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Alexa will soon be able to send text messages through AT&T

Alexa’s on a quite a roll of late. Amazon’s AI assistant is adding new skills all the time, and this week the company’s adding one of its highest profile partners. On November 19, Alexa will get

AT&T downgrades video quality on mobile with ‘Stream Saver’

AT&T just introduced a new "feature" much like T-Mobile's Binge On that automatically throttles all video streams to a lower resolution and bandwidth unless you opt out of it. They call it Stream

Convergence crosses the pond

Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don't worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text message limi

Weekly Roundup: MacBook Pro makes waves, AT&T acquiring Time Warner and RIP Vine

Apple and Microsoft both held big hardware events this week, unveiling a few new devices like the new MacBook Pro and the Surface Studio. Twitter announced it is shutting down Vine and laying off 9% o

AT&T will offer $35 subscription with 100 channels and includes mobile streaming

AT&T announced it will offer 100 channels and mobile streaming for $35 per month when it launches DirectTV in November. This is a different position for AT&T, which said it wouldn’t be t

Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition

While many people are arguing that the proposed $85 billion AT&T and Time Warner deal would be bad for consumer choice, billionaire Mark Cuban has a contrarian viewpoint. The merger would lead to

AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting

AT&T’s soon-to-launch live streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Announced earlier this year, DirectTV Now wa

Confirmed: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and shares

After days of speculation, the deal is now official: AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for $85 billion in a mix of cash and shares, paving the way for another behemoth in the converged media horizon.

AT&T said to be “in advanced talks” to purchase Time Warner

AT&T is in the advanced stages of negotiations to acquire Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal, which would give the carrier a huge content creation arm. Other carriers, including Tec

Carriers are offering replacements for Note 7 replacements in wake of latest incident

Exploding phones are really bad PR. But when one of the post-recall replacement reportedly starts to spontaneously smoke inside a customer’s pocket on a plane, you’ve got a veritable code red

Net neutrality withstands legal challenge

Net neutrality won yet another legal victory today when a federal appeals court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibit data throttling online. But the fight for net neutrality is

AT&T acquires video streaming platform Quickplay to power its streaming TV services

AT&T announced this morning that it will acquire Quickplay Media, a video streaming platform that powers over-the-top video and “TV Everywhere” services that help its customers stream

American privacy in the digital era should not be for sale

Here's why the imminent FCC vote to expand privacy protections to include broadband connections is important.

Netflix is making videos look like garbage on AT&T and Verizon

If you’ve tried streaming Master of None from your tablet running on Verizon on AT&T, chances are it looked like a big pile of unwatchable pixels. It turns out Netflix is quietly capping videos

As FCC considers new broadband privacy rules, report urges wider user data safeguards

A new report from U.S. consumer rights and privacy advocacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy, has set out the case for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tighten data protection rul

AT&T will launch online-only packages for DirecTV this year

In an effort to appeal to cord cutters, AT&T will launch three new services that allow users to stream DirecTV online without an annual contract, satellite dish, or set-top box. The plans—called

AT&T Snaps Up Assets, Talent From Carrier iQ, Phone Monitoring Startup Goes Offline

Remember Carrier iQ? In the years before Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, the name and its software became synonymous with creepy, unseen monitoring of everything that you do on a s

Wi-Fi Calling Finally Comes To The iPhone For AT&T Customers

After being promised Wi-Fi calling for over a year by Apple and AT&T…it’s finally here. It’s available for iPhone 6, 6+ and 6S and 6S+ AT&T customers with iOS 9. You’ll

Mojio Launches Apps And Services Marketplace For Its Connected Car Platform

Mojio, a connected car platform based around a small, Internet-connected device you plug into your car’s OBD port, is launching an app and services store for its platform today. The new Mojio D

FCC Approves $48.5 Billion AT&T-DirecTV Merger

The FCC just approved AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV provider DirecTV. From today’s FCC statement: “The Commission’s decision is based on a careful, thorough re
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