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Google wants to become a mobile carrier

Google has laid the groundwork for its own cellular service by buying capacity on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile USA.

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T-Mobile CEO, Deutsche Telekom bicker over finances

Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere used Twitter to again slam recent opinions that his company's financial future is unsustainable, given the billions of dollars needed to buy more wireless spectrum to compete with AT&T and Verizon...

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Cleared your browser cookies? It won't stop ad company using Verizon tracking header

A company that correlates data about users across different websites to share with marketers is using unique IDs inserted by Verizon into mobile Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies that have been deleted by users.

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AT&T to allow monthly data rollover; plan includes businesses

AT&T announced that data will soon be rolled over to the next month for 50 million of its Mobile Share Value subscribers.

Verizon may be planning to buy AOL

Verizon may be in the process of acquiring AOL or starting a joint venture with the digital media company.

AT&T announces developer tool for WebRTC

AT&T announced a developer tool that enables technology called Enhanced WebRTC to provide voice and video calls between browsers without the need for a plug-in.

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T-Mobile to pay $90M for unauthorized charges on customers' bills

T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million to settle a Federal Communications Commission suit that alleged it looked the other way while third parties charged T-Mobile subscribers for services they didn't want.

Consumer agency sues Sprint over unauthorized charges

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit accusing Sprint of illegally billing mobile customers for unauthorized third-party charges.

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T-Mobile’s new Data Stash plan doesn’t let workers share data

T-Mobile today unveiled a monthly data rollover plan for consumers and business customers called "Data Stash," but the plan still won't allow workers to share their data with others in a work group.

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Net neutrality supporters disrupt FCC meeting

About a dozen protesters calling on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to pass net neutrality rules disrupted the commission's meeting for a short time Thursday. Protesters shouting and carrying signs interrupted the...

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Sprint pleased by early response to its half-off deal

Six days into its new "Cut Your Bill in Half" offer, Sprint was enthusiastic about the offer's early reaction from new customers, but didn't offer any details.

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NSA spy program targets mobile networks

The NSA has conducted a covert campaign to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide, according to new revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden.

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Your device is obsolete: Verizon 3G will DIE, in LTE refarming bombshell

Oh dear -- your VZW 3G will get slower and slower, because LTE: Do you rely on Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data service? Well get ready to bend over, because the 3G CDMA party's over. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider their options...

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Is Sprint's new half-off deal a desperation move?

Sprint donned its boxing gloves with an extravagant offer to cut monthly wireless rate plans in half for new customers who switch to Sprint from either Verizon Wireless or AT&T.

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AT&T backs off threat to halt its fiber rollout

AT&T now plans to continue its plans to expand fiber optic networks to 100 cities, backtracking on comments by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson after President Obama voiced support for net neutrality last month.

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150M passenger cars will be connected to the Internet by 2020

The number of passenger vehicles connected to the Internet will skyrocket over the next five years, with 60% to 75% of them capable of consuming, creating and sharing Web-based data.

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Fastest LTE speed -- 450Mbps -- will be out of reach for most users

LTE's theoretical maximum download speed will increase to 450Mbps next year -- but many mobile operators simply don't have enough radio spectrum to offer it.

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NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

The U.S. National Security Agency is planning no major changes in its domestic telephone records collection program after a bill to rein in those efforts failed in the Senate this week, the agency's director said.

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