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The best iPhone for every type of person and budget

For $699, the iPhone 11 is the best choice for most buyers because it has nearly all the same specs as the high-end iPhone 11 Pro models, but it costs $300 to $400 less. The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are also fantastic phones, but they're best for people who want the absolute best new tech and the three cameras. The iPhone XR is still a great buy — especially at its new $599 price. The iPhone XS and XS Max continue to be good options if you can get a deal on them. The company is also rumored...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Nokia, Trends, Sprint, Max, Don, T Mobile, Amir, Google Pixel, Silver Space Gray, Max Apple, Malarie Gokey, Pro Max, Pro Max Best


Sling TV reports first-ever subscriber decline

Increased competition from competitors like Hulu and YouTube TV and even Netflix has finally taken its toll on Dish’s live TV streaming service, Sling TV. This week, the company reported its first-ever decline in Sling TV subscribers, with a drop of 94,000 customers in the fourth quarter. In the year-ago Q4, Sling TV had gained 50,000 subscribers, for comparison. The streaming service ended the year with 2.59 million total subscribers, Dish says. In prior quarters, Sling TV’s gains have helped t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Media, Disney, Tech, Fox, Netflix, Sprint, Showtime, Cbs, Hulu, Philo, Univision, T Mobile, Sinclair


Seamless Release 1.0 standard for hassle free in-flight connectivity announced

Seamless Air Alliance, a group having members like Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone, Airbus, Airtel and more have launched their Seamless Release 1.0,  which is a standard aimed at providing in-flight internet connectivity to airplane passengers. The Seamless Air alliance was founded by Airbus, Airtel, Delta Air Lines, OneWeb and Sprint to standardise the in-flight connectivity technologies across the industry. At the moment, the in-flight connectivity offerings is a very messy affair, with many a...
Tags: News, Blogging, Sprint, Wifi, Seamless Air Alliance, Seamless Release 1.0, Virgin Atlantic Vodafone Airbus Airtel, Airbus Airtel Delta Air Lines OneWeb, Jack Mandala Seamless Air Alliance


Samsung's new flagship smartphones are incredibly expensive and set a worrying precedent that 5G is only for those who can afford it

Almost all top-spec Android smartphones of 2020 will come with 5G connectivity because the premium Qualcomm chip of 2020 supports 5G connectivity by default.  Samsung's latest Galaxy S20 phones with 5G start at $1,000, and there's no cheaper version of the Galaxy S20 like there was with the Galaxy S10.  The high price of Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones set a worrying precedent that the cost of entry for 5G is high, and it'll only be available to those who can afford it.  5G wireless plans are also...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Sprint, Htc, Qualcomm, Metro, T Mobile


The new flagship smartphones are all incredibly expensive, and it's a worrying trend that suggests 5G is only for those who can afford it

Almost all top-spec Android smartphones of 2020 will come with 5G connectivity because the premium Qualcomm chip of 2020 supports 5G connectivity by default.  Samsung's latest Galaxy S20 phones with 5G start at $1,000, and there's no cheaper version of the Galaxy S20 like there was with the Galaxy S10.  The high price of Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones set a worrying precedent that the cost of entry for 5G is high, and it'll only be available to those who can afford it.  5G wireless plans are also...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Sprint, Htc, Qualcomm, Metro, T Mobile


10 features Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones have that Apple's latest iPhones are missing (AAPL)

Samsung's newly announced Galaxy S20 phones have several features that make them different from both last year's Galaxy S10 and Apple's current iPhones. They all support 5G connectivity, unlike the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, and come with larger cameras with higher-resolution sensors. Plus, their screens can reach a refresh rate of 120Hz, a feature Apple offers on the iPad but not the iPhone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Earlier this week, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S20...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Sprint, United States Networks


Los Angeles-based ‘deep tech’ investment firm Riot Ventures is raising a $75M fund

Riot Ventures, the Los Angeles-based, early-stage and deep technology investment firm is going out to market to raise a $75 million second fund to finance the development of startups in LA and beyond, according to fundraising documents viewed by TechCrunch. The firm has largely flown under the radar, but it has been investing in startups applying innovations in automation, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computational biology, material sciences and robotics to industrial products and p...
Tags: TC, Tinder, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Sprint, Retail, Machine Learning, Oculus, Aerospace, Snap, Walt Disney Co, Desktop Metal, Serial Entrepreneur, Riot Ventures, Stephen Marcus


