Deal creating top German mobile company gets OK (Update)
In a deal that creates Germany's biggest mobile phone company in terms of customers, the European Union's antitrust authority on Wednesday approved network operator Telefonica's bid to buy its competitor E-Plus under certain ...
100% mobile coverage is a pipe dream – even with national roaming
Mobile phone providers should introduce national roaming, Britain's Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced. The purpose: to enable full mobile phone coverage across the UK, bringing signal to those bl ...
How will Inmarsat bring in-flight internet to Europe?
The UK-based satellite communications company Inmarsat last week announced plans to build a hybrid satellite/cellular (air-to-ground) network to offer in-flight internet connectivity over mainland Europe. ...
China driving development of 'Internet of Things'
China is in the forefront of the development of an "Internet of Things", leading the way with the number of machine-to-machine connections and opening a new market for operators, a study showed Monday.
Apple, NTT Docomo reach deal on iPad sales
Apple has reached an agreement with Japanese telecom operator NTT Docomo for iPad sales in Japan, the companies said Wednesday.
Forget apps, old-school mobiles ring in a comeback
They fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: old-school Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers tired of fragile and overly-wired smartphones ...
Dish aims to launch Web TV service by year's end
Dish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year's end on mobile devices, game consoles and smart TVs for about $20 to $30 a month. It will contain live sports, entertainment and children's programming.
New network protocol for emergency and rescues
Researchers at the UPM and the Universidad de Loja from Ecuador have developed an optimizing model of routing protocol of mobile ad hoc network in emergencies and rescues.
A system detects global trends in social networks two months in advance
A new method of monitoring identifies what information will be relevant on social networks up to two months in advance. This may help predict social movements, consumer reactions or possible outbreaks of epidemics, according ...
Google+ boss leaving the company
The executive credited with bringing the Google+ social network to life is leaving the Internet colossus after playing a key role there for nearly eight years.
WhatsApp says it now has half billion users
WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.
LinkedIn membership hits 300 million
The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the United States.
Facebook smartphone chats pushed to Messenger app
Facebook has begun pushing smartphone chats between friends to a stand-alone Messenger application.
Facebook hits 100 mn India users, largest after US (Update)
Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone, the social networking company said Wednesday.