mobile phone

New rules restrict telemarketing calls to your mobile

Oct 16, 2013
But there are loopholes to the rule...
Posted In: mobile phone, telemarketers, fcc

Vodafone and Verizon in talks over wireless sale

Aug 29, 2013
The time may be right for Verizon to purchase back British mobile giant Vodafone's stake in its wireless business.
Posted In: Verizon, Vodafone, mobile phone

An old scam becomes new again: Bill-cramming scams are going mobile

Apr 18, 2013
Unauthorized charges for things like dating advice and horoscopes are making their way to more cell phone bills. And now the FTC is cracking down.
Posted In: Bill cramming, mobile phone, text messages, cell phone, FTC

eBay gets boost from mobile bidders

Jan 16, 2013
eBay reports fourth-quarter earnings amid high expectations, as tablet and smartphone user bid up business on the online auction site.
Posted In: ebay, mobile phone, Earnings

Facebook borrows Apple's playbook to hype announcement

Jan 14, 2013
A mystery invitation to 'come and see what we're building' is generating plenty of buzz for Facebook.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile phone, social media

Qualcomm makes a splash at CES, MIT moves us closer to hologram TVs

Jan 11, 2013
At CES, Qualcomm gives a baffling keynote and start up Veveo gets a boost. Also, MIT has invented a new process of bending light on a computer chip, which means we're a step closer to hologram televisions, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Posted In: CES, MIT, holograms, mobile phone

T-Mobile and MetroPCS announce merger

Oct 3, 2012
Today T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced a merger, uniting them as the fourth largest wireless carrier in the U.S. The cellphone companies will cater to customers seeking low monthly payments, a rapidly growing mobile segment.
Posted In: T-Mobile, mobile phone

Walmart, Target join the mobile payments race

Aug 15, 2012
Big retailers join the race to develop payment systems for mobile phones. But will consumers pay with smartphones instead of credit cards?
Posted In: mobile phone, mobile wallet, mobile payments, cell phones

Credit card companies compete for mobile wallet business

May 10, 2012
Credit card companies already get a piece of the transaction when consumers use PayPal or Bango to make payments with mobile technology. But can they really compete in the new world of mobile payment?
Posted In: Credit Cards, mobile payments, mobile phone

Start your engines -- with a cell phone

Sep 24, 2008
Japan has a new mobile phone that can automatically open your car door and start the engine. Just point and click. It was developed jointly by...
Posted In: cell phone, mobile phone, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, Sharp