Sprint worked with Facebook to develop a Facebook application that lets customers invite friends on Facebook to join a Sprint "Framily" group plan. The collaboration is novel and an indication that Sprint is putting a great deal of emphasis on the plans, which were unveiled in January.
Video hosting site Vimeo has created a $10 million fund to invest in promising indie films, taking a strategy originally used by Netflix to directly license films shown at independent film festivals and distribute them exclusively.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that the model that has prevailed in the U.S. wireless industry for years of customers getting subsidized devices in exchange for signing two-year contracts is radically shifting.
Nearly 80 percent of U.S. adults still get most of their video through traditional pay-TV services, though paid streaming video services and free services also make up a large portion of viewing, a CEA study found.
Verizon Wireless reworked the pricing for its prepaid plans by reducing prices but also cutting the amount of data in the plans. The new prepaid plans come weeks after Verizon updated its shared data plans, changing the name of those plans from "Share Everything" to "More Everything" and increasing the data allotments for some plans.
Bouygues Telecom has launched the latest salvo in the French market, introducing a new low-cost fixed line package for €19.99 ($27.46) that the operator sells in combination with its mobile plans.
The Fierce team of editors is all over the Fira Gran this week in Barcelona, Spain, for the Mobile World Congress 2014 trade show, with reports from the show floor, keynotes and press conferences all gathered in one location: MWCLive 2014.
The Disney Movies Anywhere service for PCs and iOS requires an iTunes account now, but in the future Disney expects to work with other "provider partners."
The Winter Olympics officially ended Sunday night, and the results for online video viewing are beginning to roll in. As expected, the Sochi Games were the most streamed Olympics ever, surpassing the London Olympics. We detail some of the hallmarks of streaming video during the Games, including Live Extra views, advertising and Internet traffic rates.
The recent burst in wireless plan revisions reminds us that change and expanded consumer choices have become defining characteristics of the U.S. mobile market place. As illustrated in the chart below, carriers are engaging in an intense back and forth of response and counter-response on everything from their shared data plan offerings to device upgrades to handset financing.