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Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Control Center

This is Verizon's Super Bowl command room -- a temporary, purpose-built nerve center in the shadow of Levi's Stadium that pulls in data from permanent and temporary base stations to ensure the network keeps running.

Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Command Center

More than 100 engineers will make sure the tweeting, sharing and streaming works without a hiccup

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Tinder now lets you upload photos directly, instead of importing from Facebook

The mobile dating app also upgraded its messaging feature to support GIFs and bigger emoji.

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Verizon told to remove huge Super Bowl ad in San Francisco

Verizon has been told it must remove huge ads that are blanketing two sides of a building in downtown San Francisco a stone's throw from the city's Super Bowl celebration.

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Get set for a choice of flagship smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip

Smartphones will get 4K video playback and unprecedented LTE and wireless speeds with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820. Many flagship handsets with that chip will be announced soon.

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Verizon is building for the Super Bowl and staying for the boom

Verizon Wireless is installing nearly 100 cells to make sure its network can handle the crush of a million or more fans around this year's Super Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Smartphone growth at lowest on concerns about global economy, saturation in China

Smartphone shipment growth was at its lowest ever in the fourth quarter of 2015 on account of the maturity of major markets like China and consumer concerns about the global economy, according to a research firm.

Why the Surface Pro 4 beats the iPad Pro in the enterprise

CIO.com's Sarah White pits the Surface Pro 4 vs. the iPad Pro to see which device offers the functionality business users need.

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Apple is in a position to overtake Samsung as world's top chip buyer

Apple was the world's second largest chip buyer last year, spending over $29 billion, up by 7.1 percent compared to 2014, according to a study released by Gartner on Wednesday.

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Samsung profit plummets on weak smartphone sales

Weak demand for mobile phones and display panels pushed down Samsung's profits last quarter, and the company doesn't expect much improvement this year.

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After lackluster Apple report, all eyes on Samsung

Just how bad are conditions in the smartphone market? We'll get a better idea later Wednesday when Samsung announces its latest quarterly earnings.

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Ericsson has a 5G phone, and it weighs 150kg

If you're aching to get your hands on your first super-fast 5G phone, the good news is that Ericsson already has one. The bad news is, it weighs 150kg.

Apple iPhone sales stall. What's going on?

Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones in the last three months of 2015 -- a record, but it’s the slowest iPhone growth yet, so what’s going on?

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Sony targets Internet of Things with $212 million buy of chip company Altair

Sony has reached an agreement to acquire chip company Altair Semiconductor in Israel for US$212 million in a bid to strengthen its offering for the Internet of Things market.

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Report: Google is the default iPhone search engine because it paid Apple $1 billion

Oracle's lawsuit against Google is revealing tons of financial details, like Google's revenue-sharing agreement with Apple.

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Another glimmer of hope for Windows Phone: It can work on phones with Intel x86 chips

The Windows 10 Mobile OS—popularly known as Windows Phone—is now compatible with smartphones based on x86 chips, according to Microsoft.

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Verizon vows to build the first 5G network in the U.S.

Verizon says it will have the first 5G network in the U.S., a promise it probably can't fulfill until 2020 but will start working at this year.

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Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks stores to your Spotify account

A new feature in the Starbucks app lets customers find and save the music they hear in more than 7,500 stores via Spotify.