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The Comcast-Time Warner Merger Died so OTT Video Could Live

April 24, 2015 1:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

It could be that in 30 years OTT mobile video will grow into something as generally despised as today’s cable model and the companies that prop it up.                                                       

What's Inside the Apple Watch?

April 24, 2015 12:28 pm | Videos | Comments

With Apple's launch of the Apple Watch today, analysts and research firms are finally able to...

Samsung Hints at New Wearable as Apple Watch Hits Stores

April 24, 2015 11:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A promotional ad for the next wearable states, "Get Ready for the Next Gear," featuring a...

Apple Watch Arrives With Over 3,000 Apps

April 24, 2015 10:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Apple Watch officially begins shipping today, and developers and companies are scrambling to...

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FirstNews Briefs: Apple Watch Edition

April 24, 2015 9:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Good Technology, an enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendor, announced support policy management and productivity on Apple Watch devices.                                                                             

Amazon Leans Heavily on Cloud Services in 1Q

April 24, 2015 9:19 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon Web Services is a suite of products and services offered to businesses by way of the "cloud," remote servers that enable users to access applications on any machine with an Internet connection.

Microsoft Beats Expectations with Solid Quarter

April 24, 2015 9:17 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While overall revenue increased, thanks to sales by the newly acquired Nokia phone business, the company saw a 26 percent drop in Windows licensing revenue for...

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Google Investors Gain Confidence on Solid 1Q

April 24, 2015 9:03 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Investors were encouraged by a healthy gain in the number of people looking at Google's ads, even as the average prices for those marketing messages extended a three-and-half year slump. 

Verizon Quietly Brings Back $80 10GB Shared Plan

April 23, 2015 3:28 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A Verizon spokesperson confirmed that the $80 plan was just reinstated today and that it’s a limited-time promotion.                                                                                  

Sprint's M2M/IoT Services Portal Goes Worldwide

April 23, 2015 2:34 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The revamped device management platform updates Sprint’s original Command Center announced four years ago...                                                                                           

Qualcomm Slumps Aftermarket on Reduced Outlook

April 23, 2015 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. cut its outlook Wednesday, saying sales of its Snapdragon processor are down...                                                                          

New Citi Credit Card Earns You an AT&T Smartphone, For a Price

April 23, 2015 10:53 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The reimbursement offer can be applied to any smartphone in AT&T’s portfolio but $650 won’t cover the cost of all devices.                                                                                 

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Ericsson Profit Hit by Poor US Performance, Global Sales Up

April 23, 2015 9:54 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The Stockholm-based company cautioned that no immediate improvement was expected in networks operations in the United States...                                                                 

FirstNews Briefs: BlackBerry, ARRIS, Alcatel-Lucent, Gemalto

April 23, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

BlackBerry Limited introduced the BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence (CHACE).                                                                                                                

AT&T 1Q Wireless Profits Squeezed as More Move to Mobile Share Plans

April 22, 2015 5:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T reported 1.02 percent churn for the quarter, which it says was the lowest it’s ever recorded.                                                                                                             

Google’s Project Fi Mobile Phone Service is Here

April 22, 2015 2:26 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Google is now accepting invite requests for Project Fi.                                                                                                                                         

Report: Google’s Phone Service Will Only Charge for the Data You Use

April 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The report also cites unnamed sources who say Google’s foray into mobile service could be announced as soon as Wednesday.                                                                                

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Yahoo's 1Q Disappoints, but Stock Rises on Yahoo Japan Hopes

April 22, 2015 9:37 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo disclosed Tuesday that it already has trimmed its workforce by 1,100 people during the first three months of the year to ...                                                                                   

Verizon Adding and Keeping Postpaid Subs Amid Heightened Competition

April 21, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon’s postpaid churn rate also improved during the quarter, coming in at 1.03 percent...                                                                                                           

Tuesdays with Roger: Google's MVNO Will Make Everyone Look Bad

April 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

As more details emerge about Google's forthcoming MVNO, speculation about the impact the tech giant's endeavor could have on the wireless industry has heated up.                                             

Sprint Helping Bring Wi-Fi to Kansas City

April 20, 2015 4:47 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The $15 million Wi-Fi network will be based around the city's streetcar line, a 2.2-mile stretch that circles the downtown area. The ordinance specifically states Sprint as provider for a...

Opinion: Nokia Should Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

April 20, 2015 3:57 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

 The markets for networking equipment and smartphones are substantially removed from one another, but Nokia still risks throwing out products that aren't fully realized and in turn tarnishing its good name.  

Analyst: Mobile Price War Hurting Sprint the Most

April 20, 2015 11:12 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A new survey from Cowen and Co. reveals that Sprint average revenue per account (ARPA) fell 14 percent...                                                                                                   

Google Ads Wi-Fi Support for Android Wear Watches

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google said it is also working to make it easier to use app on the watch. The company has announced new gesture controls, such as flicking a wrist to...

GM Expects In-Car LTE to Drive Profit

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The connected car market continues to grow, as Gartner expects 10 percent of all revenue from the auto industry to be generated from connected broadband platforms by 2020. 

Sprint Taps Former Verizon Exec to Head Midwest Operations

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint today hired Tracy Elizabeth Nolan as the president and general manager for Sprint in Illinois and Wisconsin.                                                                                        

Google Wallet Funds Now FDIC-Insured

April 20, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

News that Google is insuring Wallet users' funds is significant, as competing services such as PayPal and Venmo do not offer FDIC insurance. 

T-Mobile’s Walmart Family Mobile Catching Up with Data Boost

April 17, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Starting April 18, all new and existing customers will automatically get the new data plans.                                                                                                                     

Amazon Kills Appstore TestDrive Service

April 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a post on the company's blog, Amazon said that due to the increasing use of 'free to play' business models, it has seen a significant decline in customers...

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