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  • Vodafone says it's 'right in the middle' of turnaround

    Vodafone is halfway through its three-year turnaround initiative, Vodafone's chief marketer Kim Clarke this week told the ADMA Forum in Sydney.

  • Vodafone uses low-band to boost 4G coverage

    Vodafone on Tuesday announced it had reallocated its low-band 850MHz mobile spectrum to boost 4G network coverage – particularly indoors – for 1.5 million of its existing customers.

  • Stanford researchers show off blueprint for self-healing lithium battery

    A paper published today by Stanford University researchers outlines a way to make lithium batteries a lot safer, opening the door to a host of new applications in everything from smartphones to electric cars.

  • CIOs in Europe Say BYOD Is Stalling

    CIOs in the U.S. struggling with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend might want to look across the pond to see what their European counterparts are doing -- or rather, not doing.

  • Sprint Boosts Enterprise Cloud Offering With Google Apps for Business

    Sprint business customers will soon be able to purchase and bundle Google Apps for Business on their wireless bill. The nation’s third-largest carrier will also provide technical support and enterprise mobility advice to its customers as part of the new partnership.

  • Japan Airlines hopes smartwatches for gate staff will fly

    It can be tough getting the attention of airport gate staff. Soon they might have an additional distraction: smartwatches.

  • Mobile workers: ‘I want my Blackberry back'

    At a well-known investment firm in New York City, something strange is happening: Mobile app performance issues and privacy concerns have sparked a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolt, and now many employees are asking for their corporate BlackBerry back.

  • Microsoft Layoffs Mean 'Open Season' for Recruiters

    The news that Microsoft will lay off approximately 18,000 workers -- most from the Nokia mobile phone business acquired by Microsoft earlier this year -- will unleash a flood of new talent into the IT hiring market, and could mean "open season" for recruiters, says Jason Berkowitz, vice president of client services for Seven Step RPO

  • Apple Gets Serious About Social, Adds Familiar Functions to iMessage

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Apple has been flattering competitors for years. The company has famously copied, redesigned and reimagined many more products and services than it has ever invented.

  • FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' In-App Purchases

    C'mon Amazon. You're supposed to be a consumer-friendly company. What's less friendly than making it easy for children to run up large, unauthorized charges using mobile apps? That's exactly what the FTC is accusing Amazon of, and the agency filed suit against the company on Thursday.