Vendor Exposes Millions of Verizon Customers on Amazon Cloud


Verizon, the largest wireless phone company in the U.S., last week confirmed that data belonging to about six million of its wireless customers was exposed after the information mistakenly was allowed to remain unprotected on an Amazon cloud server. The disclosure follows reports that an engineer at Nice Systems, which provides workforce management technology to track call center performance, allowed the data of 14 million Verizon customers to reside on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.

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Dell Announces First Laptop With Wireless Charging, as 2-in-1s Surge

Dell 7285

The new Dell Latitude 7285 is the first laptop to ship with wireless charging — and it packs a number of other features as well.

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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. This is a question I get frequently, and though it seems straightforward, it’s difficult to answer. As I told the cashier, it depends. “On what?” she asked. That’s when I realized that the U.S. wireless industry’s multimillion-dollar advertising, public relations and marketing campaigns simply have been confusing buyers.

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Charter's Wireless Play


Charter Spectrum has announced it will resell Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless service to customers inside its region. The good news is that this deal lets Charter get quick access to wireless without competing with Comcast. Comcast and Charter Communications last week said they had reached an “operational agreement” about working together on wireless communications going forward. My understanding is that both agreed to sell wireless only to their existing customers in their existing regions.

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Apple is finally tackling the iPhone's biggest problem

A curved OLED display, augmented reality features and wireless charging all sound exciting for the iPhone 8 , but they don’t really address the elephant in the room.

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FTC's Lawsuit Should Make You Feel Very Insecure About the IoT


Even though D-Link expressly promised that many of its wireless devices had the highest level of security available, the Federal Trade Commission last month filed a lawsuit that alleges otherwise. The FTC filing includes copies of online marketing materials and technical specifications for D-Link’s products, and flatly declares that “thousands of Defendants’ routers and cameras have been vulnerable to attacks that subject consumers’ sensitive personal information and local networks to a significant risk of unauthorized access.”

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Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan


Facing growing pressure to respond to growing wireless data demands in the U.S. mobile phone market, Verizon finally relented. The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users. Verizon’s new introductory plan provides unlimited data on smartphones or tablets, along with unlimited texts and phone calls, for $80 per month. The deal is restricted to customers who sign up for autopay. The Verizon plan includes HD video streaming and mobile hotspot service.

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


Wireless, telecom and pay TV — including cable, satellite and Internet services — are all on a growth trajectory, but each company is taking a different path. That means comparing them will be more difficult going forward. In the past, the companies in these sectors in many respects looked the same and offered nearly the same basic services. Looking forward however, things appear very different. The future is all about the cloud, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, cognitive computing and much more.

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Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?


Which wireless carrier is best? Many studies are undertaken every year, and while they are interesting and accurate, they often are not that useful in selecting the best carrier for you. Why? Simple. They are generic studies, but you are not a generic customer. If wireless performance were the same for every customer in every location, then the studies would be helpful. However, that’s not the case. Every network has stronger and weaker spots, faster and slower spots — better and worse spots.

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Apple's AirPods are now available for purchase

If you want to take full advantage of Apple’s new W1 wireless chip and you don’t mind looking a bit… peculiar… you’re in luck because Apple’s new AirPods are finally available for purchase from Apple’s online store.

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Comcast Takes the Wireless Plunge


CEO Brian Roberts on Tuesday announced that Comcast will enter the wireless phone market by mid-2017 as a mobile virtual network operator. A 150-strong Comcast Wireless team, headed by Greg Butz, is “getting ready next year … to launch a WiFi and MVNO-integrated product,” Roberts said at the Goldman Sachs Annual Communacopia Conference in New York. The idea is to sell Comcast’s “very best customers” — 28 million of them — “some sort of multi-package bundle” that will let the company sell them more products, he remarked.

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It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence


Comcast tried to give wireless a go several years ago. It failed. It pulled out of wireless, sold its spectrum and was done. Now, wireless has expanded and changed, and competitors like AT&T’s U-verse and DirecTV are using wireless to deliver television programming. I’ll bet Comcast now wishes it never sold off its wireless spectrum. So, what can we expect from the company going forward in the wireless space? If it jumps in again, will it be successful this time around?
Comcast recently acknowledged it was weighing its options in wireless.

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Is This the Beginning of the End for the Set-Top Box?


C Spire started out as a privately owned wireless competitor in Mississippi. Since then, it has expanded in several directions. Its focus last year was on installing high-speed Internet in a few Mississippi cities. Now it is partnering with MobiTV to offer a new television service for the home. The service will not use the set-top boxes common with cable TV. Rather, it will use a variety of connected streaming services and devices, including Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku, as well as smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android.

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Verizon's Mission of Self-Destruction


Customers and investors increasingly are wondering why Verizon and Verizon Wireless are hurting themselves with their actions. For starters, Verizon decided to battle its own striking workers on the public stage. That battle shed lots of bad blood, and it will be tough to close those wounds. Many companies experience strikes, but most are settled quickly and quietly. That’s the secret. However, over the last decade or two, every time Verizon workers’ contracts have come up for renewal, the process has been longer, uglier and messier.

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