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Square Is Developing An Engine To Make Local Recommendations

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Square Building A 'Recommendation Engine' (The Verge)Square, the mobile payments provider, is reportedly developing a recommendation engine capable of suggesting places users may be interested in visiting...
Square Is Developing An Engine To Make Local Recommendations

Samsung Galaxy S4 Shipments Hit 10 Million One Month After Release

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 has hit 10 million channel sales one month after its release. The company announced its latest milestone today just eight days after confirming that it had shipped over 6 million units of the S4 since its international launch on April 26. According to Samsung, this is the...
Samsung Galaxy S4 Shipments Hit 10 Million One Month After Release
Apple downgraded as carriers prepare to stunt iPhone growth

European telecoms stockpiling next-gen iPhone nano-SIMs ahead of fall launch

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European wireless operators are placing orders for nano-SIM cards in anticipation of the as yet unannounced sixth-generation iPhone which is expected to leverage the technology when it is released this fall....
European telecoms stockpiling next-gen iPhone nano-SIMs ahead of fall launch

Don’t Call It A Comeback: How Carriers Could Take Back Control of The Mobile Ecosystem

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Editor’s note: Jeffrey Glueck is the CEO of mobile browser company Skyfire. Prior to Skyfire he was CMO at Travelocity. Follow him on Twitter at @JeffGlueck. LL Cool J began his 1991 song “Mama Said Knock You Out” with the famous lines “Don’t call it a comeback/I’ve been here for...
Don’t Call It A Comeback: How Carriers Could Take Back Control of The Mobile Ecosystem

RIM confirms it bowed to India’s monitoring request but enterprise services are exempt

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Research In Motion (RIM) has confirmed reports that it has set up a dedicated server in India to allow the government to monitor its network. The update, which was sent out to customers in the country, follows local media reports which carried comment from government officials indicating that the Canadian firm had introduced...
RIM confirms it bowed to India’s monitoring request but enterprise services are exempt

Verizon Says It Will Sell Some Spectrum if It's Allowed to Buy Other Spectrum

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iStockphoto | italianestro Verizon Wireless said on Tuesday that it will sell some of its vast spectrum holdings. Well, at least it will if it gets regulatory approval for a pending deal to acquire a bunch more spectrum from the cable companies. The carrier said it will sell off all...
Verizon Says It Will Sell Some Spectrum if It's Allowed to Buy Other Spectrum

EU Probing Apple's iPhone Carrier Deals

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Apple’s iPhone contracts with European wireless carriers are drawing some unwelcome scrutiny abroad. The European Commission has sent a questionnaire to a number of European Union wireless operators seeking details of Apple’s iPhone distribution deals — specifically, whether the company’s terms hamper competition in the smartphone market. “The Commission has...
EU Probing Apple's iPhone Carrier Deals

SAP touts service that sells customer data from phone firms

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The European maker of enterprise software would serve as a kind of middleman, analyzing data gathered by various wireless operators, selling results to marketers, and sharing the profits with the wireless companies. [Read more]...
SAP touts service that sells customer data from phone firms

Chinese carriers report healthy subscriber growth as China Mobile tops 700 million users

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China’s three wireless operators reported their October subscriber numbers on Tuesday, with market leader China Mobile breaking through the 700 million subscriber mark. China Mobile picked up 4.96 million customers as it passed the milestone last month. Its 3G numbers stand at 79 million. Considering that its subscriber base is...
Chinese carriers report healthy subscriber growth as China Mobile tops 700 million users

Will 4G LTE devices ever roam internationally?

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The widespread acceptance of 4G LTE was supposed to unite wireless operators around the globe. But the worldwide spectrum crunch is making international roaming a tough problem to solve. [Read more]...
Will 4G LTE devices ever roam internationally?

Will network operators start charging for Wi-Fi?

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As wireless operators and cable companies see their Wi-Fi networks as strategic assets will they start charging customers more to use them in an effort to generate revenue? [Read more]...
Will network operators start charging for Wi-Fi?

