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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. 

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...

Google Revamps Search to Accommodate Mobile Devices

April 17, 2015 9:15 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Although Google's new formula won't affect searches on desktop and laptop computers, it will have a huge influence on how and where people spend their money, given that more people are relying on their smartphones...

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SanDisk Misses 1Q Profit Forecasts

April 16, 2015 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of...

EU Charges Google with Antitrust Violations, Probes Android

April 15, 2015 10:09 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EU can impose fines of 10 percent on annual revenue, or some $6 billion, and force the company to overhaul its system for recommending websites in Europe.

Nokia Buys Alcatel-Lucent, Considers Selling HERE Business

April 15, 2015 9:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A merger of Nokia and ALU will create a company with combined revenues of approximately $27.6 billion last year. That will put the new company on par with Swedish telecoms equipment giant...

Confirmed: Nokia in Talks to Buy Alcatel Lucent

April 14, 2015 9:57 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A merger of ALU and Nokia would put the new company on par with Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson, which reported full-year 2014 revenues of... 

Google Offers Up LTE Patents Through Licensing Group

April 10, 2015 10:49 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Google is joining Via’s LTE patent pool alongside current members AT&T, China Mobile, Clear Wireless...                                                                                                

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Consumer Group Says YouTube Kids App Has Too Many Ads

April 7, 2015 10:07 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

One example is a 7-minute video of Disney's "Frozen" characters who appear as dolls inside a toy McDonald's, eating ice cream and drinking Sprite.                                                   

Network Software and Hardware have a Complicated, Evolving Relationship

April 6, 2015 3:58 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

Mobile network definitions are changing and it’s causing a tidal shift in the relationship between software and hardware.                                                                                         

Google Working on International Roaming with Hutchison

April 6, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief | News | Comments

Rumors of a Google MVNO that will operate on Sprint, T-Mobile and over Wi-Fi, were essentially confirmed by Google Vice President Sundar Pichai during...

Google Could Take Big Hit on Stock Split

April 2, 2015 7:01 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than...

Amazon Announces Connected Buttons for Ordering Products

April 1, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Amazon customers can request an invitation to the initial testing phase of the product on the company's website, and the online retailer is working with partners to help them develop their own buttons. 

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Google, Microsoft Compete on Tablet, PC Prices

April 1, 2015 9:31 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

IBM Allocates $3B to IoT over Next Four Years

March 31, 2015 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

IBM aims to help its customers integrate data from IoT devices and more traditional sources. IBM believes that 90 percent of the data generated from connected devices is never acted upon. 

FirstNews Briefs: GreenPeak, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent, China Telecom

March 30, 2015 9:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent has been named by China Telecom as one of its top three suppliers for the rollout of...                                                                                                     

Google's New CFO Lands Massive Payday

March 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The lucrative pay package disclosed in a Thursday regulatory filing underscored how much Google prized Porat, who is considered to be among Wall Street's most powerful women.

Yahoo Launching $2 Billion Stock Buyback

March 27, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.                                                                

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Bell Labs, SIGFOX, NarrowNet, CSG

March 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced two Network Innovation Centers located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas...                                                                                                  

Google Appoints Ruth Porat as New CFO

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google has announced a successor to outgoing Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette who announced his retirement earlier this month. 

Schmidt: Google Still Working on Google Glass

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that recent changes in leadership at its Glass division were meant to...

Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.

Yahoo Shutting Down Final China Operation

March 19, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo turned over control of its China operations to its partner Alibaba Group in 2005...                                                                                                           

BlackBerry Taps IBM, Samsung for Secure Tablet

March 16, 2015 11:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports that the company over the weekend announced the SecuTablet...                                                                                                    

Intel Lowers 1Q on Drop in PC Demand

March 12, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel Corp. said that it believes the changes to demand and inventory patterns are caused by fewer medium and small businesses refreshing Windows XP than expected, as well as...

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