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Project Verify

Mobile Carriers Join Together for Project Verify Authentication Effort

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have come together in the Mobile Authentication Taskforce in a bid to provide consumers with a stronger form of authentication than simply relying on an SMS passcode.
hurricane repair

How Wireless Operators Prepared for Hurricane Florence

NEWS ANALYSIS: Carriers apply lessons they’ve learned from recent disasters, including previous storms and the California fires, in an attempt to provide the best response they can as a new hurricane roars ashore in the Carolinas.
iPhone Xs smartphone lineup

Apple’s Latest Smartphone Lineup Includes Lower-Cost iPhone XR Model

NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple announced a new series of iPhones on Sept. 12 as expected with few surprises but included several improvements that make iPhones a better bet for business users.

#eWEEKchat Sept. 12: Why Voice UI Eventually Will Enable Everything

Voice UI is that big red “easy” button, as popularized by OfficeMax, and easy is always best. How are we going to handle the proliferation of chatbots, smart speakers and talking cars going forward?
Hurricane Disaster Recovery

Looming Hurricane Shows Why a Backup Communications Plan is Essential

NEWS ANALYSIS: There are still steps you can take to make sure your enterprise has an effective backup communications plan even as Category 4 Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolina coast.

AT&T Makes First Mobile 5G Millimeter Wave Data Transfer

Telecom names additional 5G cities and announces Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung as major 5G equipment suppliers.
Google Android device certification program.

Google Expands 'Android Enterprise Recommended' Mobile Device Program

Google is now certifying Android devices as being 'rugged' if they meet certain elevated requirements for safety and security.

Juniper Networks, Ericsson Expand Partnership for 5G Management

Complete end-to-end 5G solution brings together best-of-breed radio access, IP transport and security portfolios to simplify service providers’ next-gen mobile networks.
Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Drops Its Year-Old Surface Plus Consumer Financing Program

The Microsoft Surface Plus for Business financing program will continue, however, as the company changes its selling options.
Sprint T-Mobile

Opposition Seems Muted in Statements to FCC on T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

NEWS ANALYSIS: The fact that there is opposition is no surprise, but what is surprising is the list of companies that don’t oppose it along with the apparent support of the public.
SharePoint Update

New AI-Driven Find Tab Helps SharePoint Users Locate Information

The SharePoint mobile app is gaining a "find" tab that will use AI to help users find people, content and more when needed.

Qualcomm, Netgear Team for Mesh WiFI Smart Speaker

This could be the start of a trend that may accelerate in the 5G era, as the symmetrical distribution of wireless connectivity becomes key to delivering cognitive smart office and home experiences.
BlackBerry Key2 LE Roll Out

BlackBerry Cuts Features, Lowers KEY2 LE Handset Price to Lure Buyers

Based on the premium KEY2 phone which BlackBerry released in June, the $399 KEY2 LE includes a slower CPU, less memory and a polycarbonate frame.

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