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LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time

The organizers of the FirstNet LTE public safety network have the frequencies and standards they need to build the system, and they know where the money's coming from. They know how to get there from here, but it won't be a quick trip.

How Microsoft's CEO sees growth for Windows Phone and Lumia

During an earnings call this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella repeatedly promoted Lumia smartphones running on the Windows Phone platform. The call was just five days after the company announced a record 18,000 layoffs that raised concerns about Microsoft's long-term commitment to its phones.

Facebook isn't giving up on search

Facebook reported Wednesday that it now handles an average of more than 1 billion searches a day, but it still has work to do to provide a comprehensive search tool.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

A majority of AT&T's new smartphone customers are now choosing a plan where they pay for their phones over time, helping to drive strong second-quarter financial results, the carrier said.

Facebook reports a big sales jump, helped by mobile ads

Facebook's quarterly sales rose 61 percent on the strength of mobile advertising, the company said Wednesday.

Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

Oracle ships nearly 60 mobile apps for JD Edwards

Oracle is responding to an ever more mobile customer base with the rollout of 57 mobile applications for its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne business software suite.

Yahoo buys Flurry to make more money from mobile apps

Yahoo has reached an agreement to acquire Flurry, a mobile analytics company, as part of a push to grow its advertising revenue within its mobile products.

Red Alert app warns of imminent missile attacks in Israel

Red Alert: Israel is a free app for both iOS and Android that provides real-time alerts when missiles or rockets are fired into Israel. It's also become a specialized kind of social network.

Appcelerator gears up for business app devs

System administrators take note: That mobile employee expense app you're building should be every bit as easy to use as Facebook. Oh, and you better deliver it quickly too, because that's how Facebook rolls.

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 e-books for $10 a month

Even the most voracious readers will take a few months to get the most out of Amazon.com's latest offer: access to 600,000 e-books and 2,000 audiobooks for a monthly fee of US$9.99. What publishers and authors will get out of it remains to be seen.

Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

If you're an impulse buyer trying to reform your ways, Facebook and Twitter are not on your side.

New York's proposed Bitcoin rules include consumer protections

Companies trading in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies would be required to hold enough of the currencies to cover their debts to customers and would have to verify the identities of account holders as a protection against money laundering, under new regulations proposed by the New York State Department of Financial Services [DFS].

Microsoft's future under Nadella less about Windows, more about mobile and cloud

Microsoft's future will be less devoted to its Windows operating system as it continues to push into mobile and cloud services, CEO Satya Nadella said, using his keynote speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference to talk about where the company is headed.

Apple agrees to pay up to $400M in e-books price-fixing case

Apple has reached a settlement in a long-standing case that accused the company of fixing the price on e-books, with the company paying up to US$400 million, depending on the outcome of its appeal in the case, a law firm has announced.

IBM and Apple ties go way back

IBM and Apple have a history of working together that dates back more than 20 years.

Apple fashions 'brilliant' partnership with IBM for instant enterprise cred

The business-focused deal between Apple and IBM unveiled Tuesday is 'brilliant,' one analyst said, noting that Apple now gets into the enterprise through the front door rather than the back.

Google nixes real-name policy for Google+

Google+ may attract some new -- and mysterious -- users after Google announced Tuesday it was abolishing its real-names policy for the profiles in the service.

Yahoo revenue drops as ad business flounders

Yahoo reported falling sales and mixed results in its crucial advertising business on Tuesday, signaling further challenges ahead in CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to turn around the aging company.

Update: Apple and IBM team up on 'historic' enterprise push

Apple and IBM today unveiled an "exclusive partnership" that melds IBM's big data and analytics capabilities with Apple's iPhone and iPad for business customers..

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