The Department of Justice has granted its blessing to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia. A Federal Trade Commission filing released today confirmed the DOJ’s approval of Microsoft’s proposed $7.2 billion bid to buy Nokia’s devices and services division as well license Nokia’s patents.
Echoing a similar letter sent to customers back in October, Chen reiterated the message that BlackBerry isn't going anywhere and that customer investment in BlackBerry infrastructure and solutions are secure. In the letter, Chen focused mainly on BlackBerry's device management efforts..
AT&T has signed a global agreement with ASSA ABLOY. The $15 million, four-year contract renews a networking deal with AT&T for a number of ASSA ABLOY locations and extends the scope of the support to be provided to the Swedish company by AT&T. The agreement will see AT&T deploy a global virtual private network connecting over 400 ASSA ABLOY locations in 70 countries.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com is already cracking same-day delivery. Next up: getting your package delivered quicker than a pizza? The online retailer is working on a way to get customers their goods in 30 minutes or less — by drone. Amazon.com said it's working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project in its research and development labs.
U.S. Cellular Moday launched Vehicle Monitoring, a service that will allow customers to track and control various aspects of their vehicles. The $10 per month service can be added to any Shared Data plan, and the device itself is available online and in U.S. Cellular stores today for $99.99 with a two-year agreement.
Many retailers, for instance, will match deals you find elsewhere, so these apps can help you find better prices to show the cashier. Some let you search for coupons, while others tell you whether you're better off buying online instead. And one keeps track of all those promotional fliers that do little good if you forget them at home.
Verizon’s enterprise IT and cloud services acquisition Terremark is being replaced by HP as website host for Healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace. The Wall Street Journal spoke with people familiar with the matter who said the Department of Health and Human Services is in the process of moving the web operations over to HP’s data centers in a move that could take months to complete.
What would a Black Friday report be if it didn't compare iOS and Android? According to IBM's Black Friday Benchmark report, Apple iOS traffic reached 28.2 percent of all online traffic, compared to 11.4 percent for Android, and iOS sales reached 18.1 percent of all online sales, compared to 3.5 percent for Android.
Broadcom Corporation today announced that the Chinese cellphone manufacturer K-Touch has chosen its quad-core turnkey platform for its new W98 and W96 Android-based smartphones. Broadcom's integrated smartphone platform allows K-Touch to provide customers with smartphones that can operate on China Unicom's HSPA+ network.
T-Mobile confirmed an infrastructure software fix is being put in place to address much slower data speeds for some of its customers. TmoNews collected complaints from a number of T-Mobile customers in spots like California, New York, Boston, New Mexico, Texas and Hawaii. The outlet pointed to a speed test that had downlink speeds all the way down into the Kbps range.
A team of ex-Nokia engineers is launching a smartphone based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old software, hoping to grab a share of a highly competitive market. The Jolla handset's Sailfish operating platform is based on MeeGo software, which Nokia abandoned in 2011 when it switched over to using Microsoft Corp.'s Windows system.
Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $1.4 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter, as cost cuts stemming from its ongoing restructuring more than offset the effects of sluggish computer demand. The world's second-largest maker of PCs, considered a bellwether in the technology industry, also issued a strong profit prediction for the current quarter.
The price gap between cellular and Wi-Fi-only tablets stands prohibitive to most folks scooping up a slate with an LTE chip. But In case anyone’s thinking about picking up a cellular-ready tablet—on/off contract or month-to-month—we put a few LTE slates up against one another and see how comes out as the winner of a spot on a holiday wish list.
When consumers are tablet shopping this holiday season, they'll likely still notice a significant price difference between the LTE-capable models and those with Wi-Fi only; Apple charges a $130 premium for the Wi-Fi + Cellular version of the iPad Air. In short, the cost of picking up a tablet with cellular connectivity is still prohibitive for many.
Sticking desktops, laptops and tablets together into the client PC market, Canalys sees tablets grabbing almost 50 percent of the total in 2014. Canalys is forecasting total tablet domination, with 285 million units to ship next year and that number hitting 396 million by 2017. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Samsung are expected to lead the charge.
The Pentagon and the incumbent TV broadcasters have agreed to a spectrum-sharing deal for the 2025-2110 MHz bands. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is urging the FCC to make changes that would allow the Department of Defense (DoD) to move its operations from the 1755-1780 MHz spectrum and free up that spectrum for pairing with 2155-2180 MHz bands.
AT&T today announced that industry veteran Robert Holliday is retiring as Vice President and General Manager of AT&T Mobility in upstate New York. In this role, Holliday has been responsible for overseeing the sales and operations for 460 employees, 47 AT&T-owned retail locations and 390 national retail partner and authorized dealer locations in the Empire State.
Motorola is bringing its budget-friendly Moto G smarpthone to the United States in time for the Holidays. The Moto G comes with HSPA+ connectivity and sells for unlocked for just $179 (8GB) and $199 (16GB). Even at that low-end price, the Moto G packs many of the features associated with a high-end device...
Nuance Communications Inc. shares plunged in extended trading Monday after the voice and language technology company issued a weak forecast. The company said in a conference call that while it was a challenging year, it achieved record revenues, helped by its expanded services for customers.
I find giant phones hard to carry and use, but I'm well aware that many people like the bigger images and text they offer. These so-called phablets, with screens measuring about 6 inches diagonally, are nearly as big as the smallest tablets. Unlike tablets, they can make phone calls over cellular networks.
Alcatel-Lucent and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, along with the Nevada Department of Transportation and other first responders, conducted a six-month trial of a 4G LTE public safety network in a designated section of the city of Las Vegas in the United States. The trial used spectrum allocated to the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet).
Apple has acquired 3D sensor company PrimeSense. An Apple representative confirmed the deal to AllThingsD. The report values the deal at around $360 million. Apple stayed mum on its plans for PrimeSense, a company it had reportedly been in talks to buy since July.
BlackBerry today announced the departures of COO Kristian Tear and CMO Frank Boulben, as well as the replacement of Brian Bidulka with James Yersh as its Chief Financial Officer. Yersh was previously Senior Vice President. In addition to the management changes, BlackBerry announced that Roger Martin, a member of the company’s board since 2007, has resigned.
Qualcomm today reported that it's the focuse of an anti-monopoly investigation in China. According to a press release, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has commenced an investigation of Qualcomm relating to the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML).
California's highways aren't as smart as they used to be. Buried under thousands of miles of pavement are 27,000 traffic sensors that are supposed to help troubleshoot both daily commutes and long-term maintenance needs on some of the nation's most heavily used and congested roadways.