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January 31, 2013
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Creating Wireless Connectivity Everywhere

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  • How the "connected home" is enabled by smartphones, M2M
    Smartphones and machine-to-machine communications technology are the key enablers in putting together the "connected home," Will Kelly writes in this analysis. The proliferation of smartphones and their applications is providing a handy tool for homeowners to use as a central controlling device, he notes. "Making smartphones into a central home controller can give consumers finer control over their home environment and security," Kelly writes. TechRepublic/Smartphones blog (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • AT&T cites stronger wireless-data revenues for Q4
    AT&T says it added 780,000 contract subscribers and increased total connections by 1.1 million in the fourth quarter. The carrier activated 10.2 million smartphones during the quarter, which helped increase wireless-data revenues by 14.7% compared with the year before. Overall, the company lost about $3.9 billion, a 42% improvement from 2011, which included a $10 billion charge on retirement-related costs. Computerworld/IDG News Service (1/24), GigaOm (1/24), The Wall Street Journal (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology 
  • Apple creates iPad with twice as much storage
    Apple will launch an iPad with double the maximum storage of the latest version, the company says. The 128-gigabyte iPad will go on sale next week, priced at $799 for the Wi-Fi-only model and $929 for the cellular-enabled model. Computerworld (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Carvoyant markets connected-car platform for legacy models
    Older automobiles can become connected cars, Carvoyant says, saying its technology works with any car made after 1996 to offer location and geo-specific data that can notify a car's owner when a driver is speeding or when they go outside a specified area. BetaKit (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Research 
  • Small cell tests show promise for AT&T
    AT&T said tests of small cell deployments in Crystal Lake Park, Mo., and Waukesha, Wis., have shown successful expansion of wireless coverage -- nearly double in a residential trial -- as well as supporting a 17% rise in traffic. Wired.com/Gadget Lab blog (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body -- it just wears it out."
--Norman Mailer,
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