Mobile World Congress

5 Reasons to Buy the Nokia 3310 Dumb Phone

Back in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia licensee HMD Global unveiled a bunch of new smartphones and one very classic dumb …

Nokia 3310

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

NEW YORK (AP) — The selfie is everywhere — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application.<p>Payment processing giant Visa Inc. is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics — your …

Banking

What Other Startup Ecosystems Can Learn From Barcelona

In the past two weeks, Barcelona has made international headlines because of the controversy over whether the region of Catalonia will declare independence from Spain.<p>Beneath the surface, away from international attention, there is a different story about Barcelona that holds significant lessons …

Entrepreneurship

These Are The Top African Tech Startups You Need To Know About

Africa is heating up and on fire.<p>That statement, for once, has nothing to do with climate change, but with investor interest and technology momentum.<p>This modern-day scramble for Africa also has nothing to do with the colonization of African territory by European powers between 1881 and 1914, but is …

Africa

Telstra the standard-bearer for gigabit LTE: Qualcomm

Ensuring the nation has access to gigabit 4G is a foundational step towards rolling out a 5G network, Telstra's director of Networks has said, with …

Mobile Technology

How Are Millennials Changing the Workforce?

“Millennials are team players,” says Carolina Milanesi.<p>Milanesi, a principal analyst at ‎Creative Strategies, Inc. was at the Mobile World Congress …

Millennials

BlackBerry sinks after another top executive quits

(Reuters) - BlackBerry's U.S.-listed shares fell almost 4 percent to $11.12 on Monday after a second senior executive from its licensing unit quit this month.<p>Victor Schubert, a licensing director for BlackBerry, said on Friday he had left, following on the heels of Mark Kokes, who lead BlackBerry's …

Business

Video: The biggest threats posed by IoT devices

At Mobile World Congress Americas, Michela Menting discusses the latest cyberthreats for IoT.

Internet of Things

Massachusetts court: Yahoo can give dead man's emails to siblings

BOSTON (Reuters) - The top court in Massachusetts ruled against Yahoo on Monday by concluding that federal law does not bar it from providing the representatives of an deceased man's estate access to his email account.<p>The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's decision marked a victory for two …

News (U.S.)

Huawei aims to challenge Apple and Samsung on technology as well as price

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.<p>Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put it on a level playing …

Mobile Technology

Brazil antitrust regulator to approve AT&T-Time Warner merger - media

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust regulator Cade is set to approve AT&T Inc's acquisition of Time Warner Inc on Wednesday, with conditions, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Monday.<p>AT&T agreed to buy Time Warner last year for $85 billion in a transaction it has said it hopes to conclude …

Antitrust Laws

Managing and Predicting Fatigue With Wearables

Nearly 20 percent of fatal road accidents are related to driver fatigue, and worker fatigue is a leading cause of injuries in construction, energy …

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S9 will have one massive advantage over EVERY other Android phone

Samsung has purportedly penned an exclusive deal with Qualcomm to be the first manufacturer to ship the company’s latest and greatest silicon.<p>Russian …

Samsung

Razer poised to reveal its first smartphone for gamers

Gaming PC and peripherals specialist Razer has a major announcement to make November 1, 2017. The firm shared a mysterious photo on social media …

Mobile

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UK<p>The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma...<p>1 …

Economy

Google has Pixel-perfect timing to advance in smartphones

The high bar and rapid leapfrogging of the smartphone state of the art carries a number of barriers to entry. But the sea of sameness is providing …

Mobile Technology

BlackBerry details patent deal with Android maker BLU

TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd <BB.TO> said a licensing deal it signed with low-end Android handset maker BLU Products Inc will bring it recurring revenue, ending a legal dispute over patents that rival Google has asked the U.S. government to revoke.<p>BlackBerry did not disclose …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

From Russia With Poison

There is an abiding dream in the tech world that when all the planet’s people and data are connected it will be a better place. That may prove true. But getting there is turning into a nightmare — a world where billions of people are connected but without sufficient legal structures, security …

Mark Zuckerberg

Taiwan fines Qualcomm $774 million for antitrust violations

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) faces an antitrust fine in Taiwan, the latest in a years-long streak of regulatory setbacks to its business model that comes as it also fights U.S. regulators and iPhone maker Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in court over many of the same legal issues.<p>The Taiwan Fair …

Antitrust Laws

The Galaxy S9 will have an advantage over every other Android phone next year

The Galaxy S8 launched later than Samsung wanted this year, as a direct result of that Galaxy Note 7 recall. However, Samsung’s phone was still the …

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Release Date: Latest news, rumours and specs

<b>The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has only recently been released – and already the Galaxy Note 9 rumour mill is kicking into gear.</b><p>Our first credible teaser …

Samsung

Why Tomorrow’s Customers Won’t Shop at Today’s Retailers

In a detailed study, Lippincott analyzed the major technological and sociological trends that will fundamentally change the way consumers shop and interact with brands.<p>Meet Dawn. Her T-shirt is connected to the internet, and her tattoo unlocks her car door. She’s never gone shopping, but she gets a …

Trends

Qualcomm offers EU concessions over $38 billion NXP takeover bid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered concessions in an attempt to allay EU antitrust concerns over its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, the largest ever in the semiconductor industry.<p>Qualcomm, which supplies chips to Android smartphone makers and Apple, …

Mobile

Worldwide women need access to the Internet

At the Women4Tech Summit during GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Americas last month in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to talk about the importance …

Opinion

Orange to launch online banking service on November 2

PARIS (Reuters) - French telecoms group Orange plans to launch an online banking service on Nov. 2 as it seeks to add another source of revenue to its core services.<p>The move highlights the heightened competition in retail financial services, with mobile telecoms network operators seeing increased …

Banking

5G isn’t just faster, it will open up a whole new world

The transition from 3G to 4G went largely unnoticed by the average consumer, but the coming shift to 5G will be very different. It was clear at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month that after years of talk, major US wireless carriers are going all-in on 5G. Verizon is solving …

Media Industry

Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date: Specs, news and all you need to know

<b>The Samsung Galaxy S9 release day might be months away, but we’re already hearing whispers about the phone’s hardware and design.</b><p>You wait ages for a …

Samsung

Transparent solar panel enables first solar-powered smartwatch

The LunaR, which is the subject of a crowdfunding campaign, appears a rather stylish timepiece, with a clean and basic watch face that works with a …

Clean Energy

Sony Xperia Phones To Lose Their Rectangular Form Factor

Sony Xperia phones have looked the same for far too long — the company has been using the “Omni-Balance” rectangular form factor, ever since it …

Tablets

Meet the Nokia throwback phone Millennials love

The brand that once dominated mobile phones will return to Australia in a reboot of one of its most iconic handsets after the global launch of its 3G …

HMD Global