Check out the hottest mobile IT news for March 4, including how Sprint upcharged federal spy agencies, wireless smart pills in the healthcare industry, the way Travelocity is adapting to different platforms, the use of indoor location technology outside of the retail industy and the smartphone kill-swtch bill introduced to Congress.
The latest in mobile IT news for Jan. 23 including Sprint denying rumors about bringing a wireless brand back, the ethical quandary regarding clearing data on smartphones used for business, Icahn furthering his reach into Apple, T-Mobile's foray into banking services for its subscribers and Apple's most recent patent.
The most important mobile IT news for Jan. 21, including the increasing reach of mobile advertising, Globalstar's push to popularize satellite telephony, SoftBank's attempt to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T's opposition to the federal government's disaster recovery plan and the year ahead in B2B mobile advertising.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 12/18 including: Google's very own year-end review and general back patting, ReadWriteWeb's interview with Flurry CEO Simon Khalaf declaring mobile to be the ultimate, predictions for cybercriminal activity on social networks in 2014 and the new collaboration between Sprint and Dish concerning LTE offerings.
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.
While it didn't exactly sneak up on anyone who's been watching the wireless mobile space, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint is close to bidding on the purchase of mobile wireless provider T-Mobile in early 2014. In an odd twist, it appears the Department of Justice's antitrust settlement on the merger of American Airlines and US Airways may have given Sprint the final shove it was looking for.
Mobile security software firm Lookout has raised $55 million in strategic funding from investors including Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm Ventures, Greylock Partners and Mithril Capital Management. Existing investors Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round, which nearly matches the $75 million in funding Lookout has raised since launching in 2007.
Sprint introduced Pinsight Touch, an open platform enabling businesses to integrate Near Field Communications technology into their branded mobile applications.
HTC is rolling out Google's Android 4.3 operating system update to One smartphone owners across the Sprint network. HTC customizations integrated into the over-the-air Android 4.3 update include new Sense user interface features like Instagram support within the BlinkFeed personalized homescreen, as well as new video highlight templates.
AT&T's plans to shut down its 2G network are pushing machine-to-machine customers toward Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, according to a new report by ABI Research.