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Q1 earnings season kicks off

The first-quarter earnings season is already underway, and FierceWireless will be covering all of the reports on profit, revenue and industry trends from across the wireless market. Special report

Google acknowledges slow Wallet adoption, but promises to stick with it

During a recent presentation at the Electronic Transaction Association's tradeshow in Las Vegas, Google Wallet chief Ariel Bardin conceded that customers have been slow to embrace the company's mobile payments service. However, he said that Google plans to remain in the mobile payments space for the long haul, and will continue to tweak the technology in hopes it will take off.

4K, 8K and more: The NAB 2014 show in pictures

The National Association of Broadcasters' annual trade show drew around 98,000 attendees from every facet of the broadcasting industry to Las Vegas. And while the customary displays of cameras and broadcast equipment can be found throughout the venue, new market entrants and technological innovation were also popping up on the show floor. Slideshow

Appsbar, AppMachine and others promise no-code app development

Although most mobile developers come from a traditional software development background using JavaScript or C++, a growing number of vendors are promising tools and templates that would allow anyone--even someone without any coding experience--to build basic smartphone apps.

Updated: Amazon expanding, updating Amazon Local Commerce business

Ecommerce giant Amazon is refining a business that is working to enable the sale of stuff in the real world. "We are building products and services which will delight billions of customers as they buy and sell things in the real world (as opposed to online)," the company said in a recent job posting for its Amazon Local Commerce business.

Google, Samsung, HTC, Opera and others celebrate April Fools' Day with pranks

It's not April Fools' Day if Google isn't throwing a few pranks into the mix.

Huawei ships 52M smartphones in 2013, again misses its own target

Huawei reported its full-year 2013 results in its annual report, and noted that higher sales of network gear drove record revenue and net profit last year. However, while Huawei also reported an increase in smartphone sales in 2013, it again missed its own targets for growth in smartphones.

ZTE swings back to profitability in 2013 thanks to LTE networking

.ZTE reported a net profit for all of 2013 thanks to the strength of its LTE network projects. This is a welcome change of pace for the company, which posted its first ever yearly loss for 2012.

Developers tentatively stepping into social casino gaming

Although the social casino gaming market, which includes games for Android and iOS as well as Facebook, is currently dominated by large casino-focused companies like Caesars Interactive Entertainment, a number of startups and vendors are entering this market with the goal of making it easier for developers to create mobile casino titles. For more on this trend, check out this  FierceDeveoper  special report.

Kii, Gamesparks and Shephertz target MBaaS space with hosting and integration services

For the last few years, a number of firms have created mobile backend-as-a-service (mBaas) offerings that allow developers to offload chores like hosting or managing servers to keep apps up and running. Check out this  FierceDeveloper  feature  for more details.