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2/28/2017

Despite a loss to the global economy of nearly half a trillion dollars last year due to cybercrime, more than half of companies globally are inadequately protected, a survey by specialist insurer Hiscox has found. US companies are targeted most often, with large majorities reporting attacks in 2016, and many are taking precautions on a range of fronts, including by purchasing cyberinsurance.

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2/23/2017

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the use of 5 GHz of unlicensed spectrum by wireless providers for mobile data through LTE-U devices. T-Mobile plans to expand its gigabit LTE service because of the approval.

2/23/2017

Staymobile is protecting and managing more than 1.5 million devices found in the K-12 and higher-education spaces, and plans to expand to 100 additional locations over the next 24 months. The company has partnered with community schools to provide on-site repair services, protection plans, service contracts and accessories including cases and screen covers.

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PR Newswire
2/23/2017

Intel and Qualcomm this week each introduced modem chips that would boost LTE service to theoretical speeds of 1 gigabit per second or more by putting carriers' bandwidth to work more efficiently. The technology is designed to support uses beyond mobile devices, such as internet of things apps, virtual and augmented reality, and cloud-based storage.

2/23/2017

Cellairis has opened a repair store in the Wal-Mart store in Tomball, Texas. Shoppers can have their devices repaired while they shop, with services including battery replacement, cracked screen replacement and water damage repair, all backed with parts and labor warranties.

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2/23/2017

Nonprofit Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles has purchased Isidore Electronics Recycling to provide ex-convicts and former gang members with employment opportunities in e-waste recycling. The operation could expand to employ more than 100 workers in the future, Isidore Electronics Recycling CEO Kabira Stokes said.

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2/23/2017

Athens iPhone Repair is opening its second shop near Ohio University. The Court Street location will provide complete mobile repair services such as cracked screens, battery replacement and charger port repairs in a trailer located just a five-minute walk from campus, owner Noah Alassaf says.

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2/21/2017

Aon has recently launched the 2016 Business Continuity Management Trending Index in partnership with BC Management Inc. This market-leading survey tool is designed to enable risk and business continuity leaders to self-assess the effectiveness and maturity of their organization's business continuity management (BCM) approach. This complimentary survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and participants have the opportunity to engage with Aon consultants for a 30-minute debrief to review their results. We encourage all risk professionals who are actively involved in their organization's BCM and emergency response initiatives to participate here.

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2/20/2017

Organizations, especially small businesses, should be aware of and prepared for five types of cyberthreats, Experian's Data Breach Industry Forecast states. Areas of concern listed in the report include "aftershock" breaches, international threats, payment-based attacks and increased risks to the health care industry.

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Business News Daily
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2/16/2017

T-Mobile US netted 933,000 postpaid subscribers on a 23% increase in total revenue in the most recent quarter. The carrier, which predicted that it will add up to 3.4 million postpaid customers this year, will "front-load" its 2017 LTE capital spending budget of $4.8 billion to $5.1 billion to deploy its low-band 700 MHz spectrum, T-Mobile's Braxton Carter said.

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