• Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    AT&T has introduced mobile TV, tying its wireless TV with DirecTV, letting viewers watch programming on their smartphones or tablets anywhere in the United States, over the AT&T Mobility wireless network.Sprint, a wireless-only player, is turning into a growth company once again.
  • Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo

    Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo

    In spite of the massive scale of the breaches, which came to light after the deal was struck, the acquisition "makes strategic sense," said Verizon EVP Marni Waldon.The company is still hungry for Yahoo's assets and talent, she added.
  • Social Marketing Grows Up

    Social Marketing Grows Up

    "Social media doesn't work the way many marketers think it does.If that's all you read, you might believe that everything we've thought and acted upon involving social media marketing was wrong.
  • Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements

    Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements

    advertisers -- including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson -- this week pulled out of their agreements with YouTube due to their ads appearing with videos advocating extremism, or with other offensive content.For this, we deeply apologize," said Google Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler said in a Tuesday post.
  • House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs

    House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs

    The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Congressional Review Act, undoing privacy restrictions imposed on Internet service providers during the Obama administration.They now can "steal your data, sell it, and never explain what they're doing with it or who buys it.
  • Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads

    Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads

    That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms.Facing several major suits and investigations related to abusive advertising, Google launched a crackdown on advertising from payday loan operators' trick-to-click ads, ads that injected malware, ads that peddled illegal pharmaceuticals, and other types of fraudulent or abusive advertisements.
  • Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity

    Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity

    government in developing a national emergency responder network is a case in point.AT&T moved quickly to take the first steps toward launching the network since late March, when the U.
  • Facebook's Original Programming Plans Take Shape

    Facebook's Original Programming Plans Take Shape

    The deals are widely viewed as part of the company's strategy to attract millennials to its live-streaming Web content.The service is expected to include Facebook's own scripted original shows, which will run up to 30 minutes, as well other companies' shorter videos, running up to 10 minutes.
  • Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train

    Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train

    Investors placed bets that Google's core search and emerging artificial intelligence technology will help maintain the company's dominance over its Silicon Valley rivals.The company's shares have risen sharply in the past year, after touching a 52-week low of $672.
  • The Best Wireless Service and Smartphone

    The Best Wireless Service and Smartphone

    During a recent grocery checkout conversation, it came up that I was a wireless analyst, and the cashier asked me which was the best wireless service and best smartphone.However, within each market, there are many different areas of strength and weakness, depending on the wireless signal.
  • SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands

    SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands

    The Pepper robot supports Android.The acquisition "is a good fit, not only for SoftBank's Robotics group, but also ARM," noted Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research.
  • Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'

    Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'

    The previous record for a voter data leak was the exposure of 100 million records in Mexico, UpGuard reported.Rather, it was the firm's "proprietary analysis" meant for television advertising purposes.
  • Savvy Marketers Don't Ditch the Non-Digital

    Savvy Marketers Don't Ditch the Non-Digital

    Still, businesses shouldn't abandon non-digital approaches just because they doesn't generate trackable clicks -- especially when they're trying to build a brand.Tie that microsite to some other pertinent content, and suddenly your marketing data bridges the digital and real worlds.
  • Petya Ransomware Sinks Global Businesses Into Chaos

    Petya Ransomware Sinks Global Businesses Into Chaos

    A new ransomware exploit dubbed "Petya" struck major companies and infrastructure sites this week, following last month's WannaCry ransomware attack, which wreaked havoc on more than 300,000 computers across the globe.Unlike Wannacry, the Petya attack does not include any type of 'kill switch,' according to Europol.
  • Facebook Launches 'Discover Growth' Global B2B Ad Campaign

    Facebook Launches 'Discover Growth' Global B2B Ad Campaign

    The on-platform campaign reportedly will consist of one ad per day on Facebook, Instagram and the Facebook Audience Network.They will ask marketers to sign up or go to the campaign's landing page for more information.
  • Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback

    Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback

    Consumers increasingly are getting their first read of daily news on Facebook.The plan is for the subscription to operate through Facebook's Instant Articles platform.
  • EPIC Claims Google Violates Consumer Privacy in FTC Complaint

    EPIC Claims Google Violates Consumer Privacy in FTC Complaint

    A new technology that Google uses to track billions of credit card transactions is unsafe, overly intrusive, and possibly in violation of federal law, according to a complaint the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed Monday with the U.EPIC urged the FTC to investigate Google over its Store Sales Management program, criticizing it as unfair and deceptive to consumers, and lacking an easy way to opt out.
  • Businesses Leverage Instagram Stories to New Heights

    Businesses Leverage Instagram Stories to New Heights

    Crew and Starbucks have used Stories to give a behind-the-scenes peek at new products, launch limited sales, or get instant customer feedback about new initiatives.More than 250 million daily active users are on Stories, compared to rival Snapchat's 166 million, Instagram said.
  • WannaCry Hero Arrested on Kronos Malware Charges

    WannaCry Hero Arrested on Kronos Malware Charges

    A defendant, whose name is blacked out, used the video to show how Kronos worked, the indictment says.A defendant, again with the name blacked out, offered to sell the Kronos banking trojan for US$3,000.
  • What Will Rise From Uber's Ashes?

    What Will Rise From Uber's Ashes?

    Download the White Paper There has been quite a bit of churn in the waters around Uber during the last few years.There is now a good possibility for growth if they get the right CEO and right strategy.