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FirstNews Briefs: Car Connectivity Consortium, Sony, IBM, AT&T

November 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today confirmed that Sony’s Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are...         

Sprint Finishes Dead Last in Latest Consumer Reports Survey

November 21, 2014 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to the...

Aereo Files Bankruptcy Following Court Ruling

November 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Internet...

Review: Can the Samsung Gear S Stand In for an iPhone 6?

November 21, 2014 10:19 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Take it to the gym, take it for a run, take it to...

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Intel Playing Catch Up in Mobile Chip Market

November 21, 2014 9:18 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected...                

Engineering Live: How to Secure the Internet of Things (On Demand)

November 20, 2014 3:15 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

As we enter an age of absolute connectivity, how can we be certain that the exchange of big data is accurate and secure? Should we even have the expectation of privacy and security for each IoT device?         

SmartWatch, Episode 28: AT&T, Cookie Monster, Plus 4 Other Stories You Missed This Week

November 20, 2014 11:28 am | by Wireless Week | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode of SmartWatch, we take a look at the some of the major stories you might have missed...                                    

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Reducing Churn Shouldn’t Be About Punishing Your Subscribers

November 20, 2014 11:19 am | by Ben Munson | Blogs | Comments

Every tweak, twist, turn and total overhaul the big carriers make are usually about one thing: keeping their subscribers and stealing the other guy’s.                   

Analyst: As AWS-3 Auction Hits $24B, Dish Soars, T-Mobile Likely Out

November 20, 2014 11:14 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction has rocketed past its $10 billion reserve price and surpassed $24 billion in bids after only five days. The rapid pace at which the auction is climbing helped spur a 10 percent rise in...               

Data Caps Don’t Work: Thoughts for the Future of Cellular Network Congestion

November 20, 2014 10:14 am | by By Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Corvil | Articles | Comments

How we use, how we view, and how we’re delivered data are all rapidly changing - monitoring and measurement need to advance at the same pace.            

FirstNews Briefs: ZTE, China Mobile, T-Mobile, IBM, WiTricity

November 20, 2014 9:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ZTE Corporation announced that the company successfully completed pre-commercial field testing of pre5G 3D/Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) base stations in partnership with China Mobile.

Uber Exec May Have Used App to Snoop on Reporter

November 20, 2014 9:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by...                  

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NSA Was Warned of Surveillance Program Backlash in 2009

November 20, 2014 9:26 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect...                      

AWS-3 Auction Cruises Well Past Reserve Price

November 19, 2014 10:40 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s ongoing AWS-3 auction in four days of bidding has easily passed its $10.5 billion reserve price. Currently in the 16th round of bidding, the auction has already pulled in...        

T-Mobile Giving Away Tablets for Black Friday

November 19, 2014 10:36 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile announced it will be giving away the 7-inch Alcatel ONETOUCH Pop 7 Android tablet to customers who add a tablet data plan. The deal will be available early for...                   

Former BlackBerry Chief Heins Tapped as Powermat CEO

November 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

“Powermat is poised at an important juncture in its evolution and Thorsten will lead its expansion to take the wireless charging solutions...                        

Senate Kills Bill Aimed at Curbing NSA Powers

November 19, 2014 9:48 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's...

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FirstNews Briefs: SanDisk, Telefónica, MobiTV, Johnson Health Tech, C Spire

November 19, 2014 9:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

SanDisk Corporation today announced that the company’s venture arm, SanDisk Ventures, has invested in Altair Semiconductor, a developer of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair’s products bring 4G LTE Internet connectivity to tablets, netbooks, USB dongles, portable hotspots, fixed routers and modems, machine-to-machine applications and other devices.

Facebook Creates App Especially for Groups

November 19, 2014 9:33 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook is launching a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that lets users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based...                  

WhatsApp Seeks to Evade Surveillance with High-End Encryption

November 19, 2014 9:26 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting...                

Qualcomm, Ericsson Hit 450 Mbps with CA Tests

November 18, 2014 4:12 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

 The testing produced download speeds of 450 Mbps, using a Qualcomm modem and Ericsson LTE-A network infrastructure.                          

Samsung Slashing Smartphone Portfolio

November 18, 2014 10:59 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Samsung next year will reduce the number of smartphone models it releases by about 25-30 percent. It’s unclear exactly how many models will be affected but...                          

Sprint CMO Responsible for “Framily” Leaving Company

November 18, 2014 10:19 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has announced the departure of Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Hallock, the executive responsible for Sprint’s much-maligned Framily plans and ensuing ad campaign.            

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Cisco, Fujitsu, The Hunt

November 18, 2014 10:13 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T has received approval from Mexico's Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for the Company's proposed acquisition of DIRECTV. It was previously announced that the deal received approval in...                

Smartwatches to Put Dent in Fitness Tracker Market

November 18, 2014 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a new report from Gartner, by 2015 50 Percent of people in the market for smart wristband will choose...                            

Cisco's New Project Squared Brings Collaboration to Mobile

November 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Called "Project Squared" the new platform allows for everything from simultaneous video and text conferencing to...                                

Nokia Unveils New 8-inch Android tablet

November 18, 2014 9:22 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new...                  

Apple, Google Push for Passage of Freedom Act

November 17, 2014 4:45 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In an open letter to the Senate, the companies asked that the USA Freedom Act be passed in order to prevent the bulk collection of...                           

AT&T Bumps Up 10GB Shared Plan, Offers Free International Messaging

November 17, 2014 3:18 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

AT&T today announced it’s increasing the bucket size for its 10GB Mobile Share plan and also offering free international messaging. Beginning tomorrow, AT&T will raise the data allowance for its...    

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