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AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

A new analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden highlights massive surveillance efforts with special help from AT&T

Fiber-optic cable updates to improve Europe-Africa links

Both the ACE and WACS intercontinental cables have been upgraded

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Everything you need to know about Rich Communication Services (RCS)

This robust messaging standard will super charge your text messages. Here's why you want it.

FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

Carriers must get permission from the FCC if they discontinue or reduce voice services during the change

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Why SMS is still the best way to message with others from your smartphone

Plain ol' texting still beats out jumping between five different instant messaging apps to reach all your contacts.

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Why you should ditch SMS and embrace over-the-top messaging apps

Services like Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp offer so many advantages over the antiquated method of text messaging.

Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points

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Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source, secure videoconferencing solution

Spreedbox can offer private and secure video chat using Linux and open source technologies. All it needs is your support.

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4 low-cost videoconferencing devices keep you connected

If you need to conduct meetings with remote colleagues or clients, these relatively low-cost videoconferencing devices can enhance the experience.

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Videoconferencing gear roundup

Brian Nadel shows off four videoconferencing kits that can help you communicate with employees, clients or customers more effectively.

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2 experimental apps from Microsoft Garage you need to test drive

Microsoft's Garage unit continues to pump out interesting and experimental apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Two of its most recent releases, Send, for quick messaging, and InstaNote, which retroactively records audio, are both...

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Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

Tests by RootMetrics found coverage is improving but inconsistent.

AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval with conditions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated his recommendation for approval of the deal

Orange in talks with Airtel, may gain largest African footprint

The two companies agreed to exclusive negotiations of a merger

T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

A settlement with the FCC requires the company to improve the reliability of its emergency dialing service

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5 reasons why Spark could be the next great iOS email app

The recently updated iOS app Spark has a lot to offer, including support for multiple email and cloud document services, and it could be the only iOS email app you need. However, it also has a few annoying kinks.

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Native visual voicemail is finally coming with Android M, report says

For now we only have a screenshot of a preview version, but it's definitely a welcome and long overdue feature.

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Internet capacity crunch staved off

Fiber optic transmission gains a 20x power boost thanks to some clever engineers

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