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Carriers, along with Apple, Samsung, Nokia and others, join forces on anti-theft measures

The nation's largest wireless carriers and device makers banded together to support voluntary anti-theft measures for smartphones released starting next year. The action comes amid mounting efforts by state lawmaker to mandate so-called "kill switches" in smartphones and tablets that would render the devices useless if stolen.

Analysts: LTE, Chinese growth to drive smartphones to 1.24B sales in 2014

Strong growth in LTE smartphones, including TD-LTE phones sold in China, will lead to smartphone sales of 1.24 billion in 2014, according to a forecast from analysts at CCS Insight. However, CCS predicts smartphone growth will slow in the years ahead, largely due to saturation in mature markets.

Wireless in the first quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers,...

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 nets positive reviews

Microsoft is in the process of rolling out its latest smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, and reviewers have been almost universally positive of the latest version of the platform. Importantly, Windows Phone 8.1 stands up well against its larger rivals, Apple's iOS and Google's Android, according to the reviews.

Microsoft's OS chief Myerson hedges on getting Android apps on Windows

In a two-part interview with  ZDNet, Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president of operating systems, wouldn't directly address rumors that the company was looking to get Android apps on Windows Phone, but he said the company was keeping an eye on third parties that are enabling Android on Windows.

Microsoft seeks more collaboration in its Spectrum Observatory project

Microsoft is seeking the assistance of academics, governments and others interested in exploring how wireless spectrum is used in the real world. To that end, the company released all of the source code for the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory under an open-source software license.

4K is everywhere at NAB, and it's about to hit the consumer market--ready or not

LAS VEGAS--While FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was  exhorting traditional broadcasters  to take a fresh look at over-the-top content delivery at a Tuesday keynote here, visitors to the National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show were getting an eyeful and an earful of solutions for just that (or close to it). IP video is top of mind at the show, and it's beginning to change the way broadcasters and distributors do business.

Microsoft's deal for Nokia's handset biz gets approval in China

Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal to buy Nokia's devices and services business and license its patents received regulatory approval from China, bringing the agreement one step closer to closing. The companies continue expect to finish the deal this month after regulatory delays pushed the closing of the transaction past the end of the first quarter.

Universal app approach has Microsoft Windows devs intrigued

Even Microsoft might be surprised to learn that developers on Twitter were almost universally positive about its "universal app" plans.

Microsoft tests new connected car concept that uses Mirrorlink

Microsoft is planning a new version of its Windows operating system for the connected car market, though it does not yet have a product that is ready to ship in vehicles.