AT&T Free Hotspots Inject Ads, Cause Controversy

AT&T Free Hotspots Inject Ads, Cause ControversyLeave it to the folks at Geek to get to the bottom of what looks like an AT&T advertising trial.

“Connect to an AT&T WiFi hotspot now, and there’s a good chance you’re going to see a screen full of ads,” writes Lee Mathews. “It’s an experience that reminds me of the glory days of the frame tag on the Internet, when we had to click a link in a header bar to “break out.”

The problem? AT&T “free” hotspots that make people pay in ad overdose.

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Google To Make Major Mobile Announcement September 29th?

Google To Make Major Mobile Announcement September 29thWord on the street is that Google wants to upstage Apple this month.

If so, Google will have its work cut out for itself as the iDevice maker is poised to unveil a slate of new and refreshed offerings next week, including the purported “iPhone 6s”.

But Google doesn’t want to be disregarded on the global mobile stage. Consequently, the rumor mill says that on September 29th, Google will unveil two new smartphones.

These two devices — one from LG and another from Huawei — will be the tech giant’s counter punch for iPhone 6s.
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Juniper: Retail Spend on ‘Internet of Things’ to Reach $2.5 Billion by 2020

The Internet of things market connected smart devices tag cloudAccording to Juniper Research, new data suggests that retailers seeking to capitalize on IoT (Internet of Things) technologies will spend and an estimated $2.5 billion in hardware and installation costs by 2020, a massive increase over the previously estimated $67 million.

Hardware spend includes such technologies as Bluetooth Beacons which enable visibility as well as the ability to push relevant information to consumer smartphones. It also includes RFID (radio frequency ID) tags which aid real-time asset tracking, reduced labor costs, and dynamic pricing according to stock levels and online pricing.

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GIV Mobile Touts Philanthropic BLU Advance 4.0 Android Smartphone

GIV Mobile Touts Philanthropic BLU Advance 4.0 Android SmartphoneGIV Mobile, if you’re not familiar, is a consumer conscious no-contract wireless service that operates on the nationwide 4G LTE network of T-Mobile USA, Inc., reaching 96% of Americans.

GIV Mobile now offers five “fast and affordable plans” that are billed as being reliable options for families. It is also the first wireless service to donate 8% of every customer’s monthly plan to charity, on a BLU Advance 4.0 Android Smartphone.

The BLU Advance 4.0 is an entry-level Android smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera, vibrant 4″ touch display and 4 GB of internal storage. Customers are given the option to select up to three charity organizations to receive 8% of their monthly plan amount. GIV partners with a number of charities ranging from Alzheimer’s Association to American Forests.

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iGamers, Mobile Casino Lovers Getting a New Kind of App Store

iGamers, Mobile Casino Lovers Getting a New Kind of App StoreAccording to a new report from our sister site mGamingWatch, there’s an app store just for real money iGaming on the way.

The team at Betcade is busy talking up the first dedicated Android app store for real money gaming.

Betcade will launch the first dedicated Android app store for real money gaming, providing casino operators with a unified, branded destination for gaming app distribution and management, and players with a trusted source for gaming app discovery and downloads.

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Mobile-Minded Applicants Sought for 2016 Sprint Accelerator

Mobile-Minded Applicants Sought for 2016 Sprint AcceleratorWhile Sprint Accelerator won’t kick off in Kansas City until February of 2016, that doesn’t mean now is a bad time to get excited.

Now, in fact, is the perfect time, especially if you’re infatuated with all things mHealth.

Next year, the Sprint Accelerator, powered by Techstars, will expand its scope from mobile health care to mobile technology of all types.

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Apple, Cisco Partner and Take Aim at iOS Enterprise Users

Apple, Cisco Partner and Take Aim at iOS Enterprise UsersNow this is what you call a powerhouse couple.

This week, Apple and Cisco today announced a partnership to create a so-called “fast lane” for iOS business users.

How will they do it, you ask? By optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad.
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