Manuel Quintana

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AT&T Mobility names Glenn Lurie as its new CEO

AT&T Mobility has a new CEO: Glenn Lurie has been promoted to lead the second-largest US carrier. He takes the place of Ralph de la Vega, who served as chief executive since 2007 and is now tasked with overseeing AT&T's newly formed Mobile and Business Solutions Group. Essentially, de la Vega now …

Estimates say the Fire Phone hasn’t passed 35,000 units sold

According to numbers crunched by <i>The Guardian</i>‘s Charles Arthur and based on data from Chitika and comScore, it appears as if the Amazon Fire Phone isn’t exactly setting hardly anything on fire. In fact, if this report is to be believed, Amazon hasn’t sold more than 35,000 total Fire Phone units …

Report: Snapchat Valued at $10 Billion in Latest Investment

A picture is worth a thousand words; a disappearing picture is, evidently, worth far more.<p>Snapchat's valuation is reportedly on the rise yet again …

L.A. Unified School District Suspends $1 Billion iPad Contract with Apple

Los Angeles school district superintendent John Deasy halted the district's iPad contract with Apple in mid-rollout, reports the <i>LA Times</i>. The $1-billion multi-year contract would supply LAUSD students with iPads that were pre-loaded with curriculum from Pearson.<p>The contract was administered in …

Failure of Aetna's CarePass platform might be a bad omen for Apple HealthKit and others

Last week, the health insurance giant Aetna said it would discontinue its CarePass consumer health data platform by the end of 2014. And when a player as big as Aetna dumps its health data platform, it’s cause for discussion, if not concern, in digital health circles.<p>Numerous startups and a few big …