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Facebook Launches 'Permissions' for Apps, Websites

July 1, 2010 8:03 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that requires outside applications and websites to tell users exactly what parts of their profiles have to be shared for the apps to work.

Moto Flips Out with Flipout

June 2, 2010 8:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Following in the footsteps of the novel form factor seen in Motorola's Blackflip, the company today officially unveiled the Motorola Flipout, a square social media phone.

Microsoft Kin Concerts Lead Fans on Merry Chase

May 24, 2010 7:47 am | by Emily Fredrix, AP Marketing Writer | News | Comments

Free concerts. Open bar. Big names. Small venues. The catch?

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Kin Duo Due Online Tomorrow

May 5, 2010 8:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft and Verizon Wireless have announced that the newest Windows phones, the Kin One and Kin Two, will be available for purchase online...

Myriad Pursues Social Nets as Next Killer App

May 3, 2010 1:07 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Myriad Group wants to make social networking on mass-market phones as easy as sharing texts.

Amazon Adds Twitter, Facebook Sharing to Kindle

April 29, 2010 8:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Kindle users soon will be able to share book passages with their online communities like Twitter and Facebook.

April 12: Microsoft Blushes Pink

April 6, 2010 7:20 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"It's Time to Share." The event is slated for April 12.

Patent Suit Filed Against Google, Facebook

March 11, 2010 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Wireless Ink Corp. is leveling patent infringement charges against both Google and Facebook.

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Browser-Based Mobile Social Grows

March 4, 2010 7:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

comScore released a study that shows 30.8 percent of smartphone users accessed social networking sites via their mobile browser in January.

Digital Chocolate Promotes Execs

February 22, 2010 7:01 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Mobile games publisher Digital Chocolate is shuffling the deck, with three promotions designed to support the company's global expansion and increased focus on social games.

Google's Mobile Mission Continues with Buzz

February 10, 2010 7:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

No one can accuse Google of not adequately addressing the mobile segment in recent months.

Bubbly Brings Voice to Social Networking

February 9, 2010 7:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Bubble Motion, a social networking provider, today announced the launch of Bubbly, a voice-blogging service built specifically for mobile phones.

Harnessing the Power of Mobile Social Networking – in the Address Book

February 5, 2010 5:56 pm | by Nancy Benovich Gilby, Asurion | Articles | Comments

Socializing via popular social networks has become especially ubiquitous on mobile devices due to the ease and quickness that those services allow, which are often leveraged for well meaning social causes.

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NTIA, RUS Launch Matchmaking Site

January 11, 2010 7:04 am | News | Comments

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) have launched a new Web site for broadband stimulus fund applicants that helps them find partners for broadband projects.

iSkoot Gets Show Time on Verizon

November 18, 2009 6:50 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and iSkoot announced the availability of Social Beat...

News Flash: Apps to the Rescue for Content Providers

October 7, 2009 10:30 am | by Paul Reddick | Articles | Comments

Guest Opinion: news and content organizations must quickly adapt and leverage new technologies not just to stay relevant, but to thrive.  

INQ Introduces Twitter Phones

August 4, 2009 8:43 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

INQ Mobile is introducing two new 3G “social mobiles” with easy access to Twitter.

Mobile Communities + Carriers = Social Success

April 21, 2009 12:25 pm | by Alex Moukas | Articles | Comments

Informa predicts that mobile social networking will generate revenues in excess of $50 billion by 2012.

Two Critical 4G Challenges

March 31, 2009 9:27 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

While enterprises in almost every other business sector are tightening their belts, major wireless carriers are planning for huge expenditures on 4G network deployments.

Boost Takes Shot at Metro, Cricket

January 15, 2009 8:36 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Boost Mobile is taking aim squarely at rivals MetroPCS and Leap Wireless International/Cricket with a new $50 monthly unlimited calling, text, wireless Web and walkie-talkie plan.

Chips are Down for Base Stations, Up for Bluetooth

January 14, 2009 8:05 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Base stations and their microchips aren’t the market they used to be, so tough times are ahead for such vendors, In-Stat said in its latest wireless industry research today.

Nokia Cites Progress in North America

January 9, 2009 7:57 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS—Nokia has enjoyed a market-leading run on the world stage, but North America has not been its strong suit.

Motorola Gears Up for CES

January 6, 2009 8:17 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Besides a smattering of handsets, Motorola’s Home & Networks Mobility division will be showcasing some of its wares at the Consumer Electronics Show later this week.

Garcia Out as Sprint CDMA Chief

November 24, 2008 8:09 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel CDMA President John Garcia has left the company, according to a Reuters report.

Loopt Inks Deal with SnapTrack

November 6, 2008 7:45 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Loopt struck a deal with SnapTrack, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, that should dramatically lower costs for CDMA

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