Contextual advertising company GumGum raises $22M

GumGum is announcing that it’s raised $22 million from existing investors, including Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, NEA spinout NewView Capital and Upfront Ventures — money that CEO Phil Schraeder said he’ll use to pursue a more aggressive acquisition strategy. This Series D comes nearly five years after GumGum raised a $26 million Series C. Schraeder told me the company’s “core business has been profitable for years,” and that GumGum now has the ability to turn profitability “on or off” d...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Advertising Tech, La, Tech, CMO, Sprint, Santa Monica Calif, Verity, Metrograph, Ophir Tanz, GumGum, Licht, Schraeder, Phil Schraeder, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital NEA


The Court Let T-Mobile Buy Sprint Because Sprint Completely Sucks

Nilay Patel, a lawyer and editor-in-chief of The Verge, on court's approval of T-Mobile and Sprint merger: The decision itself is extremely surprising: Judge Victor Marrero of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York basically decided that the various data and experts put forward by the 10 state attorneys general who sued to stop the merger weren't worth taking seriously and that he would decide for himself whether T-Mobile and Dish seemed like cool companies worth ...
Tags: Tech, Sprint, Bill Clinton, John Legere, Marrero, Victor Marrero, Nilay Patel


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Samsung announced multiple new products during its big Unpacked event, from a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, to the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra with 100x zoom. The Korean tech giant announced no fewer than five major new devices during the event, including the company's best shot at Apple's AirPods. The FTC is looking into "hundreds" of potential anticompetitive acquisitions made by Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google-...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Softbank, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Barcelona, Intel, Nasa, Sprint, Airbnb, Cia, Jack Dorsey


T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Wins Approval From US Judge

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: T-Mobile's edged closer to a takeover of Sprint after a federal judge on Tuesday approved the deal, rejecting a claim by a group of states that said the deal would violate antitrust laws and raise prices. During a two-week trial in December, T-Mobile and Sprint argued the merger will better equip the new company to compete with top players Verizon and AT&T as the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, creating a more efficient company with low pric...
Tags: Verizon, New York, California, US, Tech, Sprint, Reuters, U S District Court, T Mobile, AT T, Marrero, Victor Marrero


Sprint/T-Mobile merger gets federal judge approval

The U.S. mobile landscape is on track to look a whole lot different. A hotly contested $26 billion deal between T-Mobile and Sprint just got the go ahead from a U.S. district court judge. The merger would combine the country’s third and fourth largest mobile carriers, effectively reducing the number of key carriers from four down to three. Critics of the deal, including attorneys general from more than one dozen states, have expressed concern that such a deal would diminish competition in the...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Tech, Sprint, T Mobile, M&a, Justice Department, AT T, Marrero, Letitia James, Sprint T Mobile, U S District Judge Victor Marrero


Reports: Judge to Rule in Favor of Dreaded T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero is set to allow the $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger to go forward, clearing the path to merge the nation’s third and fourth-largest wireless carriers into a single behemoth that would rival Verizon and A&T, reports indicated on Monday night.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Science, Technology, Fcc, Telecommunications, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Mergers, Att, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, T Mobile, Victor Marrero


How to make your app’s ‘Settings’ menu more user-friendly

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring new design trends this year? Check out the full ‘Sprint’ program here. You might not think it, but we rely heavily on our devices’ Settings page. Maybe you’re not loving the look and feel? Go to Settings and change it. Do you need to run on notifications? Settings. Need help? Send feedback through Settings. Love the app? Rate it through Settings. Though accessed very less compared to other aspects of your product, its presence ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Sprint, Design & Dev, Syndication


A decade of smart city projects: What worked and what didn't

The idea of smart cities was not on anyone's radar back in 2005, but New Orleans got a head start on data-driven decision making thanks to Hurricane Katrina. After Katrina hit and the city's levees failed, the city started using data to improve and speed-up decision making to support the city's recovery. Amsterdam was another early adopter with the Amsterdam Smart Cities Initiative in 2009. The team used data to address depression and increase treatment for people who were not getting help....
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Smart City, California, Toronto, San Francisco, Vienna, Washington Dc, Sprint, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Kansas City, Smith, Low, EMS, Stanford University


