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Startup builds on Wi-Fi chips for faster, cheaper 'last mile' broadband

Mimosa Networks wants to help service providers reach customers without laying fiber or copper


With WhatsApp, Facebook looks to become the first global telco

The WhatsApp acquisition could help Facebook leapfrog Google and Microsoft, take pole position in voice revolution

The mobile data explosion: All signs point upward

Mobile data usage in 2013 almost doubled year over year, says Cisco, and tiered pricing hasn't had the affect you'd expect

How to ruin the Internet of things: Tie up with a carrier

It's bad enough that a smartphone is tied to a specific network. Imagine what happens if your car, fridge, alarm, or other long-lived equipment is

9 best Chrome apps for managing data, clients, money, and more

From Evernote Web to Lucidchart Diagrams to UberConference, these apps make productivity easy

First Look: Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX lineup

Amazon's new 7-inch and 8.9-inch tablets boast impressive new screens and software

Dish leapfrogs Sprint with aggressive new bid for Clearwire

The satellite company is now offering $4.40 per share, beating Sprint's enhanced offer of $3.40

Sprint-SoftBank merger gets U.S. security panel approval

The approval addresses some national security concerns related to the acquisition, but the FCC's OK is still needed

The meter's on all the time: Tech's 'greed is good' era arrives

Adobe Creative Cloud is the first blatant move to make us pay, pay again, and pay some more for nonservices technology

Opera acquires Skyfire Labs for faster mobile video delivery

Skyfire says its Rocket Optimizer software, which compresses multimedia content, gives mobile networks a 60 percent increase in bandwidth capacity

Feds' plans for better Wi-Fi have carriers seeing red

Rumors of fast, free, nationwide Wi-Fi have been debunked, but the feds are trying to improve Wi-Fi -- and carriers don't like it

BlackBerry 10 smartphones up close

Our initial glimpse at RIM's -- er, make that BlackBerry's attempt to claw its way back into the smartphone market

Save our Internet before we go off the digital cliff

Broadband and cellular carriers are threatening the viability of the digital services Silicon Valley keeps inventing

Wi-Fi Alliance to take over WiGig development, certification

The fast, short-range wireless technology will gain a much larger sponsor under a pending agreement

The 16 most anticipated tech products of 2013

Some of them are still in the conceptual stages, but it'd be great to see these next year

Study: Data caps bilk users and stifle competition

New America Foundation says broadband limits don't address network congestion or cover higher operating costs

ARM's Big.Little processors and 1080p screens await smartphone buyers in 2013

More operators are also expected to launch voice-over-LTE services

Motorola denied injunction over standards patents on Microsoft products

Motorola could however be entitled to monetary damages for the standards-essential patents Microsoft allegedly infringed

Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

The talks are preliminary but raise the prospect of Google becoming a wireless service provider

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