that in some places harkens back to its glory days. It's sometimes hard to remember that RIM was once the darling of the tech industry...

Huawei Will Open R&D Center in Finland

December 10, 2012 4:14 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Huawei Monday announced a move to set up shop on Nokia's home turf. The Chinese company says it will invest $90 million over a five-year period to establish a research and development (R&D) center in Helsinki, Finland. Huawei said the move will add to its existing R&D deployments, which include over 70,000 employees worldwide.

Ahead of the Bell: Apple

December 6, 2012 9:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple shares continued to slide for a second day before the opening bell, a day after the company posted its worst one-day stock drop in four years. On Wednesday, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's shares closed down 6 percent at $538.79, erasing $35 million in market capitalization. Speculation abounded as to the cause.

CCA Annual Convention - Las Vegas

December 5, 2012 10:08 am | Events
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