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FCC requires emergency texting services from carriers, texting apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

SoftBank profit slides amid fewer new subscribers

CEO Son is looking for a windfall from the IPO of Alibaba, in which SoftBank owns a stake

Manx Telecom hails Isle of Man as country with best 4G coverage

Expected to be available to 95 percent of population by end of summer

Nadella leaves no doubt about who is in charge in first six months as CEO

He's had his share of hits and misses but he's made his presence felt from the start

Carriers' remote control software continues to put some mobile devices at risk

Security researchers have identified serious vulnerabilities in carrier-mandated remote management software installed on mobile devices

China aims to rein in mobile messaging apps with new regulations

The regulations target WeChat, a popular messaging app with 400 millon users

Marcelo Claure, Softbank's choice to lead Sprint, fits the mold by breaking it

Like Softbank's founder, Claure is used to shaking things up

Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app

The app adds scheduling and location functionality to text messaging

Galaxy Note 4 won't turn around Samsung's ailing fortunes, analysts say

The company needs better high-end smartphones and a better portfolio of low-end devices

O2 launches £10 4G tariff for public sector and charities

Providing they use a Nokia Lumia 635 or Samsung Galaxy S3

Win Phone 7 users aghast Microsoft axed Skype for their phones

Skype can no longer be used on Windows Phone 7 devices

USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent that figures in dispute with Samsung

The USPTO rejected some claims of the word "auto-complete" patent, but the decision is not final

T-Mobile could soon be bigger than Sprint

Subscriber gains could make T-Mobile the third-biggest U.S. carrier later this year, a new report says

Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

New quartet of unlocked Blu smartphones all cost under $150

Two are shipping now, and another two will arrive before the end of the month

BMW to install usage-based insurance telematics into cars

The usage-based-insurance service is the first of its kind to come fully fitted from the factory

Google's YouTube buys Directr video app and makes it free

The developers are joining YouTube's video ads team

Public Knowledge readies complaint on mobile traffic throttling

The digital rights group plans a net neutrality complaint against the four largest US carriers

Sprint moves on CEO, T-Mobile bid signal transition

The mobile carrier's next moves are unclear, analysts say

Toshiba focuses on improved slow motion with new camera sensor

The sensor has started shipping in small volumes, but won't show up in products until next year


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