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YouTube launches livestreaming as carriers struggle with uplink performance

YouTube announced a livestreaming feature to its mobile app in an effort to take on Facebook's Live and Twitter's Periscope. And the move may weigh down wireless networks that already struggle with slow uplink speeds.

FCC's Wheeler may bow to pressure, could change 'Unlock the Box' set-top proposal

There appear to be growing cracks in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" proposal, such that he may consider changes to the effort following growing support for the alternative "Ditch the Box" effort backed by AT&T, Comcast and others.

WCAI, HIA: 2 wrongs do not make a right in Globalstar proceeding

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) is joining the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) in saying that when it comes to Globalstar and allowing Wi-Fi to operate on Channel 14, two wrongs cannot make a right.

Report: Huawei developing its own mobile OS

Huawei is developing its own mobile operating system as a "contingency measure" in case Google gets too heavy-handed with its own Android platform, according to a new report from  The Information.

Google throws support behind alternative set-top proposal

Google is showing support for a pay-TV group's recently proposed alternative to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal.

Google says pay-TV's set-top proposal alternative is a 'constructive effort'

Google appears to be showing some support for a pay-TV group's recently proposed alternative to FCC Chairman's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal.

SoftBank's Arora to step down after 13 months as president

SoftBank President Nikesh Arora said he will step down just 13 months after CEO Masayoshi Son essentially designated him as Son's successor.

Google accused of stealing idea for Project Loon

A company that years ago was talking about using balloons to provide wireless coverage in rural areas of the U.S. is now suing Google for alleged patent violations.

Apple unveils 'differential privacy' as a weapon against Google's Android

Protecting its customers' privacy is clearly a matter of principle for Apple, but it's increasingly becoming a marketing strategy as well. And privacy has become a crucial battleground in its ongoing fight against Google for mobile users.

Windows Holographic and Google Daydream may be the future of app development

Both Microsoft and Google are making noise in the augmented reality/virtual reality market, and their recent moves may transform how mobile developers approach this sector.
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