News tagged with phone communications

Maine to consider cell phone cancer warning

(AP) -- A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do and industry leaders dispute ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Other
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FCC asks Verizon Wireless to explain fees

(AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked Verizon Wireless why it recently doubled the fees it charges customers when they break their contracts on "smart" phones.

dateDec 04, 2009 in Telecom
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Apple denies 'rejecting' Google Voice for iPhone

(AP) -- Apple Inc. told federal regulators Friday that it blocked the Google Voice program from running on the iPhone because it alters important functions on the device - yet Apple denied that it has rejected Google's application ...

dateAug 22, 2009 in Business
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Qwest 2Q profit up 18 pct on one-time tax savings

(AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc.'s second-quarter earnings rose 18 percent because of one-time tax savings, even as revenue continued to slide as customers abandon landline telephones, the phone company said ...

dateJul 29, 2009 in Business
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Microsoft secures Verizon mobile search deal

Microsoft Corp. has bested rivals Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. by securing an agreement to become the default provider of Internet search service to mobile phone customers of Verizon Wireless, a Verizon executive said Wednesday.

dateJan 08, 2009 in Business
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Phone call, SMS or perhaps a Whatsapp message?

Smartphone users' communication habits have been studied in a doctoral thesis at Aalto University. The users' choices are affected, e.g., by the strength of the relationship with the other party and the context in which the ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Telecom
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Vatican's communications site runs Batman story

One of the Vatican's main Twitter accounts and the website of its communications office were running stories about Batman on Thursday with the headline "Holy Switcheroo!"—raising concerns they might have been hacked.

dateMar 21, 2013 in Internet
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Mobile phones have given the Chinese a voice

Mobile technology has provided the Chinese with an opportunity to voice individual and collective popular protests. And with over 1 billion mobile subscribers in China, the voices are heard. A new PhD thesis from the University ...

dateMar 08, 2013 in Social Sciences
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