Sprint takes 33% stake in Tidal, plans streaming music for its 45M users

Here’s an interesting turn of events in the ongoing story of the streaming music industry. Today, Sprint, itself owned by Softbank, announced it would take a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the stre

SoftBank lets Trump brag about creating jobs (he didn’t) so that it can buy T-Mobile

Yes, Trump is still talking about the same SoftBank fund that has nothing to do with him. In a convoluted turn of self promotion, the President-elect just revisited his not-so-humblebrag from earl

Niantic confirms new Pokémon are coming

Niantic, the creator of the massively popular smartphone game, Pokémon Go, has confirmed that new Pokémon characters will be unveiled this Monday. “Keep an eye out on our social media channels on

Google brings RCS, the next-gen upgrade to SMS, to Android phones on Sprint

As promised earlier this year, Google is bringing RCS – Rich Communications Service, an upgrade to the SMS standard – to Android devices. Its first carrier partner on the initiative is Sp

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

Telecoms open shop on Madison Avenue, but will brands buy?

Many companies have transformed and realigned their focus with great success. Avon transitioned from peddling books door-to-door to marketing beauty products. Wrigley started as a soap and baking soda

The audio enhancing BoomStick is now available at Sprint Stores

We first took a look (or, rather, a listen) at the BoomStick right around CES of this year. The unassuming plug-in promised a peculiar sort of magic, souping up the sound quality of existing audio ha

Nextbit cancels CDMA version of Robin smartphone, issues refunds

After already delaying the CDMA by a few months, Nextbit has decided to cancel the production of the CDMA Robin for Verizon and Sprint networks outright, Recode reports. The company is now refunding K

Nikesh Arora Will Take Over From SoftBank CEO As Chairman Of Yahoo Japan

Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding

Mobile app search company Quixey, which has been focused on solving the challenges with app discovery, and counts among its customer base names like Ask.com and Sprint, confirmed today it has raised

Why Google’s Plan To Sell Wireless Probably Doesn’t Scare Network Providers

Google is gearing up to sell wireless service directly to customers as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), by acquiring excess network capacity from Sprint and T-Mobile and reselling it to custo

Sprint Says Strict Net Neutrality Rules Won’t Disrupt Its Infrastructure Investments

As you must have heard, if the FCC institutes strict net neutrality regulations, and especially if it uses its authority under Title II of the Communications Act, investment in Internet service infras

Sprint To Replace CEO, Drop Bid For T-Mobile Amid Tough Regulatory Climate

Sprint will drop its efforts to buy T-Mobile amid a hostile regulatory climate and financing difficulties. The prospect of lowering the number of major mobile carriers in the United States from four t

Sprint Asks If Two Useless Things Can Become One Useful One With The LivePro Projector Hotspot

Sprint is taking two devices with questionable utility and mashing them together to create a hybrid pocket projector/mobile hotspot that might actually succeed at making an actual Voltron out of piece

Sprint Announces Spotify Partnership, Unveils HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition Smartphone

Sprint has gathered the NY media today to reveal a new smartphone in collaboration with HTC and Harman/Kardon, as well as a discount partnership with Spotify. Sprint unveiled a partnership with Sp

US Accuses Sprint Of Fraudulently Overcharging Millions For Surveillance Requests

The United States is seeking millions from Sprint for allegedly overcharging authorities for the compensation normally paid for assistance with controversial surveillance programs. Sprint inflated

Regulators Frosty On Possible Wireless Consolidation

Regulators are not enthused about a possible Sprint and T-Mobile U.S. merger agreement, voicing concerns that further consolidation of the market could lead to reduced competition. The New York Times

Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin Mobile Into ‘Sprint Freedom’

It was only <a target="_blank" href="http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/iden-nextel-national-network-on-schedule-to-shut-down-june-30.htm">six months ago</a> that Sprint decommissioned and shut

U.S. Senator Issues Letter To Top 5 Wireless Carriers Urging Kill Switch Adoption

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has today taken up the battle cry of numerous legislators before her, calling for wireless carriers to enable new anti-theft technology on handsets. Accordin

iPhone 5S And 5C Will Still Not Do Simultaneous Data And Voice On Verizon Or Sprint

One of the longest-standing gripes about the iPhone on Verizon and Sprint networks will not change this time around. The new models of iPhone for those carriers will still not enable you to use both v
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