Three ways to tell if Apple’s the one behind an acquisition: It involves an unknown startup; very specific technology and engineering talents are at play; and the company is being inexplicably furtive about who actually owns it.
Crowdroaming is a European startup that lets locals share their unused data allowances with travelers, so the travelers get free Wi-Fi.
With mobile data plans getting increasingly convoluted, bandwidth monitoring apps have practically become a necessity to avoid steep overage charges. Now, you can track your bandwidth with style.
Mobile data usage has been on the upswing for years with the proliferation of smartphones, and the trend will continue with force, according to new research by Strategy Analytics.
The movement toward “small cell” infrastructure requires wireless data networking tech like Fastback’s
Vasona Networks has raised $12 million in fresh funding to help it continue to fix bandwidth problems plaguing mobile networks and smartphone owners.
Why call when you can text, e-mail, or instant message someone?
More than 110 high-speed LTE networks have now been deployed around the world with the potential to connect almost 500 million people in 50 different countries. But how is the new cellular technology affecting what smartphone owners do?
With $15 million from Andreessen Horowitz and others, ItsOn says it’s found two big ways to help mobile carriers make more money: Consumer flexibility and data sponsorships.
Sure, the iPhone 5 passed Samsung’s Galaxy S III in web traffic just three weeks after getting on the market. But does that say more about mobile operating systems and differences between Android and iPhone users than it says about device sales numbers?
Openet, a mobile network transaction software company, announced a fourth round of funding, for $21 million, Wednesday. Openet manages network engagement, insights, and control of a mobile network. AT&T, Verizon, and Vodafone use its software to keep tabs on their networks.
AT&T announced today it is easing up on its “unlimited” data plan restrictions, bowing to public pressure.
Onavo, a company known for its iPhone app that shrinks mobile data, announced today that it has raised an additional $10 million in a second round of funding from Horizons Ventures and Motorola Mobility Ventures.
Now Android users will have an even better sense of just how much precious bandwidth their apps are using.
Ericsson, a company providing technology to the world’s mobile operators, predicts mobile data subscriptions will hit five billion in 2016, 10 times larger than the current figure.
If you’ve ever gone on a road trip through the US, you know how maddening keeping track of mobile coverage areas can be. Enter “Coverage?”, an app that compiles data coverage maps across all major US cellular carriers.
Notoriously well-connected Russian-American billionaire Len Blavatnik has decided to place a sizable bet on mobile data leader Acision, on Tuesday announcing he would lead the way in a $100 million funding infusion into the firm.
Verizon Wireless announced yesterday that it’s refunding $90 million to around 15 million customers who were mistakenly charged for data access on their phones over the past few years.