FCC Says Wireless Location Data Sharing Broke the Law

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told lawmakers Friday he intends to propose fines against at least one U.S. wireless carrier for sharing customers' real-time location data with outside parties without the subscribers' knowledge or consent. From a report: The FCC has been investigating for more than a year following revelations that subscriber location data from AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint made its way to a resale market used by bounty hunters. Pai said in letters to several law...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Pai, Ajit Pai, AT T T Mobile


Google Pixel 4 is one of the best Android phones — here's how much every model costs, from Pixel 3a to Pixel 4 XL

Google was slow to enter the smartphone game with house-made products, but its superb Pixel 4 phones set the bar high for the next iPhone and Samsung phones. The Pixel phones stand among the best Android devices you can buy, and the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are up for preorder today for $799.00 and $899.00, respectively. Below, we break down the differences between all the available Pixel smartphone models to answer the question: How much does the Google Pixel cost? Given that Google is the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Sprint, Ram, Mp, Ssd, CPU, Pixel, Joe Osborne, Project Soli, Google Pixel


Apple sells several different iPhone models — here's how much they all cost

Apple sells several different iPhone models, especially in 2020, and they all have different prices that vary based on where you buy them. We break down how much every model of the iPhone costs at Apple, Walmart, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Amazon. Whether you want a new iPhone 11, a year-old iPhone XS, a two-year-old iPhone 8, or an even more affordable iPhone 7, we've got you covered. You can check out all the trade-in deals on the iPhone 11 lineup here and shop for the be...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, US, Trends, Walmart, Earth, Sprint, Max, T Mobile, Joe Osborne, Sprint Flex, Sprint Walmart, Moshi Best, Incipio Best, Apple Walmart Best Buy Sprint T Mobile Verizon


A Christian-friendly payments processor spilled 6 million transaction records online

A little-known payments processor, which bills itself as a Christian-friendly company that does “not process credit card transactions for morally objectionable businesses,” left a database containing years’ worth of customer payment transactions online. The database contained 6.7 million records since 2013, and was updating by the day. But the database was not protected with a password, allowing anyone to look inside. Security researcher Anurag Sen found the database. TechCrunch identified its o...
Tags: Security, Credit Cards, Privacy, California, US, Articles, Tech, Economy, Sprint, Christian, Driver, Credit Card Fraud, Database, Payment, Payment Processing, LabCorp


Cert Denied

19-522 TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INT’L V. IBG LLC, ET AL. 19-353 TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INT’L V. IBG LLC, ET AL. 19-521 CHARGEPOINT, INC. V. SEMACONNECT, INC. The Supreme Court has denied certiorari in these three eligibility cases largely clearing the docket of pending petitions in patent cases.  There are a few remaining: Awaiting decision: Thryv v. Click-to-Call (appealability of time-bar denial; 314(d) and 315(b)); Pending Cert Thryv follow on: Arris v. Chanbond; Superior v. Voltstar Eligibi...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Cisco, Sprint, Sri, Patent, Fandango, Superior, Reese, ARRIS, Maxel, Chrimar, SemaConnect Inc, Thryv, Chanbond


An adult sexting site exposed thousands of models’ passports and driver’s licenses

A popular sexting website has exposed thousands of photo IDs belonging to models and sex workers who earn commissions from the site. SextPanther, an Arizona-based adult site, stored more than 11,000 identity documents on an exposed Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket, including passports, driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers, without a password. The company says on its website that it uses these documents to verify the ages of models with whom users communicate. Most of the exposed...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Cloud Storage, India, US, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Sprint, Social Security, Arizona, Computing, Web Services, Driver, Signal, Bucket


Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 January 2020

Narrow winding cobblestone streets, ancient buildings, boutiques, wine stores, and restaurants galore all combine to make the town of St Emilion one of our favorites in the Bordeaux region.  We’ll visit it during our May tour. Good morningI’ve continued to update some of the content on the older pages on the website, and earlier this week made a start on updating the airline policies and fees for checked baggage.  This is difficult to keep on top of, because not only are airlines constantly in...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, Science, London, Montana, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Ukraine, David, Britain


