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Google To Reportedly Enter Cellular Service Industry As MVNO Running On Sprint, T-Mobile Networks
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A pair of reports on Wednesday claim Google is about to wade into the cellular network industry through deals with U.S. carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, a bold move that could push competitors to cut prices and boost data speeds. Citing sources with knowledge of Google’s plans, The Wall Street Journal reports the Internet search giant […]

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Google Wants To Test 24GHz Spectrum With Balloons, Drones
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Drones, balloons, rockets — Google has seemingly endless schemes for delivering Internet to us. We may be largely stuck on the ground, but that doesn’t stop us from beaming info all over the place. In a new letter to the FCC, Google outlines their case for spectrum. Rather than get into the spectrum wars carriers […]

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Obama’s Broadband Plan Would Destroy The Internet
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President Obama has set out to do for the Internet what he did for the nation’s health care system. He’s determined to destroy the Internet, which has changed the way the world works, as we know it. Mr. Obama, in a speech this week in Iowa, called on local governments to get into the Internet […]

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The Wi-Fi Alliance Wants To Get You off Wi-Fi
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The Wi-Fi Alliance is looking to push a new platform that will allow devices to share data even when no Wi-Fi network is available. Dubbed Wi-Fi Aware, the platform would have devices share small snippets of data directly to enable applications like multiplayer games, without device upgrades or the need for an access point. Because […]

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Qualcomm Testing Snapdragon 810 SoC With Cat. 9 LTE Support
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Qualcomm is now reportedly testing its much talked-about Snapdragon 810 processor with the new Cat. 9 LTE modem support. The new modem will increase the peak downloading speed from 300Mbps (in Cat. 6) to 450Mbps. The processor is said to make its debut in several flagship devices during 2015, a number of which might be […]

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Google Fights Marriott’s Plan to Block WiFi Hotspots
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Google and Microsoft have joined a growing chorus of businesses that oppose Marriott’s attempt to block guests’ WiFi hotspots in their hotel rooms. At Marriott, connection rates start at $14.95 per day. For $19.95, guests get “enhanced high speed Internet” which includes video chatting, downloading large files and streaming video. In order to avoid pricey […]

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