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With AOL purchase, Verizon now competes against Google, Facebook in ad-tech arms race

Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion purchase of AOL will mean the telecommunications giant is no longer just competing directly against the likes of AT&T. The deal is all about advertising technology, or ad-tech, and with it Verizon will now be competing against Google, Facebook and others in the digital ad market, especially in video. If Verizon can develop content for its OTT venture, it now has the tools to make money off of that using AOL.

Report: Smartphone sales help Google to strengthen its position as world's largest media owner

The main beneficiary of the transition to mobile has been Facebook, which is the fastest growing in ZenithOptimedia's top 30 media owners.

What developers said about Facebook's decision to shut down the API that shared 'friend' data

Facebook has worked hard to not only create a place where people want to share personal information, but an area that's attractive to app developers. Based on Twitter commentary, however, those developers are less than impressed with changes to its API.

Wireless in the first quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2015? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

WhatsApp finally brings voice calling to Android app, iOS to follow soon

Facebook unit WhatsApp is finally launching voice calling service for its Android users. An updated version of the application is now available via Google Play and the company has promised to bring the feature to Apple's iOS shortly.

Facebook refines drones, plans for solar power on wings

At its F8 conference in San Francisco and on Facebook, the social network responsible for much of the traffic on mobile devices let the world know it is also looking out for the future, with a successful first test flight of a solar-powered drone in the UK.

How developers reacted to Facebook's decision to open up Messenger

There were a lot of questions around whether Facebook Messenger was powerful enough to become a standalone app, and the company answered them at its recent F8 developer conference in San Francisco by turning it into a platform for third-party developers.

Facebook jumps into the Internet of Things, lets Messenger interact with other apps and businesses

Facebook unveiled a new software-development kit for its Parse mobile development platform that enables developers to create apps that share data with connected devices. Meanwhile, Faceook also announced an update to its Messenger app called Messenger Platform that will let the messaging app be used to create and share content independent of the News Feed.

Facebook open-sources tool to let developers test apps on 2G, 3G and LTE network conditions

Facebook is open-sourcing an internal tool it has used to test how apps perform on 2G, EDGE, 3G, and LTE networks. The social networking giant is making the tool available on GitHub.

Why WhatsApp is taking an all-too-familiar approach to third-party client apps

Even though it is now officially owned by Facebook, the recent actions of WhatsApp toward developers might best be described as "pulling a Twitter."