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Is Bigger Better? Facebook Mobile Redesign Spikes Data Usage by 50%
$50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales

Fastback Readies Radio Devices to Ease Mobile Data Bottleneck

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Mobile network operators face a big challenge in keeping up with the uploads and downloads of smartphone users. A Silicon Valley startup is offering a novel solution to a less-obvious part of the problem....
Fastback Readies Radio Devices to Ease Mobile Data Bottleneck

Never Mind The 4G Chevy Volt. Here's What It Will Take For Truly Connected Cars

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The vision of an Internet-connected car is already a reality in many ways. With a smartphone or tablet as your traveling companion, there is not much you cannot do from within a vehicle. But truly networked personal transportation is still a few years off. It is not as simple as...
Never Mind The 4G Chevy Volt. Here's What It Will Take For Truly Connected Cars

Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

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If a vehicle outfitted with Audi Connect has found its way into your garage, T-Mobile has a pair of new data plans for you to consider. Dropping $450 nets car owners 30 months of "full data services" to power the infotainment system, which packs features including Google Earth, real-time...
Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans

Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

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Skype users in Russia can now buy additional credit for making calls worldwide using their mobile phone, thanks to a direct operator billing service being offered by Mach. Users can now buy Skype Credit at any time through a browser-based transaction which the firm describes as “secure, seamless and convenient.” The...
Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

Intuit shows Square, Paypal how the big boys handle sales with new GoPayment integration

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While Square and PayPal have received quite a bit of hype for their mobile credit card payment solutions, they’re still just “point of sale-lite,” according to Intuit’s mobile payments and point of sale (POS) head Trevor Dryer. Mobile credit card readers are a fine solution for young businesses, but...
Intuit shows Square, Paypal how the big boys handle sales with new GoPayment integration

Lokast P2P Mobile Media Service to Launch at SXSW

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NearVerse, a year-old startup from Philadelphia, plans to launch a new proximity-based media-sharing service called Lokast next month at SXSW in Austin. Lokast is to debut at some of the festivals’ music shows, with bands releasing exclusive content to the members of their audiences with iPhones. We haven’t had a...
Lokast P2P Mobile Media Service to Launch at SXSW
Coolest jobs in tech: from the pits of Le Mans to the dugouts of Fenway Park
How Mobile Startups Are Taking Revenue From Carriers

Google rules the phone; U.S. lags in mobile data

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New research from comScore shows that in the United States, cell phones users are less likely to use their phones to get online - but if they do, they're spending a lot of time on Google and other search engines. In a report datelined London, comScore Networks indicates that three...
Google rules the phone; U.S. lags in mobile data

Top tips to cut down mobile phone charges abroad

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Using your mobile phone on holiday? Some simple measures can reduce the likelihood of returning to an unpleasant billUsing your mobile phone while on holiday abroad can result in an unwelcome data roaming bill when you get home - especially outside of the EU. So what are our top tips...
Top tips to cut down mobile phone charges abroad

Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

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In its most recent Mobility Report, Ericsson estimates that mobile data traffic doubled from the third quarter of last year. There’s no end in sight for data demand either: Ericsson estimates that between 2012 and 2018, demand for mobile data will increase twelve-fold. The two key drivers of such growth?...
Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)
Verizon announces “Share Everything” plans — the future of mobile data (sort of)

Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. At a recent presentation in front of international wireless operators at the Informa MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona, wireless industry analyst Whitey Bluestein claimed he thinks Apple will soon move to provide wireless service directly to users of its iOS devices. Specifically, he thinks Apple will...
Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator
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Why is the FBI carrying around a file with 12 million Apple user UDIDs? (and is yours one of them?)

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HackerNews linked last night to a Pastbin file, which is a long-rambling diatribe by a group called “AntiSec”. The hacking group released more than 1 million Apple UDID numbers, but it claimed to have over 12 million UDIDs and other personal information, which it apparently attained by breaching the Dell Vostro of an FBI operative....
Why is the FBI carrying around a file with 12 million Apple user UDIDs? (and is yours one of them?)

Video is Half of all Mobile Data Traffic

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Streaming video to mobile devices has picked up in the past year, with longer videos entering the stream in ever-increasing volume....
Video is Half of all Mobile Data Traffic
iPhone owners use Wi-Fi more than Android users, says Comscore
Data now 85% of mobile traffic, but 39% of revenue – what gives?

AT&T’s blame game: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

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AT&T is heating up its retaliatory campaign against the Federal Communication Commission for denying its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. Speaking at conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson claimed once again that the merger’s death directly resulted in AT&T raising mobile data prices 30 percent earlier this year, The Hill reported....
AT&T’s blame game: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

iPad Mini Rumors Resurface: It's In Production, Revealed In Few Weeks

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During the last week or so there's been little discussion of the iPad mini--everyone has been busy fussing about the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. But now there's a glut of rumors and leaks, the biggest and best of which comes from the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ, thought to...
iPad Mini Rumors Resurface: It's In Production, Revealed In Few Weeks
Apple, Samsung, Nokia, and others petition Congress to free up mobile spectrum

Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

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The mobile industry will reel in more than $1.5 trillion in revenues in 2012, with 28 percent of that, $400 billion, attributable to mobile data, according to new research out from analyst Chetan Sharma. He notes that within the revenues expected for mobile data, non-messaging revenues led by apps, mobile...
Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

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Within hours of making their merger plans official on Wednesday, T-Mobile and MetroPCS started selling their grand plan to investors, customers, the media and the world. On a conference call with analysts and press, T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere painted a picture of a new hyper-competitive carrier that would dominate...
What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum
Almost half of U.S. consumers think 4G LTE is unnecessary

Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

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Click to view slideshow. When it comes to the Internet, the need for speed has never been higher, thanks to growing global reliance on connected platforms, services and devices. That need is aptly reflected in the data collected by Akamai for the latest edition of its State of the Internet...
Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

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FreedomPop, the Niklas Zennstrom-backed mobile broadband company, is adding another $4.3 million to its coffers. The funding will come from its existing investors, but at a higher valuation than its Series A round, CEO Stephen Stokols said in an interview. Since last year, FreedomPop has been selling various add-on sleeves,...
FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband
Google's land grab extends to the 'next billion'
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