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Verizon Promises “Breakthrough for 200 Million Cars”

January 12, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless Tuesday will announce news at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, presumably around the connected car.                                                

Wilson Electronics Rebrands as weBoost

January 12, 2015 10:59 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“The name [Wilson Electronics] is a little dated,” Van Buskirk said.                                                                                

Sale of Iusacell Stake Removes Hurdle for AT&T’s Purchase of Mobile Carrier

January 12, 2015 10:35 am | by Mike Robuck, CED | News | Comments

Mexican broadcaster and media company Grupo Television announced it had wrapped up the sale of its 50 percent stake in wireless operator Iusacell back to joint-venture partner Grupo Salinas.                                                

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FirstNews Briefs: C Spire, Shazam, Gimbal, GameStop, Microsoft, Huawei

January 12, 2015 10:22 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Centina Systems, a provider in service assurance analytics and network performance management solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, announced...                                  

Wearables: What to Do with All That Data?

January 12, 2015 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data?                         

Libraries in NYC Lending Wireless Hotspots

January 12, 2015 9:25 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

The programseeks to bridge a digital divide in the nation's largest city, where studies have found nearly 3 million of the 8 million people lack...                     

AT&T Will Trial LTE Broadcast at BCS Championship

January 9, 2015 11:18 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T announced it will trial LTE Broadcast at the College Football Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 12.                                                      

FirstNews Briefs: Nissan, NASA, ZTE, Duracell, MeetMe

January 9, 2015 10:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Nissan Motor Co., through its North American-based organization, and NASA today announced the formation of...                                                                

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Bad Things Happen When People Are Separated from Their iPhones

January 9, 2015 10:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

New research from the University of Missouri found that being separated from one's iPhone can have serious...                                   

Smartphones, Internet Could Help Modernize 2020 Census

January 9, 2015 10:24 am | by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | News | Comments

The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered.                                                                      

Connected Car Drives Toward Autonomy at CES

January 9, 2015 10:18 am | by Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we're years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider's KITT.                                           

AWS-3 Auction Bidding Rounds Change Again as $45B Nears

January 8, 2015 3:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FCC today once again altered the bidding rounds structure for its ongoing AWS-3 spectrum auction.                                                                      

App Store Revenue for 2014 Grew by How Much?

January 8, 2015 2:57 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If sales continue at the same opening-week pace, Apple and the makers of the apps would split up about...                               

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C Spire Extends Rollover Data to Shared Plans Ahead of AT&T

January 8, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

C Spire Wireless, the Tier 2 carrier that essentially kickstarted the current rollover data frenzy...                                                                         

Wheeler: Title II Can Be Done Right

January 8, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Speaking Wednesday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Wheeler said there were many benefits...                               

Sprint Swings to Postpaid Growth in 4Q

January 8, 2015 10:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint issued preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter and pegged its return to postpaid subscriber growth on...                                                       

AT&T Unloads Cricket's Muve Music to Deezer

January 8, 2015 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Starting at the end of the month, Cricket music users will have access to Deezer's entire catalog of 35 million songs. Cricket said it will...               

FirstNews Briefs: Cricket Wireless, HTC, AT&T, BlackBerry, HyprKey

January 8, 2015 9:54 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Today, Cricket Wireless announced an exclusive wireless agreement with...                                                                                            

Samsung Forecasts First Drop in Profit Since 2011

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Analysts said Samsung's smartphone business, which contributed two-thirds of its profit in the last two years, continued to struggle but...                     

Smartwatches Go High Fashion at CES

January 8, 2015 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartwatches don't have to look ugly to be functional. Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce...                      

T-Mobile Adds 1.3M Postpaid Subscribers in 4Q

January 7, 2015 11:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

For the full year 2014, the Un-carrier managed to pick up 8.3 million total net customer additions, including 4.9 million branded postpaid net customer...                 

AT&T Announces Rollover Data for All Mobile Share Plans

January 7, 2015 11:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, beginning January 25, all new and current AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will automatically receive the...                      

Sprint's Latest Promo Drives 700% Increase in Retail Traffic

January 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to new research from Placed, a company that tracks location through mobile phones on an opt-in basis, the first week of the “Cut Your Bill in Half” promotion increased foot traffic...  

CES Proves PC Not Dead Yet

January 7, 2015 10:32 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and...            

FTC's Ramirez Urges Connected Device Makers to Focus on Privacy

January 7, 2015 10:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission...             

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