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Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know

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The Supreme Court thought it settled the issue in January, but the debate over warrantless GPS searches won't go away.  Now, one U.S. senator is concerned that the Department of Justice hasn't fully scaled back its searches and may be subpoenaing ISPs for the GPS data it can no...
Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know
European carriers say Lumia phones can’t compete with iPhone and Android

ISIS consortium delays launch of NFC-based mobile payments in Salt Lake City and Austin

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ISIS, a consortium of three wireless carriers, said Thursday that it will not launch its Near-Field Communication-based mobile payment service in Salt Lake City or Austin, Texas by the end of the summer as planned....
ISIS consortium delays launch of NFC-based mobile payments in Salt Lake City and Austin
Gov't didn't shut down cell networks in Boston--but it could have

Samsung, LG, Korean Carriers Fined For Mobile Price Fixing Scheme

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What happens when Korea’s biggest wireless carriers and Korea’s biggest phone manufacturers get caught offering bogus wireless phone deals to their customers? Well, according to the Yonhap News Agency, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission gets pissed off and slaps those companies with huge fine — 45.3 billion won ($40.2 million) —...
Samsung, LG, Korean Carriers Fined For Mobile Price Fixing Scheme

Wireless carriers stand to make a killing by tracking your every move

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Wireless carriers stand to make a killing by tracking your every move

Carriers, Comcast offer services to Sandy victims

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Areas affected by Hurricane Sandy continue their recovery efforts Thursday as electric companies, Internet service providers and wireless carriers scramble to get their networks back up to full operation. Read full article >>...
Carriers, Comcast offer services to Sandy victims

NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations

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To this day, relatively few wireless carriers offer LTE at its loftiest 150Mbps speeds. We'll soon get to count NTT DoCoMo among those ranks, however. Alongside the launch of its summer phone lineup, the Japanese network has firmed up some details of its Xi speed-up plans. The initial rollout...
NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations

Can Over-the-Top Voice Services Free You From Mobile Minutes Charges?

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U.S. wireless carriers fear that Web voice services such as T-Mobile Bobsled will take a bite out of their profits. That could very well happen--and consumers could benefit....
Can Over-the-Top Voice Services Free You From Mobile Minutes Charges?

PayPal Partners with Japan's SoftBank to Form Digital Payments Joint Venture

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PayPal said late this evening it is establishing a multi-million dollar joint venture with SoftBank, an Internet and telecommunications provider in Japan, to work together on the future of digital payments there. The joint venture will be called PayPal Japan, and while the details are a little bit fuzzy, the...
PayPal Partners with Japan's SoftBank to Form Digital Payments Joint Venture
Microsoft launches $99 Xbox 360 bundle

Super Bowl drives supersized wireless traffic

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The wireless carriers weathered the surge in calling and data traffic during the big game. Verizon Wireless says it shuttled 2.75 times as much data as during the previous Super Bowl, while AT&T says people actually uploaded more data than they downloaded....
Super Bowl drives supersized wireless traffic

Meet The Brilliant Rainmaker Who Almost Saved Silicon Valley's Most Disastrous Startup

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If Path, the private, mobile-focused social network, starts minting money, it's not going to be because of the colorful stickers it introduced in a new version of its app last week. It's because of Tamara Steffens, a former executive who left now-defunct photo-sharing startup Color last fall to run business...
Meet The Brilliant Rainmaker Who Almost Saved Silicon Valley's Most Disastrous Startup
NTIA to make 95Mhz of ‘prime spectrum’ available to wireless carriers

Apple Reveals New Wallet Server System which could be used to Subsidize Wireless TV and Radio Services

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On June 6, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals yet another layer in Apple's future iWallet services. Apple's latest invention generally relates to methods and systems for payment of goods and services, and the issuance of credits toward the payment of...
Apple Reveals New Wallet Server System which could be used to Subsidize Wireless TV and Radio Services
Taming of the shrewd: can the ACLU free Android from carrier control?

