The FCC has voted to redefine 'broadband' to apply only to connections with a minimum download speed of 25Mbps - a considerable increase from the previous definition of 4Mbps or more.
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Huawei has again criticized Windows Phone for its lack of customization opportunities for OEMs - but while its future smartphones will run Android, it is considering dual-boot Windows/Android tablets.
Adding to its TV, broadband and landline packages, Sky is set to become a 'quad-play' provider with the launch of its own mobile voice and data services, running on the O2 UK network.
Sony has announced that it is closing its Music Unlimited service in March, replacing it with a new 'PlayStation Music' service, powered by Spotify, and coming to the PS4, PS3 and Sony Xperia devices.
Microsoft has confirmed that its Surface 2 is no longer in production, signalling the end of its ARM-based tablet efforts - but the company's update plans for Windows RT are still unclear.
Alaska Airlines is to offer Windows tablets to passengers on its long-haul flights, providing access to movies, TV shows, music and Xbox games - and all content is free to enjoy until March 31.
Amazon's Fire Phone has been a sales flop, including in the UK, where it launched at full price a day after US buyers got big discounts - but the device is available today from just £99 off-contract.
Acer's CEO has confirmed that the company will unveil its first new Windows Phone for three years at MWC in March - but if you were hoping for a mighty new flagship handset, you'll be disappointed.
Google has apologized after tens of thousands of users signed a petition complaining that the company's translator software was spitting out offensive and inappropriate terms to describe gay people.
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi says that the first batch of its new Mi Note flagship sold out in under three minutes, and claims that it has received 'over 220 million reservations' for the device.
Microsoft's affordable Lumia 535 can now be purchased from just £79 off-contract, including a 5-inch qHD display, 5MP rear camera with flash, 5MP front cam, 1GB RAM, and the latest Lumia Denim update.
HP's new high-end Windows notebook features a 360-degree hinge, 13.3-inch display with Quad HD resolution, 8GB RAM, and up to 512GB storage with a Core i7 processor, and is expected to launch soon.
After hitting Xbox Live and PSN last year, Lizard Squad has struck again - this time targeting Malaysia Airlines, replacing its homepage with an image of a plane and the title '404 - Plane Not Found'.