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LG unveils its new 'G Pay' mobile payment platform

The service could do well in Korea where LG has large market share, but it will be an uphill battle against Google and Samsung in the U.S.


Windows Phone's future is grim, says Gartner

Samsung remains the top smartphone vendor worldwide, followed by Apple.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 phones won't get Android app ports anytime soon

Microsoft has delayed and possibly killed its plan to allow developers to port Android apps to Windows 10 phones.

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T-Mobile's Binge On frees Netflix and Hulu from data caps, but not YouTube

T-Mobile USA will exempt a list of video streaming services from monthly data caps with Binge On, a feature that could let some subscribers watch more clips and shows without buying a more expensive plan.

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Supreme Court won't hear appeal on privacy of cellphone location data

The U.S. Supreme Court won't rule on whether the government needs a warrant to collect cellphone location information, dealing a setback to data privacy advocates.

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Sprint WiMax network users won't get cut off today thanks to court-ordered reprieve

A court ruling has put off the end for Sprint's WiMax network, which was scheduled to shut down on Friday after a rocky seven-year history.

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Google Keep for iOS gets closer to Evernote with ease-of-use features

Google's Keep app for iOS got a bit more competitive with other apps like Evernote thanks to new features the company added Thursday.

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Five things you should know about unlicensed LTE

Here are five things you should know about unlicensed LTE, the concept of sending 4G cell traffic over channels also used by Wi-Fi and other networks.

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Mobile devices with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip coming in first half of 2016

Qualcomm says its chips will start appearing in devices next year.

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Facebook now plays songs from Apple Music and Spotify in your News Feed

The new Music Stories features will let Facebook users listen to a 30-second song preview from music streaming services.

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Wi-Fi Alliance tries to win consumer support as LTE-U showdown looms

The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that certifies Wi-Fi products for interoperability, has highlighted the importance of the technology to the daily lives of Americans ahead of a testing summit that will try to shed some light on potential conflicts between Wi-Fi and a carrier technology called LTE-U.

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Inventing 5G networks is hard work - but there's time for play, too

New efforts at developing future 5G mobile technology include a planned series of meetings to reach international consensus and the opening of an R&D "playground" at Korea's SK Telecom.

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Harder than herding cats: Networks seek international agreement on new mobile spectrum

Of the three ways carriers might boost the capacity of the mobile networks we increasingly rely on, the one they will try in Geneva next month is probably the hardest.

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LTE can compete with upstart IoT networks, Verizon says

Much of the Internet of Things will run on the same networks that smartphones use, because they are getting more efficient, cellular giant Verizon says.

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Microsoft's new Windows 10 beta build for phones fixes pesky upgrade bug

People who have been testing the latest beta versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 for smartphones have a new operating system build to play with Thursday.