Stories by Matt Hamblen

Verizon Wireless reveals $150 20GB shared data plan, and four others

Verizon Wireless Tuesday revealed that there are five additional data tiers over and above the six tiers announced with its Share Everything plans earlier this summer.

Sprint drops 16 GB iPhone 4S to $149.99

Sprint has cut the price of the 16 GB iPhone 4S by $50 to $149.99.

New marketing head seen raising Qualcomm's profile

Intel's former head of Ultra Mobility, hired Monday to become Qualcomm's chief marketing officer, shows that the San Diego-based chip maker is finally serious about marketing, one analyst said.


Siri, meet Nina

Nuance Communications has introduced Nina, a virtual speech assistant that companies can add to iOS and Android mobile apps.

FAQ: Which carrier's shared data plan is better?

Which shared data plans are better -- those from AT&T's Mobile Share, which arrives on Aug. 23, or Verizon Wireless's Share Everything plans that debuted in June?

EMC rolls out Symmetrix disk library for mainframes

DLm8000 is the first EMC disk library for mainframe that will leverage its flagship VMAX storage teshnology.

AT&T to launch Mobile Share shared data plans Aug. 23

AT&T's new voluntary Mobile Share data-sharing plans for consumers and business customers will be available Aug. 23, the carrier announced today.

Sprint to deploy small cell gear from Alcatel-Lucent

Sprint plans to deploy small cell gear from Alcatel-Lucent to augment its wireless coverage -- including in its new 4G LTE network -- in high-traffic areas, the two companies announced Monday.

UPS mid-way in deploying wearable image scanners for faster package sorting

UPS workers are taking advantage of new wearable scanning technology that speeds up package loading and quickly transmits online tracking data to customers.

Samsung readies Galaxy Note 2 for Aug. 29 launch

Samsung will unveil the larger Galaxy Note 2 on August 29 in Berlin, according to a Reuters report today.

Home Depot fights 'abusive' credit card fees PayPal system

The Home Depot says its rollout of a PayPal in-store payment system to 1,976 U.S. stores in March has generally been a success, though it notes that it still accounts for a very small percentage of overall transactions.

ISIS reported to launch tests Aug. 20; Google Wallet goes to the cloud

ISIS, a consortium of three wireless carriers, is reportedly set to launch its mobile payment pilot test on Aug. 20 in Austin and Salt Lake City.

Nexus 7 16GB tablet is back on sale on Google Play store

The Nexus 7 with 16GB of storage reappeared "in stock" on the Google Play store site after it was unavailable on the site and in many retail stores in the U.S. for about a week.

Hurricane app debuts for free from American Red Cross

A hurricane app from the American Red Cross offers location-based NOAA weather alerts and a one-touch "I'm safe" message that users can broadcast via social networks to family and friends in an emergency.

Samsung launches Music Hub service

Samsung has unveiled a mobile music service, called Music Hub, that will initially run on its Galaxy S III smartphone.

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