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AT&T, TransUnion Launch Initiative To Combat Business Call Spoofing

The problem of call spoofing has a long history, noted Jeff Kagan, a technology analyst based in Marietta, Ga. "We have seen this problem for decades with various technologies and to various degrees," he told TechNewsWorld "It really went into high gear with new technologies l...

Amazon’s Competitor to Musk’s Starlink Takes Critical Step Toward Deployment

“The future of delivering the Internet will look very different from what we have been using,” said technology analyst Jeff Kagan “Satellite internet connectivity will play an increasingly important role in society,” he told TechNewsWorld. “It will deliver service to...

SatCo Makes First 5G Call via Satellite Using Everyday Smartphone

Nevertheless, there are those who see the future of wireless communication orbiting the earth. "5G satellite service for voice and data is the next step in wireless," observed technology analyst Jeff Kagan "Going forward, we will see more advanced satellite and wireless servic...

Researchers Reveal Method To Stifle Malicious Robocalls

Technology analyst Jeff Kagan noted that many of those calls can be problematic for consumers. "Robocalls are often the first step in a process that leads to theft," he told TechNewsWorld Robocalls are a problem because they are malicious, and becoming more believable, tricky,...

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Denmark Tops in Digital Quality of Life, US in Fifth Place

Moreover, the Surfshark findings may be more interesting to people outside the countries in the study than those in it. "Users in every country are typically happy with what they have, even if what they have is better or worse than other countries," observed technology analyst Jeff Kagan...

Bad Comparisons Distort State of US Broadband

"The U.S. telecommunications marketplace is very different from Europe," observed technology analyst Jeff Kagan. "So, comparing them makes little sense. It's like trying to compare a pizza to a fried chicken." "The European model has the government involved more closely," he t...

Kuo Predicts ‘iPhone 13’ Will Support Satellite Calls and Texting

It would be big news if Apple developed a phone as small as an iPhone with satellite capability, observed independent technology analyst Jeff Kagan "However, it wont be interesting to the average user," he told TechNewsWorld....

Study Finds Best US Mobile Internet Connectivity in Northeast

The mobile Internet will also be important for the lifestyle of the future, noted Atlanta-based technology analyst Jeff Kagan "We need to remember three things when we leave the house today -- our keys, out wallet and our cell phone," he told TechNewsWorld....

Could Ads Become Potent Weapons Against Streaming Piracy?

"Piracy and account-sharing have been eating away at OTT services, and I don't see any slowdown going forward," warned industry analyst Jeff Kagan "The industry is looking for alternatives that would be welcomed by users, and one of those alternatives is a choice of advertisin...

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How Safe Are Home Security Systems?

I have loved the story of Ring doorbells ever since seeing the CEO Jamie Siminoff on TV's Shark Tank several years ago. I also loved the SimpliSafe story with CEO Chad Laurans.There are also several other competitors -- like Blink home security, which is owned by Amazon, and Nest, which was acquired by Google. These companies, started by creative entrepreneurs, are changing the security industry. However, there are several problems users need to be aware of...

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Hello Streaming Services, Move Over Cable TV

Streaming services -- like HBO Max from AT&T's WarnerMedia, Peacock from Comcast's NBCUniversal, Apple TV+, Disney+, and many others -- are clear examples of the change to a short-attention-span world. What does that mean for investors, workers, and consumers? ...

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Microsoft Takes Another Stab at Wireless

Microsoft once again is making a move in wireless with its new foldable smartphone called "Surface Duo." The company tried and failed to break into wireless several times over the last couple decades before finally pulling the plug. Now it is back. Will the Surface Duo give Microsoft a chance to succeed in wireless at last? ...

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Motorola’s Razr Gamble

When word came out that Motorola was rereleasing its hit Razr smartphone, I was excited. Now that it has been delayed until the end of the year, the sizzle seems to be lessening a bit. ...

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iPhone 11: Fewer Sales, More Yawns

After having countless conversations with iPhone users in the last few days, I've concluded that Apple will sell loads of these new devices -- but not as many as in the past. There are several reasons I'm expecting a downturn in iPhone sales ...

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Shifting Cable-TV Landscape Demands New Strategies for Survival

X1 is a Comcast-branded pay-TV service that gives users more control over their television experience. The service recently gained new features that cater to businesses. I spoke with Christian Nascimento, vice president product and premise services at Comcast about what the announcement means for the changing cable television industry ...

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Can Cable TV Survive the 5G Wireless Threat?

Traditional cable TV providers will face a big competitive threat in the next decade from the Internet, IPTV, and 5G wireless. Cable TV typically lands at the bottom in customer satisfaction surveys. That means there is both plenty of room for improvement and plenty of room for new competitors and new technologies to jump in and quickly win ...

Will Consumers Balk at 5G Phone Prices?

"In recent years, the price of smartphones has been rising, and it has nothing to do with 5G," said telecommunications industry analyst Jeff Kagan "Today, Apple iPhone and Google Android [phones] like Samsung Galaxy are so high they are pricing themselves out of the marketplac...

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T-Mobile Merger Delay Keeps Sprint and Dish on Edge

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger looked like it was pretty much a done deal a couple of weeks ago, when the Department of Justice gave its approval. However, it now looks like there won't be a final answer until 2020. This will go down in history as one of the longest corporate merger attempts. ...

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Amazon’s $10-a-Person Attempt to Wriggle Off Privacy Hook

I have been warning about online companies invading our privacy for years. Some very large companies now are under scrutiny by the U.S. government. As the pressure increases, Amazon seems to have come up with a creative solution. It has been offering to pay users US$10 for permission to track them. Interesting ...

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The Online Grocery Shopping Comeback

Do you enjoy grocery shopping? Some shoppers love walking up and down the aisles, seeing what's new, looking for what's on sale, and getting new ideas. They often pick up things that weren't on their list. However, while many shoppers love that experience, others don't. They would rather run in and out as quickly as possible ...

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