Mobile Minutes: Google, T-Mobile, mobile-only broadband, Line
By Staff reports
February 26, 2014
Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass, marking some of the first clashes over the nascent wearable technology, Reuters reports.
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T-Mobile's losses widen as the carrier promotes "UnCarrier"
T-Mobile's "UnCarrier" promotions may be winning the fourth largest nationwide wireless operator new customers, but it's coming at a cost, per CNet.
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Promoting broadband competition: Will consumers opt for mobile-only broadband?
This week, the Senate Judiciary committee is holding an important hearing on the wireless industry. Rather than focusing narrowly on policies that promote wireless competition, Congressas well as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC )should focus instead on promoting broadband competition: With the right strokes, wireless broadband could be poised to impose real competitive discipline on other forms of broadband, including cable modem service, according to Forbes.
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After WhatsApp and Viber, buyers are circling around Japans messaging app Line
Japans SoftBank wants to buy some or all of Line, a wildly popular messaging app, Bloomberg reports. Line, which is based in Japan but is owned by South Koreas Naver Corporation, has 360 million users worldwide, most of them in East Asia, Quartz reports.
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