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Uber will fight to keep its Boston ride data private

By Fred O'Connor | 31 January, 2015 08:54

Earlier this month, Uber agreed to provide Boston city officials a wealth of ride data to help them make better planning decisions -- but it will go to considerable lengths to ensure that data is not made public.

Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'

By Zach Miners | 31 January, 2015 08:01

Verizon will soon allow customers to opt out of having an identifier placed on their phones that had alarmed privacy advocates due to its ability to let third parties persistently track customers.

AT&T will pay $18.2B as top bidder in mobile spectrum auction

By Stephen Lawson | 31 January, 2015 07:19

AT&T spent nearly US$18.2 billion on wireless spectrum licenses in a blockbuster mobile-auction spectrum for licenses across the U.S., far outspending the other major U.S. carriers and satellite service provider Dish Network.

Apple puts the big hurt on Samsung

By Matt Hamblen | 31 January, 2015 06:20

Things are not looking so good for Samsung in the smartphone market, especially as it faces its Apple nemesis.

BT to test 500Mbps broadband over copper in two towns

By Mikael Ricknäs | 31 January, 2015 00:00

British Telecom thinks that a new technology called G.fast can increase broadband speeds over copper to hundreds of megabits per second, and will soon conduct trials to see if it's right.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 30

By IDG News Service staff | 30 January, 2015 23:33

Intel's Broadwell is the real cable-cutter ... India victim sues Uber in US ... rogue Android gains investors ... and more

CA Technologies names new A/NZ channel boss

By Brian Karlovsky | 30 January, 2015 13:57

CA Technologies has promoted Kevin Van Gils to lead its A/NZ channel after senior director partners, Carl Terrantroy, left the company.

Microsoft said to invest in Android maker Cyanogen

By Scott M. Fulton III | 30 January, 2015 09:04

Microsoft has made a $US70 million equity investment in Cyanogen, producer of an alternative distribution of Android, according to a Wall Street Journal article.

Android apostates account for 1-in-5 U.S. iPhone sales

By Gregg Keizer | 30 January, 2015 07:17

Apple CEO Tim Cook may have tapped Android "switchers" as part of the reason for the boffo iPhone sales last quarter, but a survey implied that most of those defectors lived outside the U.S.

FCC banks nearly $45 billion in landmark AWS-3 spectrum auction

By Jon Gold | 30 January, 2015 07:08

The FCC announced today that Auction 97 spectrum auction has closed after roughly two and a half months, with winning bids totaling $44.9 billion for the 65MHz of mostly AWS-3 range. That figure is far and away the highest ever seen in a spectrum auction.

 

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