News tagged with mobile communications

FCC unveils rules for rural broadband fund

Federal regulators have unveiled a plan for overhauling the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor. It redirects the money toward broadband expansion.

Oct 27, 2011
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Study finds human communication is 'bursty'

Researchers in Spain have investigated the temporal patterns of human communication and how the latter impacts the spread of information in social networks. The results, published in the journal Physical Re ...

Sep 14, 2011
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Skype buys messaging startup GroupMe

Skype, the Internet communications group set to be acquired by Microsoft, announced plans to buy the mobile messaging startup firm GroupMe for undisclosed terms.

Aug 22, 2011
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Google wants to turn your smartphone into a wallet

In a Mountain View convenience store, Marc Freed-Finnegan carries a bottle of water up to the cashier, who scans it and announces the price. Freed-Finnegan touches his smartphone to a gray plastic sensor labeled "PayPass," ...

Aug 10, 2011
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Samsung seeks US import ban on Apple products

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Thursday it had asked the US International Trade Commission to ban the import of Apple products into the United States, expanding its patent war with the US giant.

Jun 30, 2011
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Rivals likely to reach for Google's 'Wallet'

With the announcement of "Google Wallet" the Internet giant became the first player to dash into a future where people use smartphones as credit cards, but rivals are expected to cut its lead short.

May 30, 2011
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