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Don't be the first developer hit by an inter-app security attack

We all know what it means when we say, "the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing." Usually we're referring to people or organizations who act in ways that show they clearly aren't talking to each other. It's just as bad when it happens with mobile apps--except when the tradeoff for improved communication is poor inter-app security.

Google Fiber says it's still months away from turning up service in Austin

Google Fiber has told eagerly awaiting residential customers who have signed up to get its service in Austin, Texas, that they may have to wait a number of months before they get a 1 Gbps connection. It clearly places Google Fiber behind AT&T and Grande Communications, which already offer the service in the city.

AT&T brings 1 Gbps service to Houston, surrounding areas

AT&T is now offering its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in Houston and various surrounding areas, enhancing its reach in its home state to battle insurgent players like Google Fiber.

Google sidesteps lawsuit over its Android apps

A lawsuit alleging that Google was harming consumers by forcing handset makers to use its own Android apps as the default options in smartphones has been withdrawn by the plaintiffs, an action that appears to remove a cloud over Google's Android strategy.

AT&T supports NAB petition calling for better white space database management

AT&T is throwing its support behind an emergency petition filed by the National Association of Broadcasters calling for better management of the nation's TV white space spectrum.

App developers don't show much excitement about Google's plans to boost Android app installs

Google is promising to boost app installs with a revamped program that will include its Display Network and video ads. However, there didn't seem to be a very enthusiastic response to the news from Android developers.

Comcast takes it to Google Fiber with 2 Gbps residential service in Atlanta

Comcast is seeing Google Fiber's 1 Gbps broadband service and raising it. The cable conglomerate announced Thursday that it will offer symmetrical 2 Gbps service to 1.5 million customers in Atlanta starting in May, with eventual plans to to extend the service to 18 million residences by the end of this year.

Google Fiber's presence pressures AT&T to adjust 1 Gig pricing plans

Google Fiber may have only rolled out its 1 Gbps fiber to a few markets, but it's clear that its presence continues to place pressure on AT&T to adjust the pricing of its own fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) U-verse with GigaPower in the markets where it competes with the Internet search giant.

WhatsApp finally brings voice calling to Android app, iOS to follow soon

Facebook unit WhatsApp is finally launching voice calling service for its Android users. An updated version of the application is now available via Google Play and the company has promised to bring the feature to Apple's iOS shortly.

Google Fiber files business paperwork in Colorado, but says it's not a 1 Gbps target

Google Fiber has filed business registration paperwork with Colorado's secretary of state, reports  The Denver Post, a sign that it may be looking to shake up Colorado's broadband market dominated by CenturyLink and Comcast.