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Mobile Minutes: Cablevision’s Wi-Fi phone plan; Apple vs Android war; Mobile ‘supercookies’; Motorola’s new phones

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January 27, 2015

wifi cable 185Cablevision to introduce Wi-Fi-based phone plan
Cablevision Systems plans to announce on Monday the start of a low-cost mobile phone service that will use Wi-Fi for connectivity rather than standard cellular networks, the first such service to be introduced by a cable operator.
Read more on New York Times

Apple vs Android war escalates with crippled Nexus 6 blame game
Speaking to The Telegraph, former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has revealed, as suspected, that the Nexus 6 was originally meant to have a fingerprint sensor until Apple stepped in: “The secret behind that is that it was supposed to be fingerprint recognition, and Apple bought the best supplier,” explains Woodside.
Read more on Forbes

Use of mobile ‘supercookies’ is seen as a threat to privacy
NEW YORK — For months, cybersecurity experts have been warning Verizon Wireless it was putting customers’ privacy at risk. The computer codes it uses to follow its mobile subscribers around the Web, they say, make them vulnerable to covert tracking.
Read more on Boston Globe

Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China
Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market.
Read more on ABC News

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