Time Warner Cable has developed technology that would allow subscribers to transfer TV shows and movies stored on a DVR to PCs, smartphones and tablets, according to a patent application obtained by FierceCable .
Verizon Communications has been talking to financial analysts about the price it may be willing to pay to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless as a way to spur talks between the two telecom giants, according to a Bloomberg report.
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.
Researchers at AT&T Labs for several years have been studying how anonymous mobile phone usage data could help city planners get a better sense of where people live, work and visit--thereby potentially improving traffic congestion, mass transit planning and preparations for major events like parades. The efforts offer a clear look into how wireless carriers can participate in the nebulous but potentially lucrative market for "big data."
AT&T accused the Department of Justice of attempting to rig the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction to ensure that the two smaller nationwide carriers--Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA--could win most of the spectrum up for grabs.
Isis is partnering with cashless payment services firm USA Technologies on mobile wallet loyalty program optimized for the vending machine industry.
With its fate still uncertain, Clearwire revealed relatively sluggish first-quarter results, which are likely the company's last as an independent entity. The company also said it continues to recommend Sprint Nextel's bid to acquire Clearwire over Verizon Wireless' competing bid to acquire some of Clearwire's spectrum license leases.
BlackBerry confirmed that all four Tier 1 U.S. carriers will launch the BlackBerry Q10, the company's first BlackBerry 10-based smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard, giving the company a boost of carrier support as it seeks to regain market share in the American market.
Verizon Communications has hired advisers in advance of a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid for Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, according to a Reuters report.
AT&T Mobility sold 6 million smartphones in the first quarter but its postpaid net adds reached just 296,000. The figure is far below Verizon Wireless' 677,000 net retail postpaid customer additions in the first quarter.