Under Microsoft, Skype aims for one billion users
Microsoft's Skype Internet telephone service hopes to quadruple the number of users to get to one billion, division president Tony Bates said Thursday.
Optimus LTE 2: LG unveils new smartphone to revive business
South Korea's LG Electronics on Thursday unveiled a new version of its Optimus smartphone with greater memory and a more powerful battery, in an attempt to catch up with its rivals.
Fears of spying hinder China Mobile license
Concerned about possible cyber-spying, U.S. national security officials are debating whether to take the unprecedented step of recommending that a Chinese government-owned mobile phone giant be denied a license to offer international ...
Several antennas in one: A major innovation for mobile communications
(Phys.org) -- Scientists at EPFL have developed a single antenna that is capable of transmitting the same data as a two-antenna system. This achievement will be more than useful for future communication systems.
Struggling RIM announces new executive hires
(AP) -- BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has hired two new senior executives as it faces its most difficult period in its history.
Sony straps on Internet-linked wristwatch
Sony on Thursday released an Internet-linked wristwatch powered by Google-backed Android software.
Wireless providers to disable stolen phones
(AP) -- Major wireless service companies have agreed to disable cellphones after they are reported stolen under a strategy intended to deter the theft and resale of wireless devices.
LightSquared tries to revive broadband network
A Virginia company is trying to revive its plan for a national high-speed wireless network, arguing that it can address federal regulators' concerns over interference with GPS devices.
Fiercer competition for quicker innovations
Reading e-mails while on the move, downloading music, or watching videos is quite normal for smartphone users. European mobile communication markets, however, are far behind the top innovator: Japan. This is identified by ...
Mobile industry champions paying with phones
Paying with a mobile phone is gradually become a reality for consumers, with banks, telecommunications operators and Internet players all jumping in to offer payment options.
Connected cars to untangle snarled traffic
A car that dials emergency services itself in case of a crash and warns its driver of traffic snarls ahead: Ford Motor Co.'s chief believes connected autos will pave the road to the future.
Record-speed wireless data bridge demonstrated: Takes high-speed communications the 'last mile'
A team of researchers in Germany has created a new way to overcome many of the issues associated with bringing high-speed digital communications across challenging terrain and into remote areas, commonly referred to as the ...
Cyber-security expert finds new flaw in smartphones
Just as U.S. companies are coming to grips with threats to their computer networks emanating from cyber-spies based in China, a noted expert is highlighting what he says is an even more pernicious vulnerability in smartphones.
Microsoft sharpens its ads to jab rivals
From the Gmail Man, who peeks into people's private mail, to the VMware salesman stuck in the '70s, Microsoft's marketing campaigns have become quite pointed in the past year.