Microsoft's Windows Phone fueled 5.6 percent of smartphones sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013, up from 3.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, narrowing the gap on Google's Android and Apple's iOS, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Charlie Ergen's Dish Network could use some financial help in its attempt to take over Sprint Nextel, and BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk is suggesting two white knights that could come to Dish's aid: Apple and Google.
Google has revised its Android developer terms and conditions to close a loophole that allowed Facebook to upgrade its social networking app without leveraging the Google Play storefront's update mechanisms.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at new advertising formats, such as Google TrueView, that are expected to drive increased revenue from online video advertising.
North American LTE users gobble up on average 46 MB per day of mobile data, or 168 percent more than 3G users, who consume 17 MB per day, according to research from Alcatel-Lucent.
CBS Corp. said it bought a minority stake in Syncbak, an Iowa-based company that has been pitching broadcasters an authentication platform that could be used to stream local TV station programming to viewers on mobile devices.
Google Fiber's move to acquire iProvo, a Utah-based municipal broadband network, for $1 is facing criticism from an independent ISP, XMission, which said the city is giving Google the ability to become a monopoly.
A new malware family dubbed BadNews has been identified in 32 Android applications with combined download totals between 2 million and 9 million, Lookout Mobile Security reports. Google has already removed all the apps in question and suspended the associated Google Play developer accounts, Lookout adds.
Apparently Google got a deal it couldn't refuse: an offer to purchase Provo, Utah's municipal fiber system for $1 to bring Google Fiber to the city.
Android's open source operating system is appealing to developers, but that success comes with a downside--fragmentation.