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January 3, 2013
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Creating Wireless Connectivity Everywhere

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  • AT&T CEO discusses how the iPhone transformed the company
    AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson relates details about how the carrier came to partner with Apple on the iPhone, saying the move essentially brought a makeover to the company. "It changed our capital allocation. It changed how we thought about spectrum. It changed how we thought about engineering and designing networks. Suddenly you go from thinking that 40,000 cell sites are sufficient to thinking it's going to have to be multiples of that," Stephenson says. Forbes (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • Hyundai, Kia to integrate Google APIs in new models
    Two South Korean automakers say they will integrate application programming interfaces from Google into new vehicle models. Hyundai will add APIs from Google Maps to its Blue Link telematics platform, a voice-activated, location-based navigation system. Kia Motors America says Google APIs will be used for content and search functions it plans to include in its UVO eServices telematics system in the 2014 Sorento CUV. (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AT&T Mobility touts 500-ton cut in paper, plastic use
    AT&T Mobility says its sustainability efforts reduced paper and plastic use in its products by 500 tons in 2010 and 2011. The carrier pointed to such moves as paring back packaging material, using "greener" plastic and deploying more energy-efficient phone chargers. "The industry is getting better" overall, said Michael Cowan, AT&T's accessories director. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Does the "Internet of things" need its own network?
    Some networking experts are calling on the industry to support the concept of a separate wireless network for machine-to-machine communications as a way to boost the security of the "Internet of things." Echoing a report from French operator Sigfox that supports dedicated bandwidth for M2M, Verizon's Michael Kiss said the absence of a regular human component to the technology "presents a huge opportunity for hackers to explore and exploit vulnerabilities of the network, which could go undetected for long periods." ZDNet (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • From machines come sensors pushing Big Data
    Machine-based communications are driving the proliferation of Big Data as the successor to data analytics, some industry observers say. Arising from this "Internet of things" field is the development of such technology as inexpensive tracking sensors that monitor objects such as fruit shipments -- to detect spoilage -- and airplane engines. "The ubiquity of sensors is new. The sensors make it possible to get data we never had before," said David Yoffie, a Harvard University-based technology and competitive strategy expert. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Bits blog (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Research 
  • Mobile apps are seen as a medical trend for 2013
    Smartphones are among the top medical innovations that will help fight disease for 2013, this article argues, pointing to iPhone applications to provide doctors with a mobile electrocardiogram and to help patients monitor potential skin cancer threats. "I see the smartphone as one piece of how we're going to try to get health costs under control," says David Albert, who created the electrocardiogram application. The Wall Street Journal (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AT&T Emerging Device News 
  • Register now for the 2013 AT&T Developer Summit
    Developers -- hear from top AT&T and industry executives, help create new apps in the Hackathon and rock out with the Killers at the seventh-annual AT&T Developer Summit, to be held Jan. 5 to 7 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Interested developers can get more information and register at LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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