Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

As smartwatches gain traction, personal data privacy worries mount

Verizon's buy of AOL would offer edge against Google, Facebook on mobile ads

Verizon's buy of AOL would offer edge against Google, Facebook on mobile ads

In the Internet era, many multibillion-dollar acquisitions sound insanely ambitious and out of line. Verizon's plan to buy AOL for $4.4 billion might seem to fit that high degree of corporate ambition — on the surface.

Verizon plans to buy AOL for $4.4B

Verizon plans to buy AOL for $4.4B

Verizon said that it plans to spend $4.4 billion to buy AOL, which was once a leader in Internet connectivity but has struggled to find its way as a content provider and online advertising platform.

Hallmark's new eCard mobile app hopes to target 'soulless' interactions

Hallmark's new eCard mobile app hopes to target 'soulless' interactions

Hallmark, one of the world's oldest and best-known greeting card companies, launched its first Hallmark eCard app for the iPhone and iPad.

Text-to-911: Only 5% of emergency dispatch centers support it

Text-to-911: Only 5% of emergency dispatch centers support it

Just 5% of the nation's 6,500 emergency dispatch centers are equipped to receive and respond to emergency text-to-911 messages.

Android squeaks by iOS in mobile ad revenues

Android squeaks by iOS in mobile ad revenues

For the first time, Android phone and tablet advertising revenues edged out iOS mobile ads in the first quarter of 2015, according to measurements by a mobile ad service.

Sprint hangs on to third-largest carrier position ahead of T-Mobile

Sprint hangs on to third-largest carrier position ahead of T-Mobile

Sprint held on -- barely -- as the nation's third-largest carrier in the first quarter of 2015, with T-Mobile continuing in fourth place.

Zuckerberg’s zeal for free Internet shows in Internet.org video

Zuckerberg’s zeal for free Internet shows in Internet.org video

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't an evangelical preacher, but his latest video promoting the new Internet.org Platform is filled with a missionary zeal.

Verizon boosts role in smart cities and farms services

Verizon boosts role in smart cities and farms services

Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit announced a bigger push into smart cities and smart agricultural support services that rely on wireless networks and Internet of Things technologies.

Apple Watch, Samsung Edge glitches anger users, but no outright revolt

Apple Watch, Samsung Edge glitches anger users, but no outright revolt

Problems with the new Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone have infuriated some early adopters, but they still stay loyal to their favorite brand.

Microsoft says developers can port iOS and Android apps to Windows 10

Developers of iOS and Android apps will be able to bring their apps and games to Windows 10, Microsoft's next operating system that's designed to run on Windows Phone, laptops and other devices, the company announced at its Build...

Best Buy remains in MCX group despite move toward Apple Pay

Best Buy remains in MCX group despite move toward Apple Pay

Best Buy said Tuesday that it will support Apple Pay mobile payments while remaining a member of the MCX group of retailers that is pushing an alternate pay system called CurrentC

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