Wireless Carriers Move Beyond Smartphones

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As the growth of smartphones slows, AT&T and Verizon are directing customers to other devices that connect to the network to get them to use even more data....
Wireless Carriers Move Beyond Smartphones

MetroPCS shareholdes clear way for merger with T-Mobile

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Final hurdle cleared in deal to combine country's fourth- and fifth-largest wireless carriers. [Read more]...
MetroPCS shareholdes clear way for merger with T-Mobile

Isis mobile wallet launches in Salt Lake City and Austin on 9 smartphones

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The Isis joint venture of three wireless carriers announced the launch of its new mobile wallet system in Salt Lake City and Austin that uses nine NFC-ready and Isis-ready smartphones sold by the carriers....
Isis mobile wallet launches in Salt Lake City and Austin on 9 smartphones

Congress, wireless industry team up to make stolen phones worthless

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It is a horrible feeling: you reach in your pocket for your smartphone, but it’s not there. All of a sudden, you realize you left the phone on the table back at the bar. Not even five minutes have passed, so you run back but nobody’s seen it, or turned...
Congress, wireless industry team up to make stolen phones worthless
'Google Free Zone' is how Google will gain its next billion users

T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

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The fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers finally get FCC approval. The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it has given approval to T-Mobile merging with MetroPCS. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said that allowing the fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers to combine will benefit consumers. One...
T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

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AT&T's decision to make Apple's FaceTime video chat feature available on its cellular network only through its premium data plan has raised questions over the interpretation of the federal government's "no blocking" rule for wireless carriers - and whether smartphone users will have to pay more for video conferencing and...
AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the "Fast" Talk

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Of all the confusing technology terms used in consumer marketing today, perhaps the most opaque is “4G,” used to describe a new, much faster generation of cellular data on smartphones, tablets and other devices. It sounds simple, but there are many varieties of 4G and conflicting claims. [ See post...
4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the "Fast" Talk

We have no Future Plan for SMS in a post SS7 World

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How do we deal with SMS if POTS goes away? After all SS7 is needed for SMS propagation and if there is no intelligent network then how do short messages get sent? The SIP Forum’s Richard Shockey here at the “Going from POTs to PANs” session says he believes...
We have no Future Plan for SMS in a post SS7 World

AT&T: Regulators Playing Favorites

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AT&T accused antitrust regulators on Thursday of playing favorites as they seek to steer some of the country's most valuable airwaves toward smaller wireless carriers....
AT&T: Regulators Playing Favorites

AmEx Nabs Former Boku CTO And Amazon VP To Head Consumer Software Group

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American Express has hired an experienced payments exec and technologist to help lead and scale product management for consumer products. Erich Ringewald, the former CTO of mobile payments platform BOKU, is joining AmEx as vice president of Software Product Management for the U.S. Consumer Services business. Ringewald was one of...
AmEx Nabs Former Boku CTO And Amazon VP To Head Consumer Software Group

AT&T vs Verizon: Who has the better shared data plan?

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While the two wireless carriers offer similar options, there are subtle differences. CNET breaks them down. [Read more]...
AT&T vs Verizon: Who has the better shared data plan?

Apple’s Call Brings Insights, From China To Appliances

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Apple Inc.’s upside surprises Tuesday showed once again that Wall Street investors and analysts don’t necessarily see the whole picture of the company’s business. The gadget maker’s shares have risen 9.2% Wednesday to $611.52 after Apple said its profits nearly doubled to $11.6 billion in its second quarter, bolstered largely...
Apple’s Call Brings Insights, From China To Appliances

Isis: Digital wallet from mobile giants adds big banks to the fold

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Almost lost amid the flood of new devices announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona overnight was a notable sign of progress toward the tech industry’s longtime aspiration of replacing old-fashioned wallets with digital ones. Isis, a joint venture of AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, says it has reached...
Isis: Digital wallet from mobile giants adds big banks to the fold
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