ShareTracker Friday Five – 6.10.2016

Tech News Roundup

Tech News Roundup

Here are the headlines that caught our eye this week to help you stay in-the-know on the latest and greatest news from the technology sector.

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These are the shows you binge-watch the most

via BGR
“Having analyzed both its own original series and series that have been licensed by the streaming company, Netflix discovered that viewers are more likely to binge on “high energy narratives” like Breaking Bad and Dexter while they prefer to savor “thought-provoking dramas” such as House of Cards and Mad Men.”
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Analysts predict the end of the smartphone boom

via Engadget
“But Gartner throws some shade at smartphone manufacturers themselves, saying they’re not doing enough to woo customers into buying new devices. As the technology updates have ‘become incremental, rather than exponential,’ there’s little reason to rush out on launch day to grab the latest handset.”
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T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock

via TechCrunch
“[T]he company announced that every current T-Mobile account holder on a postpaid plan will get one share of common stock in the company, which is currently worth about $43. New qualifying customers will also get one share once they sign up with T-Mobile.”
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Google's Project Fi to add US Cellular to Partner Network

via FierceWireless
“The addition of U.S. Cellular will give the partner network more options, increasing the likelihood of finding a faster connection. Jacobs explained that multiple cellular networks are usually available in a user’s location, but because of factors like the placement of nearby buildings and cell towers, some may be faster in certain locations than others.”
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Google Fiber could use high-speed Wi-Fi to connect to homes

via The Verge
“Alphabet has been experimenting with millimeter wave broadcasts since at least 2014, but Schmidt’s comments come just months after new plans from Google’s competitors to develop similar technology. Facebook plans to deploy a test version of its Terragraph Wi-Fi system in San Jose later this year, run out of the company’s connectivity lab. The Starry Wi-Fi system uses similar technology, although its business model differs significantly from Terragraph.”
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2017-04-30T11:28:05+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker News|