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5G takes center stage at CES 2018 with actual deployments later

[ad_1] By the time CES 2018 wraps up it’s likely that you’ll hear the term “5G” so much that it’ll seem like next-generation speedy wireless service is already here. 5G is progressing, but let’s not get carried away. 5G refers to the fifth generation wireless broadband technology based on the 802.11ac standard. Speed and coverage for 5G will be better ...

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Lea’s live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier

[ad_1] Buying event tickets online isn’t a great experience. Sites like Ticketmaster are the default, but are difficult to use and expensive. A startup called Lea wants to offer a more modern experience by combining event search, discovery, seat selection and payment all in a single application that works right in Facebook Messenger. Yes, that’s right – Lea is a ...

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Verizon to use Samsung for first commercial 5G network rollout

[ad_1] (Image: file photo) Samsung announced Wednesday it will provide Verizon with routers and radio frequency planning services for the carrier’s initial 5G commercial rollout that will begin in Sacramento, CA in the second half of 2018. Samsung will build Verizon custom fixed 5G home routers, and 5G Radio Access Units (RAN) that are comprised of a compact radio base ...

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Apple Developer Program fee waivers are now available for nonprofits, schools and government

[ad_1] Apple announced today it will begin allowing select publishers to waive the membership fees associated with its App Developer Program. Specifically, the new fee waivers will be offered to “nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities,” says Apple. For starters, the waivers will be available in the U.S., but the company had said in December it plans to make them ...

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Apple buys app development service Buddybuild

[ad_1] Apple continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms. The iPhone giant has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based app tools startup that describes itself as “mobile iteration platform” focused on continuous integration and debugging tools — essentially giving an app development team a simple workflow for ...

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The food revolution may have just needed a cup of Blue Bottle

[ad_1] Each massive exit in the tech ecosystem usually follows the same cycle: an upstart becomes a huge business, it goes public or sells for a huge sum of money, many of the best people that built it take off and then they use their newfound wealth to start companies. But in addition to tech, the venture community has its ...

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Twitter ended the year on a fascinating run

[ad_1] It’s been pretty easy to point at Twitter and, with each quarterly moment when it discloses its financial guts, let out a long exasperated sigh. Twitter since going public at a now in retrospect astounding valuation has for much of its public life been quite the disappointment to Wall Street. But then something interesting happened in the back half ...

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Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacements are available starting today

[ad_1] Those $29 battery out-of-warranty replacements Apple promised are now available for impacted users with an iPhone 6 or later. The company was initially aiming for a late-January timeframe in the States when it first offered up the discount, following blowback against its admission that it had slowed down older model phones to maximize performance. “We expected to need more ...

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AT&T's FirstNet enlists all 50 states for first responder network

[ad_1] AT&T said Friday all 50 US states including Washington DC, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico have opted-in to its FirstNet communications network for first responders. FirstNet aims to provide a nationwide broadband network for America’s public safety community “with access to new technologies and increased capacity and reliability for their mobile communications and data needs.” AT&T will build ...

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OKCupid’s rating sinks as users rebel over new ‘real name’ policy

[ad_1] OKCupid’s users are angry – very, very angry. Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an OKCupid username, as before. The change eliminates one of the biggest differentiators between the dating app and rivals like Tinder and Bumble, which have users ...

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