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House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking – WHSV

NEW YORK (AP) — Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users’ cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. Read the report here The lawmakers said Wednesday that they are troubled because it is not the first report of these types of ... Read More »

Tackling Restaurant Waste With Mobile Apps – pymnts.com

Restaurants often prepare too much food for the lunch or dinner rush, but startups are providing them with an avenue to market their surplus meals. Canada’s Feedback, for instance, lets restaurants offer time-sensitive deals to diners in hopes of tackling this challenge. Josh Walters, who co-founded the app, said the idea for the service was borne out of a single ... Read More »

House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking

Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users’ cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. The lawmakers said Wednesday that they are troubled because it is not the first report of these types of data-sharing practices. They also sent questions to data ... Read More »

CES 2019 recap: All the trends, products, and gadgets you missed

David Becker/Getty Images With over 4,400 companies exhibiting new products and services, CES 2019 was a gadget lover’s paradise, and a window into the future of … well, everything. Anyone who described 2019 as “an off year” simply was unable to see the future in front of their face. Making sense of it requires a small army of the savviest ... Read More »

Your mobile provider could charge you for a call on a cruise even if you don’t answer your phone

CRUISE passengers could find themselves with an unexpected phone charge after a holiday – even if they don't use their mobile. One holidaymaker found out the hard way when she unexpectedly received a hefty bill after a trans-Atlantic cruise. Getty – Contributor Passengers who are left a voicemail could be charged even if they do not listen to it Writing ... Read More »

T-Mobile investment ensures 8x LTE network capacity in Atlanta – Telecom Lead

T-Mobile has made investment to expand LTE network speed and coverage in Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl LIII, permanently enhancing capacity by up to 8x at key locations.“We’re making these permanent upgrades that will continue to serve Atlanta long beyond the Super Bowl. We’re also laying a foundation for 5G,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer at T-Mobile. T-Mobile permanently ... Read More »

Buy-out secures future of Lancashire telecoms business – Business Up North

Andrew Botham, Andy Wilson and Peter Rooney A long-established Lancashire telecoms business has undergone a management buy-out backed by a six-figure loan from Mercia Fund Managers. The deal, which will secure the future of Abbey Telecom and the jobs of its 17 staff, gives control of the business to an existing director, Andy Wilson, and the company’s accountant Andrew Botham. ... Read More »