Stories by Matt Hamblen

Sprint reports bigger-than-expected loss, stock sags 7%

Sprint's stock fell nearly 7% at mid-day Tuesday after the wireless carrier posted a quarterly loss greater than analysts had predicted.

Chrome OS is here to stay, Google blog emphatically states

Google further clarified its position on the future of the Chrome and Android operating systems on Monday, saying Google is bringing together the best of both but with no plans to phase out the Chrome OS.

Sprint signs wireless roaming agreement with Cuba carrier

Sprint signed a wireless roaming agreement with the Telecommunications Company of Cuba, known as ETECSA, to take advantage of future business from U.S. travelers to that nation.

Toronto schools back BYOD (to class) with $14M Wi-Fi network

The largest school district in Canada is rolling out a $14 million Wi-Fi network that embraces a bring-your-own-device approach for students.

Senior exec says Alphabet remains ‘committed’ to Chrome OS

This may be a trial balloon to see industry response to the notion, and several analysts said it would be a good move for several reasons.

Google Fiber eyed for three more cities: Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa

Google's crusade to light up U.S. cities with gigabit speed Google Fiber has expanded to potentially include Oklahoma City and Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida.

Smartphones hit second-highest quarter record

Total shipments in the third quarter reached 355.2 million, up 6.8% from 332.6 million in the third quarter of 2014, IDC said.

Verizon focuses on lowering costs for IoT apps, network

The new "ThingSpace" platform provides developers with tools to create, test, deploy, manage and market IoT apps, Verizon said.

MasterCard unveils secure-payment prototypes

NXP and Qualcomm helped develop the chip-level technology.

LG V10 dual-screen, dual-selfie smartphone goes on sale this week

The unusual LG V10 smartphone running Android 5.1 (Lollipop) will go on sale online Tuesday on AT&T and Wednesday on T-Mobile, with in-store purchases coming a few days later.

Priv slider phone targets enterprise users wanting security, Google apps

BlackBerry's new phone also separates business and personal data, so it can be used outside of work, too.

Priv, BlackBerry's first Android phone, goes on sale for $699

BlackBerry began taking pre-orders for its first Android smartphone, a slider handset called the Priv. The phone has a price tag of $699 and will start shipping Nov. 6.

Chase's tweet backing PIN credit cards was a mistake, bank says

JP Morgan Chase Bank tweeted in error that its chip credit cards would be getting PIN security, a bank spokesman confirmed.

House panel hears retailers' concerns about chip-and-signature cards

Three small business owners and managers said at a U.S. House subcommittee hearing that new credit and debit cards embedded with a microchip need to have added PIN security instead of the chip and signature favored by most banks and card companies.

HTC launches One A9 smartphone with tech purists in mind

HTC on Tuesday unveiled its new 5-in. display One A9 smartphone with an unusual appeal to smartphone purists who want to buy it unlocked and with few alterations to pure Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).