Essential, the new phone from Android co-creator Andy Rubin, will only be available via US carrier Sprint, although subscribers of other networks will be able to buy the handset unlocked. Also, Sprint is promoting a year of free wireless service for consumers who switch to the carrier and bring their own eligible phones.
Google is offering an even simpler way than Google Sites for businesses to set up their own websites. The Google My Business feature is very basic but professional looking and should appeal to the many small businesses that continue to have no Web presence.
If you want to attract top talent, job listings are key to putting your best foot forward. Too many employers, however, make mistakes such as using sloppy grammar, offering few details about compensation and using vague wording to describe what they're looking for.
Brent Rieth, senior vice president and team leader for the Financial Services Group at Aon, was selected as the only insurance broker to present at the Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Summit in Silicon Valley on June 12. He discussed the aggregate and isolated risks related to the internet of things, the growing data breach and hacking trends, as well as the value, or lack of value, of insurance solutions that may address these risks. Contact Brent or learn more about this event.
Apple this week unwrapped new iPhone and iPad features in its upcoming iOS 11 upgrade while it announced a new 10.5-inch iPad that starts at $649 and contains a number of new features and more powerful specifications. The iOS upgrade includes augmented-reality features, an updated App Store and expanded capabilities for Siri, Apple's digital assistant.
AJ Forsythe founded iCracked as a college student and has seen it expand to include about 70 employees and more than 5,000 iTechs. "We're trying to build this technical support network so that, in the future, anywhere on earth you have a tech problem, you press a button, and we show up and fix it," he said.
Wireless carriers might be in line to bid on valuable long-range spectrum after the White House released funds for several agencies to study whether they should free up frequencies by combining their surveillance radar capabilities by 2024. The 2015 Spectrum Pipeline Act authorized funds for the study.
Preliminary merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile have reportedly produced an option for an all-stock deal between their parent companies, states a report that cautions that the carriers have not yet entered serious discussions. A Wells Fargo analyst warned against undervaluing Sprint's cache of 2.5 GHz spectrum.