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Report: FCC May Nix Dish Spectrum Discounts

April 28, 2015 9:58 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to the Wall Street Journal, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has asked his staff to closely review the bidding actions of Dish's Designated Entities...

Mosaik Solutions Rolls Out Revamped TowerSource Asset Database

April 28, 2015 9:46 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Less than a year after Mosaik originally acquired TowerSource, the company is putting forth a...

T-Mobile Profits Slide as New Subscribers Come at a Premium

April 28, 2015 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While T-Mobile's subscriber additions are some of the best in the business right now, the means...

ESPN Sues Verizon Over Custom Video Plans

April 27, 2015 1:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon's FiOS Custom bundle starts at $59.99 per month, which includes a base package of 35...

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FirstNews Briefs: Comverse, INComm, Zone Access Technology, Kajeet, Novatel Wireless, Time Warner Cable

April 27, 2015 11:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Comverse announced today that Informa Telecoms & Media, an analyst firm covering the converging worlds of IT, telecoms and media, has awarded Comverse its Policy Control Award.

Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Floundering

April 27, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Microsoft's newly acquired handset division posted revenue of $1.4 billion for the period, with cost of revenue exceeding sales by $4 million. A ComputerWorld report points out that this means the company lost about...

Petition To Enable 911 Texts Tallies 35K Signatures

April 27, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Barbara Palmer, chief revenue officer for CallFire, said in a statement that there are many situations, from domestic altercations to home invasions, where making a phone call to 911 is not...

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Nokia: Reports of New Phones Are False

April 27, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a statement on the company's website originally noted by Reuters, Nokia is denying recent reports that it would be making another...  

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 get their hands on the latest wearable from Cupertino. Here's a look at what iFixit found its teardown of the device. 

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 picture of a round display, which would be a break from...

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 be the first apps popping up on those 1.32-inch displays.                                                      

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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...

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.                                                                                  

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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...                                                                          

Facebook Mobile Ad Revenue Continues to Surge

April 23, 2015 11:06 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On that front, the company is doing fine — better, even, than it has in previous quarters. But the rate of its overall revenue growth slowed...                                                        

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.                                                                                 

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.                                                                                                                                         

Congress Expects $25 Billion in Net Proceeds from Incentive Auction

April 22, 2015 11:52 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The CBO said that the majority of the proceeds will be deposited in the Treasury’s general fund in order to pay down the national deficit.                                                                  

Senate Leaders Propose Extending NSA Phone Records Storage

April 22, 2015 10:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The bill by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr would bypass...                                                                                                        

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.                                                                                

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 ...                                                                                   

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