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Google joins Apple, Facebook, Twitter in beacon race

The white-hot market that is beacon technology got another boost this week when Google unveiled Eddystone, a new and open format for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons for anyone to use.

Google Fiber to bring Internet access to low-cost residents in its fiber markets

Google Fiber has launched a plan to deliver Internet access to low-income residents in all of its FTTH markets as part of the Obama administration's ConnectHome initiative.

Wireless in the second quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Google pushes 'real world' Bluetooth low energy beacon format

Google said it is addressing limitations in Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon systems with a new, open, format that will make it easier for developers to produce compatible applications.

Will Apple and Google also lead the way for developers in the Internet of Things?

What role will Google and Apple play in unleashing developers as the Internet of Things spreads? There is still some question of whether mobile dominance will be carried over to IoT.  Special report

BT's employees-only IPv6 trial catches some customers' attention

BT has begun trialing IPv6 addressing with a group of its employees, setting a foundation to conduct a larger scale customer trial. But a number of customers are seeing an IPv6 address alongside the current IPv4 address that's being assigned to their connections.

Google, Sprint, Microsoft see potential in aggregated Wi-Fi, but initial revenues aren't impressive

Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable and Huawei have developed plans to deploy Wi-Fi to achieve specific goals for their companies. For Sprint and TWC, the mission is to expand and improve coverage. Huawei wants to sell more handsets, while Google and Microsoft are interested in making their digital services more accessible to a larger audience.

With Wi-Fi, the mobile carrier of the future might be American Express, Facebook or Microsoft (or almost anyone)

Companies like Google, Republic Wireless and others are taking advantage of this trend by offering "Wi-Fi-first" service plans that push users' data traffic onto Wi-Fi networks if they are available, and fall back only to cellular when necessary (thereby keeping costs low). But such services may be the start of something much bigger.

Sprint, Google, Microsoft, Huawei, TWC and others tap into aggregated Wi-Fi- but revenues remain lethargic

A wide range of major companies including Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, Huawei and potentially Microsoft are collecting Wi-Fi hotspots as a way to further their respective business goals. In the case of Sprint and TWC, it's to expand and improve coverage. For Huawei, it's to help sell more phones. And for Google and Microsoft, it's likely a way of making their respective digital services stickier and more accessible.

Rumor mill: Huawei working with Google on Nexus phone, Chinese app store

Huawei is working with Google to develop a new Nexus-branded smartphone that showcases Google's new Android M software, according to a report from  The Information.