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WifiForward adds ballast to demand for unlicensed spectrum

Internet and communications heavyweights along with other supporters want more spectrum for Wi-Fi, and they want it now. The WifiForward coalition is calling for policymakers to open up more unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi and other uses, contending that Wi-Fi in general is at risk due to a deluge of wireless data traffic that is causing increasing spectrum congestion.

Android OS dominates smart watch market

Google's Android operating system (OS) is dominating more than just smartphone shipments, according to latest figures from Strategy Analytics.

Report: Microsoft might bring Android apps to Windows

Unnamed sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that Microsoft is "seriously considering" allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone.

Report: Nokia preps 'Normandy' Android phone for Mobile World Congress release

Nokia is going to soon release a phone running a forked version of Google's Android platform, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report. The release of the phone, codenamed "Normandy," will come just ahead of the closing of Microsoft's $7.4 billion deal to buy Nokia's handset business.

Sprint's Q4 wireline revenue rises to $859M with strong data, voice service results

Sprint's wireline revenues were a bit of a mixed bag in the fourth quarter of 2013, rising to $859 million sequentially but down year-over-over year from $949 million in the same period a year ago.

Nokia flexes IPR muscle with HTC

Nokia offered a glimpse into its post-manufacturing future in the mobile phone business after the company confirmed it has ended a patent infringement spat with Taiwanese device maker HTC at the eleventh hour.

Ericsson buying TV Everywhere tech vendor Azuki Systems

Ericsson has agreed to buy TV Everywhere technology vendor Azuki Systems, whose customers range from Showtime to Buckeye CableSystem.

Microsoft is finally winning over Windows Phone 8 developer converts

Microsoft's changes to its Windows Store and app certification process could help increase its momentum among Windows Phone developers.  For more, check out this  FierceDeveloper  special report.

Microsoft's Nadella puts focus on mobile and cloud, but Nokia plans remain elusive

With Satya Nadella now officially Microsoft's new CEO, the tech world is now looking intently at his plans for the company, especially for how it will tackle the mobile market. At the same time, Nadella and the wider Microsoft organization will need to figure out what roles internal candidates who were passed over for the CEO spot will play in the Nadella era.

From T-Mobile to RadioShack: The best and worst wireless commercials at Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl XLVIII was a dud of a game, with the Seattle Seahawks crushing the Denver Broncos 43-8, but it was still the most-seen broadcast in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen, Fox's Super Bowl broadcast delivered an average 112.2 million viewers.  In fact, the advertisements may have been more entertaining than the game, and this year there were an unusual number that either directly or indirectly related to the wireless industry or technology.