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Facebook posts records in quarterly mobile ad revenues, traffic

Facebook reported gains in mobile revenues and traffic that outpaced Wall Street expectations. The company said around 84 percent of its 890 million daily users accessed its site from a phone, and around 86 percent of its 1.39 billion monthly users did so from a phone--a record for the company.

GVTC complements fiber reach with satellite service; Verizon introduces new IoT portal

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Facebook launches Facebook Lite app designed for 2G networks in emerging markets

Facebook wants everyone across the world to have Internet access--partly so they can log onto Facebook--and the company quietly created and launched a new app to make sure consumers in emerging markets with older and slower wireless networks can still experience the benefits of the social network on their phones.

Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

YouTube reportedly frets as stars tempted by competing OTT services

As the popularity of home-grown YouTube stars explodes, in many cases thanks to the efforts of multichannel networks, their cachet in the over-the-top world is growing, too. With potential suitors circling, Google-owned YouTube is throwing out some attractive lures of its own to keep those new celebrities in the fold.

Facebook's move to bring autoplay to video ads on mobile devices doesn't sit well with devs

Developers are always hoping for more customers, but forcing users to watch video install ads on their smartphone may not be the best option, based on social media commentary.

Endaga raises $1.2M to help it bring cellular to remote villages

Endaga recently completed a $1.2 million round of seed funding to help it advance its mission of bringing cellular access to more than 1 billion people around the world who don't have it.

Taxing times for smartphone adoption in Africa

CAPE TOWN--The cost of smartphones in Africa remains a barrier to bringing more people online in many countries even though unit prices have come down, in large part due to the high taxes levied on devices by some governments.

Africa's operators welcome OTT players as opportunity to grow

CAPE TOWN--Over the top (OTT) players are here to stay and present an opportunity for mobile operators to acquire users and drive network usage.

Facebook to launch Internet.org in Kenya

CAPE TOWN--Facebook revealed that it will launch the Internet.org app in Kenya later this week, marking the third country in Africa to get free access to basic Internet services via the Facebook-led initiative.