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25 min ago | The Washington Post

Sprint CEO Weighs Price Cuts in Tussle to Win Back Customers

Sprint Corp. is considering cutting rates for customers, as the third-largest U.S. carrier gets pulled into the mobile-phone industry's escalating competition over prices.


Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Cell Phones, Electronics, Business News

4 hrs ago | Government Executive

Congress Passed a Cell-Phone Unlocking Bill. But It Won't Do Much.

Legislation to allow people to "unlock" their cell phones won unanimous support on Capitol Hill and is about to become law.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, US News, DMCA News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat

8 hrs ago | PC World

Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Mobile carriers have pulled in hundreds of millions in profits through third-party charges tacked onto customers' bills without their consent, according to a report from a U.S. Senate committee.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

10 hrs ago | Littlehampton Gazette

Agreement will boost mobile phone coverage

Following a landmark agreement between National Parks England and Mobile Operators Association, the South Downs will finally have high-quality connectivity.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly County, England, United Kingdom

15 hrs ago | News Journal

Are phone companies 'cramming' charges onto your bill?Are phone...

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission filed a suit against T-Mobile USA Inc., one of the country's largest wireless carriers, alleging the company collected millions of dollars from customers in the form of unauthorized charges for premium text subscriptions.


Related Topix: T-Mobile

15 hrs ago | Skift

Helsinki Airport Asks Flyers to Trade Privacy for Free Wi-Fi

Helsinki's airport will be the first in the world to track passengers to within feet.


Related Topix: Finland Travel, Helsinki, Finland Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Electronics, Cell Phones, Retail, Apparel, Nordstrom

17 hrs ago | WSOCTV

Key making apps provide convenience, but also risks

"On a slow day, twenty," clerk Alicia Ellis told KTVU. "On a busy day, in the hundreds easily.


21 hrs ago |

More than a million consumers were crammed with text message services charges

The FTC is taking T-Mobile to court. Their claim? T-Mobile is allowing shady text messaging services to sneak onto their users' bill, and making "hundreds of millions of dollars" by not doing enough to stop it.


Related Topix: T-Mobile, Cell Phones, Electronics, Interplay, MDK, Video Games

Tue Jul 29, 2014


What the Cellphone Unlocking Law Means for You

A bill that will make it legal to unlock your cellphone is headed for U.S. President Barack Obama's desk.


Related Topix: DMCA News, Emerging Technology, Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, iPhone

The News-Star

Use of social media erodes communication skills in workplace

Amber Atkins is quickly climbing the stairs of success at CenturyLink where she immediately landed a job fresh after graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, CenturyTel, University of Louisiana at Monroe

The Jackson Sun

Turkish official: Women shouldn't laugh in public

Turkish women were doubled over with laughter Tuesday after their country's deputy prime minister said in a speech attacking "moral corruption" that women should not laugh in public.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Teen's phone catches fire under pillow

A TEENAGER'S phone has caught on fire underneath her pillow while she was asleep, melting the phone and burning her bed.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Mosquito Spraying On Fire Island July 29

July 28, 2014 - Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes .


Related Topix: Fire Island, NY, Suffolk County, NY, Cell Phones, Electronics


Family hopes to get missing cellphone with priceless pictures back

We have an urgent plea from a metro family searching for a cellphone that carried the memories of a little girl who just passed away.


Related Topix: The Call, Pop/Rock

The Wave

Parents' guide to kids and cellphones

These tips can help you decide whether your kid is ready for a cellphone, teach basic safety, explain responsible rules and set limits.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

WLUK-TV Green Bay

GB Alderman floating the idea of banning hand-held cell phone use while driving.

Put down your cellphone while driving, or face a fine. That's the push a Green Bay alderman is making, when it comes to the city's roads.


WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

City code required cell phone tower to be disguised as tree

GRANDVILLE, Mich. - Local residents are questioning the undercover pine tree that's newly installed in their neighborhood on Canal Avenue behind the Lowe's parking lot.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Grandville, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Jenison, MI

Mobile industry scams, cramming, and the FTC's recommended changes

There are too many mobile scams around nowadays. So the FTC now recommends certain mobile industry changes to combat mobile cramming.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Marketing


Layoffs cool Microsoft employees' opinion of CEO Satya Nadella

Although Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's approval rating before the company's biggest-ever layoff was high enough to place him in the top 30 of U.S. chief executives, the percentage of employees, both current and former, who say they approve of him as the firm's leader has dropped since the job cuts.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Redmond, WA, Cell Phones, Electronics, Glassdoor, Facebook, Opinion

Hassan signs handheld cellphone driving ban

The measure continues to allow adults to talk on cellphones while driving if they use hands-free phones, devices built into the vehicle and two-way radios.


Related Topix: Maggie Hassan, US Governors