Sprint CEO Claure hints that the carrier will have a promotional tie-in with Pokemon Go

Sprint CEO Claure hints that the carrier will have a promotional tie-in with Pokemon Go

 Based on his tip, we assume that he works for Sprint in some capacity. He informed us that on November 29th, all Sprint store managers had to update their GPS coordinates because of a new promotion that the nation’s fourth largest carrier will be running with Pokemon Go.

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Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal clears the EU, will close in the coming days

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman

 

Microsoft’s mammoth acquisition of LinkedIn has just cleared the last hurdle in front of it, paving the way for the tech titan to buy the professional social network for $26.2 billion.

European Union regulators have approved the acquisition, joining agencies in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and South Africa. The deal is expected to close “in the coming days,” Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, said in a blog post Tuesday. Continue reading Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal clears the EU, will close in the coming days

Sprint and T-Mobile executives exchange compliments

Sprint and T-Mobile executives exchange compliments

What is going on here? Is the holiday season so joyful that a Sprint executive and one from T-Mobile can actually have good words to say about each other? First things first; the T-Mobile executive was not CEO and president John Legere. Miracles can run only so deep. The T-Mobile executive was actually CFO Braxton Carter, who was invited to an industry conference yesterday in New York. Continue reading Sprint and T-Mobile executives exchange compliments

Google WiFi is officially available for purchase through multiple retailers; starts at $129

Google WiFi is officially available for purchase through multiple retailers; starts at $129

Google’s big press event that was held back in October was home to a ton of product announcements. The new Pixel smartphone was easily the biggest unveiling, but a handful of other gadgets were announced as well. One of those was Google WiFi – Google’s vision for the best home wireless setup – and today it officially went on sale through a number of different retailers.  Continue reading Google WiFi is officially available for purchase through multiple retailers; starts at $129

Glucometers to sleep stations: save a doctor’s trip with these medical accessories for your phone

Glucometers to sleep stations: save a doctor's trip with these medical accessories for your phone

A quiet revolution has been going on in the medical profession and the field of personal health in the last few years, spearheaded by smartphones and tablets, that will change forever the way we obtain and process medical information. Continue reading Glucometers to sleep stations: save a doctor’s trip with these medical accessories for your phone

Style guide to the Samsung Gear S3: Watch Bands

Style guide to the Samsung Gear S3: Watch Bands

We can all agree that the Samsung Gear S3 is a very functional gadget. But just like regular watches, it’s not only that. It’s also a fashion statement. A good watch always catches the eye, but if it’s not properly combined with the rest of one’s attire, it can stand out like a sore thumb. This is why it’s important to combine your Gear S3 with an appropriate band for every occasion, and we’re happy to offer some examples to guide you on your quest to look as sharp as possible. Continue reading Style guide to the Samsung Gear S3: Watch Bands

Latest issue to hit Apple; phone app freezes on iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s

Latest issue to hit Apple; phone app freezes on iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s

Just a few months ago, when it felt as though Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s were exploding left and right, the iPhone almost had a halo around it by comparison. But lately, Apple’s iconic handset has been experiencing issues of its own. Some Apple iPhone 6 units are having problems recording touch inputs on the screen, which has led to the filing of a class action suit against Apple. The so-called Touch Disease can be repaired by the tech titan for $149. Continue reading Latest issue to hit Apple; phone app freezes on iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s

Marvel Puzzle Quest adds Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans, as new character

Marvel Puzzle Quest adds Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans, as new character

The addictive Marvel Puzzle Quest game for Android and iOS devices has been recently updated with a brand new character. Those of you who play it a lot know that this doesn’t happen too often, but the next character has been added by developers at players’ request. Continue reading Marvel Puzzle Quest adds Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans, as new character

WSJ: Huawei’s success based on employees’ dedication to the company

WSJ: Huawei's success based on employees' dedication to the company

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Huawei’s success has a lot to do with workers’ willingness to put the company ahead of themselves. With $60 billion in revenue (which has doubled over the last five years), the company has become the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. And Huawei isn’t stopping there. Much earlier this year, the company’s CEO of consumer services said that Huawei will top Apple and Samsung to be the number one smartphone manufacturer in five years. Continue reading WSJ: Huawei’s success based on employees’ dedication to the company

Intel’s silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

3d xpoint die optane

There’s a lot of excitement about Intel’s superfast Optane SSDs, but products won’t be on shelves this year as the chipmaker had earlier promised.

Intel is currently making Optane in a factory in China, and production will “ramp” up next year, said Stacy Smith, executive vice president of manufacturing, operations, and sales at Intel. Continue reading Intel’s silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus