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Are we ready for a mobile-first world?

Judging from the number of people poring over their smartphones on the sidewalk, in their cars and in public places, mobile seems to have stolen our attention away from the wired Internet and traditional TV.

Facebook is the new religion, Ashton Kutcher says

Internet communities are more trustworthy than some big corporations, but mobile is proving a hard nut to crack even for the best of them, actor and venture capitalist Ashton Kutcher told CTIA Wireless Thursday.

Ericsson makes bus windows part of a Wi-Fi network

Ericsson may have a contender for oddest networking product if it commercializes the wireless bus windows it demonstrated at this week's CTIA Wireless trade show.

Wal-Mart to send automated shopping lists to its mobile app

Wal-Mart plans to use big data about a customer's usual shopping to automatically create shopping lists for them on its mobile app.

Verizon, Jennifer Lopez partner on Latino-focused wireless stores

Verizon Wireless is partnering with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez in creating a U.S. retail distribution company that will offer Verizon's devices in stores and online destinations designed to appeal to Latino consumers.

Growing mobile malware threat swirls (mostly) around Android

Mobile devices are getting hit by a boom in malware similar to the one that hit PCs starting with the rise of the Web, a security software executive said Tuesday.

Ericsson software automates Wi-Fi vs. cell choice in mixed networks

New network software from Ericsson is designed to make sure mobile users get the best possible connection when there is both a Wi-Fi and a cellular network available.

SAP to crunch and sell carriers' data on mobile use

Mobile operators collect huge amounts of data about how their subscribers use mobile data, and that information is starting to go on sale as targeted intelligence that enterprises can use to better reach consumers.

Nokia Siemens unveils tools to boost mobile video performance

Mobile network builder Nokia Siemens Networks unveiled tools to optimize video performance on mobile devices on Monday, just in time for the CTIA Wireless trade show that begins Tuesday in Las Vegas.

Corning taps into optical fiber for better indoor wireless

Bringing wireless indoors, which was once just a matter of antennas carrying a few cellular bands so people could get phone calls, has grown far more complex and demanding in the age of Wi-Fi, multiple radio bands and more powerful...

Smartphones driving violent crime across US

On Feb. 27th in the middle of the afternoon, a 16-year-old girl was walking through San Francisco's Mission district when she was ordered at gun point to hand over her cellphone. The robbery was one of 10 serious crimes in the...

San Francisco axes cellphone warning law in settlement with CTIA

San Francisco killed its cellphone radiation warning law on Tuesday by agreeing to settle a lawsuit by the mobile industry group CTIA.

US mobile data growing while SMS falls, CTIA reports

U.S. mobile networks carried 69 percent more data traffic in 2012 than in the prior year, but roughly the same number of voice minutes and fewer SMS messages, according to the industry group CTIA.

New immigration bill focuses on high-skill workers

New legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators would nearly double the number of H-1B visas that companies can get each year to hire foreign high-skill workers, including technology employees.

Google, other tech firms among top lobbying spenders in US

Google, AT&T and Verizon Communications were among the top corporate spenders on lobbying the U.S. government in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to information released this week by the U.S. House of Representatives.

CTIA to merge its mobile trade shows into one event

U.S. mobile trade group CTIA will combine its two annual trade shows starting in 2014 as it tries to attract a bigger share of the world's interest in smartphones, apps and other hot technologies.

US FTC: Many kids' apps fail to disclose what information they share

Many mobile apps aimed at children collect and share personal data without notifying parents, potentially violating U.S. law, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report released Monday.

Tech issues don't make much of an appearance in US presidential campaign

With the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, it's fair to say that technology policy hasn't risen to the top of the agenda in the debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Stolen cellphone databases switched on in US

U.S. cellphone carriers took a major step on Wednesday toward curbing the rising number of smartphone thefts with the introduction of databases that will block stolen phones from being used on domestic networks.

US senator: Use of location data not well-disclosed

Mobile carriers and app providers do not consistently or clearly disclose to customers how they use location information and other personal data, according to a new report from government auditor the U.S. Government Accountability...

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