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Testing the Soundness of BT's Green Supply Chain
By Carl Ford
It was refreshing to speak with Darrin Whitney, GENBAND's Chief Information and Sustainability Officer, about GENBAND'S achievement in reaching BT Group's Silver Level Status and their participation in the Better Future Supplier Forum.
07/29/2015

CydeKick Helps Turn Pedals into Power
By Andrew Bindelglass
Increased environmental awareness. Annoying traffic congestion. Vehicle maintenance headaches. All of these represent incentives to find alternate modes of transportation. Now, Spinetics, Inc. is pushing their own nifty invention aimed at making bicycle travel even more convenient.
07/28/2015

Talking Teddies: Why CloudPets Might be the Toy of the Future
By Ryan Logie
As humans are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, it seems like our toys are too. Today's child is no longer entertained with a simple doll or even a Gameboy, but craves toys that are stimulating, interactive, or give them a connection to others. Enter CloudPets, the newest take on stuffed animals, an…
07/28/2015

Text Message Hack Reveals Android's Vulnerability
By Andrew Bindelglass
A few months ago, iPhone users discovered a bug in which receiving a cryptic text message filled with Arabic characters would cause the phone to crash and restart. Apple eventually was able to submit a patch to correct this bug, and all was right with the world.
07/28/2015

eCommerce Fraud Evolves To Target mCommerce
By TMCnet Special Guest
Looking at how consumers pay with their phones, the most surprising finding is that bill-to-phone transactions, which is when retailers bill consumers through their monthly telephone bill, soared to 30 percent, up from 21 percent last year. Purchases directly through apps and web browsers remained r…
07/28/2015

Samsung Launches Monitor that Doubles as Wireless Phone Charger
By Andrew Bindelglass
In one of the most dramatic innovations among monitors for years, Samsung today unveiled their SE370 monitor that doubles as a wireless charger for mobile devices. Working with all mobile devices that follow the Qi standard for wireless charging, the desktop monitor "declutters work areas by doing a…
07/27/2015

Purchase of AtHoc Adds to BlackBerry's Growing List of Acquisitions
By Joe Rizzo
It was announced earlier this week that BlackBerry has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc, which develops emergency alert systems for government agencies, military bodies, as well as other organizations. Its clients include the U.S. departments of defense and homeland secur…
07/23/2015

Sales of Huawei Smartphones Soar
By Joe Rizzo
As far as sales go in China, Huawei managed to defy a slowdown hitting its rivals Samsung and Xiaomi. On July 20, 2015, Huawei released its earnings results for the first six months of the year, posting a 30 percent increase in revenue to $28.3 billion, thus giving a more positive outlook for furthe…
07/23/2015

Birch Follows Strong First Quarter with Best Quarterly Sales Ever in Second Quarter
By Christopher Mohr
Birch Communications announced recently that the recently-ended second quarter was its best ever in terms of sales. The totals were 112 percent greater than the same quarter one year ago and follow a strong first quarter when the company had record organic sales. Sales of advanced services and the a…
07/22/2015

Verizon Reports Solid Second Quarter Results
By Joe Rizzo
There was some concern by Wall Street analysts about how Verizon would fare against the stiffer competition that it has recently seen from T-Mobile and Sprint. It seems that Verizon's second quarter 2015 results were slightly better than what the analysts expected.
07/22/2015



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