FCC proposes large public WiFi networks

Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks - The Washington Post: "The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month. The proposal from the Federal Communications Commission has rattled the $178 billion wireless industry, which has launched a fierce lobbying effort to persuade policymakers to reconsider the idea, analysts say. That has been countered by an equally intense campaign from Google, Microsoft and other tech giants who say a free-for-all WiFi service would spark an explosion of innovations and devices that would benefit most Americans, especially the poor."

Apple and Samsung have won the smartphone wars. What's next?
The Guardian
Instead, though, the top five smartphone sellers on IDC's measure are Samsung, Apple, Huawei (10.8m), Sony (9.8m), and ZTE (7.5m). It's telling that RIM, Nokia, HTC and Google-owned Motorola have all dropped out of that and that LG, supplier of the ...

The Guardian

Has Apple Lost Its Cool to Samsung?
Wall Street Journal
Samsung Electronics Co. is succeeding where other technology companies have tried and failed: closing the coolness gap with Apple Inc. The deep-pocketed Korean company has used a combination of engineering prowess, manufacturing heft and ...

Wall Street Journal

Apple Rejects Samsung Request To See iOS 6 Source Code In Korea Patent ...
In one court case, in Korea's Seoul Central District Court, where Samsung has brought a patent infringement case against Apple's mobile operating system, Samsung is putting pressure on Apple to show it the iOS 6 source code, according to The Korea ...

Huawei's Smartphone Sales Eclipse Nokia, RIM
Wall Street Journal
... ANTON TROIANOVSKI. China's Huawei Technologies Co. has jumped ahead of Nokia Corp., HTCCorp. and Research In Motion Ltd. in the world-wide smartphone race, but steep challenges remain for the telecommunications firm as it pursues a bigger role ...

Rugged Android smartphone: Samsung's waterproof Galaxy Xcover 2 unveiled
Samsung has now unveiled a new Galaxy smartphone - Galaxy Xcover 2 - which runsAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone. The GALAXY Xcover 2 is said to be optimised to endure against the most rugged outdoor conditions, whether you are at work or play.


Samsung warns of smartphone slowdown
It did not provide unit sales figures, but analysts estimated Samsung sold 63 million smartphones in the quarter, including 15 million Galaxy S IIIs and 7 million Galaxy Note IIs, compared to Apple's 47.8 million iPhones. Apple's sales were a new ...


Galaxy Note 8, Siri on Android, BlackBerry 10 in Podcast 323
BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8 and Firefox OS are all set for a watershed year, but can any of them really tackle the iPhone and Android? And we discuss the week's tech news, including more record Apple profits, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the ...


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