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AT&T adds an activation fee for new Next subscribers

A new $15 fee will apply to AT&T's contract-free plans on August 1, and on-contract activations are getting pricier as well.

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Sprint reverses course on plans to limit new 'All In' plans to 3G video speeds

$80 per month for a high-end smartphone and unlimited data? Sounds good, until you get to the fine print.

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BitTorrent Shoot's easy, Bump-like photo sharing spans all major mobile platforms

BitTorrent has a new app that makes it easier to share photos and videos with friends on different mobile platforms.

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BitTorrent Sync's cloudless cloud storage just became a lot easier to manage

BitTorrent is beefing up Sync organization with a new search function, more columns, and the ability to hide offline devices.

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Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, taking aim at other video solutions like Google Hangouts.

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.

AT&T brings gigabit Internet to Apple's home town, charges steep premium over cities where Google Fiber's available

AT&T and Google Fiber are slowly picking up the pace to bring gigabit Internet to more communities in the U.S.

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MacBook makes a case for wireless docking -- but too soon

The single-port laptop could have used some wire-free tools that haven't hit the mainstream yet

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T-Mobile wants to crash the Wi-Fi party to solve coverage problems

T-Mobile is moving forward on a plan to offer LTE coverage on unlicensed Wi-Fi bands, but not everyone's thrilled with the idea.

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Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service

But Google's Sundar Pichai says it doesn't intend to become a full-service cellular carrier, instead likening the service to its Nexus mobile devices.

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Net neutrality passes FCC, will apply to mobile too

The new FCC rules will also apply to mobile as well, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. They will almost certainly be challenged by large telcos and broadband ISPs, however.

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Call it 802.11baaa: Rural broadband experiment could use sheep as Wi-Fi hotspots

Yes, wandering sheep with Wi-Fi collars could form mesh networks, to bring truly organic, free-range Wi-Fi to wide swaths of isolated countryside.

This is huge: FCC chairman's strong net neutrality proposal turns the Internet into a public utility

Invoking Title II authority was the FCC's nuclear option in the war for net neutrality, and it just exploded.