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Consumers Are Addicted To Facebook On Mobile

Price gouging: It costs more to send a text message on Earth than from Mars

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Cha-ching! Telcos overcharge for text messages. We all know that, right? Unless you specifically subscribe to a text message plan in the United States, the carriers will charge you an exorbitant rate per message. For example, Verizon Wireless and AT&T will both charge $0.20 per text message if you don’t...
Price gouging: It costs more to send a text message on Earth than from Mars

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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What a better way to welcome our newest writer at ReadWriteStart than to have the fortune of showcasing her work in the ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup? Turns out that Audrey Watters was responsible for writing all of this week's top posts - quite a way to get things started! This week...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
ZipDial Has Turned 400M Missed Calls Into Moneymaking Connections

Facebook, 18 Carriers Partner To Use Discounted Messages To Lure New Users, Data Customers

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Facebook is deepening its relationships with carriers in emerging markets today with a deal that would bring free or discounted data access for people who use Facebook Messages. The company has done these types of win-win deals in the past. Carriers get to give their customers access to what is...
Facebook, 18 Carriers Partner To Use Discounted Messages To Lure New Users, Data Customers

Pew survey finds that 17 percent of US cellphone users go online mostly on their phones

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It should hardly come as a surprise that folks are spending more and more of their time online on their cellphones, but a new Pew study released today has shed a bit more light on just how common that's becoming. According to the research group, 17 percent of all...
Pew survey finds that 17 percent of US cellphone users go online mostly on their phones
Think Mobile Is Big Now? Here's Proof That It's Just Getting Started

Robocallers stand out in a troll through Chinese cell phone records

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SRU.edu The availability of electronic records of communications, from the use of cellphones to chats in online games, has given social scientists new options for studying how humans interact. Communication patters, friendship networks, and the spread of ideas have all become accessible to large-scale analysis. Now, researchers have combed...
Robocallers stand out in a troll through Chinese cell phone records

Social Bicycles Raises $1.1 Million To Expand Bike Sharing Project

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Bike sharing service Social Bicycles has raised $1.1 million to expand the reach of their social bike sharing service to new markets. The company, led by Ryan Rzepecki, reported the funding this morning. The round was led by David Rose on behalf of New York Angels as well as Esther...
Social Bicycles Raises $1.1 Million To Expand Bike Sharing Project

The Myth of the Disconnected Life

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The new year is now well underway and many people have probably already broken the resolutions they made to disconnect from their digital devices more often and reconnect with the people and places immediately around them. In reflecting on the year that has passed, there were moments that became...
The Myth of the Disconnected Life

Cellphones' Location Patterns Show That We Are Predictable Ramblers [Science]

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A study on cellphone location data—made over users calling every two hours on average—says that human moves are predictable 93% of the time. And here I was, thinking that I was better than a bacteria. The study—published last week in Science magazine—found out that no matter how far humans travel,...
Cellphones' Location Patterns Show That We Are Predictable Ramblers [Science]

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends: The Future is Mobile

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Internet analyst Mary Meeker from Morgan Stanley presented a report on Internet trends at Events@Google yesterday. Echoing those trends identified in her 2009 presentation, the report focuses on the rapid and continued growth of the mobile internet and social networking. Claiming that the world has entered the fifth major technology...
Mary Meeker's Internet Trends: The Future is Mobile

China officially tops one billion mobile subscribers

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We heard last year that China was approaching 900 million mobile phone subscribers, and it looks like it's now finally hit the big one. The country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology confirmed today that, as of the end of February, there were more than a billion mobile subscribers...
China officially tops one billion mobile subscribers

CRTC wireless code lets Canadians cancel contracts after two years, caps excessive data fees

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It's spent the past few months soliciting feedback from Canadian wireless users, and the CRTC has now announced the details of a new wireless code that it says "addresses the main frustrations that Canadians shared with the CRTC." At the top of that list is the length of cellphone...
CRTC wireless code lets Canadians cancel contracts after two years, caps excessive data fees

Cellphone Users Steaming at Hit-or-Miss Service

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Four days after Hurricane Sandy, the major carriers - AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA and Sprint - were still rebuilding their networks in the hardest-hit areas....
Cellphone Users Steaming at Hit-or-Miss Service

Consumers Less Happy With BlackBerrys

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A survey of consumer satisfaction among cellphone users finds that RIM's BlackBerry is losing ground. On a scale of up to 100, RIM's aggregate satisfaction score is lowest, at 69. By contrast Apple, the index leader, scored 83....
Consumers Less Happy With BlackBerrys
Pew: more Americans report having smartphones than feature phones, 8 percent 'not sure'
Ofcom proposal would make 0800 numbers free for UK mobiles
FCC adopts signal booster regulations requiring consumers to get carrier approval before use

California Suggests Mobile App Privacy Guidelines

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California's attorney general is urging mobile app developers and their advertising partners to be transparent in how they collect and use personal data from cellphone users....
California Suggests Mobile App Privacy Guidelines

Pew: 53% of U.S. Cellphone Owners now Have Smartphones

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Over half of U.S. cellphone owners now own smartphones, according to new data from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. 53% of U.S. cellphone owners are now of the smart variety and 46% of American's overall own a smartphone. This is a significant inflection point in the mobile revolution,...
Pew: 53% of U.S. Cellphone Owners now Have Smartphones
Millions of Virgin Mobile accounts at risk of password attacks
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