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Wheeler told members of Congress an agreement was reached between the carriers and the agency, and details will be presented at an FCC meeting later on Thursday. The deal would also require carriers to process or deny unlocking requests within two business days, according to FCC's earlier guidance.
Instagram hopes a new feature called Instagram Direct, which allows users to only share photos with one or two people, will take it to the next level in the social media wars. With Brian Heater, Engadget sr. editor.
Dec 11- U.S. wireless operators on Wednesday fought back against an accusation from the New York State attorney general that they refused to install software that would act as a "kill switch" to discourage theft of smartphones.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin and tech columnist Jennifer Jolly discuss Spotify's announcement it will finally offer a free version of its streaming service for tablets and smart phones.
Dec 11- New York State attorney general is investigating why American cellphone carriers are yet to support antitheft software on Samsung smartphones, raising questions about possible coordination among the biggest carriers, the New York Times reported.
CNBC's Seema Mody and CNET Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Turrentine discuss Wal-Mart's plan to sell the iPhone 5s and 5c without a contract.
Last week, Cade issued a decision requiring Spain's Telefonica SA to exit its indirect stake in TIM or find a new partner for its own local wireless unit, known as Vivo. In the ruling, Cade said TIM Brasil, as the local affiliate of Telecom Italia SpA is known, could not be sold entirely to another carrier operating in Brazil.
The chain is testing a mobile payment and ordering iPhone app at six locations. A national rollout of the program could occur within the year, a spokesperson said.
CNBC On-Air Editor Jon Fortt and Mashable Senior Tech Analyst Christina Warren discuss an open letter from tech heavyweights urging Congress to limit the scope of NSA surveillance.
The No. 2 U.S. mobile operator made the request in a Dec. 5 letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in response to shareholder activists pressing it on the matter. Among them is New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the trustee of the state retirement fund.
The FCC is now drafting rules for the auction that would reshuffle the ownership of valuable frequencies among TV stations, as well as wireless carriers, which are clamoring for faster speeds and better services for their devices. "I believe we can conduct a successful auction in the middle of 2015," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a blog post on Friday.
CNBC's Seema Mody looks at the Copenhagen Wheel, which can transform your bike into an electric hybrid, with Assaf Biderman, Superpedestrian.
Has Carl Icahn put Apple CEO Tim Cook in a box in regards to the buyback? Brian Marshall of ISI Group shares his opinions.
Apple is trading at its highest level since last December on reports a deal has been completed with China Mobile. Brian Marshall of ISI Group, says there may be a relief rally for the stock if the partnership happens.
Apple may have a deal with China Mobile. A look at companies that come out big winners as a result, with Alex Gauna, JMP Securities.
*China Mobile says still in negotiations with Apple on iPhones. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, said it is still negotiating with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, commenting on a media report saying that a long-awaited agreement had been reached.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs on Thursday, led by telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licences to China's three biggest mobile operators.
*China Mobile outshines rivals after reported Apple iPhone deal. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs early on Thursday led by telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licenses to China's three biggest mobile operators.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter.
On Jan. 22, the FCC will auction off the so-called H Block frequencies in the first opportunity that the FCC has had for companies to acquire new spectrum since 2008..
Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.
Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.
Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.