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Sprint union with T-Mobile reportedly a done deal

Deutsche Telekom has agreed to an offer for Japanese mobile and broadband company SoftBank to buy T-Mobile USA, according to a news report.

11 of Today's (and Tomorrow's) Hottest Smartwatches

Today's smartwatches are like early cellphones: big, clunky, overpriced and underpowered. A recent Fixya report inventoried the product category's many problems, ranging from "untrustworthy batteries, to troublesome...

The changing fortunes of Net neutrality

Network neutrality is a term coined more than a decade ago by Columbia Law professor Tim Wu, and describes an equal-treatment approach to Internet traffic handling. In 2010, I wrote in Network World about the Net neutrality...

Cisco, Akamai team to boost branch performance

Cisco and Akamai this week announced a collaboration to boost application performance for branch office sites.

Exclusive: Google mulling Wi-Fi for cities with Google Fiber

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service.

12 Tablet Accessories That Let You Ditch Your Laptop

Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, you can change that. These 12 gadgets each help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet.

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

Vodafone agrees to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion

Vodafone Group continues to strengthen its fixed network holdings by acquiring Spanish cable operator Ono for a!7.2 billion (US$10.1 billion).

Qualcomm and Cisco join forces to improve wireless coverage at the office

Qualcomm and Cisco Systems have started developing small cells customized for enterprises, which will be able to use the products to improve indoor wireless network coverage for their employees.

15 Photos That Show the Power of the iPhone's Camera

The iPhone has changed the world of digital photography. Not only are more images than ever shared around the world, but photographers from amateurs to pros are using iPhones to capture the moment in creative new ways.

As Google Fiber approaches in Austin, Time Warner ups broadband speeds

With Google Fiber about to begin a fiber Internet service in Austin, Texas, Time Warner Cable said Thursday it is increasing home broadband speeds in the city by up to six times while keeping the price flat.

WifiForward group shows growing competition between carriers and cable operators

Cable operators Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications have joined forces and formed WifiForward, an organization that will work to protect existing unlicensed frequencies and get lawmakers to free up more spectrum.

Comcast buying Time Warner Cable in $45.2 billion all-stock deal

Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable in a US$45.2 billion all-stock deal, the companies said Thursday.

8 Productivity Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Who among us hasn't embarked on an initiative to make our work habits or our personal lives more organized? Before diving headlong into planning and execution, however, it makes sense to evaluate the tools you have to see...

How Technology Gives the Sports Industry a Winning Edge

The inside story on how the Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts, Georgia Dome, International Speedway, PGA Tour and Trump National Doral Miami are playing the tech game to win.

Google Wi-Fi could soon connect again in Mountain View

Residents of Google's hometown could soon be connecting to the Internet again via a free, citywide Wi-Fi network.

Touring Boston Through Google Glass

CIO.com's Al Sacco spotlights some of Boston's most unique neighborhoods and landmarks in this first-person, PoV video tour of the city as seen through Google Glass.

WANs could stand to get faster, survey finds

Nearly nine out of 10 respondents to a Talari Networks survey of IT professionals said that their wide area network was a problem for business-critical applications either occasionally or frequently, as WAN budgets are set to increase...

Sierra Wireless' new LTE gateway can take over when your fixed line fails

For enterprises that are thinking about switching from fixed to wireless Internet access, Sierra Wireless has launched the AirLink ES440 LTE gateway.

French data-roaming competition gives a glimpse of Europe's future

French operator Orange has announced a number of packages that include data roaming abroad, joining competitors in a move that is likely be replicated all over Europe as EU regulators turn up the heat.

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