Biography for Mike Dano
Mike Dano is the executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, which includes FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, FierceCable, FierceWirelessTech and other publications. In his role, Mike oversees all editorial content for the publications, and acts as a point of contact for such content. Mike has covered the wireless industry as a journalist for the better part of a decade, and remembers writing a story about the transition from black and white to color screens on cell phones. Mike is based in Denver and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceWireless or @mikeddano on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Mike Dano
Facebook reported gains in mobile revenues and traffic that outpaced Wall Street expectations. The company said around 84 percent of its 890 million daily users accessed its site from a phone, and around 86 percent of its 1.39 billion monthly users did so from a phone--a record for the company.
Apple posted a blowout holiday quarter with sales of 74.5 million iPhones and $18 billion in net profit. The results were way above forecasts from most Wall Street analysts. "We'd like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal."
According to a new Reuters report, Samsung recently approached BlackBerry to buy the company for up to $7.5 billion, a figure that represented a 60 percent premium on BlackBerry's shares. Samsung was mainly interested in BlackBerry's patent portfolio, according to the report.
The Supreme Court handed T-Mobile US and the wider wireless industry a victory today via a ruling in a case centering on how local governments must inform wireless carriers, tower companies and others about why they reject tower-construction requests.
The impressive gains that Netflix and Amazon are enjoying in the video space are hard to ignore: From Kevin Spacey in House of Cards to Amazon's recent announcement that Woody Allen will write a show for the company's Instant Video streaming video service, it's clear that quality, scripted content is increasingly moving online.
After a year of delays, Samsung finally released a smartphone running its Tizen operating system. The Z1 runs the Tizen 2.3 OS, supports two SIM cards and features a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 3.1-megapixel camera and 4 GB of on-board memory, and will sell for $92 in India.
After two years of failed negotiations, Apple and Ericsson are taking their patent-licensing disagreement to the courtroom--at the heart of the argument is the amount of money Apple believes it should pay to Ericsson to use Ericsson's technology in its iPhones and iPads.
Verizon announced its new "Verizon Vehicle" connected-car service that is designed to provide roadside assistance, vehicle monitoring and other services to the roughly 200 million older cars on the road today that cannot connect to a wireless network. The product is scheduled to launch April 10 and will cost $14.99 per month ($12.99 per month for each additional vehicle) with a two-year contract.
A new survey of Internet users across the globe shows that 9 percent of respondents reported owning a smart watch. The results indicate either tepid interest in the devices (if you're a pessimist) or a market that remains wide open for competitors to enter (if you're an optimist).
OnePass was just one topic TiVo's Jim Denney covered in his comments to FierceCable at CES. He also discussed TiVo's view of 4K technology, the company's efforts to target the multiscreen trend, and its work around metadata. For more on Denney's comments, check out this FierceCable Hot Seat.