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Samsung and Peel Team Up Again to Expand Second Screen TV App
By Joe Rizzo
Here is a description of Peel that I found on an Android site from a while back. It starts with, "Do you hate your cable or satellite TV channel guide?" It seems that the guys at Peel do, because they built the ultimate remote application that just destroys the boring old-school listings. Peel Smart…
04/15/2014

Has the iPhone 6 Screen Leaked Out?
By Steve Anderson
Virtually every new Apple product comes with a panoply of rumors surrounding it, and the iPhone 6 will prove no exception. But one key point may have slipped out thanks to the Apple supply line, as the first images of the new iPhone 6 may have leaked, showing a potential new iPhone that's at least s…
04/15/2014

Boingo to Provide Wi-Fi for EnergySolutions Arena
By Casey Houser
Boingo, a provider of small-cell and distributed antenna systems (DAS), will soon provide Wi-Fi services for EnergySolutions Arena, the home of the Utah Jazz basketball team. The two organizations recently reached a deal that will allow Boingo to upgrade the DAS at the arena and continue to manage i…
04/15/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Motorola's Tracking Technology Goes to Zebra for $3.5 Billion
By Joe Rizzo
Motorola has not only gone through a lot of changes over the past couple of years, it also seems to have gone through quite a few hands as well. Back in 2011, Motorola divided itself into two separate units. One of those units dealt with mobile phones. My first cell phone in 1998 was a Motorola with…
04/15/2014

Gigabit Wi-Fi Should Get a Boost as FCC Opens Up Unlicensed Spectrum
By Joan Engebretson
Wi-Fi equipment capable of supporting speeds of a gigabit per second should get a boost from the FCC's recent decision to open up 100 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz band for unlicensed use. And the impact could be felt sooner than readers might expect.
04/15/2014

Will Samsung Suffer as Smartphones Become Less Innovative?
By Steve Anderson
Back when the iPhone first made an appearance in 2007, there was simply nothing else to which to accurately compare the device. It was the first of its kind, really, an unexpected fusion of telephone and computer all contained within one easy to use and easy to carry package. It largely replaced, fo…
04/15/2014

Windows Phone 8.1 Shows Significant Promise Over Predecessor
By Matt Paulson
When the Windows Phone 8 first came out, consumers found the release to be lackluster, and hardly an improvement over the Windows Phone 7.5. While Microsoft is in a unique position to run the same operating systems across phones, desktops, tablets and even TVs with the Xbox One console, none of that…
04/14/2014

US Mobile Local Ad Revenue Could Reach $4.5 Billion This Year
By Joe Rizzo
Last week, a new report forecasting mobile local ads in the U.S. was released by BIA/Kelsey. The prediction is that locally targeted mobile ads will represent more than half of the overall U.S. mobile ad spending in the next couple of years. This will be largely driven by local marketing initiatives…
04/14/2014

WiLAN Acquires Automotive Portfolio, Providing Additional Information on Carrier License
By Joe Rizzo
WiLAN, a technology development and intellectual property licensing company with headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, licenses patent portfolios that it owns in addition to partnering with owners of patent portfolios through its subsidiary, Gladios IP. Also, through another of its subsidiary, Cygnus Broa…
04/14/2014

Gogo 2Ku Will Boost In-Flight Internet Speeds to 70Mbps
By Shawn Hebert
Chances are if you have flown domestically within the United States over the past several years, you may already be familiar with Gogo, an in-flight broadband provider.
04/14/2014



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