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BlackBerry buys Movirtu for multinumber phone service

Movirtu offers a virtual SIM platform that lets you have both a business number and personal number on the same device.

By September 11, 2014

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Comcast may impose data caps on all customers within 5 years

Executive VP for the cable giant predicts move to a usage-based billing model, with a data cap of maybe 500GB.

By May 14, 2014

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Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be big in mobile. Meet Aviate

Of the almost 40 companies Marissa Mayer acquired since taking over Yahoo in 2012, artificial intelligence service Aviate — and not Tumblr — may turn out to be the biggest catch.

By April 9, 2014

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Exclusive: Mozilla CEO Eich says gay-marriage firestorm could hurt Firefox (Q&A)

Brendan Eich's 2008 donation to an anti-gay-marriage cause now dogs his new CEO job. In his first interview about it, he resists calls to resign or recant, but argues inclusiveness makes Mozilla's world-spanning community possible.

By April 1, 2014

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ItsOn gets its funding on, targets mobile data 'bill shock'

The startup raises $15.5 million in a Series B round of funding for an idea that would let users determine their own data needs.

By October 30, 2012

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T-Mobile's new contractless data plan explained (FAQ)

Are you confused about T-Mobile's new contractless smartphone plans? CNET offers this FAQ to help decipher the details.

By March 25, 2013

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Got big power bills? Blame dumb electronics

Household electronics need to be designed to operate like battery-saving mobile devices to keep a lid on climbing energy use from the growing number of connected gadgets in the home.

By May 3, 2012

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Will the FCC ever force AT&T and Verizon to revive unlimited data?

A reader asks if the FCC might investigate AT&T and Verizon for getting rid of their unlimited data plans and raising rates via the share plans. Ask Maggie's Marguerite Reardon offers her opinion.

By August 4, 2012

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How to avoid pricey data roaming bills

When travelling overseas, phone bills can get expensive quite quickly. This is not only due to international call rates, but also to data roaming, which smartphones are now becoming reliant on. Here's how to avoid being slugged a whopping bill on your return from travelling.

By November 3, 2011

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Pay-per-use bandwidth? Not without some ground rules

Molly Wood faces the hard reality that the days of unlimited bandwidth are over, but she's not going to get taken to the cleaners by greedy providers. Here's how to make pay-per-use a fair deal for everyone.

By May 17, 2012