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Prepaid mobile phone products sit on display at a Family Dollar Stores Inc. location in Sterling, Illinois.

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Prepaid mobile phone products sit on display at a Family Dollar Stores Inc. location in Sterling, Illinois.

Prepaid Wireless Users in U.S. Top 100 Million, Report Says

As the economy continued to sputter, the number of prepaid wireless services users in the U.S. topped 100 million for the first time in the second quarter, according to a report from analyst Chetan Sharma. The prepaid sector — where...

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About four out of five people who check the Internet from their mobile phones report slow downloads of Web pages and e-mails.

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About four out of five people who check the Internet from their mobile phones report slow downloads of Web pages and e-mails.

Half of U.S. Smartphone Owners Find Mobile Data Often Slow, Study Says

Despite the impressive names cellular carriers have come up with for their wireless-data systems, such as 3G, 4G and 4G LTE, subscribers are still reporting issues. Most mobile-phone owners in the U.S. say they sometimes experience slow download speeds and...

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PriceGrabber found that nearly 14 percent of respondents planned to do back-to-school shopping from their mobile phone.

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PriceGrabber found that nearly 14 percent of respondents planned to do back-to-school shopping from their mobile phone.

More Consumers to Use Phones to Compare Prices While Shopping

If you notice more people glued to their smartphones while back-to-school shopping, it might be because they’re looking for a better deal. About 37 percent of consumers said they plan to compare prices on their mobile devices while at brick-and-mortar...

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

China’s Potential Smartphone Base Could Double By 2017, Study Says

China, a country where 40 percent of households can afford a smartphone, is expected to double that number in five years as disposable incomes continue to grow, a new study said. By 2017, 80 percent of China’s households will be...

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Walgreens has teamed up with Aisle411 to help shoppers locate whatever they’re looking for at each of the drugstore chain's stores.

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Walgreens has teamed up with Aisle411 to help shoppers locate whatever they’re looking for at each of the drugstore chain's stores.

Looking for Pain Relief? App Tells You Which Aisle in Walgreens

If trying to find Tylenol or other products at a Walgreens store gives you a headache, the pharmacy said it has the remedy. The largest U.S. drugstore chain has teamed up with Aisle411, a St. Louis-based mobile software developer, to...

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A poll of smartphone owners found that nearly half would vote for President Barack Obama, while 31 percent would pick Mitt Romney.

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A poll of smartphone owners found that nearly half would vote for President Barack Obama, while 31 percent would pick Mitt Romney.

Smartphone Owners Favor Obama Over Romney, Poll Says

If you carry a smartphone, there’s a greater chance you favor President Barack Obama over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a new poll. In a survey of nearly 800 iPhone and Android smartphone owners, 49 percent said they...

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Actor Andrew Garfield plays Spider-Man, a superhero with a penchant for Sony products.

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Actor Andrew Garfield plays Spider-Man, a superhero with a penchant for Sony products.

‘Spider-Man’ Spins Web of Sony Products and Bing Searches

Spider-Man is spinning more than a web these days. In the comic book superhero’s latest flick, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” cinema goers won’t find a single iPhone, even though it’s the most popular smartphone in the U.S., nor any of Apple’s...

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About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000 people aged 13 to 17.

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About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000 people aged 13 to 17.

Social Media Survey Finds Many Teens Feel the Need to Unplug

Today’s teens may love their Facebook and mobile phones, but even they feel the need to unplug and smell the roses. About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000...

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Apple Inc. unveils its own map service for iOS 6 during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

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Apple Inc. unveils its own map service for iOS 6 during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

Apple Maps Already Has More Business Listings Than Google

Apple’s Maps app won’t debut for several months, but it already has some 20 million more business listings than Google, according to data disclosed by the companies. The new mapping program for the iPhone and iPad will have more than...

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Attendees line up to enter the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Monday.

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Attendees line up to enter the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Monday.

FaceTime, Passbook And Other Items of Note From Apple’s Event

Here are some observations from today’s keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco: Hot ticket: This show was packed, and the numbers suggest this was a particularly enthusiastic group of attendees: The conference sold out in a record 1 hour...

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