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Capital One is ending its support for Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.
Verizon is close to inking a deal to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for a whopping $130 billion, according to sources consulted by Bloomberg.
The U.S. mobile data market yielded revenues of $21 billion during the second quarter of 2013, up 4 percent quarter-over-quarter and 14 percent year-over-year, according to new research from Chetan Sharma Consulting.
NFL Digital Media is rolling out its overhauled NFL Mobile from Verizon application, consolidating product extensions and features previously spread across the league's own cross-carrier NFL '13 and the Verizon-exclusive NFL Mobile apps.
Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, will expand services nationwide later this year after completing pilots in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas. The company also pledged to extend its mobile wallet beyond Google's Android to support Apple's iOS, Microsoft's Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
Google's Android mobile operating system powered 51.5 percent of all smartphones sold in the United States during the second quarter of 2013, down from 52.6 percent in the year-ago period, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Microsoft released Halo: Spartan Assault, the first installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise optimized for the company's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. The title is available worldwide except in the United States, where it is offered exclusively to Verizon Wireless subscribers through Aug. 16.
Verizon Wireless has joined the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, a consortium of mobile operators participating in technology discussions around the Linux-based operating system.