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AT&T to launch renewed Cricket prepaid brand at end of Q2

AT&T Mobility plans to launch an upgraded version of the Cricket prepaid brand at the end of the second quarter, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. AT&T closed on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless' Cricket brand and 4.5 million customers last month.

AT&T's $500M OTT video venture with Chernin Group could center on mobile services

AT&T announced a new, $500 million joint venture with The Chernin Group, a Hollywood production company for TV shows and movies, to target the over-the-top online video space--and AT&T specifically mentioned mobile as a key element in its efforts to expand into OTT online video.

How app developers can make a crowdfunding campaign a success

For most developers of apps and mobile games, $25,000 may be more than they need--or more than they're likely to get. In some cases though, developers are using Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other sites not to get money to produce their app but to validate their business. Special report.

Report: Apple boosts efforts to get into payments market

Apple is stepping up its recruitment of payment executives as part of an effort to gain a stronger foothold in the mobile and electronic payments market, according to a Re/code report.

Ericsson's Vestberg: 5G networks will be defined by how they are used

ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said he thinks that "5G" networks will be defined more by how the network is used than by a major leap in the air-interface technology.

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