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Wheelings & Dealings: Yahoo Sets Up to Purchase Flurry
By Matt Paulson
Yahoo has been struggling to combat the company's slow decline into obscurity, and one of the avenues that it sees as a profitable venture is to go further into mobile technology. In order for Yahoo to remain relevant, the company needs to be present and visible on mobile phones.

Lumia 530 To Bring High Function & Low Price Together
By Steve Anderson
Value is a shaky concept at best, often varying from person to person, depending on who's asked. But a good measure of value for devices comes when a device's cost is perceived as sufficient or less than the provided utility of the device in question. If it does $500 worth of stuff for a $400 price …

Sprint Eyes 'Spark' LTE-A Deployment with Help from Netcracker
By Tara Seals
Sprint has agreed to a multi-year agreement that will expand its use of NetCracker's OSS solutions to support its Sprint Spark enhanced LTE rollout.

Fiscal Third Quarter Results From Apple Are In
By Joe Rizzo
On July 22, 2014, Apple released the results of its second calendar quarter, which is its fiscal third quarter earnings. It seems that the iPhone is the key component that continues to make the company strong. A great number of its rivals, such as Samsung, are beginning to see a saturation point whi…

Old Ironsides and Unified Office: An Analogy of Design
By Carl Ford
In conjunction with the recent Fourth of July celebration, Unified Office announced its role in delivering the communications system for the USS Constitution Museum.

Comings & Goings: Marty Beard Takes Office as BlackBerry's New COO
By Matt Paulson
Global communications giant BlackBerry announced on Monday that they had appointed Marty Beard to the position of Chief Operating Officer for the company. Beard's responsibilities as the new COO will include Marketing, App Development, Customer Care and Quality, and several other cross-function orga…

Apple Orders the Manufacture of 120 Million iPhone 6 Units with Foxconn
By Matt Paulson
Preparing for the upcoming release of the newest version of the iPhone, Apple has reportedly ordered 120 million iPhone 6 units from Foxconn in a single gigantic order.

SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller Mark New NVIDIA Releases
By Steve Anderson
There are plenty of tablets out in the field, ranging from the original-and many here would say "and best"-iPad line to the host of competitors, me-too's and also-rans that litter the landscape. A new entry in the field comes from NVIDIA, who recently brought out the Tegra K1 mobile processor, a com…

Verizon's Smart Rewards Program Involves a Bit of Snooping
By Steve Anderson
The new Verizon loyalty program-dubbed "Smart Rewards"--offers users a certain number of points for every dollar spent using Verizon Wireless service.

Ericsson Releases Second Quarter Earnings Report
By Oliver VanDervoort
Ericsson released its second quarter earnings report last week, and the company seems to be showing a bit of a mixed bag. While the actual sales numbers for the second quarter of 2014 were decent overall, they were down slightly (from $54.8 to $55.3 billion) from the first quarter of the year.

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