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Unlimited Voice Not Data, New Normal

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

A few years ago, cellular companies charged for each call their customers made and gave most of them unlimited data, notes Recode.net. Now carriers have effectively flipped their business model, with most people now getting unlimited calling and texting and paying for the size of data plans they want. That transition in the U.S. is […]

GoAntenna: 10 Mile Cell Communications – Without Towers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is available for […]

Samsung Looses Smartphone Share

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Samsung is losing smartphone share to cheaper Chinese rivals and high-end Apple phones, reports Reuters. Samsung last week gave second-quarter earnings guidance that was far weaker than expectations and is on track for its worst quarterly profit in two years. Korean research firm Counterpoint surveyed 35 markets accounting for nearly 90 percent of global smartphone […]

Apple and IBM Form Business Alliance

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Apple and IBM have formed a Global Partnership. The new IBM MobileFirst for iOS utilizes IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities, with Apple’s hardware and software using iPhone and iPads platforms in business. According to the companies, it’s grounded in four core capabilities: A new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native […]

Watches Going Cellular

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 9th, 2014

Wearable devices will reach a point later this year where they are “fully independent” — that is, not dependent on a smartphone — according to AT&T’s head of emerging devices Glenn Lurie, speaking at the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco today (#MobileBeat). AT&T says the key to the wearables market taking off is having products […]

Internet of Things: Divided or United?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 9th, 2014

Intel, Broadcom, Samsung, Dell, Atmel and others have joined forces to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), an organization that will set standards for connecting billions of household gadgets and appliances. OIC intends to initially target the smart home and office. The Internet of Things (IoT), aka Machine to Machine (M2M) or the Internet of […]