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Tech Companies Struggle to Get World on Internet

Google and Facebook are scrambling to reach billions of people still without Web access, but the Internet’s expansion is actually slowing<p>When Sumarni, a 39-year-old woman in a rural village in Indonesia, first cradled a smartphone in her hand about two years ago, her reaction was “bingung,” the …

Telecoms

Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption

More than 60 percent of the world’s population remains offline. Without removing crucial deterrents to Internet adoption, little will change—and more …

Millennials are not who you think they are

For the last five years, Zipcar has been conducting an annual study of the preferences of Millennials whose shifting ideas about ownership are supposed to be driving the rise of concepts like car-sharing. The survey has found that Millennials are more interested in alternative forms of …

Demographics

WhatsApp Hits 800 Million Users — 1 Billion by Year-End?

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, continuing a pace of growth that may put the mobile messaging app on track to hit one billion users later this year.

Apps

CMO Today: Verizon Shifts Away From the Big Bundle

By<p>Steven Perlberg<p>Steven Perlberg<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@perlberg<p>steven.perlberg@wsj.com<p>Here’s your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings. Send tips, suggestions and complaints to steven.perlberg@wsj.com<p>SIGN UP: CMO Today, straight to …

Advertising

CMO Today: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Drama

By<p>Mike Shields<p>Here’s your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings. Send tips, suggestions and complaints to mike.shields@wsj.com<p>SIGN UP: CMO Today, straight to your inbox: http://on.wsj.com/CMOTodaySignup<p>UNBUNDLING?: Is the mega-cable-merger …

Televisions

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新興企業の新しい中間管理職は「データ」、ポスト廃止も

新興企業(スタートアップ)の中で、極めて重要な現象が起こっている。多くの確立されたライバル、つまり既存大手企業は、生き残りのためにそれを模倣しなくてはならなくなるかもしれない。新興企業は、従業員数を少なく保っており、管理職ポジションを廃止している企業さえある。これらの企業は、リーダーや意思決定者の代わりになるとは一見考えづらいものを導入している。それはデータだ。<p>インターネット古着店「thredUP」のジェームズ・ラインハート最高経営責任者(CEO)は「新しい人材を...<p>SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

‘Great Cannon’ Is China’s New Weapon That Shoots Down Internet Sites

China is widely suspected to be behind the recent attacks on Github and internet freedom group Great Fire. Now we have the most concrete evidence that indeed it was, and it looks like it did so using a new weapon to boot.<p>That’s according to a report from Citizen Lab — an ICT, security and human …

YouTube: 1 Billion Viewers, No Profit

Revenue growing at Google video site, but still limited by narrow audience<p>Google Inc. nurtured YouTube into a cultural phenomenon, attracting more than one billion users each month. Still, YouTube hasn’t become a profitable business.<p>The online-video unit posted revenue of about $4 billion in 2014, …

Advertising

Ericsson: We are the reason Apple's iPhone is a success

Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson says in lawsuit against Apple that without its technology the iPhone would not exist<p>Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson has claimed that it is behind the phenomenal success of <b>Apple</b>'s iPhone.<p><b>Ericsson</b> said in a lawsuit filed against the US technology giant that …

Verizon Aims to Connect Older Cars With $15-a-Month Service

Verizon Vehicle is due in the second quarter of next year and is designed to work with nearly all cars made in the last two decades.<p>Verizon on Tuesday announced Verizon Vehicle, a service it says will help hundreds of millions of older cars enjoy the in-car electronics and connectivity typically …

Cellular Networks

Project Ara: hands-on with Google’s latest modular smartphone prototype

Right now, there’s a war to make the thinnest smartphone in the world. Google is a part of that with Android and with its Nexus devices. But it’s also attacking the very idea of smartphones as we know them with Project Ara: a project to build a phone that doesn’t cram everything into the smallest …

Obama Calls On The FCC To Clear The Way For Community Broadband

Municipal broadband is a rapidly heating battleground among the president, his administration, and Congressional and FCC Republicans.<p>Should all cities and communities be free to build municipal broadband networks to serve their citizens? The issue is perhaps surprisingly contentious. In a speech …

Cities Petition FCC In Fight For Municipal Broadband

Cities like Chattanooga, Tenn., have led the charge of providing public broadband services to local communities. Today, Chattanooga and Wilson, N.C., another city that provides municipal broadband, took it a step further by filing petitions to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), asking …

Net Fix: FCC chief on solving the Open Internet puzzle (Q&A)

With a vote looming on new rules for Internet access, Tom Wheeler talks candidly with CNET News in an exclusive interview about legal challenges, President Obama's role and being the butt of late-night TV jokes.<p><i>This story is part of a CNET special report looking at the challenges of Net neutrality,</i> …

How AT&T will deliver TV (and more) over crowded LTE

During the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship, AT&T showed off a working demo of a new version of its Long-Term Evolution network: LTE Broadcast. With this, the wireless carrier is hoping to alleviate the congestion problems consumers face when they are in highly crowded …

AT&T still 'very bullish' on Sponsored Data despite just 10 customers so far

LAS VEGAS--A full year after introducing the concept of Sponsored Data, AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) is still highly enthused about the program's …

Ericsson, T-Mobile push unlicensed LTE into limelight as '4.5G' technology for IoT

220px; height: 52px; " width="220" /><p>LAS VEGAS--Unlicensed spectrum finally seems to be getting some love from the cellular industry.<p>In the past, …

Sprint's Claure: We beat T-Mobile in Q4 prepaid net adds

Sprint (NYSE: S) is reaping the rewards of its December promotion in which the company offered to cut customers' bills in half if they switch from …

White House Moves to Protect Data Privacy

The White House is catching up with the public perception that Americans have lost control of their personal data.<p>President Obama announced on Monday a package of legislative proposals aimed at safeguarding privacy across sectors including education, energy, and tech. Most of the key language in …

Privacy

CTIA comes out swinging against Title II net neutrality approach for wireless

CTIA is stepping up its opposition to the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules for mobile broadband after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated this week …

Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program

Devices on Planes that Mimic Cellphone Towers Used to Target Criminals, but Also Sift Through Thousands of Other Phones<p>WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on airplanes that mimic cellphone towers, a high-tech hunt for …

Surveillance

WhatsApp and iMessage could be banned under new surveillance plans

David Cameron could block WhatsApp and Snapchat if he wins the next election, as part of his plans for new surveillance powers announced in the wake …