US States Tell Court Prices To Increase If Sprint, T-Mobile Allowed To Merge

A group of U.S. states suing to block T-Mobile from merging with Sprint on Wednesday told a federal judge that the deal would violate antitrust laws and raise wireless prices for consumers. Reuters reports: The states filed a lawsuit in June to block the merger, saying it would harm low-income Americans in particular. T-Mobile and Sprint contend that the merger would enable the combined company to compete more effectively with dominant carriers Verizon and AT&T. U.S. District Court Judge Victor ...
Tags: Verizon, US, Tech, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Manhattan, Reuters, T Mobile, Victor Marrero, Pomerantz, AT T U S District Court, Glenn Pomerantz


It’s Getting Harder to Hire, Latest Facebook Stats, Marketing Mistakes to Avoid, New Products Unveiled at CES and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

. {display:none !important;} .ezoic-ad {min-height: 10px !important;} .tagdiv-type iframe {display:none !important;} 16 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know   1—Hiring Challenges Grow in Tight Labor Market Not surprisingly, the challenge of recruiting and retaining talent has increased by 22% since last year, according to findings from the latest Small Business Trends report just released by small business financing company Guidant Financial. The report’s findings are based ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Business, UK, Walmart, Ces, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sprint, Air, MacBook Air, Yougov, Qi, Omni, Nestpick, Belkin


SIM Swappers Are Using RDP To Directly Access Internal T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Tools

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Hackers are now getting telecom employees to run software that lets the hackers directly reach into the internal systems of U.S. telecom companies to take over customer cell phone numbers, Motherboard has learned. Multiple sources in and familiar with the SIM swapping community as well as screenshots shared with Motherboard suggest at least AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have been impacted. The technique uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) softwar...
Tags: Tech, Sprint, RDP, AT T T Mobile, Directly Access Internal T Mobile AT amp, Sprint Tools, Nicholas Ceraolo, Ceraolo


Sprint Pulls the Plug on Virgin Mobile

Sprint is officially pulling the plug on its decaying Virgin Mobile prepaid service and will transfer current customers to its Boost Mobile brand starting in February. From a report: The move doesn't come as a complete surprise as Sprint has long been pulling back marketing and distribution for the brand, most recently in October severing ties with Walmart as a distribution partner. Since then Virgin Mobile could only be purchased through an online portal, as Walmart was the last remaining brick...
Tags: Tech, Walmart, Sprint, Virgin Mobile, Jeffrey Moore, Wave7 Research


Meet the 36 rising stars of Madison Avenue revolutionizing advertising

Here are 36 rising stars of Madison Avenue, where Business Insider recognizes emerging talent in advertising. They span a variety of roles in media and creative as well as strategy, account management, talent, neuroscience, and inclusive design. They come from traditional ad agencies and consulting companies, Hollywood talent agencies moving into marketing services, and specialty agencies catering to direct-to-consumer brands. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Introducing the rising sta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Ge, Microsoft, Singapore, Time, US, Samsung, NFL, Colin Kaepernick


How Business Insider Intelligence's 2019 connectivity and tech predictions fared

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. In late 2018, Business Insider Intelligence published predictions about what to expect in the connectivity and technology industry in 2019. Here's a look at how those predictions fared. We missed the mark on two key predictions last year:  Foldable phones weren't a ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Motorola, Fcc, China, US, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Sprint, Alibaba, Baidu, Huawei, Doj, Alexa


14 incredible tech products that didn't exist 10 years ago

The tech world has changed significantly in the last decade.  Back in 2009, the iPad hadn't come out yet, Lyft didn't exist, and the Amazon Echo hadn't been unveiled.  Here are 14 major innovations that didn't exist 10 years ago.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world was a very different place 10 years ago.  A decade ago, you couldn't order a Lyft on your phone, you couldn't scroll through Instagram, and you couldn't watch movies or answer email on an iPad. Several in...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Samsung, NFL, Trends, Snapchat, Sprint, Steve Ballmer


T-Mobile/Sprint Deal Is Good Actually, Feds Tell Court In States' Lawsuit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Federal regulators that want to let T-Mobile complete its acquisition of rival wireless carrier Sprint are pushing back on a collective effort by some states to block the deal. The $26 billion transaction was subject to federal approval by both the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. The agencies both blessed the deal, with the DOJ reaching a settlement in July and the FCC granting a green light in October. The d...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Ars Technica, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Department Of Justice, District Of Columbia, Doj, U S, Antitrust Division



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