John Legere will stop being T-Mobile’s CEO in May
John Legere will stop being T-Mobile’s CEO since May 1st, 2020, and we already know who is going to take control of magenta
Legere seizes on Verizon 5G rate plan to promote Sprint/T-Mobile merger, price lock
The CEO of T-Mobile is slamming the price hike Verizon customers will have to take to access its 5G network. Sprint and T-Mobile customers won’t pay more.
US cranks pressure on UK over Huawei, 5G
DC officials are telling their London counterparts that Huawei can still send data back to its home government and circumvent hardware inspections.
Netflix announces it will not be on Apple video subscription
Apple has reportedly been going after potential content vendors with a deal: join our bundled subscriptions service and we’ll take a 30 percent cut.
Spotify gets last word against Apple for now in European complaint
The Swedish company said that Apple’s response to its complaint goes to the “belief that Spotify’s users on iOS are Apple customers,” not Spotify’s.
New T-Mobile extends wholesale data pricing lock-in, won’t on consumer pricing
If Sprint and T-Mobile are allowed to merge, prospective CEO John Legere would allow smaller carriers to use its network at current rates forever.
Apple Video set for 100 million subscribers within 5 years, says analysts
Whatever Apple will call its original video subscription service, one investment house believes it will get customers fast and easy.
Spotify complains to EU about Apple’s “app tax” and platform monopoly
The music streaming company wants Apple to lay off interfering in its customer service, marketing and the payment systems it chooses to use.
Don’t wait for a better Pixel Slate – Google pulls throttle on laptops and tablets
The company actually supposedly had a whole bunch of tablet and laptop projects down the pipeline when the staffing cuts took place.
eero Wi-Fi mesh routers on sale as Amazon’s acquisition closes
The newly-minted Amazon-owned eero is reiterating pledges to ensuring customers’ privacy while they use their mesh Wi-Fi networks.
Free Hulu for Spotify Premium planholders available through June
Those who are paying for ad-free Spotify can get free ad-supported Hulu content if they link up accounts within the next three months.
RED Hydrogen One website removes mentions of modules
The community forums have been raging about keeping the faith in the Hydrogen One project. But skepticism has arisen on the modules.
Apple confirms March 25th event, says “It’s show time”
The company is believed to have been working on getting content providers on board with its all-in-one subscription services for news and video content.
Apple patents encryption to protect iPhone users’ locations and other data
The iPhone maker is working on a new way to prevent governments and spy actors from knowing who sent what messages with encryption.
FCC puts T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint in public comment limbo
The commission’s regulatory review process for the combination between the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the nation will run through the spring.
Nintendo urges its mobile game developers to push fewer in-app purchases
The mobile game developer houses that have partnered with Nintendo aren’t too pleased about the policy which stems from a frankly sensical place.
Google Play supporting app developers who reward users who watch ads
The company behind Android is making it easier to implement incentives for users to watch video ads in their apps. And there’s more to come.
Duplex, Google’s AI-powered booking service, now active in most of US
You might not be able to book a table in New Orleans, Houston or other cities in big states with the help of Google, but it’s available in most places.
Galaxy phone trade-in values worse because iPhones launch earlier
The one thing that we know for sure in the smartphone trade-in market is that the Apple event in September really shakes things up.
Apple quietly began repairing iPhones with third-party batteries
If employees find a third-party display or battery in a customer’s iPhone, but don’t see an issue with them, they’ll still work on the phone.
Trump campaigners still talking about nationalized 5G network
The Trump administration had proposed a wholesale 5G network before to heaps of criticism. Why is the re-election campaign making a big deal of it?
HTC hinted to license brand in India to Micromax, Lava and Karbonn
The Taiwanese phone maker is reportedly not going to make its own devices for the Indian market and leave it to three local players.
Samsung sells 2 billion Galaxies (and counting) in a decade
For Samsung and its Galaxy S series that started back in 2009 when Android barely knew what it wanted to be, its decade ain’t even over yet.
Corporate restructuring may have killed Razer Phone 3
The gaming peripherals company is undergoing a corporate restructure and is moving staff away from newer side projects like the Razer Phones.
Another miserable quarter for HTC, revenues down 70 percent year on year
Amazingly, we’ve had to make the same comparison for the November 2018 report: 70 percent down from the same month the year before.