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  • Will 'playable data' bring real-world context and change the mobile gaming experience?

    1 September 2015, 12:53 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    What if information from the real world could change or alter what happens in a mobile game on a consumer's smartphone in real time? It's a concept called "playable data," which could bring in news, weather, stocks or a host of other information that could…
  • Ericsson's new network software update to pave the road for LTE-U deployments

    1 September 2015, 12:44 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    Ericsson is unveiling a new network software update for carriers that will pave the way toward the deployment of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technology and improve indoor coverage. Ericsson also expects a separate software update will improve deep indoor and rural…
  • Report: Google killed project that would have sent notifications through Google Maps, beacons

    1 September 2015, 11:50 am by: Phil Goldstein

    Google decided to scrap a product that would have used Google Maps and users' locations to send notifications to users when they entered specified locations, according to a Fortune report. Alphabet CEO Larry Page, formerly Google's chief, decided to kill the…
  • SoftBank's share purchases help buoy Sprint's stock and boost market value by $6.7B

    1 September 2015, 11:27 am by: Phil Goldstein

    Sprint parent SoftBank's recent purchases of the carrier's shares have boosted its stock price up around 50 percent since before starting the buying spree in August. The share purchases are a reflection of SoftBank's confidence and have added $6.7 billion to…
  • Apple teams with Cisco to create 'fast lane' to optimize iOS business data traffic

    1 September 2015, 11:07 am by: Phil Goldstein

    Apple and Cisco Systems are collaborating to optimize Cisco's networking gear for iOS enterprise users, part of a larger push Apple is making to get its iPhones and iPads into more business customers' hands.
  • Lowenstein's View: More spectrum is available than people think

    1 September 2015, 10:34 am by: Mark Lowenstein

    We have operated under the assumption for many years that spectrum is a scarce resource, sort of like high-priced housing markets where demand outstrips supply of 'buildable land'. Carriers pay billions of dollars for a precious few megahertz of additional…
  • Startup Nextbit unveils Android phone that frees up storage via the cloud

    1 September 2015, 10:00 am by: Phil Goldstein

    What if your smartphone knew which apps you used most often, and temporarily deleted the ones you didn't use much at all from your phone by pushing them to the cloud, freeing up storage space in the process? What if it did the same thing for your old photos…
  • Meet the 2015 Most Influential Women in Wireless

    1 September 2015, 9:19 am by: Sue Marek

    We believe that we have compiled a list that includes some of the best, brightest and most successful female executives in the business. This list is a compilation of women who are particularly powerful in the U.S. wireless industry. We hope that this year's…
  • HTC's Chou takes up new post at visual effects firm Digital Domain

    31 August 2015, 11:56 am by: Phil Goldstein

    Former HTC CEO Peter Chou is staying with the struggling smartphone maker but is also taking on another role: executive director at Hong Kong-based digital effects company Digital Domain.
  • Alcatel-Lucent defends stock payments to outgoing CEO Combes amid French criticism

    31 August 2015, 11:43 am by: Phil Goldstein

    Outgoing Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes will receive around $14.6 million (€13 million) in stock over three years, but the vendor insisted that the compensation is not a bonus tied to him leaving the company amid Nokia's pending $17.5 billion takeover of…

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