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Apple Granted a Surprising Patent
By Alexandra Duggan
There is exciting news today for Apple: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has officially published 33 newly granted Patents for Apple INC. There is a particular buzz around the patents granted today due to its potential effect on video conferencing technology.
07/30/2014

Wi-Fi is the Way to Go for Mobile Surveillance
By TMCnet Special Guest
Mobile surveillance has become very popular in the vehicle transportation sector, and is used by public transportation, such as school buses, trains, cargo vehicles, and even armored cars or law enforcement. In the event of an incident involving vehicle, recorded video footage is very powerful evide…
07/30/2014

Chinese Smartphone Makers are Overtaking the Market
By Joe Rizzo
We have a new tracking report out this week from the International Data Corporation (IDC). This report is entitled "Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker" and according to IDC, it is designed to fill the demand for detailed information on the total mobile phone and smartphone markets for handset …
07/30/2014

Smith Micro and Sprint Announce Avatar Design Contest
By Raju Shanbhag
The next generation digital artists have a season to look forward to. Smith Micro Software has partnered with Sprint to offer a new education program and contest designed for the digital artists. All this is being done to enable Sprint to add new Avatars to its visual voicemail service. These Avatar…
07/30/2014

A Closer look: Mary Meeker vs. Samsung Earnings
By Carl Ford
Samsung's recent earnings warnings point to cheaper competition in China for pretty good phones.
07/30/2014

Sprint & T-Mobile Merger? Not Before September
By Steve Anderson
The idea of a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile has been the kind of thing that's had industry watchers paying particular attention for some time now. On the surface, it makes perfect sense, especially considering the nature of the two firms in the larger market. But a new report has emerged saying…
07/29/2014

Local Challengers Begin to Disrupt Apple and Samsung's Mobile Dominance
By Joe Rizzo
Normally, when we see quarterly reports, we can almost guarantee that the two names that we will see at the very top are Apple and Samsung. Whether it is the number of devices sold, or the operating system used in more regions around the world, these two names generally top the lists. Could it be th…
07/29/2014

AT&T's 'Best-Ever Pricing' Draws Derision from T-Mobile
By Steve Anderson
The ongoing four-way battle for dominance in the mobile field produces some amazing results sometimes, and as families and individuals look for the necessary means to save money on everyday bills and other operations, the mobile bill looks to be a good place to start. To that end, AT&T brought out a…
07/29/2014

Consumers are Eager for Customizable Wireless Service Plans for Mobile
By Matt Paulson
Mobile phone technology is rapidly evolving, yet the pay structures for consumers have remained largely unchanged. Most phone plans require subscribers to pay for a set number of minutes and text messages in addition to placing a set amount of data for the month, which drives up the cost of a phone …
07/28/2014

Verizon Wireless Expands What Some Would Call Throttling to Select 4G LTE Users
By Paula Bernier
Come October, Verizon Wireless will slow the speeds of a broader range of subscribers that it categorizes as top users.
07/28/2014



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