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Twitter begins fact-checking 5G, coronavirus conspiracy posts

Tech companies have come under fire for allowing the 5G, coronavirus conspiracy to flourish Twitter has announced that it will be adding fact-checking labels to tweets that suggest a link between 5G mobile networks and the coronavirus, after a rash of conspiracy theories that tie...

Kagan: Twitter changes create growing wave of user anger

Twitter is playing with fire. They are making a mistake that may be costly to them moving forward. They thought the way their users interacted with them needed an update. They should have asked their users. These forced changes are creating a growing wave...

Kagan: Use wireless to grow your Twitter, LinkedIn follower list

So, you want more social media followers? Who doesn’t? Whether you use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or any other platform, it seems everyone is focused on building their social media follower list. I have had discussions with many successful people who have earned tens...

Wi-Fi in 280 characters (Reader Forum)

  Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280 and the internet was not shy about testing their boundaries. And we’ll likely see the limit edge ever upwards in the future. Why? Because consumers always push the boundaries of technological scarcity, and given...

Telecom Tweets of the Week: Takedowns of AT&T’s fake 5G

Twitter might be the one platform that moves as fast as the telecom industry. RCR Wireless News surveys the Twitterverse and snags the telecom tweets of the week.  If there's one thing the telecom industry loves, it's marketing hype. If there's one thing Twitter loves,...

Kagan: President Trump gives Twitter a boost

We’ve all been following growth of social media in recent years. Twitter has remained important, but has not grown like Facebook and LinkedIn. I have said all along, they need to find that one important distinction--the Twitter edge. Now I get the strong feeling...

T-Mobile spectrum purchase, Nokia drones, DirecTV Now update … 5 things to know today

Charter is selling spectrum, but may offer wireless service using Verizon's spectrum 1. T-Mobile US is buying Charter Communications' 700 MHz A-Block spectrum in eastern Montana. The carrier has been steadily adding low-block spectrum to its portfolio, and said its 700 megahertz-based LTE network now covers...

Ericsson acquisition, Samsung turnaround … 5 things to know today

1. Ericsson is boosting its fiber footprint with the acquisition of Abentel, a subsidiary of Spain's Abengoa. Abentel's assets, projects and roughly 500 employees will become part of Ericsson when the deal closes. Ericsson said those 500 professionals are "bringing a relevant set of...

Sprint stock makes run on Claure Twitter post

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure posted a cryptic response on Twitter to reports of expected poor quarterly results that sent the carrier’s stock price surging Sprint’s stock price made a late-day push Thursday following a Twitter post from CEO Marcelo Claure seeming to indicate the carrier...

Vertical Bridge adds sites, Ascom partners with Ranplan … 5 things to know today

5 things to know today ... 1. The small cell opportunity for commercial property owners continues to grow. Vertical Bridge has made a deal to manage wireless sites at 250 real estate investment trust-owned health care facilities. Welltower is a REIT that funds real...

Reliance Jio launches 4G network, trends on Twitter

Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio started the first phase of its "4G" network rollout. Employees of the disruptive telco will be the first to try the new service. Reliance Comm is looking to shake up the world’s second-largest mobile subscriber market with the launch, taking...

T-Mobile CEO Legere questions Sprint’s latest promo

Legere cites lack of transparency in Sprint 50% discount offer T-Mobile US CEO John Legere didn’t let Sprint glow for long in the spotlight of its latest promotional effort, taking to Twitter in questioning the value of his rival’s 50% discount offer. Legere’s issues centered mostly...

T-Mobile US, Verizon trade quips in the sky and on Twitter

T-Mobile US took to the sky – and to Twitter – to continue its antagonism of its larger competitor, prompting a war of words on social media. The spat began when T-Mobile US flew a plane over Verizon Communication's headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J.,...

Dell makes EMC offer, VMWare stumbles … 5 things to know today

1. Dell has agreed to buy EMC in what could be the biggest tech takeover in history. The size of the buyout will depend on the value of EMC's interest in VMWare, but Dell and EMC estimate that the deal will be worth $67...

AT&T media deal, iPhone virus … 5 things to know today

1. AT&T has signed a long-term content deal with Viacom. The new contract brings together AT&T's U-Verse and DirecTV networks, which previously had separate contracts with Viacom. The company says the combined properties make it the largest pay TV provider in the world. Viacom owns...

Apple iOS 9 upgrade causing crashes and glitches

A considerable number of Apple customers are reporting device crashes and glitches after installing the new iOS 9 update. Customers took to Twitter to air their complaints about the issues related to the new operating system.  Some reported problems completing the upgrade, saying their attempts failed after several...

Twitter kills program to save politicians’ tweets

Blocks API in use since 2010 based on violation of developer policy WASHINGTON – Popular social media platform Twitter has effectively put an end to the ability to archive the deleted tweets of politicians from more than 30 countries. Twitter’s official explanation for this move came...

5 things to know in mobile 8/13/15 (RCR podcast)

Mobile news: 5 things you need to know today 1. Samsung is launching new products today. The world's largest smartphone maker is introducing a new version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, as well as a new Note 5. 2. Samsung rivals HTC and Lenovo are both...

LatAm: Telefónica continues NFV push; Ruckus gives Wi-Fi perspectives

Virtualization technologies have become a hot topic among telecom operators. Eyeing the benefits of network functions virtualization, Telefónica signed a memorandum of understanding with Alcatel-Lucent to test NFV technologies as part of the operator’s strategy to evolve its networking infrastructure. According to the companies,...

Sprint CEO calls bullsh*t via Twitter on T-Mobile US’ latest promotion

Latest round of promotions draws Twitter barbs from Sprint and T-Mobile US CEOs Rivalry between mobile operators is heating up both in the real world and in the Twitter-verse as Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure took to the social-media site to blast T-Mobile US CEO –...

T-Mobile US spends $200,000 on anti-Verizon Twitter campaign

T-Mobile US has never been shy about calling out its competitors. In the latest attempt to gain ground on its bigger rival, T-Mobile US spent $200,000 on a campaign that changed Verizon Wireless’ Twitter hashtag #neversettle to #neversettleforVerizon. The ad attacks Verizon Wireless for trying to move...

Trump calls T-Mobile terrible, CEO fires back

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere is not one to back down from a feud. Neither is Donald Trump. The two businessmen are currently wrapped in a heated war of words after Donald Trump called T-Mobile US "terrible." The two are now taking shots at...

Generation Wireless: The presidency in 140 characters or less

Ted Cruz, like FDR with the radio, uses Twitter to spread populist politics As much as I would like to share my opinion on new smartphones, self-driving cars, the "Internet of Things" or any number of other topics on mobility, I’m afraid I must instead...

Generation Wireless: Social media message control

Social media is changing how we live on a daily basis across multiple aspects of society. At the Digital Diplomacy event I recently attended, a major point of discussion was the ease with which social media allowed non-governmental organizations and government agencies to communicate on...

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