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Apple Lays Out Plans for Massive Solar Project

February 11, 2015 9:18 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's...                         

Sales of Cellular Tablets on Rise Among the Wealthy

February 10, 2015 2:31 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

There’s a marked demographic difference between the average tablet user and those that choose cellular data plans, allowing them to break free of...                            

Senators Push Wi-Fi Innovation Act to Senate

February 10, 2015 2:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), and cosponsored by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

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Cricket Adds Unlimited Calls, Texts to Mexico

February 10, 2015 11:13 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Cricket Wireless today added unlimited calling and messaging from the United States to Mexico on its $50 and $60 all-in plans.                                                       

Independent Smartwatches Lead Market Predictions

February 10, 2015 10:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The market is predicted to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, a growth of 67.6 percent in six years, said a report from Allied Market Research...                                         

Quiet! Samsung Says Its Smart TVs are Listening

February 10, 2015 10:43 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.                                                                 

Microsoft, Samsung Settle Android Patent Dispute

February 10, 2015 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Reports of the initial disagreement first surfaced back in August when Microsoft said it would sue Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalies for..                                    

SoftBank Earnings Sunk by Sprint

February 10, 2015 10:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“One of the pillars of our strategy was to merge Sprint with another player. That was the plan,” SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said during a press conference.                                         

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T-Mobile Offers Sweetheart Deal with Free Tablet for Valentine's Day

February 10, 2015 9:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Customers who take advantage of the offer will need to set up a data plan, which start at 1GB of mobile Internet for $20 per month and go up to...                               

FirstNews Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, Sprint, Syniverse, Sunrise, ZTE

February 10, 2015 9:27 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ZTE Corporation announced the company signed a cooperation framework agreement with...                                                                                  

Sprint Beats Out T-Mobile in New RootMetrics Report

February 9, 2015 5:27 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Did Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure’s prediction come true?                                                              

Big Fine in China Hurts Qualcomm’s Earnings Outlook

February 9, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Qualcomm said it was disappointed with the results of the investigation, but added that was pleased that the NDRC has reviewed and...                                                   

Report: Qualcomm Facing $1 Billion Fine in China

February 9, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Qualcomm could be looking at a massive $1 billion fine in China to settle allegations of anti-competitive practices.                                                               

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ARM Acquisition Aims to Secure IoT Communications

February 9, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

ARM says the acquistion will help developers using the company's ARM mbed platform to design and build IoT products with...                                         

FirstNews Briefs: Panasonic, Ruckus Wireless, Glotel, Mosaic NetworX

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

Panasonic, a provider of business telephone systems, today announced the new KX-NS700, a Compact Hybrid Communication platform offering...                                                   

Are Automakers Securing the Connected Car?

February 9, 2015 9:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Half the manufacturers said they wirelessly transfer information on driving history from vehicles to another location, often using third-party companies, and most don't describe...                

Senators Call for Investigation into Verizon Wireless 'Supercookies'

February 6, 2015 3:18 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless...                                                                                

Regulator Really, Really Dislikes Obama’s Title II Proposal

February 6, 2015 12:47 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“For that reason, if you like dealing with the IRS, you are going to love the President’s plan,” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said in a statement.                                                       

FCC Ups Maximum Opening Bids for Incentive Auction

February 6, 2015 12:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The FCC's Incentive Auction Task Force has updated information on the upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction and the value of broadcasters' spectrum holidings...                                               

Dish Network Was Able to Do What Apple Wasn’t

February 6, 2015 11:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

Apple does have its Apple TV streaming box in a lot of homes but that device doesn’t achieve the fundamental TV experience overhaul for which Tim Cook is searching.                      

Plugging the Dam with Bubblegum: Why Spectrum's Not Enough

February 6, 2015 10:36 am | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Having spent a total of $18.2 billion and $10.4 billion respectively, AT&T and Verizon are likely more than a little bit nervous about their AWS-3 investments.                       

Report: Feds Probe BlackBerry-Samsung Rumor for Investor Trickery

February 6, 2015 10:07 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Following last month’s Reuters report that Samsung had made an offer to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, the Canadian OEM experienced a stock price surge.                       

LinkedIn Surges on yet Another Impressive Quarter

February 6, 2015 9:41 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Many analysts suspect management deliberately sets a low bar so it's easier to clear. The suspected gamesmanship has prompted some analysts to boost their predictions above...                  

FirstNews Briefs: City of Santa Clara, Cablevision, Kyocera, DeLorme

February 6, 2015 9:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Enhanced cell phone and wireless data services will become available to many businesses, workers, visitors and residents of the City of Santa Clara in...                                               

Sprint Agrees to Lease, Co-Brand RadioShack Stores

February 6, 2015 9:31 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a statement, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said the agreement would allow Sprint to grow branded distribution quickly and cost-effectively in...                            

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