According to a new report from Reuters, Amazon plans to increase its investment in the development of new gadgets, and is focusing on devices such as wearables and one-button ordering machines.
Apple may change the Beats Music streaming music service it acquired along with Beats Electronics in May for $3 billion, and may drop the Beats brand for the fledgling music service, according to a Re/code report.
French mobile and Internet firm Iliad has set a deadline of mid-October to either make an improved offer to take control of T-Mobile US or abandon its pursuit, according to a Reuters report.
T-Mobile US would strike an M&A deal with another company only if they had U.S. spectrum, a U.S. customer base and offered "favorable financial terms," according to financial analysts.
LAS VEGAS--Sprint MVNO FreedomPop has been in formal M&A discussions with a publicly traded telecommunications company that is not a Tier 1 U.S. carrier, according to FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols. That offer is in addition to ongoing discussions on a deal with a major U.S. carrier, he confirmed.
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has told T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom he is interested in a future deal for the carrier, according to a Bloomberg report. Ergen previously left the door open for a bid for T-Mobile after merger talks between T-Mobile and Sprint broke down last month.
Apple is still a few days away from introducing its next versions of the iPhone, but more details about the devices keep leaking out. According to a report from the New York Times, Apple will introduce a software mode that lets consumers more easily use the new iPhones with one hand, since the new phones are expected to be larger.
Apple is going to add Near Field Communications technology to its forthcoming wearable device, expected to be called the iWatch, according to a Wall Street Journal article. That would enable customers to use the watch to process digital payments wirelessly and expand the gadget's functionality beyond fitness and health monitoring.
Apple is hosting a media event Sept. 9 at the Flint Center for Performing Arts, near its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Although Apple is expected to unveil its first new product line since 2010 at the event--its long-rumored wearable, which many have dubbed the iWatch--the main draw is expected to be Apple's announcement of the next iteration of the iPhone, which will likely be called the iPhone 6. FierceWireless has compiled six of the most prominent iPhone 6 rumors, with a special focus on the wireless technologies that may or may not make it into the final design.
Apple has struck deals with Visa, MasterCard and American Express for its mobile payments program it will unveil alongside the next iPhone, according to a Bloomberg report.