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WATCH: How The DOJ Helped Birth A Massive Phone Scam

DailyFinance | Bruce Watson | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Senate have all taken aim at "cramming," a multibillion dollar i...

FCC Takes Aim At Scammers Secretly Padding Your Phone Bill

AOL Daily Finance | Bruce Watson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

A little over two years since it took on the credit card industry, the federal government has found a fresh villain: telecommunications fraudsters. Ea...

When American Consumers Decide, Mobile Internet Wins

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Competition, choice, innovation and growth all rely on the same thing -- more spectrum and more infrastructure.

Your Kid's a Weiner

Mark Belinsky | Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology
Mark Belinsky

Watch where you point your finger. Your kid has probably sent or received a sext today. The accusations that led to Anthony Weiner's resigning were u...

Answering the Call for Spectrum Now

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Spectrum is a complex debate. Even more true, it's an essential one to get right today. Congress is starting to move on spectrum legislation, but the clock is ticking.

WATCH: '70s Era Chicagoans Try Out Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

Providing a bit of a history lesson for otherwise unaware Chicagoan tech-heads, the AT&T Tech Channel Monday unearthed a short video profiling early a...

POLL: Cell Phones Might Cause Cancer: Do You Care? | Posted 08.09.2011 | Weird News

The World Health Organization announced on May 31 that radiation from cell phones may be a cancer-causing agent. The question now that wants...

Newsgathering Tool via iPhone -- "Meporter" Launches With Forbes Sponsorship

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

A free App for the iPhone, which allows users to report and share local news developments, called Meporter launched on Tuesday in New York at the ...

Mobile America: The Most Competitive Wireless Marketplace in the World

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.27.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Americans get an incredible amount of value and innovation from their mobile experience. And, in no small measure, credit is due to policymakers who for the past couple of decades have gotten it right by taking a light-touch approach to regulation.

Paging Dr. iPhone? A Smart Prescription for Health Apps

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Not only can they now send text messages, take snappy pictures and videos and function as powerful computers on the go, smartphones can in their own way help us to be healthier.

Spectrum: Fueling the Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

To keep mobile connectivity working for all of us, it's time to raise our voices and be clear to our nation's leaders: We need spectrum now.

Mark Blumenthal

Do CNN Polls Miss Young Adults? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A fledgling advocacy organization attacked CNN pollsters in April, but the transgression they alleged did not pan out. Still, the detail...

First Free Text Donation Service Launched In UK

Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact

The UK's struggling charity sector gets a fillip from the launch of the first system allowing the UK's 50 million mobile phone owners to give money to...

Don't Deny the Mobile Capacity Crunch

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The details of the spectrum debate at times can seem inscrutable and abstract to all but the most ardent of policy wonks. But the stakes for consumers and our economy couldn't be more plainly evident.

Game Mechanics, Badges and the Social Web: Where Are We Going?

Gowalla's Josh Williams | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Gowalla's Josh Williams

Is this newfound love for all things game-related really the future? The sentiment that games are -- or will be -- as important as our social connections over the next decade is laughable.

The Spectrum Shot Clock

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

As Americans across the country turn to their mobile devices to track the final brackets of the NCAA college basketball tournament, technology policy circles are turning to a high-stakes game of their own.

Wireless Wonderland

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

I am truly amazed by the mobile technology that has been unveiled at this year's CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, Florida.

Best Buy's Smartphone Sales Offset Weak Demand For Televisions

Reuters | Dhanya Skariachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Dhanya Skariachan NEW YORK - Best Buy Co Inc beat quarterly profit estimates as strength in its mobile business offset weak demand for telev...

Five Things Wrong with AT&T's Mega-Merger

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

AT&T's $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA is yet another in the series of large telecom mergers that over time are slowly reassembling the Ma Bell monopoly of old.

AT&T Takes America Back to the Future

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

AT&T's plan to take over T-Mobile foretells a dark scenario for the future of all communications -- a future that looks increasingly like a bygone era of monopoly control.

Fasten Your Seatbelts and Turn on Your Magazines

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to Innovations in Magazines 2011 World Report, Singapore Airlines converted three of its publications to digital in July 2010 when two Boeing 777-300ERs began offering the new version in non-paper form.

Learning From Japan's Disaster

Mark Belinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Belinsky

Citizens can build on that information to do everything possible to stop inevitable disasters from having such devastating effects on our communities.

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook Is a Big Disappointment so Far

Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Frommer

RIM can either outshine Apple by making a better tablet there is, or they can hope to crack the enterprise market, becoming the equivalent of the ubiquitous Dell workstation PC. It seems they'll have a tough time achieving either goal.

Mobile Week in Review: Top 10 Wireless Stories 2/20-2/25

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

This week, the Obama Administration released the first National Broadband Map which provides detailed information about how many Americans have high-speed Internet.

Mobile Week in Review: Top 10 Articles in Mobile 2/14-2/18

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

To help you stay on top of the wireless evolution, Mobile Future highlights for you our top 10 must-read articles from this past week.