Rounding up Fierce's features this week

Mike Dano

FierceWireless and the other Fierce publications give you the latest news every day to keep you up to date. But we also do a whole lot more than that and this week was especially busy in terms of features. In case you missed them, here's a quick recap of some of our biggest features from the week:

  • FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein published the 2013 FierceWireless Fierce 15 awards. Every year FierceWireless editors meet with, either in person or on the phone, scores of the most innovative and smart emerging companies in the wireless industry. Our selections this year, as in every year, are based on numerous briefings and interactions we have with companies. Check out the list here.
  • Where are they now? The wireless industry is full of interesting executives. As the market ebbs and flows, some of these executives travel in and out of the spotlight. But it's sometimes worth tracking these players down to find out what happened to them, what they're working on now and where they're headed next. Thus, FierceWireless editors selected 10 former wireless industry executives to catch up with in this special report.
  • Godfrey Chua, directing analyst for M2M and connected world at Infonetics Research, checked out the wide range of business models popping up in the wild and wooly world of machine-to-machine communications in this Industry Voices.
  • Similarly, Monica Paolini, founder and president of Senza Fili Consulting, looked at the evolution of backhaul for small cells in her Industry Voices. (Speaking of backhaul, make sure to check out FierceTelecom Editor Sean Buckley's investigation into the backhaul market, and how Verizon Communications and AT&T will play in this area, in his report on the topic.)
  • Also, FierceTelecom's Buckley welcomed his fourth annual Women in Wireline feature, where he and other FierceTelecom editors recognize important women executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry. Profiled are women executives who are shaping the telecom industry with new services, driving innovation, and shaping telecom policy. Special Report.
  • Finally, don't miss FierceDeveloper Editor Shane Schick's look at the APIs included in Apple's iOS 7 operating system for game controller hardware from third-party providers. This is part of the vendor's "Made for iPhone, iPod and iPad" (MFi) program, and it could upend the market for mobile and console gaming. Feature

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