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How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

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WiIl Google Or Microsoft Become The World's Leading Telephone Company?

The battle to become the world’s VoIP (or communications over IP) global provider is one of those low-key contests that rarely hits the news. But will we wake up one day and realize that yes, there is a new monopoly out there?<p>VoIP revenue is growing at 16% per year in some geographies and it is …

FCC Calls For More Feedback On Switch To New, National IP-Based Phone Network; Punts On AT&T Request

A momentous change is happening in the world of telecommunications, and it is making AT&T nervous.<p>Within a few years, the traditional telephone network will be obsolete, replaced by a new network based on Internet protocols that holds the promise of higher quality at a lower cost. Already half of …

At Google I/O, Larry Page preaches a tech fantasia

SAN FRANCISCO -- Larry Page spoke softly from the stage at the Moscone Center West on Wednesday morning, but the carrot he dangled in front of developers was accompanied by the big stick he brandished against his competition.<p>Page let his company do the heavy lifting of going after rivals with major …

Insurance Industry

US Cellular reiterates support for Windows Phone 8

US Cellular has once again confirmed it will support Windows Phone 8, with the first such device(s) apparently hitting their portfolio at some point …

Marketing, Sales, Agency, and Customer Success Content

HubSpot's Blog for marketing, sales, agency, and customer success content, which has more than 400,000 subscribers and attracts over 4.5 million …

Google Tests Search Without Instant Previews, Moves Sharing Tool, Cached And Similar Pages To New Drop-Down Menu (Updated)

Back in 2010, Google launched Instant Preview to provide users with a quick way to get a graphic preview of a webpage before you click on the actual link. Now, as first spotted by Alex Chitu from the Google Operating System blog, it looks like Google is thinking about removing this feature and …

Deloitte predicts declining defense revenues - AEI's Eaglen: Use sequester to trim DoD bureaucracy - CR stalls in Senate - Ayotte blasts MEADS - Sequester hits HASC

<b>FIRST LOOK I: DELOITTE PREDICTS DECLINING DEFENSE REVENUES —</b> Defense revenues at major U.S. aerospace firms were down last year and are likely to continue dropping as sequestration takes its bite, according to a Deloitte analysis of the top 20 U.S. aerospace and defense companies. “Defense …

More Claims of 'Delays' for iPhone 5S Over Fingerprint Sensor Issues

Earlier this month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that various production issues will likely result in launches of Apple's iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone, and second-generation iPad mini coming somewhat later than many observers have been expecting. In particular, Kuo claimed that …

Six social network 'phones' we'll never see

At last, the Facebook phone has been unveiled, except it's not really a phone, it's more of a suite of apps with a launcher.<p>Social networks have been able to infiltrate most aspects of our lives so far without having to entangle themselves in the messy business of designing or making a hardware …

Personality

Verizon details its new device payment plan

Earlier this month Verizon positively commented on the idea of T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” initiative. Shortly after, a leaked document hit the net suggesting Big Red might be planning a similar option. Now it’s official. Starting today Verizon customers can purchase a device for full price without …

Apple Cuts Prices on Refurbished 2nd and 3rd Generation Cellular iPads

Apple has dropped the price on some of its refurbished iPads, offering an additional $50 discount on the iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G and the third generation iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular.<p>Earlier this month, the entry level iPad 2 with 3G capabilities was priced at $399, but now the tablet can be purchased for $349, …

Deloitte U: How To Do Inclusion Right

Creating an inclusive workplace means more than appointing someone as Chief Inclusion Officer. Here’s a look at how Deloitte, one of the world’s most forward-thinking firms, does it.<p>A lot of companies talk about inclusion, and yet it takes most of them years to make even small strides. I believe …

Forbes: Chicago is a Tech Startup City

We all know that Chicago is a great place for startups; it's gratifying to see others taking note of the innovation and energy in our community. …

How to Avoid Virtual Miscommunication

Why is miscommunication common in the virtual workplace? Lack of context. And it’s not just that e-mails and phone conversations lack a person’s visual reaction to what you’ve said.<p>Think about the information you can glean just from the seating arrangement in a physical conference room — who sits …

BearCom and Motorola Solutions Commit to Continue Support of Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament

A tournament-record $56,380 was raised for two Dallas-area charities at last year's AUSA Wounded Warrior Golf Classic.<p>BearCom is pleased to again …

Motorola puts image-enabled police officers on the beat

Motorola's position in the mobile marketplace has been achieved through several re-inventions over the last decade and a half. The company moved from …

Finding the Face of Big Data

×<p><i>First steps for transforming mountains of raw data into a valuable business asset.</i><p>Over the course of the last decade, information has been the white whale of IT investment. Despite the considerable budget and effort some CIOs and their teams have expended on big data projects, few organizations …

Apple's iMessage encryption trips up feds' surveillance

Encryption used in Apple's iMessage chat service has stymied attempts by federal drug enforcement agents to eavesdrop on suspects' conversations, an internal government document reveals.<p>An internal Drug Enforcement Administration document seen by CNET discusses a February 2013 criminal …

Privacy

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Motorola Solutions CTO Paul Steinberg on Public Safety | Telecommunications Industry Association

Paul Steinberg, CTO of Motorola Solutions, told TIA NOW why public safety communications systems are in high demand and what challenges he finds when …

Nintendo, Fios, US Cellular top Forrester's consumer rankings

Nintendo, Verizon Fios, and US Cellular are ranked highest for consumer experience, according to research firm Forrester (registration required).<p>The three took the top slots for their respective industries in Forrester's annual ranking of consumer goods and services. Forrester looked at 150 …

Customer Service

US Cellular brings LTE to several new markets

US Cellular today announced several new markets that the large regional carrier plans to bring its 4G LTE network to. The following new towns and …

Moving Beyond Mobile, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital Digs Deeper for Deals

Nearly two years after Motorola split into Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions, the venture groups affiliated with each entity have divided up the old portfolio and are hitting their stride with new investments.<p>Placing early-stage bets–normally $2 million to $5 million each– on tech startups …