Reports: Sprint gives up on T-Mobile merger; CEO Dan Hesse out

Breaking news: Sprint is throwing in the towel after realizing the regulatory hurdles to buying T-Mobile are two high, according to two news reports. Bloomberg adds that Sprint could be showing CEO Dan Hesse the door. Reports: Sprint gives up on T-Mobile merger; CEO Dan Hesse out originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue ...

Samsung is helping golfers keep up with the PGA Championship

While a lot of people in the US are getting ready for the NFL regular season to start, there are indeed other sports out there. Which is to say, the other football, basketball, baseball and, well, you get the point. For golf fans, these next few days… Powered by WPeMatico

Sprint reportedly withdraws its bid to buy T-Mobile

For reasons currently unknown, Softbank-owned Sprint has reportedly changed its mind about buying T-Mobile’s US branch, according to the Wall Street Journal. Very few details are available at the moment, but we’ll continue to update you as more… Powered by WPeMatico

BlackBerry's rebirth: how a fallen smartphone giant plans to remake itself

BlackBerry has stopped bleeding — officially, at least. In a memo leaked to Reuters, CEO John Chen tells staff that three years of job cuts are over, and that the former mobile legend can start building itself back up rather than salvaging what’s… Powered by WPeMatico

Engadget Daily: planes without TVs, limited edition Pebble styles and more!

Today, we review the Slingbox M1, check out new limited-edition Pebble styles, visit a plane without any TVs, learn about how Google helped nab a sex offender and more. Read on for Engadget’s news highlights from the last 24 hours. … Powered by WPeMatico

Fox withdraws its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner

By now, it’s no secret that 21st Century Fox made a multi-billion dollar pass at Time Warner, only to get unceremoniously shot down by TW’s head honchos. Both companies mostly kept mum after the New York Times first broke the story, but now things… Powered by WPeMatico

Messaging gets a virtual reality twist with new app Traces

With new app Traces, messaging meets virtual reality. Users can only see a note when standing in a particular place and popping a virtual water droplet. The monetization possibilities are promising. Messaging gets a virtual reality twist with new app Traces originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. Powered by WPeMatico

Explore the moon and Mars with Google Maps

It’ll be a long time (if ever) before someone sets foot on the moon again, but you can now go on a few lunar excursions of your own without leaving the comfort of Google Maps. Just pop into the ‘Earth’ view and keep zooming out — once you’ve reached… Powered by WPeMatico

Surprise: TV networks are already unbundling from cable

Sick of the big cable bundle? Luckily, the number of alternatives are growing — and some are coming from the very people who say the bundle isn’t going away. Surprise: TV networks are already unbundling from cable originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. Powered by WPeMatico

Anonymous apps may be troubling, but are they unethical? Secret defends its approach

Secret has come under fire for not caring about the anonymous app’s potential impact on users who are being bullied, but co-founder David Byttow says the company cares deeply and that anonymity has a positive side Anonymous apps may be troubling, but are they unethical? Secret defends its approach originally published by Gigaom, © copyright ...