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  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:58 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

  • Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

  • Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:59 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network.

  • Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

  • Cablevision promotes Brian Sweeney to president 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - Cablevision says CEO James Dolan is giving up his title as president of the company, and it promoted two long-time executives.

  • Smartphone trial judge annoyed by phones in court 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:56 am
  • SAN JOSE, California - So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.

  • Nokia gets Chinese approval for Microsoft deal 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:40 pm
  • HELSINKI - Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp., removing one of the last major hurdles to the 5.4 billion-euro ($7.3 billion) deal.

  • 2nd cellular tower approved for town 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:59 am
  • NEWFANE, Vermont - A second telecommunications tower has been approved for the southern Vermont town of Newfane.

  • Samsung's profit falls as smartphones get cheaper 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:01 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics Co. for a second straight quarter.

  • Cincinnati Bell to sell wireless unit to Verizon 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:14 pm
  • CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Bell says it has agreed to sell its wireless service to Verizon Wireless in a deal worth about $210 million.

  • Wiring cities for Google Fiber not always pretty 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:07 am
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - This spring will look less leafy at 39th and Genessee streets.

  • Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:20 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.

  • European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:57 pm
  • AMSTERDAM - The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks - a step cheered by consumer groups and startups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry.

  • FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:12 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.

  • Old habits at Samsung, LG embarrass them abroad 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:40 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at the storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a doctor, fretted about eating too much cake, and needed a man's help to understand how to work the phone.

  • Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:57 pm
  • NEW YORK - Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones.

  • BlackBerry ending US licensing deal with T-Mobile 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - BlackBerry is ending its U.S. licensing deal with T-Mobile, saying the companies no longer have complementary strategies.

  • Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:19 pm
  • SAN JOSE, California - Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft Tuesday, saying the South Korean tech giant didn't write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did.

  • Mexican magnate's companies fight regulators 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:41 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Two companies controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim filed an appeal against government regulators' decision to declare them "predominant" in telecommunications, an industry they say they don't even participate in.

  • BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:18 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.

  • BlackBerry revenue falls below a $1 billion 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:19 am
  • TORONTO - BlackBerry reported a steep drop in profit and revenue Friday as it transitions from a smartphone company to a software business under its new chief executive. Shares rose five percent in morning trading as CEO John Chen cut expenses quicker than expected.

  • Burlington reaches financing agreement on network 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:22 am
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - The City Council in Burlington, Vermont, has approved a financial partner to assist with a settlement regarding its troubled provider of television, Internet and phone service.

  • Samsung 'puzzled' as smartphone launch upstaged 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:24 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - The global launch of Samsung's latest smartphone has been upstaged by South Korean mobile network companies.

  • Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality.

  • Snyder signs bills on breweries, telephone lines 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:25 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that doubles the production cap for microbreweries and a bill making it easier for telephone companies to discontinue land lines.