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Q & A: Bringing AT & T’s Cloud Services Down to Earth

June 18, 2012 7:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Steve Caniano, vice president of hosting and cloud services for AT&T, talks about how the cloud will be leveraged going forward.

First News Briefs for June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012 6:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs: Microsoft, Mobilicity, Research In Motion, FCC

First News Briefs for June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012 7:01 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs include: Gemalto, U.S. Cellular, Openet, FCC, Paydient, pcAmerica

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First News Briefs for June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012 6:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs include: Nokia, EQT, AT&T, Facebook, Sony Mobile Communications, Novatel Wireless, Verizon Wireless

WWDC: Apple’s iOS 6 Takes Direct Aim at Android

June 11, 2012 12:09 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple nixes Google Maps and integarates Facebook with the latest iteration of iOS.

First News Briefs for June 7, 2012

June 7, 2012 7:05 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today’s briefs include: Motorola Solutions, Intrado, Alvarion, Nokia, Stoke, Keating Capital, Sprint, uTest, Appcelerator

First News Briefs for June 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 7:21 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Google has acquired Quickoffice, a maker of productivity apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Financial terms of the deal were not made public. Google said it plans to use Quickoffice's technology for its Google Apps products. Ericsson’s second

Google Buys Meebo to Help Social Networking Push

June 5, 2012 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is buying Silicon Valley startup Meebo to help expand its social networking service. The acquisition announced Monday will bring more tools to Google Plus, an alternative to Facebook's popular online hangout. Meebo started as a

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Mobilisafe Simplifies BYOD Security

June 4, 2012 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While there’s no stopping the onslaught of mobile malware, IT departments and end users might be able to do something to stave off infections, namely by keeping the firmware on their devices up to date. That’s the wisdom behind Mobilisafe’s

Urban Airship Advocates ‘Good Push’ Practices

May 31, 2012 7:04 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Urban Airship, the Portland, Ore. based startup focused on brands big and small, is sharing results today of its first Good Push Index that shows the kind of retention lift that push notifications deliver to mobile apps. Not surprisingly, users

Gartner: 2012 Mobile Payment Transactions to Hit $171B

May 29, 2012 6:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Gartner today released research that projects worldwide mobile payment transaction values will surpass $171.5 billion in 2012, a 61.9 percent increase from $105.9 billion in transactions seen in 2011. The number of mobile payment users will reach 212.2 million in

From Sticks to Carrots: Policy Control to Policy Engagement

May 26, 2012 6:35 am | by Chris Goswami, Director of Marketing and Communications, Openwave Mobility | Blogs | Comments

Perhaps one of the most incisive quotes ever on customer care was from an executive at KDDI whose mantra to his own staff was: “unless it all works … it doesn’t work”. How appropriate for all those people in so many industries across the world who claim to be great at their jobs, but it’s not their fault if their colleagues in an adjacent department are lousy at theirs...

Review: HTC One X Reveals Refined ‘Bloatware’ Strategies

May 25, 2012 6:21 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Also called "crapware" or "bloatware,” pre installed software on Android phones can come across as tacky advertising, cluttering up the home screen on a shiny new gadget. Some of those apps and widgets are laughable, some are helpful and some

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Jury: Google Didn't Infringe on Oracle patents

May 24, 2012 7:14 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury ruled Wednesday that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when the Internet search leader developed its popular Android software for mobile devices. Wednesday's verdict comes about two weeks after the same jury, with

Report: Android Malware Up 1,200 Percent in Q1

May 23, 2012 7:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Dan Hesse might have been right on the money when he told Jim Cramer during a carrier roundtable at CTIA Wireless earlier this month that he thought security would be a major issue this year. According to McAfee's Q1 Threat

Report: LinkedIn Site Improves, But Load Times Increase

May 22, 2012 7:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Keynote Systems’ May 2012 News & Portal Index shows LinkedIn’s mobile properties took a drop in performance after the company integrated a mobile site into their repertoire, instead of automatically redirecting to either the mobile app or web browser. In

Sidecar Launches with ‘Smarter’ Calling

May 22, 2012 6:53 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

A newly revamped startup, launching today and founded by some former industry execs, is banking that its version of smarter calling for smartphones will revolutionize the way people use their phones. A bit more specifically They want to enable smartphone

Facebook’s Future Dependent on Mobile

May 18, 2012 7:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As Facebook today offers what is being billed as the largest tech IPO in history, one question looms Can the company figure out how to monetize mobile?   In Facebook's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), its mobile strategy

Surveys Delve into Mobile Habits

May 17, 2012 9:18 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Two studies were released today addressing the mobile habits of consumers, and both of them seem to have something to do with “killing time” or otherwise entertaining oneself while waiting for something else. MocoSpace, which bills itself as the “leading

Viacom, Time Warner Cable Settle Dispute over App

May 17, 2012 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom, the parent of pay TV networks MTV and Comedy Central, has settled a dispute with Time Warner Cable over whether its subscribers can watch shows like "Jersey Shore" on mobile devices while at home. The

Report: App Use on the Rise

May 16, 2012 6:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

With the continued upswing in smartphone adoption, so goes the app market, according to new research from Nielsen. Roughly a year ago, Nielsen summarized the state of smartphones at the Appnation conference and found that less than 40 percent of

Isis Adds American Express to Mobile Wallet

May 11, 2012 7:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Isis added more plastic to its mobile wallet yesterday when it signed up American Express to its contactless payments platform.

Facebook Intros App Center

May 11, 2012 7:11 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Facebook this week launched the App Center to give developers another way to grow their social apps. In coming weeks, Facebook users will be able to access the App Center on the web and in the iOS and Android Facebook apps.

Rovio to Launch New Game

May 11, 2012 7:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish mobile game developer Rovio has announced it will launch a successor to its immensely popular wingless birds franchise "Angry Birds" in the next few months.

First News Briefs for May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012 6:59 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and CTIA are again sparring over the spectrum crunch. The NAB instigated the latest bout after it published a letter to the co chairs of the House Federal Spectrum Working Group questioning the veracity

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