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Verizon's FreeBee Data 360 program lets companies pay for your mobile Internet usage

There were rumblings about it in late 2015 and now it's here. Verizon wants Internet companies to pay for some of your mobile data usage.

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The U.S. plan for a public-safety network could be a windfall for a big carrier

A public-safety network across the U.S. that could speed up disaster response may also lead to a big payoff for a mobile carrier.

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Xiaomi misses handset shipment goal, hit by dependence on slowing Chinese market

Xiaomi said Friday it shipped over 70 million smartphones in 2015, short of an ambitious target it had announced last year.

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Samsung will make Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chips

Samsung Electronics will be making Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chips for smartphones and other devices, refueling speculation that the chips could find their way into the South Korean giant's premium smartphones.

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets Skype call scheduling

People who need to cook up a video conference while on the go have an easier time ahead of them, thanks to new updates Microsoft announced to Outlook for iOS and Android.

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Microsoft rolls out cellular data app for own SIM card

Microsoft has rolled out on its Windows store a new "Cellular Data" app that allows users of specific Windows 10 devices with a Microsoft SIM card to buy and connect to a nationwide mobile data network using only their Microsoft account.

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AT&T brings back unlimited wireless data plans, but only for TV subscribers

If you use DirecTV or U-Verse, you can get unlimited data for the smartphones and tablets in your house.

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Dress-on with Modiface's Wedding Dress Studio app

Modiface has a new app that lets you try on a wedding dress before you head out to the boutique.

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Lenovo, Google partner on Project Tango smartphone

Lenovo is partnering with Google to develop a new smartphone that could change the way people see and understand the physical world around them.

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Samsung profit up 15 percent, but disappoints

Samsung Electronics said Friday that its operating profit in the fourth quarter of last year was likely to be 6.1 trillion won (US$5 billion), up by 15 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

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LTE is tuning up for tiny IoT devices

Cellular network software that Ericsson announced at CES may help small, battery-powered devices like smartwatches and pet trackers get online and work longer without a recharge in a few years.

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Apple said to scale down orders for iPhones

Apple's component suppliers are bracing for cuts in sales as the iPhone maker has apparently pared down its forecast for production.

Samsung Notebook 9 Hands-on

Samsung has a new ultra-light portable laptop on the way with a big screen and a thin bezel.

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#TerribleIdea: Twitter might extend the limit from 140 to 10,000 characters

A new report claims that Twitter wants to extend the character limit from 140 to 10,000.

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Google tells court new Android versions with OpenJDK released last month

Google has released on Dec. 24 new versions of its Android platform that are licensed for use under a free, open source license provided by Oracle as part of its OpenJDK project, according to its filing in a federal court in California.

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Sayonara, subsidies: AT&T ends two-year phone contracts

It's another nail in the coffin of subsidized phone prices.