The digital divide is narrowing but more needs to be done
The ease of buying shoes or managing our banking over a mobile phone connected to the internet has changed our expectations regarding accessible services. But not everyone is connected to the internet in ...
Yahoo wants to invest in Snapchat: report
Flush with cash from its investment in Alibaba, Yahoo is angling to buy into hot mobile messaging startup Snapchat, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?
PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long.
3Qs: Password and cloud security
The recent news that hackers accessed celebrities' cloud accounts and released their intimate photos online has prompted many to question the security of sensitive data stored on people's own smartphones and in the cloud. ...
Protecting privacy also means preserving democracy
What impact does the proliferation of new mobile technologies have? How does the sharing of personal data over the Internet threaten our society? Interview with Professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux, a specialist ...
Japan says electronics OK during take-off and landing
Japan on Monday relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union.
Ticketfly buying WillCall for on-premise data
Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.
Shazam breaks 100 million monthly user mark
Shazam announced Wednesday that 100 million people use its song-recognition mobile service monthly in a 34 percent surge from a year earlier.
Games, WeChat boost Tencent profit to $949 million
China's Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business.
Mobile Internet and SMS blocked during exams in Uzbekistan
Internet and messaging services were suspended across Uzbekistan on Friday during university entrance exams in an apparent bid to prevent cheating which is reported to be widespread.
It might seem a bit old school, but the Post Office is well placed to run mobile phones
The Post Office has announced plans to launch a mobile phone service later this year. It's a tough market to break into, however, with big supermarket chains already offering similar services. For most of ...
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 ...
Sprint and T-Mobile near merger deal: reports
US telecom service firms Sprint and T-Mobile were nearing a deal valued about $32 billion and likely to be scrutinized by anti-trust regulators, US media reported Wednesday.
IBM invention helps eliminate fraudulent behavior in the cloud
IBM today announced it has patented a technique that helps online and cloud-based businesses improve their ability to eliminate fraud by analyzing browsing behavior to determine whether customers are who they say they are ...