Aio Wireless

AT&T Announces New Aio Wireless Discounts

Aio Wireless, AT&T’s prepaid brand, is taking a page out of Sprint’s playbook. The carrier has announced a program by the name of Group Save, which offers customers discounts for adding lines for friends and family. It’s very similar to Sprint’s Framily plan, which launched in January and provides discounts that scale with the number [...]

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AT&T Threatens to Sit Out Spectrum Auction Next Year

AT&T is threatening to withdraw from the incentive spectrum auction next year if the FCC introduces rules designed to help smaller carriers get a piece of the pie. Though no restrictions have been put in place yet, the FCC apparently wants to put a limit on the amount of spectrum one carrier can purchase in [...]

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Google Revenue Up 19% in Q1, But Misses Expectations

Google’s financial results for the first quarter of 2014 show continued growth, but not quite up to the level expected by analysts. The tech giant posted revenue of $15.42 billion for the quarter, which is up by 19% from the first quarter of 2013. Earnings per share were $6.27. However, the company’s stock fell as [...]

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Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and More Agree to Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones

Several wireless companies have agreed to include new anti-theft measures in smartphones starting July 2015. Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, and the five largest U.S. cell carriers have all made the voluntary commitment to include the measures. Users will be able to remotely wipe data on a lost or stolen phone and [...]

samsung

Samsung to Launch Tizen Phone by End of Q2

Samsung plans to launch its first smartphone running its Tizen operating system by the end of the second quarter of the year. The company told Reuters that it is working to introduce two smartphones running the self-developed OS as an alternative to the Android devices for which it is best known. Yoon Han-kil, the senior [...]


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google

Google Revenue Up 19% in Q1, But Misses Expectations

Google’s financial results for the first quarter of 2014 show continued growth, but not quite up to the level expected by analysts. The tech giant posted revenue of $15.42 billion for the quarter, which is up by 19% from the first quarter of 2013. Earnings per share were $6.27. However, the company’s stock fell as [...]

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Internet

Netflix

Netflix Speeds Increase by 65% Following Comcast Deal

Netflix has reported faster speeds as a result of its recent peering deal with Comcast. The video streaming service has released its ISP Speed Index for March and the numbers show that Comcast speeds have increased by 65% from January to March. The average speed on Comcast’s network is now 2.5Mbps, up from 1.51Mbps at [...]

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Mobile

Aio Wireless

AT&T Announces New Aio Wireless Discounts

Aio Wireless, AT&T’s prepaid brand, is taking a page out of Sprint’s playbook. The carrier has announced a program by the name of Group Save, which offers customers discounts for adding lines for friends and family. It’s very similar to Sprint’s Framily plan, which launched in January and provides discounts that scale with the number [...]

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VoIP/SIP

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AT&T and TelePacific Reach IP Transition Agreement

The next big step for communications is the migration from legacy TDM services to IP. AT&T has been a major proponent of the transition and yesterday it reached multiple agreements with TelePacific to accelerate the provider’s migration to IP-based services. The exact terms of the arrangement were not revealed. The Federal Communications Commission has called [...]

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Telecom News

AT&T Announces New Aio Wireless Discounts

Aio Wireless, AT&T’s prepaid brand, is taking a page out of Sprint’s playbook. The carrier has announced a program by the name of Group Save, which offers customers discounts for adding lines for friends and family. It’s very similar to Sprint’s Framily plan, which launched in January and provides discounts that scale with the number [...]

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AT&T Threatens to Sit Out Spectrum Auction Next Year

AT&T is threatening to withdraw from the incentive spectrum auction next year if the FCC introduces rules designed to help smaller carriers get a piece of the pie. Though no restrictions have been put in place yet, the FCC apparently wants to put a limit on the amount of spectrum one carrier can purchase in [...]

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Google Revenue Up 19% in Q1, But Misses Expectations

Google’s financial results for the first quarter of 2014 show continued growth, but not quite up to the level expected by analysts. The tech giant posted revenue of $15.42 billion for the quarter, which is up by 19% from the first quarter of 2013. Earnings per share were $6.27. However, the company’s stock fell as [...]

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Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and More Agree to Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones

Several wireless companies have agreed to include new anti-theft measures in smartphones starting July 2015. Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, and the five largest U.S. cell carriers have all made the voluntary commitment to include the measures. Users will be able to remotely wipe data on a lost or stolen phone and [...]

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Samsung to Launch Tizen Phone by End of Q2

Samsung plans to launch its first smartphone running its Tizen operating system by the end of the second quarter of the year. The company told Reuters that it is working to introduce two smartphones running the self-developed OS as an alternative to the Android devices for which it is best known. Yoon Han-kil, the senior [...]

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Netflix Speeds Increase by 65% Following Comcast Deal

Netflix has reported faster speeds as a result of its recent peering deal with Comcast. The video streaming service has released its ISP Speed Index for March and the numbers show that Comcast speeds have increased by 65% from January to March. The average speed on Comcast’s network is now 2.5Mbps, up from 1.51Mbps at [...]

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Mozilla Names Chris Beard as Interim CEO

Mozilla has named former Chief Marketing Officer Chris Beard as interim CEO after Brendan Eich’s departure earlier this month. Beard, who is joining the board as well as taking over the chief executive role, has many years of experience at Mozilla and was involved in the launch of Firefox 1.0 in 2004. As CMO, he [...]

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Facebook Reportedly Preparing E-Money Service

It’s no secret that Facebook wants to expand into new areas and the latest report suggests offering financial services is on the agenda. An article in the Financial Times states that Facebook could receive regulatory approval in Ireland within a matter of weeks, which would apparently allow it to operate as an e-money institution throughout [...]

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T-Mobile Concludes Three Days of Announcements with an End to Overages

As the finale to its hat-trick of new initiatives, T-Mobile announced that it is ending overage charges for all of its customers. The fees, which punish customers for going over their allotted voice, text, or data allowances, have already mostly been eliminated by T-Mobile with the introduction of its Simple Choice plans. These plans provider [...]

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AT&T and TelePacific Reach IP Transition Agreement

The next big step for communications is the migration from legacy TDM services to IP. AT&T has been a major proponent of the transition and yesterday it reached multiple agreements with TelePacific to accelerate the provider’s migration to IP-based services. The exact terms of the arrangement were not revealed. The Federal Communications Commission has called [...]

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