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Apple Now Accepting China's UnionPay for App Store Purchases

November 17, 2014 10:33 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in a statement that the ability to pay with UnionPay has been one of the most requested...                    

Verizon Switches Up Terms for Early Contract Terminations

November 17, 2014 10:29 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon last week made some changes to its policy for Early Termination Fees (ETF). First spotted by Droid Life, the new policy now has Verizon contract customers wait...                       

Study: U.S. Mobile Payments to Hit $142B by 2019

November 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"The adoption of mobile payments is an evolution — not a revolution — and the evolution is well underway," Forrester concluded in...                        

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Review: Apple's iOS 8 Offers Diverse New Set of Keyboard Apps

November 17, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

With iOS 8, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome or infuriating as it did before, when a rather dim-witted "auto-correct" system would...            

FirstNews Briefs: Fujitsu, SIMalliance, LifeLock, Rockchip, Intel, CALLUP

November 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Fujitsu, a provider of business, information technology and communications solutions, today announced that Fujitsu Network Communications is introducing the FLASHWAVE 5300 Ethernet Access and...             

AT&T Kills Cookie Tracking on Smartphones

November 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

The change by AT&T essentially removes a hidden string of letters and numbers that are passed along to websites that...                        

Report: Verizon Cutting 1,000 Jobs by Year’s End

November 14, 2014 11:16 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon will be eliminating 1,000 jobs by offering buyouts to employees, according to a Bloomberg report. The report cites an unnamed source who says...                                      

Could Nokia Brand Return to Consumer Market?

November 14, 2014 11:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Speaking at an investor conference in London, Suri said that Nokia sees an opportunity in...                                 

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Smaller Mobile Providers Call Title II a “Disservice to Rural America”

November 14, 2014 10:50 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Cellcom, Bluegrass Cellular and three other regional wireless providers are warning the FCC of the potential havoc Title II reclassification could wreak...                                  

SAP to Pay Oracle $359M to Settle TomorrowNow Suit

November 14, 2014 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.           

BlackBerry Beefing Up Mobile-Security, Partnering with Samsung

November 14, 2014 9:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of its strategy outlined Thursday in San Francisco, BlackBerry unveiled several upgrades to its mobile security weapons and a partnership with smartphone market leader...            

FirstNews Briefs: Mavenir Systems, Stoke, Cricket, BURG, Radisys

November 14, 2014 9:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Mavenir Systems, a provider of software-based networking solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stoke, Inc., subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were...

Do Net Neutrality Rules Hinder Management of Wireless Networks?

November 13, 2014 4:58 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

OTI claims the study, which was conducted by CTC Technology and Energy, "demonstrates the fallacy of wireless industry claims that adherence to strong...                   

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AWS-3 Auction Tops $2B in First Two Rounds of Bidding

November 13, 2014 3:53 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s auction of 65 MHz of AWS-3 began today and it’s already drawn heavy interest from the 70 approved bidders. Total bids exceeded...                              

Sprint Extends Leasing Program to iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

November 13, 2014 2:02 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint today announced it is opening up its device leasing program to the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Both models are LTE-compatible and the iPad Air 2 works on the Sprint Spark network.               

SmartWatch, Episode 27: Obama Fancies Self an Internet Advocate with Title II Remarks

November 13, 2014 10:56 am | Videos | Comments

President Obama this week entered the ring with millions of Americans in an effort to protect the Internet. He jabbed, he bobbed, he weaved, and those that own and have built the networks upon which the Internet was built did the same.

FirstNews Briefs: Strategy Analytics, AT&T, Nokia Networks, Disconnect

November 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

According to Strategy Analytics, total tablet shipments reached 55.2 million units in Q3 2014, up 6 percent from 52.0 million in Q3 2013.                   

T-Mobile Grabbing Subs After Long Wait for New iPhones

November 13, 2014 10:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The long wait for the iPhone 6 has left many at AT&T and Verizon off contract, which T-Mobile sees as a major opportunity...                       

Ericsson Plans Job Cuts as Part of Savings Plan

November 13, 2014 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of the company's 2014 Capital Markets Day, the Swedish telcom equipment maker said it is looking to...                                     

Study: Americans Ticked at Loss of Digital Privacy

November 13, 2014 9:35 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy infamously quipped "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." You'd think we would have gotten...                      

FreedomPop Giving Away International Calling to All

November 12, 2014 4:59 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Beginning today, FreedomPop will give any smartphone user with any carrier 100 minutes of free international...                                         

Samsung Adds Developer Tools for Health, Home, VR

November 12, 2014 4:13 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

At the company’s developer conference Wednesday, Won-Pyo Hong, president of Samsung’s Media Solution Center, began the conversation...                       

FirstNews Briefs: VoxBone, Nokia Networks, Vlocity, Rhode & Schwartz

November 12, 2014 11:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has been continuously enhancing its R&S IQR100 digital I/Q data recorder. A new firmware update now provides users with a data rate of nearly 100 Msample/s instead of the original 66 Msample/s. Plus, the exchangeable memory pack's capacity has been increased from 1 Tbyte to 2 Tbyte.

AT&T Pauses Fiber Expansion On Title II Concerns

November 12, 2014 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Stephenson's comments come just days after President Obama's strongest statement yet on...                                 

Qualcomm LTE Direct Coming in 2016

November 12, 2014 10:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit, Mahesh Makhijani, senior director for Qualcomm Research, fit the technology in with Release 12 and said...                   

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