The third quarter of 2012 saw mixed results for the leading IT companies. Microsoft saw an 8 percent loss in revenue compared to the year ago quarter, and while companies like Google and Apple saw increases in revenue this quarter, they also missed some analysts' expectations.
Sprint Nextel could buy out additional investors in Clearwire after agreeing last week to purchase Eagle River Holding's 31 million shares for $100 million, giving Sprint a little more than 50 percent of the troubled wireless broadband carrier, Dan Hesse, Sprint's CEO, told Bloomberg on Friday.
Alteryx calls its analytics platform the first app store for big data.
AT&T and the nonprofit Pew Center on the States are rolling out VoterHub, a free application offering nonpartisan voter information leading up to the November 2012 General Election.
Isis--the nationwide mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA--is now live, although its long-planned consumer trials in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City remain on hold.
Many companies are stuck in silos in which departments plan and execute their own mobile initiatives. It is high time that companies break out of the mobile silos before they come crashing down from their own slipshod design and weight of inefficiency.
Wireless carriers and medical device makers should benefit from a number of initiatives being launched by the Federal Communications Commission to promote wireless medical devices and applications.
AT&T is rolling out a new voice-enabled remote control application optimized for its U-verse digital cable service, enabling subscribers to manage their viewing experience via Apple's iPhone and iPad.
The Federal Election Commission has approved a request from AT&T to adopt a new rate structure for processing political contributions sent via text message.
Two years is a long time, especially in the hyper-accelerated mobile ecosystem. It hasn't even been two full years since Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile USA first announced plans to launch their Isis mobile commerce network (22 months, to be exact), but it seems like two decades have passed.