Archive for December, 2011

Verizon Drops $2 Fee

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2011

Verizon Wireless today announced it has decided it will NOT institute the $2 fee for online or telephone payments that was announced earlier this week. The company made the decision in response to customer feedback about the plan, which was designed to improve the efficiency of those transactions. The company continues to encourage customers to […]

Google/Facebook Ad War

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2011

Market researcher ZenithOptimedia expects global advertising revenues will reach $486 billion in 2012 (pdf), a rise of 4.7 percent compared to 2011, reports Paid Content. Digital ad spending is still seeing healthy growth: it will account for slightly more than one-fifth of all ad spend, but more than half of all growth. Social networks already […]

2012 Wireless Predictions

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2011

E-Week has a Top 10 Wireless Industry Predictions for 2012. They are: AT& T will deploy 4G LTE countrywide T-Mobile will find new partners to expand business No roaming on competing carriers’ LTE networks LightSquared wireless data service is doomed Nokia Windows Phone 7 handsets will catch on–overseas Look for a 7-inch Apple tablet early […]

Top Dailywireless Posts for 2011

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2011

For the curious, here are the top ten Dailywireless articles for 2011: iPad2 (02/09): Rumors of the impending tablet Top iPhone Apps (10/03): The 50 best apps Kindle Cloud Reader: Ready for Kindle 4? (08/10): Lets you read your Kindle books, instantly, on Amazon’s cloud. It support the Chrome browser on Mac/PC/Linux/Chromebook, Safari on Mac/PC […]

Six Globalstars Successfully Launched

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 29th, 2011

Globalstar today announced that its six new second-generation Globalstar satellites were successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch services provider Arianespace confirmed that the upper stage accurately injected the six second-generation satellites into the targeted low earth orbit of approximately 920 km. Globalstar reports that all six satellites have been successfully acquired following […]

Samsung Galaxy SIII Next Month?

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 29th, 2011

Korean electronics giant Samsung is reportedly set to launch the Galaxy S III, the successor to its popular Galaxy S II Android smartphone, at Mobile World Congress in February, almost exactly a year after it launched the Galaxy S II. That has been the world’s most successful Android smartphone to date, selling over 10 million […]