Mobile

5G coverage buoys T-Mobile’s growth: Leading the US mobile market in performance and 5G coverage positions T-Mobile to take more market share in the enterprise segment, where it falls behind.

Amazon lays off 100,000: As pandemic-era spending cools and the online ad market declines, hiring pauses and layoffs have become a relief valve for companies.

Indian government completes 5G auction: High-speed connectivity is coming to the world’s second-largest mobile market, but shortages and expensive infrastructure costs are the next obstacles.

As Apple’s ad business expands, ATT’s reputation suffers: The mobile ad industry is reeling from the change, while Apple’s services unit grows ever larger.

Big Tech earnings reveal economic uncertainty: Consumer spending is down while costs are up and supply chain woes continue to drag down profits. Big Tech is bracing for tough times.

Anzu’s Integral Ad Science deal is a win: In-game ads remain an untapped market—but measurement has historically been an issue.

On today's episode, we discuss what to make of Snapchat's Q2 sales slump, what the No. 1 challenge facing the company is, and how Snapchat+ will fair. "In Other News," we talk about how to best interact with Gen Zers on social media and the significance of TikTok testing games in the app. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg.

New Digital.Health database could help health entities sift through health apps: But if it doesn’t vet health apps’ efficacy, too, will it actually help?

$52B CHIPS Act closer to becoming law: A convergence of economic and national security policy, the infusion of capital could reduce reliance on foreign technology while paving the way for American innovation.

Abbot’s remote treatment clinic platform cleared in Canada: The app can increase remote access and treatment to patients having difficulty receiving care from healthcare providers due to travel.

TikTok tries to distance itself from its Chinese roots: The app is giving researchers access to its back end in an effort to increase transparency.

Meta’s reversal of fortune: Daily users and ad revenues fall in Q2, while inflation is forcing a price hike on VR headsets, making them less accessible to would-be metaverse users and possibly stalling metaverse adoption.

Inflation hasn’t hurt Spotify yet: Its ad revenue and subscription growth make it an anomaly among tech companies.

Rogers outage was caused by overburdened network: Rogers’ wired and wireless services were inextricably linked when a configuration error took down services nationwide, underscoring the dangers of haphazard consolidation.

There’s no going back to the old Instagram: Video and shopping are the app’s future no matter how much users complain.

100 companies face coronavirus restrictions in China: The Chinese economy is in peril as it scrambles ramp up production of key exports like iPhones and computers in the face of COVID-19 spikes.

Gaming’s rejection of NFTs foreshadows their future: A reputation for scams and fraud have caused consumers and gaming brands to turn away from the technology.

FDA approves clinical wearable that detects atrial fibrillation: We unpack what the news means for managing cardiac conditions.

25 new wearables: Qualcomm’s new chips promise 2x the performance for smartwatches that can last twice as long—but will devices running the chips be able to beat the Apple Watch?