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Report: Softcard up for sale, Google, PayPal among those interested in buying

Google is interested in buying mobile payments company Softcard, according to multiple reports, in a deal that would bring Google into closer alignment with wireless carriers and that would consolidate the payments market just as Apple Pay is getting off the ground.

5G visions include drones, robots, high-altitude balloons

While providing comments on how the FCC should treat the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz, interested parties also shared their visions for 5G--everything from M2M to robots and drones.

Qualcomm teams with Branson on OneWeb satellite venture as SpaceX CEO pursues rival constellation

The race to launch a new constellation of satellites just got a little more real as two big endeavors emerged with famous backers last week, one involving wireless-technology pioneer Qualcomm and Richard Branson, and the other with SpaceX CEO and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk.

Google Glass developers concerned by end of production

Google faced a mix of praise and criticism from people who have invested time and money to test the company's Glass wearable device, after the search giant announced it is ending production of the units.

Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Google to launch Project Ara modular smartphone pilot program in Puerto Rico in 2015

Google's modular smartphone effort, known as Project Ara, is inching closer to getting actual products in the hands of consumers, with a pilot launch in Puerto Rico scheduled for the second half of 2015.

Google network upgrades lead to Wi-Fi shutdown in East Palo Alto, Calif.

Another free Wi-Fi network is getting decommissioned, this time in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park, Calif., according to  Palo Alto Online.

NCTA to FCC: Google can already attach to utility poles without Title II

The NCTA has told the FCC that Google doesn't need help from Title II enactment in order to have access to infrastructure controlled by utilities.

BlackBerry CEO predicts mid-term payback for new IoT platform

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform unveiled by the company this week will begin boosting its top-line earnings in the medium term, as the Canada-based company continues to diversify in a bid to return to profitability.

Google signs 30 media companies, 20 advertisers to Partner Select online video program

Web giant Google announced this week that 30 major media companies, among them CBS Interactive, Fox News, Scripps Networks and Discovery Communications, and 20 brand advertisers have signed on to its premium online video advertising service, Google Partner Select.