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Starbucks, potential tech juggernaut?

Dec 8, 2014
Starbucks is rolling out Powermat wireless phone chargers in stores across the country.
Posted In: starbucks, coffee, wireless, wireless power

By 2020, there will be 10 web-connected devices per human

Mar 6, 2014
Dell CEO Michael Dell tells Marketplace his plans to meet future demand.
Posted In: Dell, cloud computing, mobile devices, Internet, wireless

Can you hear me now? Not in rural areas

Oct 29, 2013
In rural areas, one out of every 5 land-line long-distance calls doesn't go through.
Posted In: rural, fcc, wireless

Cell phone theft is on the rise, but the industry isn't helping much (Infographic)

May 13, 2013
Cell phone theft in this country is on the rise – some are calling it an epidemic – but there’s not really any incentive for the industry to help curb the increase.
Posted In: cell phone, theft, wireless

How to bring high-speed Internet to America

Mar 7, 2013
ERF Wireless uses radio waves hopscotched over short to medium distances to bring high-speed wireless Internet to places that wires or fiber optic cables can’t reach.
Posted In: internet access, Internet, wireless, radio

Get ready to stream: more Wi-Fi coming your way

Feb 20, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission votes to set aside more of the wireless spectrum for Wi-Fi.
Posted In: wifi, wi-fi, wireless, Internet

The online game of borrowing money

Oct 11, 2012
Payday lending -- an area of finance with one of the worst reputations -- may get a facelift with new start up LendUp, which takes its inspiration from microlending. Today, MIT is starting an outfit dedicated to delivering us from our wireless frustrations.
Posted In: Tech, microlending, wireless, MIT

AT&T's Mobile Share plan hammers customers for data overages

Jul 19, 2012
AT&T offers customers a simple and flexible world where they don’t get to use as much data as they might like.
Posted In: AT&T, Verizon, data, wireless, Facebook, according to a recent study

'Homeless Hotspots' program sparks debate

Mar 12, 2012
A controversial new experiment at South by Southwest puts Wi-Fi units in the hands of the homeless. Accused of condescension and exploitation, "Homeless Hotspots" creators hope the debate will encourage entrepreneurship and visibility.
Posted In: homeless hotspots, South by Southwest, wifi, wireless

Are you getting throttled into paying more for your wireless coverage?

Feb 27, 2012
A new study suggests unlimited data customers are getting squeezed.
Posted In: wireless, Verizon, AT&T, throttling, videogames

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