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

Chinese government issues draft proposal for MVNO telecom licenses

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a draft proposal for possible mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licenses that could expand the country’s telecommunications market beyond its three existing players, as noted by Morning Whistle. The Chinese government has up to this point kept a tight hold...
Chinese government issues draft proposal for MVNO telecom licenses
GSM Association and 24 wireless operators to establish roaming fee warning system

AT&T sends a letter to the FCC that confirms they’re interested in working with Dish

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Dish Network, the budget satellite television company, sits on 40 MHz worth of spectrum in the 2 GHz band. They’ve already stated that they want to build an LTE-Advanced network using that spectrum, and now they’re just waiting to get the thumbs up from the FCC to go ahead and...
AT&T sends a letter to the FCC that confirms they’re interested in working with Dish

Boost Mobile now offers unlimited calling to Mexico for $15 per month

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We've seen US-based wireless operators offer low-cost calling to Mexico before -- and frankly, creations like Google Voice and Skype have made it cheaper than ever to make a cross-border voice call -- but it's not everyday that you see an MVNO launch a dedicated calling plan to MX....
Boost Mobile now offers unlimited calling to Mexico for $15 per month

Competitive carriers warn FCC to learn from auction mistakes

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Wireless operators that compete with AT&T and Verizon Wireless say that the FCC needs to make sure its rules for its upcoming incentive auction are fair to everyone. [Read more]...
Competitive carriers warn FCC to learn from auction mistakes

The world's largest mobile operator is playing hard to get with Apple

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One of the things that’s made Apple so uncannily successful in the mobile phone business has been its insistence on setting the terms with wireless operators. But Apple may have met its match with China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in China — and the world. The operator’s president had...
The world's largest mobile operator is playing hard to get with Apple

FCC chair to TV broadcasters: Mobile is not your enemy

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Is the wireless industry a wolf in sheep's clothing to the TV market? FCC Chairman Genachowski says, "no," as he encourages TV broadcasters to work with wireless operators. [Read more]...
FCC chair to TV broadcasters: Mobile is not your enemy

Carriers may hate WhatsApp but wait till they see what’s next!

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The co-founder of WhatsApp, the popular messaging app that’s sucking billions in operator revenue, says he thinks his app is a benefit to wireless operators because it gets users to subscribe to data plans. He also “intuits” that carriers are making enough money as it is. Maybe he doesn’t understand...
Carriers may hate WhatsApp but wait till they see what’s next!

Apple iPhone 5 to launch on regional U.S. carriers on Friday, some offering discounts

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One week after the iPhone 5 released on Sept. 21, regional wireless operators in the U.S. will begin selling Apple's latest smartphone, with some carriers offering special incentives like $50 price cuts to lure customers....
Apple iPhone 5 to launch on regional U.S. carriers on Friday, some offering discounts

Skyfire raises $10 million series D to fuel expansion in Europe and Asia

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Skyfire, the mobile video and cloud solutions company, has raised $10 million in series D financing to help it expand into Europe and Asia. The round was led by Panorama Capital, a new investor in the company and other participants included current Skyfire investors Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Verizon Ventures and Lightspeed...
Skyfire raises $10 million series D to fuel expansion in Europe and Asia

Competitive wireless carriers bash AT&T/Verizon 'duopoly'

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At a conference in Las Vegas Tuesday, executives from several competitive wireless operators took aim at the nation's two largest wireless operators for stifling competition. And they called on lawmakers and regulators to adopt policies to preserve competition. [Read more]...
Competitive wireless carriers bash AT&T/Verizon 'duopoly'
Study shows American LTE prices more than double European LTE prices

Brightstar buys LetsTalk.com to up its e-commerce game, rebrands it as Consensus

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Global wireless services company Brightstar this morning announced that it has acquired San Francisco-based LetsTalk.com, an independent resource and e-commerce site for wireless products and services for consumers and enterprises alike. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to its website, LetsTalk.com was founded in late 1999 and...
Brightstar buys LetsTalk.com to up its e-commerce game, rebrands it as Consensus
LG Optimus G arriving on AT&T and Sprint later this year
Budget operators keep shocking Wall Street

Wireless operators prepare for Sandy. But will it be enough?

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As one of the biggest hurricanes in history approaches the East coast, many cell phone users wonder if their wireless device will be there for them when they most need it. [Read more]...
Wireless operators prepare for Sandy. But will it be enough?
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