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Advertisers are upset with Safari's new anti-tracking features

Apple, on the other hand, says it's for user privacy.<p>One of the lesser talked about announcements from Apple's WWDC event is that High Sierra's Safari will have something called "Intelligent Tracking Prevention," which uses machine learning to identify ad tracking behavior. Specifically, it'll stop …

Digital Advertising

Advertisers are furious with Apple for new tracking restrictions in Safari 11

Time limits on browser cookies are threatening the digital ad industry<p>A group of digital advertising and marketing organizations has come together today to condemn Apple for what the coalition says is a “unilateral and heavy-handed approach” to user privacy on Mac. The group fears that Apple, which …

Jaybird Introduces RUN Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Jaybird just announced the <b>RUN True Wireless Sport Headphones</b>, its first pair of wire-free Bluetooth buds, designed specifically for running. One of …

Consumer Tech

Picking a College Major That Matters (and Pays)

HERE'S THE DEAL: YOU'RE A FRESHMAN or sophomore on campus, looking forward to putting new skills to use and exploring new interests, and you're supposed to decide, right now, what you're going to do with the rest of your life. It's that high-stakes college quiz called "Choosing a Major!" Ready or …

Report shows that AI is more important to IoT than big data insights

We think that big data is the only thing we need for all of our insights. But in the world of Internet of Things (IoT), that is not the case.<p>The …

Kontron Launches New IoT Microsite

Kontron provides a comprehensive overview of the many and varied segments of the "Internet of Things" at its new website, iot.kontron.com.<p>Visitors …

The Scout Alarm Is Always Prepared To Keep Your Home Safe

I live in a fourth floor walkup in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The building is old — I have to hide from hot water in the shower whenever a neighbor flushes their toilet and my floor is legitimately slanted toward one side of the house. My across-the-hall neighbor has come home to a broken-in, robbed …

Mallinson: The wireless market - not to mention Barcelona - is overflowing thanks to M2M and IoT

Keith Mallinson<p>Market growth with machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be significantly enabled by mobile …

U.S. Cellular: OnLook can compete with AT&T's Digital Life in home automation, security

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) thinks its new OnLook home automation and security platform can effectively compete with AT&T Mobility's (NYSE: T) similar …

Berg Insight: Number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 10.6M in 2014

The number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 10.6 million in 2014, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. The …

AT&T: 75% of network will be software-driven by 2020

AT&T (NYSE: T) is leading the way to a world of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), making good on some of …

Lowenstein's View: Grocery shopping is an area ripe for mobile innovation

During this holiday season, you're likely to be spending more than the usual amount of time shopping for food. When I think of the many aspects of …

27 Pre-Written Templates For Your Toughest Work Emails

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with email—a number that is surely rising. And that doesn’t even take into account the stress involved in figuring out how to convey a potentially …

Dish launches fixed TD-LTE service with Sprint in Corpus Christi, offering 10 Mbps for $30/month with TV

Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) launched fixed TD-LTE service in Corpus Christi, Texas, using Sprint's (NYSE: S) 2.5 GHz network and spectrum.<p>Dish's …

Lauren Hockenson of BitTorrent: We Can Still Live In A World Where Privacy Is Achievable

<i>How I’m Informed is a look into the reading and learning habits of people from all walks of life.</i> <i>Tweet me @kaviguppta if you know someone interesting who should be featured.</i><p>Lauren Hockenson is the Editorial and Social Media Manager at BitTorrent. She tweets regularly, and quite humorously, as …

Home automation, connected car pushing IoT, but lack of standards stings, execs say

LAS VEGAS--The fastest growing segments of the Internet of Things market include home automation, the connected car market and mobile healthcare and …

Hilton: We need to make buying a complete Internet of Things solution easier

Steve Hilton - MachNation<p>Have you ever tried to purchase an Internet of Things or M2M solution? Not a single IoT carrier or vendor has made it …

Sprint sells 900 MHz spectrum to firm led by Nextel co-founders

Pacific DataVision, led by former Nextel Communications co-founders Morgan O'Brien and Brian McAuley, acquired all of Sprint's (NYSE: S) 900 MHz …

5G reflects the wireless industry's increasingly rapid pace of change

Time is speeding up in the wireless industry. Though advanced markets have rolled out significant LTE and LTE Advanced footprints, many markets …

Apple Pay vs. everyone else: The race to help developers bring buying to mobile | FierceWireless

It may not be too long before cashiers greet customers with a cheerful, "cash, credit or Apple Pay?," but for app developers, there may be even more …

Nokia measures impacts from Spotify and Pandora on network performance, battery life

It is reasonable to assume that the use of streaming music must have some impact on mobile network performance as well as device battery life, but …

Google Ventures-funded Quettra raises $2.9M to dig up info on mobile subs for advertisers

Quettra just emerged from stealth mode with six employees, three interns, $2.9 million in seed-round funding and a plan to develop a mobile platform …

Designing the mobile app user experience of tomorrow

Every app or mobile game must have what's known as a layered interface. There also should be thumb-focused interactions, simple typefaces and all …

EU roaming rate cuts yet to spur rise in data usage

European Union-mandated cuts to roaming rates did little to boost travellers' data usage with close to 60 per cent of users still switching data off …

Lenovo aims to use Motorola deal as catalyst for mobile growth

China's Lenovo is the world's largest maker of PCs, but it is hoping to use mobile as a way to slingshot into further growth in the years ahead. A</i> …

AT&T to charge $10/month for LTE-equipped GM vehicles on shared data plans

AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) will allow customers with an LTE-capable vehicle from General Motors to add the car as another device to their Mobile Share …

Microsoft tests new connected car concept that uses Mirrorlink

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning a new version of its Windows operating system for the connected car market, though it does not yet have a product …

Mallinson: Fixed-mobile convergence is back

Keith Mallinson<p>Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) is a popular proposition once again, but with better prospects than a decade or two ago. Increasing …