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The Future Is Now With AT&T’s New Home Automation Tech

AT&T has introduced Digital Life, a home security and automation system that realizes a goal the company set more than a decade ago of creating tools that would allow people to manage lights and security systems remotely. Digital Life will allow homeowners to control appliances, lock and unlock ...

MetroPCS Shareholders Bless T-Mobile Union

T-Mobile can breathe a sigh of relief: After an initial show of reluctance by MetroPCS Communication investors, 80 percent approved its sale to T-Mobile at a special shareholder meeting held on Wednesday. T-Mobile reportedly sweetened its bid for the company to bring on board those shareholders who ...

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CTIA’s Eye-Opening Competition

As a judge in CTIA's annual wireless competition, I was looking for what's new, earthshaking and transformative, and I was very impressed with many entries. I think you will be as well. Every few years there is an earthquake in the wireless industry -- something new that redefines and transforms eve...

Q1 Wireless Gains Can’t Help AT&T Chase Down Verizon

AT&T slightly missed analyst expectations on its first quarter earnings report this week, despite solid growth on the wireless data side of the business and record smartphone sales. The company reported net income of $3.7 billion, a slight increase from the $3.6 billion it reported a year earlie...

Q1 Wireless Gains Can’t Help AT&T Chase Down Verizon

AT&T slightly missed analyst expectations on its first quarter earnings report this week, despite solid growth on the wireless data side of the business and record smartphone sales. The company reported net income of $3.7 billion, a slight increase from the $3.6 billion it reported a year earlie...

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Wireless: Fertile Ground for Wheeling and Dealing

Thanks to countless conversations with reporters, I have developed a crystal clear idea of why Dish Network and SoftBank want to acquire Sprint Nextel. It has less to do with wireless carrier ambitions, and much more to do with the future -- being leaders in a new space that's still largely under th...

Dish Stirs the Pot With $25B Sprint Bid

Dish Network set up a battle with SoftBank for ownership of Sprint after it bid $25.5 billion for the company on Monday. The bid consists of $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2 billion in stock. That works out to a combined premium of 13 percent over what SoftBank is offering. The merger will create an i...

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The Wild and Wonderful Future of Wireless

The wireless industry is in the middle of a transformation. That means there are many new opportunities going forward, but there are many new challenges as well. Which ideas, companies and sectors will win is the question. I have been a wireless and technology industry analyst for more than 25 years...

Microsoft Signals Laser Focus on Xbox With Mediaroom Sale

Microsoft confirmed on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Mediaroom IPTV platform business to Ericsson. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it should be completed in the second half of the year. Mediaroom is currently used to power many of the leading Internet television services includ...

Facebook Stretches Out on Android’s Couch

Facebook on Thursday announced a family of Android-based smartphone apps called Facebook Home, which can be downloaded from Google Play. "We're going to talk about how you can transform your Android phone into a great social phone," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a company event. He added that...

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It’s Time for Aereo to Soar

Aereo streams television over the Internet for a fee -- so far only in the New York City region. Its expected rapid rollout has not happened over the past year. Why? One reason is that Aereo was being sued by various broadcasters. However, the decision handed down this week from the Second Circuit...

Survey: Drivers Texting Like Crazy

Nearly half of the commuters surveyed in a poll released Thursday admitted to texting or emailing while driving. Forty-nine percent of commuters reported engaging in unsafe distracted driving activities in a survey funded by AT&T and conducted by ResearchNow. "These studies do raise awareness, s...

BlackBerry’s Q4 Black Ink Bewilders Wall Street

After a bumpy lead-up to the launch of its Z10 handset, BlackBerry surprised Wall Street on Thursday by reporting a profit for its fourth quarter ending March 2. That wasn't enough to offset its accumulation of losses, though; it reported a net loss of $628 million for the entire fiscal year. It pos...

T-Mobile Finally Gets Some Respect

After six years of watching helplessly as competing providers basked in the iPhone's glory, T-Mobile is going to start offering the coveted device as well. The carrier made the much-anticipated announcement at an event Tuesday morning, where it also revealed plans to step up its 4G network rollout.

Judge Throws the Book at AT&T Hacker ‘Weev’

Andrew Auernheimer, a hacker known as "Weev," was sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison for obtaining the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T's publicly accessible website and sending the information to the media. The ruling immediately sparked an outcry from a digital rig...

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