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CTIA Wireless 2011

  • The cellphone has been more than a cellphone for years, but soon it could take on an entirely new role — standing in for all of the credit and debit cards crammed into wallets.  Instead of swiping a plastic card at the checkout counter, consumers would merely wave their phones,  the New York Times reports.

  • Are Apps Killing the Video Game Industry? Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 11:53 AM ET

    The explosion in cheap and free apps and social network games has devalued game development and could put the industry at risk.

  • So Far Rivals Can’t Beat iPad’s Price Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    The iPad 2, unveiled on Wednesday, offers several sleek improvements over its predecessor. But its most attractive feature is perhaps the same one its predecessor had: the price tag. The New York Times reports.

  • What's Twitter Really Worth@f0 Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Please! As if anybody knows what the company really is worth or, more importantly, ultimately will be worth based on future revenues.

  • Huawei Calls on US to Investigate Accusations Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    In a highly unusual move, Huawei Technologies, one of the most successful companies in China, has asked the U.S. government to investigate its background formally in the hopes of clearing the company’s path to expand and make deals in United States. The NY Times reports.

  • Sony's PlayStation Phone is Headed to Verizon Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    The company has unveiled the Xperia Play at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. Due in March, the device will be available exclusively through Verizon in the U.S. and will lead the charge of cell phones capable of playing PlayStation titles.

  • Analysis: HP Faces a Long March in Mobile
    By: Jon Fortt
    Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
    HP 9.7" Touchpad

    When Hewlett-Packard executives announced their new mobile lineup of two webOS phones and a tablet on Wednesday, it reminded me of Apple. Apple 10 years ago, that is.

  • LightSquared Plans to Offer 4G Nationwide: CEO Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:34 PM ET

    Mobile phone dead zones could be a thing of the past, if a new company called LightSquared lives up to its claims.

  • High consumer demand for broadband and mobile networks would offset any loss of margins for telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson caused, potentially, by AT&T's purchase of Deutsche Telekom T-Mobile USA, Ericsson’s CEO Hans Vestberg told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Cramer's CTIA Panel  Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer moderates a panel on the wireless industry and where it goes from here, live from CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida. Panel members include Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint; Ralph de la Vega, AT&T CEO; and Dan Mead, Verizon CEO.

  • Mobile TV Ready for Prime Time Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    Despite the hype about mobile TV, until recently there hasn’t been the widespread adoption of handsets capable of receiving it.  2011 may finally be year mobile TV takes off.

  • Consumers Like Mobile Shopping Sites and Apps Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The mobile phone as a tool for shopping actually has the potential to bridge traditional retail and digital retail in a way that couldn’t have been otherwise possible.

  • With consumer adoption of smartphones and tablets on the rise, demands on wireless data networks are escalating dramatically.

  • Three Things to Watch at CTIA Wireless
    By: Jon Fortt
    Saturday, 19 Mar 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    Smartphones and tablets will be the headliners at the 2011 CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, where the wireless industry convenes to chart its future the week of March 21. Here are three things to watch for during the week:

  • Tablet Wars: iPad Vs. the World Saturday, 19 Mar 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    The iPad 2 is entering a much different world than its predecessor. And while Apple still holds a commanding market share position, it may be in for a much tougher fight this time around.

  • The New AT&T/ T-Mobile Ad Giant and Its Impact Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:13 PM ET

    By buying T-Mobile, AT&T is creating a new advertising giant, which will send ripples throughout the ad industry. Here's why and what to expect.

  • Hottest Wireless and Mobile Stocks Saturday, 19 Mar 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    As the CTIA Wireless conference gets under way, CNBC.com ran a screen searching for some of the largest percent gainers in the wireless industry in the past year. 

  • Theme Park Apps Give Visitors an Edge Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:46 PM ET

    Need maps, wait times for rides and restaurant tips for Disney World and other atractions? There's an app for that.

  • Health Care Goes Mobile, But Who Pays? Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    Telemedicine has attracted major investments from some of the nation's largest companies over the past year. And it has been endorsed by doctors and care takers who believe patients fare better at home.

  • New Tap-to-Pay Cell Coming Soon Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Cell phones are usually used to communicate with people far away. This year, they'll get the ability to do the opposite: communicate with things that are close enough to touch.

Interactive Features

Slideshows

  • Mad Money Mobile Internet Index Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:31 AM ET
    The mobile Internet’s growth is a trend on par with the mass adoption of the personal computer, Cramer said. Smartphones, which handle everything from voice to video to data, soon will be as ubiquitous as the PCs we now take for granted. This means that the related companies, and their shareholders, should see gains for many years to come. To track the trend, Cramer created the Mad Money Mobile Internet Index, a group of 21 stocks at the heart of the industry. The index starts at 100, and its ri

    Smartphones soon will be as ubiquitous as the PCs we now take for granted. This means that the related companies, and their shareholders, should see gains for many years to come.

  • The Hottest New Home Technology Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 4:55 PM ET
    As the economy revs back to life, factories are humming with all kinds of new products to make sure that when consumers are ready to start spending, there’s cool stuff to buy. “Manufacturers clearly aren’t sitting on their hands,” said Boyce Thompson, the editorial director at  He said virtually every company had something new to show at the  “A lot of it was pretty exciting.” The gazillion-head shower and other energy guzzlers are on their way out, Thompson says. The new technology is focused o

    As the economy revs back to life, factories are humming with all kinds of new products to make sure that when consumers are ready to start spending, there’s cool stuff to buy!

  • Tech Futurism Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 1:53 PM ET
    What does the future hold for technology? If Cisco's "Chief Futurist" Dave Evans is correct, it will be the stuff of science fiction. Literally. Everything from unfathomably fast computers to teleportation will crop up in the next few decades. And it's not just technology that will change. Information itself will change, according to Evans. By 2060, he predicts that 95 percent of what we know will have been discovered in the last 50 years. So what we know today will make up only 5 percent of our

    What does the future hold for technology? If Cisco's "Chief Futurist" Dave Evans is correct, it will be the stuff of science fiction. Literally.

  • America’s Riskiest Cities for Cyber Crime Monday, 3 May 2010 | 9:28 AM ET
    Is your city more likely than others to fall prey to cyber crime?  Symantec Corporation, one of the world’s largest makers of antivirus software and the independent research firm Sperling’s BestPlaces, collaborated on a report that ranks the top 50 cities most at risk for cyber crime.The rankings are based on anumber of factors, including cyber crimes reported, level of Internet access, expenditures on computer hardware and software, wireless hotspots, broadband connectivity, Internet usage and

    Is your city more likely than others to fall prey to cyber crime? Click to find out.

Commentary

  • Donovan: 2011 Will Be a Big Year for Mobile Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Several key trends will shape the growth and trajectory of the mobile market in 2011, making this an exciting year for brands and consumers alike.

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