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Google and Facebook conjuring up drone magic, but the public has concerns

Google's acqusition of drone maker Titan Aerospace, which followed Facebook's newly announced initiative with drone maker Ascenta, reflects tech magicians' visions for new ways of enabling Internet connectivity. But John Q. Public is less than enthusiastic about unmanned aerial vehicles, perhaps because drones can also serve as flying broomsticks for the wicked witches of surveillance.

Wireless in the first quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers,...

Mass Relevance, Viacom advance social media measurement

Viacom will use the EchoGraph social media measurement platform from Mass Relevance to track and analyze social activity of Viacom client campaigns across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, Google+ and YouTube.

NSN: VoLTE better than OTT VoIP for carriers, customers

Over-the-top (OTT) voice over IP services are increasingly popular among mobile customers, who consider them less-expensive alternatives to standard cellular voice. But these services have significant performance shortcomings in comparison to voice over LTE (VoLTE) offerings that mobile operators can provide, according to Nokia Solutions and Networks.

E-Plus embraces OTT partnerships with WhatsApp SIM

German operator E-Plus this week unveiled a partnership with WhatsApp that provides one highly interesting example of how mobile operators and over-the-top messaging providers can work together in future.

Facebook-Oculus deal sparks anger among mobile developers

They aren't looking for any financial windfalls, but developers were nearly as angry as Kickstarter supporters over Facebook's decision to acquire virtual reality (VR) firm Oculus and what it may mean for mobile VR gaming. 

Facebook opens Connectivity Lab

In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at Facebook's plans to open up a Connectivity Lab with Internet.org.

Facebook's Connectivity Lab aims to spread Internet access via satellites, drones and lasers

Facebook is hoping to connect more of the world's population to the Internet using a combination of satellites, drones and lasers, and as part of the effort it is launching a new Connectivity Lab via Internet.org, the group Facebook is spearheading.

Stephane Richard warns of Orange instability if board elects new CEO

Orange chief executive, Stephane Richard, hinted the company's board would be taking a huge risk by replacing him, despite concerns about his involvement in a government payout to settle arbitration in 2008.

What Facebook's revamped News Feed should teach developers about iterating

Leave it to Facebook to teach developers how to stay friends with users--or at least avoid making any enemies. The redesign of the social media giant's newsfeed late last week is probably the biggest UI overhaul to happen on a major platform so far this year, and as usual, it will undergo a lot of scrutiny.