While it seems reasonable to treat wireline and wireless networks carriers the same when it comes to net neutrality rules for the Internet, there might be less to the controversy than meets the eye. Mobile users are much more likely to use their devices to download apps than to the surf the web. So mobile users might have settled the issue regardless of what the FCC ultimately decides.
Five U.S. wireless carriers told the FCC they're willing bow to the pressure of customers who want their phones unlocked--but they have a few demands of their own. Chief among them, customers better be ready to pony up some cash.
After more than a year of negotiations, a coalition of mobile app developers and consumer advocacy groups, working under the auspices of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, released guidelines on what app developers should disclose about the data they collect on mobile users. The effort is the latest in a long series of attempts to explain to mobile users exactly what information smartphone applications are collecting about them.
A majority of employees surveyed by Harris Interactive on behalf of the CTIA wireless trade association said that they use personal mobile devices to access work data whether their companies permits it or not.
It's 3 p.m. Do you know what devices your employees are using?
The FCC has ruled that a single opt-out text confirmation sent after a consumer drops out of a company's mobile marketing program does not violate the terms of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Americans consumed more than 1.1 trillion MB of mobile data during the period stretching from July 2011 to June 2012, a 104 percent year-over-year increase, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association.
SAN DIEGO--CTIA President Steve Largent cited a recent Forrester study that said m-commerce sales on smartphones alone would reach 11 billion this year before blossoming to a hefty 45 billion by 2017. He then clarified that reaching that number would not be without its own challenges--a sentiment echoed by the speakers at the final keynote at the CTIA MobileCon trade show here.
StrikeForce Technology, a provider of software security solutions for the Web, is expanding its services to mobile with a series of apps for tablets and handsets running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
The majority of BlackBerry developers given early access to Dev Alpha A and Dev Alpha B devices are excited to develop for the new version of the platform, said Research In Motion's Senior Brand & Marketing Communications Manager Jeff Gadway.