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Verizon to increase upload bandwidth

Verizon to increase upload bandwidth | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Due to slowing growth for its FiOS TV and broadband service, Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is now looking to regain market share with a new offering - faster upload speed.In Q1, Verizon's broadband customer additions slowed to 98k from 1
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Samsung Launches Internet of Things Group

Samsung Launches Internet of Things Group | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
The company is teaming up with Intel and others to create standards to enable gadgets across different platforms to communicate.
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Verizon’s “deteriorated” phone lines cited in demand for investigation

Verizon’s “deteriorated” phone lines cited in demand for investigation | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Deregulation led to higher prices and worse service, New York lawmakers claim.
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Facebook's Experiment On Emotions Sounds Creepier Than It Was

Facebook's Experiment On Emotions Sounds Creepier Than It Was | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Facebook found itself in a lot of trouble over the weekend after a team of in-house data scientists published an academic paper detailing a 2012 study in which they manipulated the emotions of users by controlling what sorts of posts they saw in their News Feeds. My colleague Kashmir Hill detailed [...]
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An Online Shift in China Muffles an Open Forum

An Online Shift in China Muffles an Open Forum | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
A turn from the microblogging service Sina Weibo to the Facebook-like WeChat has reoriented the nation’s social media landscape from public to semiprivate communication.
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Microsoft's relationship with Android: 'It's complicated' | ZDNet

Microsoft's relationship with Android: 'It's complicated' | ZDNet | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
The more I watch the evolution of technology, the more similarities I see between today’s Google and the ruthless Microsoft of the early 1990s. Can old age and treachery vanquish youth and skill?
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Ericsson Talks to U.S. Mobile Carriers Over Managed Services

Ericsson Talks to U.S. Mobile Carriers Over Managed Services | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Ericsson AB, the world’s biggest maker of wireless networks, is in talks to manage infrastructure for the two largest mobile-phone operators in the U.S.
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Microsoft Joining Qualcomm-backed Effort for Internet of Things

Microsoft Joining Qualcomm-backed Effort for Internet of Things | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Microsoft is announcing on Wednesday that it is joining the AllSeen Alliance, a Qualcomm-led effort to create a standardized, open means for various Internet of Things devices to talk to one anothe...
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Tablets become main device for catch-up TV

Tablets become main device for catch-up TV | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Tablets have become mainstream consumer devices in the UK with more than half of 16-44s now having access to them. Newly released data from Kantar Media’s syndicated study, futurePROOF, shows that ...
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Google to turn on new set-top boxes with Android TV software - CNET

Google to turn on new set-top boxes with Android TV software - CNET | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
The search giant plans to go head-to-head with Apple, Roku, and Amazon with set-top boxes that can stream media and play games, sources tell CNET.
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Google buys 60GHz start-up to boost its ‘5G’ power play, June 24, 2014 | Maravedis-Rethink

Google buys 60GHz start-up to boost its ‘5G’ power play, June 24, 2014 | Maravedis-Rethink | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
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Slim Plots Spending From Peru to Brazil as Mexico Unit Splinters

Slim Plots Spending From Peru to Brazil as Mexico Unit Splinters | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Carlos Slim is planning to spend more in countries such as Brazil while placing bigger bets on industries like energy, as regulatory pressure in Mexico splinters his most prized asset.
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Facebook Tries Being A TV Channel With New Mobile Video Player | TechCrunch

Facebook Tries Being A TV Channel With New Mobile Video Player | TechCrunch | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
If you watch one of a friend's videos, Facebook will now try to get you to watch more with a new carousel of suggested videos that appears after you view one..
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Deutsche Telekom Builds ’Fort Knox’ Against Hackers, Spies

Deutsche Telekom Builds ’Fort Knox’ Against Hackers, Spies | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Deutsche Telekom AG is courting international companies with a new data center that promises physical as well as legal protection from cybercrime and the eyes of government spies.
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Apple and Google move computing forward in identical-yet-incompatible ways

Apple and Google move computing forward in identical-yet-incompatible ways | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
Op-ed: If you think ecosystem lock-in is bad now, just wait until the fall.
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E.Leclerc launches Réglo TV OTT in France

E.Leclerc launches Réglo TV OTT in France | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
French hypermarket chain, E.Leclerc, has announced the launch of its Réglo TV DTT plus OTT television offering. The service consists of up to 65 channels plus video-on-demand, and is available without contract at an entry price of €4.99 per month.
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KPN simplifies broadband plans with four new DSL, fiber bundle plans

KPN simplifies broadband plans with four new DSL, fiber bundle plans | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
KPN has introduced four new wireline broadband packages, offering a new range of speeds and bundles over its existing copper and growing fiber to the home (FTTH) last mile networks.
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Microsoft Reportedly Releasing A Fitness Band In Fall

Microsoft Reportedly Releasing A Fitness Band In Fall | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
It seems like tech companies all want a slice of the wearables market, and Microsoft is no exception. Microsoft expert Paul Thurrott reports on Supersite for Windows that the company... Keep reading →
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Xiaomi Sells 26.1M Smartphones in 1H 2014

Xiaomi Sells 26.1M Smartphones in 1H 2014 | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
As popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi’s overseas expansion gets into high gear — with recent launches in Malaysia, the Philippines and India — the company has just announced that it sold... Keep reading →
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Why Detroit Is Terrified of Google’s Self-Driving Cars

Why Detroit Is Terrified of Google’s Self-Driving Cars | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
The American automotive industry isn’t as resistant to innovation as it once was. But Detroit’s big three automakers have their cost structures to deal with, their reputations to think about, and (lately) their profits to protect. So anything too risky is going to be a hard sell. It doesn’t get...
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Akamai: Global Average Web Speed Up 24% to 3.9 Mbps

Akamai: Global Average Web Speed Up 24% to 3.9 Mbps | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
The global average internet speed is continuing its steady increase, growing 1.8 percent quarter-over-quarter and 24 percent year-on-year to reach 3.9 Mbps, according to Akamai, which today published its quarterly... Keep reading →
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Cyanogen Expands Team in Push for Open Android

Cyanogen Expands Team in Push for Open Android | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
What once unlocked phones for enthusiasts could become serious shift in how phones are made and sold.
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TV Everywhere Visitors Jump 157% Year over Year

TV Everywhere Visitors Jump 157% Year over Year | Telecoms & Devices | Scoop.it
The number of unique TV Everywhere visitors in the US rose 157% between Q1 2013 and Q1 2014, with flexibility a main driver of usage. According to nearly all TV Everywhere users, the service adds value to pay TV subscriptions and increases customer loyalty.
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