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Google’s AMP Now Lets User View, Copy, And Share A Publisher’s Own Links

This week, Google has started deploying an update to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), now allowing users to view, copy, and even share the publisher’s own links, instead of the AMP URL. Apparently, some publishers have complained to Google that their traffic was reduced because of the changing of their own URLs to those that had Google in the name when being optimized for easier viewing on mobile devices. 

 

FCC Issues Report Attacking Zero-Rated Data Offerings From Verizon, AT&T

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently published a report (read the PDF file here) that states that even though zero rated data services generally do not violate net neutrality regulations, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, through their respective offerings, Go90 and DirecTV

Free Wi-Fi On Your Bus Coming Soon, Courtesy Of Google

Recently this week, Google has officially announced its Google Stations project, with the objective of delivering free Wi-Fi connections inside trains and buses across the globe. The tech giant has actually began this movement (or something like it) last year when it started bringing free Internet service to train and bus stations in India. Moving forward though, Google is envisioning country in the world to have a similar experience.

 

Google Looking To Test In 3.5 GigaHertz Band In Two Dozen Markets In The US

Google is currently trying to get approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in order to conduct some tests in the 3.5 GigaHertz band in up to 24 locations in the United States, including the San Francisco, Boulder, Colorado, and Provo in Utah. According the application filed by Google to the FCC, the end user devices (EUDs) seeking approval for use will be utilized by employees of Google, the company’s contractors, and potentially, a group of certified testers handpicked by Google, with close supervision.

5G Roll-Outs Should Get A Boost With FCC’s Loosened Rules On Small Cells, DAS

The Federal Communications Commission has established new rules that should give mobile operators some slack in rolling out small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), especially in preparation for their respective future deployments of their 5G network service in the United States market.

iCanConnect: FCC’s Program That Supplies Comms Tech To The Deaf And The Blind

After almost half a decade in pilot form, iCanConnect, the program created by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to supply communications equipment to the deaf and blind in the United States is now permanent.

Ting Reduces Its Data Prices

Ting has lowered the rates of its monthly data blocks, which means that customers of the carrier get to enjoy the same quantity of data gigabytes as before, but for a lesser price this time (see summary below). The changes to its pricing structure should come as welcome news to customers of Ting, especially those with more than average data requirements.

Apple’s Latest iOS 10 Beta Comes With 100 New Emoji

Apple has recently launched the fourth beta of iOS 10, the upcoming newest version of its iOS mobile operating system. In releasing this beta, the iPhone maker took the opportunity to include a hundred new emoji. For those who want a sneak preview, they can head to Apple’s official website and see for themselves.

 

Has Pokemon Go Already Plateaued?

Sure, Apple may have named the Pokemon Go mobile game as the most downloaded app in its first week ever in the App Store, taking in about $1.6 million on iOS alone on a daily basis. However, according to a new report that surfaced this week, it appears that the phenomenally successful augmented reality game’s user base may have already plateaued.

Mobile Operators Prepare To Handle Heavy Wireless Data At DNC

A week ago, Republican supporters consumed Super Bowl level loads at the Republican National Convention (RNC) held in the city of Cleveland in Ohio. This week, the same thing is likely to happen in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, where the Democratic National Convention will take place. Wireless carriers, however, are ready to handle all that mobile data.

 

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