U. S. Cellular has announced its plans to expand its LTE coverage from current 61 per cent to 87 per cent of its customer base in the country by the end of 2013.
The company said that its LTE network will cover more than 3,800 additional cities and towns across the U. S. The company's super fast LTE services will be made available in select cities in California, Nebraska and Kansas, as well as the services will be expanded to include many more cities like Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Maine, Texas Virginia and West Virginia.
Internet search giant Google on Thursday celebrated Valentine's Day as well as the birth anniversary of George Ferris (the inventor of Ferris wheel) with a single doodle.
The beautiful, interactive doodle featured two Ferris wheels in amusement park. Speaking about the background of the doodle, Google doodler Brian Kaas said, "Romance and amusement parks often go hand in hand."
American engineer George Ferris was born on Valentine's Day, February 14 in 1859, thus yesterday was the 154th birthday of this great engineer, who presented the world with a great way to make fun.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information released its latest report on Thursday, which said patients in Canada have increasingly reported need for kidney in past years.
By 2011-end, some 4,500 Canadians or more were on the waiting list for an organ transplant. If 265 deaths were seen in all, 80 of them were in need of a kidney, the much-needed organ.
According to the institute, "Pre-emptive kidney transplants - ones performed immediately when end-stage renal failure is diagnosed with no time on dialysis - are becoming an increasingly important treatment option in Canada".
Spanish police on Wednesday arrested 10 people allegedly involved in a massive "ransomware" ring, as the European police agency Europol claimed that it had dismantled cybercrime organization that had been running the cybercrime.
According to the European Cybercrime Centre, the ransomware ring affected tens of thousands of computers around the world and generated more than _1 million (around $1.34m) per year for the operators.
Acclaimed tech giant Apple Inc on Wednesday slashed the prices of its MacBook Pro laptops with Retina display, while boosting the speeds of their processor at the same time.
The Cupertino firm slashed the price of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display by $200 to $1,499; while the price of the higher-capacity 256GB version has been dragged down by $300 to $1,699. At the same time, the processor clock speed of the machines has been boosted from 2.5GHz to 2.6GHz.
Korean electronics giant LG has formally confirmed that it has launched an alternate version of the Optimus G Pro smartphone, which was introduced at the end of January this year.
While the LG Optimus G Pro smartphone features a 5-inch screen, the alternate version of the devise boasts a 5.5-inch full HD display that offers 2.5D viewing ensuring added depth to games and movies.
Apart from the larger display, the new Optimus G Pro smartphone is identical to the previously launched phone.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the largest tire maker of North America, suffered considerable year-on-year declines in sales and net income in the final three months of 2012, as continuing economic woes reduced orders from car makers and pushed consumers to postpone replacement of their vehicles' tires.
The tire giant said that its net sales slipped to slightly over $5.0 billion in the Q4 of 2012, from $5.7 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Italy's securities regulator Consob on Tuesday banned selling of aerospace company Finmeccanica SpA's shares because of massive share price variation.
In the morning trade yesterday, stock in Finmeccanica slipped 8.4 per cent at EUR4.36 a share, while the country's benchmark Index gained 0.3 per cent.
The regulator banned the shares from trading after the price variation in Finmeccanica's shares topped 10 per cent.
The strong price swing followed the arrest of Finmeccanica chairman & CEO Giuseppe Orsi by Italian police, as part of a probe into possible international corruption.
Yahoo Inc's search deal with Microsoft failed to deliver the expected market share gains or revenue boost, CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Tuesday.
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference in San Francisco yesterday, Mayer said that the ten-year search partnership between the two companies was underperforming.
Boeing Co carried out a short test flight of 787 Dreamliner to collect more data about the problematic batteries of the beleaguered plane.
It was the second Dreamliner test flight since the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered grounding of Dreamliner's commercial flights on January 16. The earlier test flight was carried out on Saturday.
Dreamliner pilots described both flights "uneventful," while the plane manufacturer declined to share details about the tests because of the ongoing investigation.
Karen Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration (S. B. A.), announced her resignation on Monday, becoming the latest member of President Obama's Cabinet to step down.
Harvard-educated Ms. Mills, who took the reins of the S. B. A. in 2009, announced her resignation in a note to her staff. However, she also indicated that she would stay on the administration appoints her successor.
Ms. Mills, who was a venture capitalist before her joining of the federal agency, did not utter anything about her future plans.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday confirmed the sale of its stake scandal-hit note printing firm Securency.
RBA announced that it offloaded its 50 per cent stake in Securency and that an independent governance review cleared it of "inappropriate" insight. The bank released the review into the governance of the printing firm and NPA by independent consultancy Cameron Ralph to show that it was cleared of serious oversight issues.
Higher crude oil prices and refinery shutdowns pushed average U. S. gasoline prices up by 25 cents per gallon over the past two weeks, recently released Lundberg Survey of fuel prices revealed.
The survey of nearly 2,500 filling stations revealed that average U. S. gasoline price jumped 24.75 cents from the survey's previous average price figure recorded on January 25.
People will spend more than $1.9 billion on flowers on this Valentine’s Day, a cording to a survey carried out by the National Retail Federation.
Various surveys also revealed that roses become costlier on this special day. However, following recommendations by save-your-money website Cheapism. com can help you pay less and get better flowers.
Cheapism. com suggests that avoiding big name online floral sites and visiting or calling a local florist for flowers can save you a lot of your hard earned money.
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) confirmed on Friday that it was probing whether Southern California Edison had knowledge of safety issues with new equipment before they installed them in the San Onofre nuclear plant in 2009-10.
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station suffered unusual degradation of steam generator tubes that led to small leaks of radioactive steam around a year ago and forced the plant to shutdown.