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Posts Tagged ‘Smart Phones’

CTIA Announces Voluntary Principles on Unlocking Wireless Devices

I issued the following statement after submitting a letter to the FCC on the voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones and tablets: “We are pleased to announce AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless agreed to adopt a voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones [...]

IT Experts Survey Says that Government and Industry Should Work Together on Cybersecurity

No one knows the challenges of cybersecurity better than those on the front lines – the IT professionals. In an IT decision maker survey released today by CTIA, 96 percent said the government should allow wireless companies to exchange information to identify vulnerabilities and protect users from cyberthreats. Some other interesting results from the survey [...]

Consumers Tune Out FM Chips [Infographic]

The Radio Show starts today in Dallas. While FM chips aren’t on their “official” schedule of events, I am confident it will be a topic of discussion during their show. That’s why I thought it’d be a good idea to pull together some facts on FM chips. To summarize the infographic (below), there are more [...]

By the Numbers: The App Economy

This morning, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will have a hearing on “Where the Jobs Are: There’s an App for That.” To highlight just how important the app economy is to our country, here are some statistics: While the hearing is focused solely on apps, I want to highlight the indisputable fact [...]

FEMA to Allow People to Apply for Disaster Aid on Smart Phones

Yesterday, FEMA announced that people will now be able to apply for diaster aid via their smart phones.  According to FEMA, approximately 40% of people applying for aid online after a disaster, we’re pleased to see they are offering people the chance to use their wireless devices. While our industry continues to innovate and offer [...]