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Smartphone Industry Promises 'Kill Switch' To Reduce Thefts

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology

After months of resisting the idea, the smartphone industry says it is ready to introduce new anti-theft technology that could reduce the rising numbe...

Gerry Smith

Consumers Save $2.5 Billion A Year If A 'Kill Switch' Stops Phone Thefts, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology

Consumers could save an estimated $2.5 billion each year if proposed "kill switch" technology significantly reduced smartphone thefts nationwide, acco...

Tom Wheeler Should Not Be the Next FCC Chairman: Do You Like Your Wireless Bills?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Thomas Wheeler is the heir apparent to the departing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. From 1992 through 2004, Tom Wheeler was president and CEO of the Cellular Telecom and Internet Association. If Wheeler is nominated he would have to take on his previous clients.

Gerry Smith

Next Hurricane, Drones And Balloons Could Beam Wi-Fi From The Sky

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

Call it Wi-Fi from the sky. As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, power outages wreaked havoc on telecommunications networks, knocking out wir...

New Wireless Billing Rules To Combat Excessive Fees

Posted 12.17.2011 | Technology

By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. wireless industry is rolling out more consumer-friendly billing practices, fending off a plan by...

There Are Now More Wireless Devices Than Human Beings In America

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology

For the first time ever, there are more wireless subscriber connections than there are people in the United States. According to a survey by the CT...

The Fix: Advisory Panel Can Bridge Gap Between Politics and Technology

John Aristotle Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Aristotle Phillips

Technology is shaping the world. Our political system has shown it can adapt to the best innovations and put them to work for voters. It is our hope that the FEC will position itself to lead the way.

Cell Phone Industry Lobby Threatens City of San Francisco

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted 10-to-1 to require that cell phone retailers post the radiation output of various cell phones.

CTIA 2010: PICTURES From The CTIA Wireless Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CTIA 2010--a major wireless even held annually--officially kicked off today. Check out pictures from the first day of CTIA 2010 below. Want to know ...