mobile technology

5G needs a “new mindset” towards Internet rules, telcos warn

Carriers have kicked off the world’s biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an “investment friendly framework” to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the

AT&T names Atlanta, Dallas and Waco first of 12 US cities to get 5G wireless

AT&T wireless announced on Tuesday the first cities to get its 5G network. The carrier plans on installing 5G in 12 cities by the end of 2018, and on top of the list is Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas

Samsung touts 650k Note 8 pre-sales; 2.5x faster than Note 7 pre-orders

Another tidbit pertaining to Samsung's incoming Note 8, with the company hoping its premium phablet brand can rise phoenix like from the ashes of the Note 7 flaming battery debacle.  

Shine gives up on mobile network ad-block threats, wants to play nice

So much for sticking "nuclear weapons" in carriers' dumb pipes. Shine, last year's enfant terrible of mobile ad blocking is pivoting (again!) -- in both tone of voice and business model. It's also reb

Europe ready to hang up on mobile roaming fees by mid-June

The abolition of mobile roaming charges across the European Union by the middle of this year looks almost certain now, after the region's executive body, parliament and representatives of the 28 Membe

The R.Pi IoT Shield adds IoT connectivity to your DIY project

Of all the things in this great green world which we desire, the most important is connection. That’s why the R.Pi IoT family is pretty cool. Built by the team that brought us TinyLab, these cle

Shine is rolling out on-demand life coaching via text message

A startup called Shine is rolling out a new service offering on-demand life coaching via text messages as a paid tier to its free, daily texting service. While a number of today’s chatbots and S

Hofstra bans private Wi-Fi, charges $200 for network connectivity during debate

In an exciting bit of pre-debate frisson, journalists covering the presidential debate at Hofstra University are now Tweet they have to pay $200 for Wi-Fi access on site and, more importantly, the one

SwiftKey officially unwraps its emoji prediction app 🎁😆💃🔛

Keyboard app maker Swiftkey, which was acquired by Microsoft for $250 million in February, has officially launched its first product since that acquisition -- and it's an emoji-predicting keyboard app

“Let me see your phone”

Here’s one for your Friday . An older video, unearthed by Twitter user @iamjamajesty a few days ago has been blowing up on the network. This group poem, performed by Morgan “MoMo”

Europe blocks O2-Three carrier merger in the UK

Europe's Competition Commission has blocked a proposed merger that would have seen the number of major carriers in the UK mobile market reduced from four to three.

Get hype brands at retail with Restocks

Over the past couple of months, I’ve purchased more items through Restocks than any other mobile commerce app aside from Amazon. And I’d wager that aside from a couple of statistical outliers each

Google’s latest mobile search algorithm update makes having a mobile-friendly site even more important

If your site isn't easy to use on mobile, Google penalizes it by ranking it lower on its mobile search results pages. To give publishers even more of an incentive to offer mobile-friendly pages, Googl

After Jibe Mobile Buy, Google To Provide Carriers With Android RCS Client

Here at Mobile World Congress 2016, the annual Barcelona-based flesh-pressing of the telco industry, Google and a bunch of carriers have put out a press release talking up how they are apparently 'ali

Index Ventures Has A New, $550 Million Fund, And A New Partner

When yesterday, the keyboard developer Swiftkey was reported to be acquired by Microsoft for $250 million — about 10 times what it raised from investors — it seemed just another success

A Whole New World Of Mobile Markets: Cars, Photos, TVs, Wallets And More

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Doug Renert is a co-founding partner of Tandem Capital, Silicon Valley's first and largest mobile accelerator fund.</em> Mary Meeker explains in her oft-cited <a target

Shock study: Kids spend a lot of time online, using their phones

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/kidsmedia.jpg" />It was only five years ago that kids between the ages of 8 and 18 "only" spent 6.5 hours online. Today, these same kids