News tagged with wireless

Verizon reclaims US wireless stake for $130B

Verizon will own its wireless business outright after agreeing Monday to pay $130 billion for the 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone.

Sep 02, 2013
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Solar energy for sensor nodes

Tiny solar cells applied directly to a silicon chip are a potential way of efficiently and reliably powering wireless sensor networks in the future. Above all, this would simplify large-scale applications, ...

Sep 02, 2013
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Spotty record for Chinese exec with canal dream

When President Daniel Ortega granted a Chinese telecommunications executive exclusive rights to develop a $40 billion canal through Nicaragua and operate it for 100 years, his administration touted the CEO's ...

Sep 01, 2013
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Sprint eliminating 800 customer-service jobs

Sprint says it's eliminating about 800 customer service jobs because fewer people are calling its centers. With growth in other parts of the business, Sprint says it expects the company's work force to remain at about 40,000.

Aug 27, 2013
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San Francisco split by Silicon Valley's wealth

Every weekday starting at dawn and continuing late into the evening, a shiny fleet of unmarked buses rolls through the streets of San Francisco, picking up thousands of young technology workers at dozens of stops and depositing ...

Aug 22, 2013
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T-Mobile gains key customers for first time in years

The iPhone and new pricing plans helped T-Mobile gain customers under contract plans for the first time in at least two and a half years, a major boost for a wireless carrier often dismissed as an afterthought in a market ...

Aug 08, 2013
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Reliable communication, unreliable networks

Now that the Internet's basic protocols are more than 30 years old, network scientists are increasingly turning their attention to ad hoc networks—communications networks set up, on the fly, by wireless devices—where ...

Aug 05, 2013
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In with antennas, out with cables

An eyesore and a tripping hazard in one: cable clutter is a real nuisance. Now a new kind of antenna is set to banish the pest, hidden in tables and supplying electronic devices with power. The "tables" can ...

Aug 02, 2013
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