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Mobile Minutes: First 5G modem unveiled; branded domain names; Samsung Note 7 exchange; Disney dropped Twitter bid over image

October 19, 2016

Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf (Photo credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf (Photo credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Qualcomm announces the world’s first 5G modem, leading the way to multi-gigabit Internet speeds on phones
The next generation mobile network, called 5G (or fifth generation), is still many years from becoming a reality, but Qualcomm wants to make sure it’s out ahead of the competition, per Forbes.
Read more at Forbes

Say hello to .google and other branded internet addresses
Google is helping usher in a new way for companies to tout their brand names in the digital realm.
Read more at CNET

Samsung sets up Note 7 exchanges at major US airports
Samsung Electronics Co. is letting travelers exchange their Note 7 smartphones at special booths set up at America’s busiest airports.
Read more at Bloomberg

Report: Disney nixed Twitter bid partly over image
Among the reasons Disney reportedly cites for dropping its acquisition bid for Twitter was the social media service issues involving user harassment.
Read more at USA Today

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