Nov 23, 2015

Mobile phone fees need reform

The telecommunications ministry has a chance to affect much-needed change in the fee structure for mobile phones, particularly for those people who don't download a lot of data.

Oct 2, 2015

Personal data of 15 million people stolen in hack of T-Mobile in U.S.

Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birth dates and other personal information. The hackers got the information from credit reporting agency Experian, which T-Mobile uses ...

Apr 23, 2015

Google wireless phone service challenges major carriers

Google is trying to shake up the wireless phone industry with a low-priced service designed to pressure major carriers into making it more affordable for people to get online and use Google’s services. The service, called “Project Fi,” debuted Wednesday, about two months after ...

Apple joins blue-chip Dow index; AT&T gets booted

Mar 7, 2015

Apple joins blue-chip Dow index; AT&T gets booted

Apple is in. AT&T is out. In another milestone for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday. The move isn’t likely to affect the ...

Jan 14, 2015

Mizuho to lend $3 billion to AT&T to buy U.S. spectrum

Mizuho Bank is set to lend $3 billion to AT&T Inc. for the U.S. telecommunications firm to buy wireless airwaves in the United States in an auction later this year, sources said Tuesday. The unit of Mizuho Financial Group Inc., Japan’s second-largest banking group ...

Sep 18, 2014

FCC chief says utility-style Internet rules are 'on the table'

U.S. officials are considering utility-style rules for Internet traffic, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Wednesday. The rules are “very much on the table,” Wheeler told the U.S. House Committee on Small Business. Wheeler said the agency is considering rules under Title II, ...

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but is not a problem

Sep 13, 2014

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but is not a problem

A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday, but it was causing few, if any, problems. It may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights. Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Chris Smith said the storm left the sun on Wednesday and first arrived ...

Sep 12, 2014

Double solar storms headed Earth's way

A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms was forecast to hit Earth on Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said. Individually, the storms, known as coronal mass ejections (CME), wouldn’t ...

Jul 8, 2014

Isis mobile wallet abandons name to terrorist group

Mobile wallet service Isis is changing its name to distance itself from one acronym used to refer to a terrorist group rampaging through Iraq and Syria. The group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is also known as the Islamic State of ...