T-Mobile Hit With Lawsuit for Blocking Marijuana Texts

One day after a digital startup vowed to drop T-Mobile over a forthcoming fee hike, another texting company has sued T-Mobile for blocking its service. The reason? Apparently T-Mobile "did not approve" of a company called EZ Texting, which does business with a website that provides information on the location of legal medical marijuana dispensaries in California.

Oprah and Wal-Mart Bring Smartphones to Main Street

How can you tell that smartphones aren't just for tech geeks and corporate types tethered to their email anymore? When Oprah Winfrey gives Motorola Defys to her whole studio audience, and Wal-Mart says it's launching its own mobile service, you have to say the devices have gone mainstream.

AT&T and Verizon to Take on MasterCard and Visa

AT&T and Verizon Wireless are planning a big move into wireless electronic payments, a sector currently dominated by PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. The plan comes as mobile carriers look for more ways to make money in the U.S. as subscription growth slows.

Verizon Delivers $3 Million in Subscriber Text Donations for Haiti

Verizon Wireless advanced the $2.98 million in mobile donations that Americans have made to the Red Cross on Friday. Since the earthquake hit Haiti earlier this week, mobile operators have received a flood of donations via text messages. Typically, such donations can take up to three months to be delivered.

Can you trust T-Mobile's Sidekick?

T-Mobile is restarting its Sidekick sales again after last month's data loss that permanently left its customers without photos, contacts or...

A bill for a bill? What gives?

Consumers who haven't migrated their bill receiving functions online are increasingly finding that they're at the mercy of companies now charging for...