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Google's flirtation with Cyanogen rejected as startup seeks investors, $1B valuation

Cyanogen, which makes software based on Google's Android operating system, is pursuing a Series C round of financing with late-stage investors and major tech firms after reportedly rejecting an overture from Google to acquire the startup.

The Gigabit Wars: Breaking down the race for the best products and services

It's pretty easy to see how Google Fiber's FTTP initiative and its $70 a month pricing construct is forcing other traditional telcos, cable operators and municipalities to react with similar offerings. In its new feature,  Gigabit Wars: The best prices for 1 Gbps service from ILECs, MSOs and municipal providers, FierceTelecom looks at how various service providers are positioning their fiber-based broadband services in the market.

Google's Project Ara will let users swap out modules as needed

Google's Project Ara, which is focusing on creating modular-designed smartphones, will come with specialized software that lets users swap out nearly all hardware modules, according to Paul Eremenko, the head of Project Ara within Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group.

EC net closes in on Apple Irish tax scandal

The European Commission (EC) is today expected to release initial details of a probe into Apple's tax arrangements in the region that could see the U.S. smartphone maker fined billions of Euros.  

Updated: Report: Dunkin' Donuts has fastest Wi-Fi download speeds among coffee chains

In honor of National Coffee Day (yes, there is such a thing), wefi released analytics regarding Wi-Fi connectivity trends at coffee chains such as Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Tully's Coffee and Panera.

Net neutrality: Netflix continues fight for 'strong' rules, responds to Comcast accusation of extortion

Netflix reiterated its support of "clear and strong Internet protections" from the FCC in order to support the "virtuous circle" of broadband investment and business applications stemming from such rules.

TDS addresses consumers' digital device appetite with new personal cloud service

TDS is tackling its consumer customers' growing desire to carry content on multiple wireline and increasingly, mobile devices, with the introduction of its "younited" personal cloud service.

Google, Microsoft keep pushing for unlicensed use of 600 MHz band

Google and Microsoft are keeping up the pressure as they lobby the FCC to include technical rules enabling the use of unlicensed devices in the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum that will be auctioned next year.

Google's Wi-Fi sniffing activities still at issue in lawsuit

Four years after acknowledging that it mistakenly gathered payload data from open Wi-Fi networks at the same time it collected publicly broadcast SSID information and MAC addresses for use in future geolocation services, Google still faces a lawsuit filed in federal court regarding its alleged collection of personal information.

Berg Insight: Smartphone navigation app users grow; stand-alone device shipments fall

Berg Insight revealed the sector of personal navigation is rapidly becoming a mobile play, as the number of personal navigation devices (PNDs) shipped fell in 2013 while the number of people utilising mobile navigation apps grew.