U.S. Cellular reported strong third-quarter subscriber gains Wednesday, saying that it netted 44,000 postpaid customers and 35,000 subscribers overall after losing 6,000 in the same period a year ago. CEO Kenneth Meyers cited a heavy round of promotions and new plans introduced in February, including an unlimited data option.
Apple is said to have a plan in the works to begin shipping consumer-focused augmented reality headsets by 2020 that would run independently of the company's other mobile devices, Bloomberg reports. The company is reportedly seeking a new breakthrough product as the iPhone ages.
Vistabeam has petitioned federal regulators to allow a trial of transmitting 4G service over 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service frequencies in Nebraska and Wyoming. The company told the Federal Communications Commission that it wants to test vendors' gear and get a feel for providing wireless service in the band.
Cell + ER Repair has opened a store in Richmond, Texas. The location offers screen repairs, refurbishments and other services for mobile devices, with repairs provided while customers wait.
Google has stated that augmented reality capabilities will be included in "hundreds of millions" of Android devices by the end of 2018. Apple is said to have a plan in the works to begin shipping consumer-focused augmented reality headsets by 2020 that would run independently of the company's other mobile devices, Bloomberg reports.
Visual search is becoming increasingly popular thanks to Pinterest, Google Lens and Amazon, and brands such as Target, West Elm and Wayfair are enabling consumers to match images on their phones to the companies' products. To make the most of the trend, Joe Gizzi advises marketers to audit and track all brand imagery on social and digital, develop a visual content strategy and incorporate visual search into their buyers' journeys.
Apple executive Phil Schiller and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, have donated $25 million to Boston College for construction of a new integrated science institute. The new facility will add more science, technology, engineering and math courses and bring students together to tackle major issues, such as global warming.
Girls in the UAE got some help from leading engineers and technologists to encourage their development in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, thanks to a MasterCard program. Girls4Tech worked with 50 students ages 10 to 12 in Dubai to show them the possibilities in a range of STEM disciplines, part of a program that aims to reach 200,000 girls globally by 2020.
Information security and building networks that help students succeed are the top concerns of higher-education IT leaders, according to the EDUCAUSE 2018 Top 10 IT Issues list. Mark Roman, chief information officer of Simon Fraser University, says higher-education leaders must treat security as an investment, because it's a matter of "when" not "if" a breach will occur.