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Catalyst Capital Group to Finance Mobilicity AWS-3 Spectrum Bid

In an attempt to save the company’s value and make it more attractive to future buyers, Catalyst Capital Group is willing to go the extra mile: It will participate in the forthcoming wireless spectrum auction. Newton Glassman’s Catalyst Capital Group Inc. is willing to finance Mobilicity’s bid for additional wireless airwaves, along with other willing [...]

Google Toying with Ad-Free Online Project (for a fee of course)

If you’re looking for an Internet experience free of annoying pop-ups and advertising clutter, well you’re in luck…sort of. Last week Google unveiled a project aimed at finding different ways of funding the web, a new take on delivering an engaging and effective online experience. Dubbed Contributor, it almost harkens back to the Internet of [...]

Apple to Donate Unspecified Portion of Holiday Sales to Global Fund to Fight AIDS

At the end of this week, the holiday shopping period will officially kick off, and Apple is ready with a new campaign: You buy certain products from Apple, and you will support World AIDS Day 2014 through donations derived from app purchases from the App Store. This is a two-week campaign, beginning this Monday, November [...]

“Sophisticated” Malware Strikes Android Devices

Mobile malware is becoming increasingly complex and a newly upgraded threat, dubbed NotCompatible, is considered one the most sophisticated of the bunch, according to security firm Lookout. This particular sneaky little piece of malicious code infiltrates directly into Android’s core code, meaning it operates on a deeper level than malware imbedded in apps or other software. [...]

Analysts Foresees Bigger Growth in Canadian Telecoms than in US Peers

Although the Canadian telecom market is considered by some a mature one, Citi Research sees a bigger potential for growth than in their US peers, reports the Leader Post. In a note sent to the Canadian newspaper, analyst Kevin Toomey initiated coverage of the sector with buy ratings on Telus and Bell, and ranked the [...]

Tizen Refocuses on Budget Smartphone Market

The last two years have been a long, circuitous road for Samsung’s revolutionary Tizen mobile operating system, and we haven’t even seen a viable, competitive handset come to market yet. Once touted as a possible candidate as a third player in the high end global mobile market, a rival for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, [...]

AWS-3 Spectrum Bids Surpass $16.4 Billion

After 15 rounds, the AWS-3 spectrum auction has netted $16.4 billion in bids, meaning that the most valuable spectrum licences have met the reserve price the FCC set ahead of the auction. The most fierce competition continues to be around licences in the New York City metropolitan area, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and [...]

‘Miraculous’ Cleantech Changes Water into Fuel

As the world awakens to the reality that fossil fuels won’t be able to sustain our current consumption rates for very long we’ve already seen a number of automakers delving into various cleantech options, whether its Tesla Motors’ innovative electric cars to Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Mirai. But the reality is that such [...]

New Canadians Spend Twice as Much Time on Mobile than Native Residents

Canada is a very diverse, multicultural country. As of 2011, one in five Canadians were foreign born, the highest proportion of any G8 country. Also, it is estimated that 250,000 new immigrants come to Canada each year, raising the question of their digital acculturation in an era of digital revolution. Yahoo Canada decided to put [...]

Nvidia Netflix-style Game Service Points to Future of Streaming Mobile Productivity Tools

Although it was an announcement that likely appeals mostly to gamers, popular graphics processor manufacturer Nvidia’s Netflix-like streaming game service for its Shield mobile products may have altered the entire course of the mobile landscape, changing the way we use our mobile devices and what we use them for. Last week Nvidia announced its GRID [...]

Nokia Plans to Licence its Brand to Third-Party Device Manufacturers

A lot has changed during the past 12 months since Microsoft took over Nokia. One of the most noteworthy changes is that the new owner is killing the Nokia brand, at least starting from the next-generation Lumia smartphones. To save the brand name, Nokia took a page from Polaroid: the manufacturer has plans to licence [...]

FCC Bringing High-Speed Internet to Schools across the Country

As confirmation that the Federal Communications Commission does more than just anger broadband carriers with its controversial Net Neutrality restrictions, the often pointless bureaucratic entity is undertaking another worthy cause: connecting schools and libraries to better, faster Internet access. Show More Summary

Apple Pay Already Hugely Popular at Participating Retailers after Only Three Weeks

Apple may have found the secret recipe for making a longtime dream of tech companies come true: people are ditching their wallets and paying for goods with their smartphone. This has happened in less than a month since the release of Apple Pay, the iPhone maker’s mobile payment platform. Apple Pay comes at a time [...]

FCC Requests Info on AT&T’s Plans to “Pause” its Fiber Upgrade

Last week AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson voiced his intent to stall his company’s planned fiber broadband network upgrades because of President Obama’s disturbing course for Net Neutrality rules, noting that it was “prudent to pause” when the future of network management, regulations, and maybe even the Internet itself is standing in the balance. Such talk [...]

US Justice Department “Spy from the Sky” Program Revealed

The US Justice Department is collecting data – thousands of cellphone identification numbers – from Americans by using fake communication towers. In addition, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this spy program has been operational since 2007, and that the towers are mounted on Cessna airplanes operating out of at least five metropolitan-area airports. [...]

Sprint CEO Hints at Big Things to Come

For years Sprint has been America’s perennial third place finisher in the wireless market, a nationwide competitor larger than the regional prepaid companies, but dwarfed by the likes of Verizon and AT&T. But over the past year that ironclad third place position has been in jeopardy, not only because fourth place T-Mobile has been aggressively [...]

The Majority of Americans Have Lost Control Over how Personal Information is Collected: Pew Research

Since whistleblower Edward Snowden began unleashing details of US government eavesdropping programs, Americans have become worried about both the government and businesses tracking them while they are connected to the Internet. The details come from a study published by the Pew Research Center, which found that most Americans believe their privacy is being challenged, and [...]

AT&T Fears Net Neutrality will Stall Network Upgrades

In what is quickly becoming the biggest story of the week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson chimed in on President Obama’s recent call for tough Net Neutrality regulations aimed at protecting consumers against unfair and arbitrary network management, saying that such rules will curtail broadband network advancement both in the short and long terms, with his [...]

Canadian Subscribers Opt For Better Customer Service and Network Quality

As the incumbents routinely match each other’s prices in the market, it is becoming hard for Canadians to make a choice when it comes to signing up for a wireless service. Excluding price from decision factors, the choice is based on other elements such as customer service or claims about network quality (via The Globe [...]

Sen. Ted Cruz: The President’s Vision for Net Neutrality is “Obamacare for the Internet”

On Monday the Net Neutrality cause heard from its most influential supporter, as President Obama issued his own Open Internet proposal, calling on the Federal Communications Commission to establish principles that include no arbitrary blocking of any website or serve, no purposeful throttling of content, increased transparency of network management, and no tiered service; that [...]

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