Tag: AT&T

Magic Leap teams with Brainlab, SyncThink, and XRHealth for medical AR

Magic Leap’s $2,300 spatial computing platform Magic Leap One may be too expensive for most consumers, but like other early augmented reality devices, enterprise users with bigger pocketbooks are embracing its potential as a business tool. One particularly promising category is health care, where Magic Leap says it’s now collaborating with at least five different […]

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Bloomberg: Apple TV+ will cost $9.99 per month and launch in November

Apple’s video streaming strategy may be getting clearer with a report that its subscription TV service will go live in November and cost $9.99 per month. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant will include just a handful of shows at the start with plans to expand. At $9.99, the service would be the same price […]

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Senator Wyden to AT&T and T-Mobile: You Don’t Need to Store So Much Customer Data

Thursday, Senator Ron Wyden sent a letter to major U.S. telecommunications companies AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon urging them to lower the amount of sensitive data they store on customers. Those large pools of data present a significant hacking risk, Wyden argued. The letter comes a day before Wyden is scheduled to give a talk […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note10 makes a 5G nightmare come true: Confusion

If I lived in a city with a 5G network, I wouldn’t dream of buying a non-5G phone this year. As smartphone prices go up, users are moving to three-year replacement cycles, so buying a 4G phone in late 2019 means getting stuck on the old standard through late 2022 — well past the major […]

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Disney+ limitations highlight Netflix’s global advantage in streaming wars

The Streaming Wars saga got another jolt this week when content behemoth Disney announced a bundle for $12.99 that seemed like a sure Netflix killer. But as is so often the case, the analysis around these developments is done through the lens of U.S. audiences. Taking a broader view, the details of Disney’s streaming service […]

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AT&T adds New York City to 5G list, promises expanded coverage

AT&T’s millimeter wave-focused 5G network has continued to be somewhat mysterious since it launched in late December 2018, but the top U.S. carrier has continued to expand its coverage since then. Today, AT&T is adding New York City to its list of 5G cities, albeit with the typical caveats: The network’s footprint is limited for […]

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AT&T Starts Offering Spotify Premium with Its Unlimited Plan

Earlier this year, Verizon partnered with Apple Music and the former started offering free Apple Music with unlimited plans. Now AT&T has announced that they are bundling Spotify subscription with “Unlimited&More” plan. Meanwhile, those who don’t subscribe to the plan will still be able to get 6-month of Spotify Trial. The offer is available for […]

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Verizon’s dumb new ‘unlimited’ plans could hobble it in the 5G era

One year ago, Verizon seemed poised to define 5G cellular technology for the entire world. By January 2018’s CES, the company was already working on becoming the first major carrier to deploy a commercial 5G network, which it followed up by identifying its first 5G home broadband cities, later revealing its first mobile 5G device — Motorola’s […]

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Data Broker LocationSmart Will Fight Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling AT&T Data

A broker that helped sell AT&T customers’ real-time location data says it will fight a class action lawsuit against it. The broker, called LocationSmart, was involved in a number of data selling and cybersecurity incidents, including selling location data that ended up in the hands of bounty hunters. “LocationSmart will fight this lawsuit because the […]

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Microsoft-AT&T partnership is a preemptive strike in 5G

AT&T and Microsoft announced a multiyear partnership that will see AT&T move its non-network infrastructure computing needs to the Microsoft Azure cloud as it becomes a “cloud first” company. Aside from the 270K employees at AT&T that will now migrate to the Office 365 platform for office and collaboration needs, and the various apps and […]

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AT&T teams with Microsoft on 5G, AI, cloud, and edge innovations

AT&T’s mobile 5G network isn’t actually attracting consumers yet, but businesses are interested in the transformational improvements 5G can bring — and Microsoft is getting out in front of the impending wave of change. The carrier and enterprise-focused software maker announced today that they’re “joining forces to innovate around 5G, AI, cloud, and edge computing,” a […]

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AT&T Is the First Major US Carrier to Act on FCC Ruling and Block Robocalls by Default

In the recent past Robocalls have literally become a menace. Americans received a staggering 3.4 billion robocalls in a single month. Recently, FCC ruled that carriers can block robocall on behalf of their customers without having to opt-in. Following the new rule, AT&T has now announced that it will enable Call Protect Service by default […]

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The U.S. now has 4 live 5G networks, but good luck actually using them

As the first half of 2019 came to a close, every major cellular carrier in the United States was officially offering 5G service to customers: just days after blasting rivals AT&T and Verizon for lying about their limited 5G offerings, T-Mobile commenced initial service on June 28, becoming the last U.S. national carrier to launch 5G. The good […]

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T-Mobile blasts AT&T and Verizon for ‘outright lies about 5G’

AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all launched early 5G networks and devices in the United States, leaving T-Mobile as the only major U.S. carrier without a presence in the growing market — but T-Mobile CEO John Legere doesn’t see it that way. His two bigger rivals have launched millimeter wave 5G networks that are limited […]

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