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  • SK Telecom and Nokia make big cells and small cells play nice

    28 January 2015, 6:22 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    SK Telecom has just incorporated a tongue-twister of a technology into its Nokia-built LTE network in Gwangju, South Korea. It’s called Enchanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination, or eICIC for short, and its…
  • Qualcomm may have just confirmed no Snapdragon in the Galaxy S6

    28 January 2015, 4:38 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Recently we heard various reports of Qualcomm's latest mobile chip overheating, which led to the expectation that Samsung was planning to use its own processor in the upcoming Galaxy S6. Qualcomm has refuted the…
  • TracFone fined $40M for selling unlimited plans with clear limits

    28 January 2015, 3:45 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    The Federal Trade Commission is putting mobile carriers on notice that if they advertise an unlimited plan they can’t monkey around with speeds -- or at least must clearly disclose their…
  • Meet the ZTE Blade S6, a $249 Android that looks like an iPhone

    28 January 2015, 3:37 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Perhaps ZTE is hoping to replicate Apple's iPhone sales success. Could you blame it when Apple just announced a record quarter with sales of 74.5 million iPhones? Maybe that's why the…
  • How Facebook is speeding up its app for iOS and Android

    28 January 2015, 1:02 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    You might not have noticed it, but depending on the phone platform you use, your Facebook mobile app is about 10 to 15 faster than it used to be. How's that?…
  • Cloud texter ZipWhip raises $5M Series B

    28 January 2015, 12:48 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    ZipWhip, a startup that is extending SMS beyond the mobile phone, has raised a $5 million Series B round led by Chicago private equity firm Ronin Capital. ZipWhip has a cloud-based messaging…
  • Jawbone is now selling smart home hubs and other connected goods

    28 January 2015, 12:00 pm by: Kif Leswing

    Jawbone launched Jawbone Marketplace on Wednesday, a site that lets users purchase devices and services that take advantage of Jawbone's fitness tracking and data syncing capabilities. Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman said at Gigaom's…
  • Kids under 13 spend an average of 2 hours a day playing mobile games

    28 January 2015, 10:51 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    If you consider yourself an average mobile gamer, you're likely spending up to 120 minutes a day tapping on a screen to have fun. That figure comes from the NPD Group,…
  • Uber and MetroMile offer drivers per-mile insurance between fares

    28 January 2015, 10:36 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    Uber has partnered with on-demand insurance provider MetroMile to start to unravel the tangled web of insurance liability it and its drivers face every time they hit the road to pick…
  • Yes, your Basis Peak health tracker now has phone notifications

    28 January 2015, 9:50 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Basis was a bit ahead of the curve when it released its first health tracking device with heart-rate monitor back in 2012. The competition has caught up now as smartwatches often…

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