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  • NY, LA, SF to be among Clearwire's first LTE cities next year

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 6:37 pm

    Clearwire will launch its LTE network early next year with service in high-demand "hot zones" in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco, the company said on Thursday as it announced its first-quarter financial results.
  • White Paper

    Farmers Triples Email Usage and Meets FINRA Requirements with Integrated Messaging Solution

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    The Farmers Insurance Case Study tells the story of Perimeter's progressive relationship with Farmers Insurance and Perimeter's messaging suite of services. Download this case study now to find out the benefits of messaging solutions and how working with Perimeter can simplify your IT needs.
  • Survey: Over 97 percent of enterprise tablet users got an iPad in Q1

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    Apple's dominance over Android in the corporate tablet market grew in the first quarter, according to a survey from mobile device management and wireless email vendor Good Technology. The iPad accounted for 97.3 percent of tablets activated by enterprise users in that time period, the research found.
  • BYOD could hurt Windows Phone growth

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 7:00 am

    Some of the researchers behind last year's high expectations for Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system are beginning to dial back their predictions, citing the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend as a roadblock in some markets.
  • Sprint posts loss, plans WiMax for Boost and Virgin

    Posted April 25, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    Sprint Nextel will start offering 4G WiMax service to its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile prepaid customers later this quarter, CEO Dan Hesse said Wednesday after the company reported a net loss for the first quarter.
  • Box upgrades API to make it simpler, more powerful

    Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:47 am

    Box has given its API (application programming interface) a makeover so that developers will have an easier time building and integrating applications with its software, and have those applications do more than is currently possible.
  • Skype app released for Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld

    Posted April 25, 2012 - 2:43 am

    Internet telephony operator Skype has released an app for Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld game console.
  • AT&T revenue, net income up on smartphone sales

    Posted April 24, 2012 - 9:31 am

    Growth in mobile services largely due to smartphone sales pushed AT&T revenue up 1.8 percent, with a 5.2 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the year-ago quarter, the company reported Tuesday.
  • Yammer to upgrade mobile apps, groups and search in enterprise social product

    Posted April 24, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Yammer will announce a series of enhancements to its enterprise social-networking software on Tuesday, including updates in areas such as search, groups and mobile, as well as expanded integration with third-party products, such as the Microsoft Dynamics enterprise applications.
  • Public Knowledge asks providers for details about data caps

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    Mobile and wired broadband providers should disclose detailed information about data caps, and the U.S. regulators should "vigilantly monitor" so-called usage-based pricing for abuses, digital rights group Public Knowledge said in a white paper released Monday.
  • China takes tougher stance on online pirated content

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 6:45 am

    China's Internet firms will need to better screen their websites for unlicensed digital works or be held responsible for infringement, according to a proposed judicial interpretation from the country's supreme court.
  • Vodafone offers $1.68 billion for Cable & Wireless Worldwide

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 5:19 am

    Vodafone has offered to acquire Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) for £1.04 billion (US$1.68 billion), as it aims to strengthen its enterprise offerings and network holdings, the company said Monday.
  • Does timing of Facebook IPO matter?

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:47 am

    Reports circulated Thursday that Facebook's initial public offering could arrive on May 17.
  • 2012: The year LTE becomes a standard, not a luxury

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:37 am

    The mobile industry may well remember 2012 as the year when LTE became the dominant wireless technology in the United States.
  • Social predators still gaming the system on Facebook

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Despite an increasingly severe crackdown by the ubiquitous social network, malicious activity and spam on Facebook are still both widespread and profitable, according to Barracuda research scientist Daniel Peck.
  • AT&T sweetens prepaid smartphone data plans, but not enough

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:17 am

    Consumers have an increasing appetite for wireless data whether they're on a contract or not. AT&T responded Wednesday by doubling its data plans for prepaid customers to bring them more in line with competitors.
  • How to make video marketing work for your business

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:14 am

    You've all seen --and envied--that viral video that gets millions of views seemingly overnight, the one everyone talks about for days. But does getting millions of views on YouTube translate into getting millions of dollars, or even thousands of dollars, in sales? And does adding video to your website or product pages really improve your search engine rankings and make people want to do business with you?
  • AT&T bringing the network closer to the cloud

    Posted April 20, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    AT&T wants to change how mobile devices are used, and the company's chief technology officer Krish Prabhu is looking for ways to deliver "intelligent" cloud services to consumers over its wide-ranging network.
  • Orange launches telepresence service, signs interop deal with Verizon

    Posted April 20, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    Orange Business Services has launched the cloud-based Telepresence Pass service, and also signed an interoperability agreement with Verizon Enterprise Solutions to increase the number of companies that can communicate with each other, the company said on Thursday.
  • LightSquared wins two-year reprieve for spectrum payments to Inmarsat

    Posted April 20, 2012 - 11:32 am

    LightSquared has a further two years in which to seek regulatory approval for its LTE mobile network in the U.S. before it must begin making payments to its radio spectrum supplier Inmarsat, the companies announced Friday.
  • NY AG sues Sprint for allegedly under-collecting $100 million in taxes

    Posted April 19, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    New York state's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Sprint Nextel, alleging that the mobile provider has deliberately under-collected US$100 million worth of state and local sales taxes on mobile phone service.
  • Verizon's IP VPN opens a new world of wireless possibilities

    Posted April 19, 2012 - 11:15 am

    In what may be a first salvo in a new battle among carriers, Verizon's new Private IP Wireless (LTE) service offers the potential to let businesses create private networks that incorporate cell towers while meeting or exceeding the speeds of a wired T1 connection.
  • Verizon revenue up on mobile, broadband growth

    Posted April 19, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Verizon Communications posted revenue and net income gains for the first quarter of 2012, with mobile and broadband customer additions driving the numbers.
  • Study: Entrepreneurs can save big money with broadband service

    Posted April 18, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    Solo entrepreneurs can save more than US$16,000 in their first year by using broadband-based services such as printing and logo design instead of traditional vendors, according to a new study released Wednesday.
  • Cell test: T-Mobile rules, AT&T is better than you think, Verizon is overhyped

    Posted April 18, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    Cell-phone carriers rely on reputation to sell their service, because they won't let customers test one network against another. PCWorld did test them, and found the networks everyone thinks are the best and the fastest are far slower than one barely known for its service at all.
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