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Cricket Wireless and Amazon Partner to Simplify Switching Networks

In a wireless market that is almost completely saturated, with well over 95 percent of the available customer base already locked into some sort of voice/data deal, wireless providers have had to think of creative ways to attract customers from other networks, whether it’s paying their early termination fees, giving them easy ways to upgrade, [...]

Rogers Announces Launch of VoLTE Limited to LG G3 Vigor

Rogers announced the launch of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) yesterday. In an interesting move, the carrier has limited its availability to the freshly announced LG G3 Vigor, despite the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus being compatible with the service. The relatively new technology is based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network, “with specific [...]

Amazon Testing Commercial Drones at Secret Canadian Proving Ground

For the last nine months Amazon has been actively petitioning the Federal Aviation Administration for exemption to the current rules regarding commercial drone flights, as the ecommerce company is hoping to begin advanced real world testing for its next generation drone delivery service. The problem has been, however, the FAA’s reticence to embrace new technology, [...]

T-Mobile Introduces Next-Gen Network Map with Real-Time Data Updated Biweekly

T-Mobile has found another way to distance itself from carriers in the US: its coverage map. Yesterday, the wireless player unveiled its so-called “Next-Gen Network Map”, which will show real-world network information sourced from its customers. Show More Summary

Facebook ‘Aquila’ Drones will Deliver Internet to Unconnected Billions

Facebook revealed yet another stage of its audacious and ostentatious plan to become the Internet for the unconnected billions that populate our planet, and this time it’s all about drones. No my friends, it won’t be a bird, nor a plane, nor Superman you might see in the sky in coming years, it’ll likely be [...]

BlackBerry Fourth-Quarter Earnings Surprise Investors

BlackBerry reported a surprise quarterly profit on Friday and said it is looking forward to a bright future, which includes ending the slide in revenue with the end of this fiscal year. “Our financial viability is no longer in question. We’re now turning our attention to revenue stabilization,” BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen said in [...]

Foxconn to Replace Beleaguered Workers with Robots

Although the tech industry is still woefully dependent on under paid, over-worked labourers in some far off country to assemble the gadgets many in the developed world simply can’t live without, it seems all that is about to change, as infamous tech manufacturer Foxconn plans to automate 70% of its workforce in the next three [...]

RadioShack Puts Customer Information on the Auction Block

Like many boom-to-bust tech firms before it, the now defunct RadioShack saw the remnants of its once respectable retail business put up for auction earlier this week; giving hungry vultures bidders the chance to start plundering the company’s remaining stock of trademarks, patents, and other intellectual property. But in an issue truly unique to the [...]

Sprint CEO Backs Net Neutrality

In a move that truly rivals anything we’ve seen so far in T-Mobile’s ongoing UnCarrier revolution, Sprint has done something that totally and absolutely sets it apart from the rest of the wireless industry: it has supported Net Neutrality. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure praised the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to impose utility style regulation to [...]

Bell Media President Kevin Crull Publicly Apologises for CTV News Interference

Following media reports of his “intrusion” into CTV’s CRTC coverage, Bell Media president Kevin Crull has publicly apologized for his action and says he has “relearned a valuable lesson” from the incident. The “fire” was started by the Globe and Mail (partly owned by Bell Media) on Wednesday, alleging that last Thursday Crull influenced CTV’s [...]

Facebook Aims to Control the News

Building on its desire to become everyone’s one-stop Internet hub, Facebook is reportedly now in talks with multiple news organizations in an attempt to convince the media industry to host their content on the social network, rather than link to external webpages as media currently does. The move to host the news is equally as [...]

Partnership with Samsung Brings Microsoft’s Services to Android Devices

In an effort to reach more potential users, Microsoft has struck a deal with Samsung and seven lesser-known Android device manufacturers to have some of its software and services pre-loaded. The deal comes at a time when Microsoft is struggling to compete with other mobile operating systems: Windows Phone captured only 2.7% of the smartphone [...]

Let the Lawsuits Begin: Broadband Industry Challenges Net Neutrality

Just a few weeks old and the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality have now officially met its first legal challenges, as US broadband providers have filed lawsuits to overturn the open Internet regulations. The USTelecom Association, a trade firm representing some of America’s largest Internet providers, was the first to the plate on Monday, [...]

Public Mobile Founder Joins Wind Mobile as CEO

Founder and CEO of Public Mobile Alek Krstajic has joined Wind Mobile as its new Chief Executive Officer, as Pietro Cordova steps down and returns to VimpelCom, the carrier announced yesterday. “We are very happy to welcome Alek as our new CEO. His strong operating history will further strengthen WIND as the company solidifies its [...]

Smartphones, Mental Health, and our Constantly Connected Kids

As our kids have only known a world dominated by the ubiquitous smartphone it’s tough for them to imagine their lives without it, as not only have our mobile devices become integral to our communication, they’ve seemingly been inexorable from our very existence. But is constant connection too much, are smartphones negatively impacting our children? [...]

Women are Less Aware of Cyber-Threats, Study Finds

Women who use the Internet are statistically less concerned about protecting themselves from online threats compared to their male counterparts, according to a survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, but paradoxically, female Web users seemingly have less need to be wary, as they’re less likely to be victims of malware attacks to begin with. [...]

BlackBerry Launches BBM Protected, a Secure “Bring Your Own” Instant Messaging Service

BlackBerry has a solution for protecting your company’s sensitive data: The Canadian firm has announced a new service for iOS and Android devices called BBM Protected. To make the service appealing, BlackBerry points to costly data security breaches, and we don’t have to go too far back in time to find headlines related to such [...]

FCC Called to Defend Net Neutrality Development Process

The Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality regulations were made without undo involvement or pressure from any outside influence, including President Obama, Chairman Tom Wheeler told a House subcommittee this week. In early November President Obama went public with the White House’s concerns over the need for an open Internet, a speech that succinctly embodied the [...]

T-Mobile Announces Un-Carrier Plans for Business Clients

T-Mobile has just announced its plans to revolutionise the small and medium-sized business market. After noting that 99.7% of businesses in the US have fewer than 500 employees, and 90% fewer than 20, CEO John Legere presented the carrier’s take on this market: “We’re going to do to the business sector what we did two [...]

Apple Reportedly Exploring Augmented Reality Technology

Not to be outdone by recent wearable tech prototypes like Google Glass, Apple may be looking to develop its own augmented reality device(s) in the near future, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster hinted at earlier this week. In an investor’s note Munster cited conversations with insiders who claimed Apple sees huge opportunity with augmented reality [...]

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