Voyager Mobile Postpones Launch After Site Attacked
Voyager Mobile, which was prepared to launch its new pre-paid mobile service today, has postponed the launch due to what it calls a "malicious network attack" on its web site. Voyager Mobile is offering $19 and $39 no-contract plans that can be used with a range of smartphones. "Our goal of low cost wireless service for all will not be undermined and we strive to continue the voyage for a better wireless world," the company said in a statement. Voyager Mobile's web site is its primary source of distribution and sales. It says the launch will still occur in the near future.
Instagram's Mobile Web Site Now Lets You Upload Photos
Instagram has expanded the functionality of its mobile web site to include basic photo uploads. Previously, the web version of Instagram was limited to a more passive series of features such as browsing, searching, and liking.
Google's Wireless Service to Launch Wednesday
Google is prepared to launch its wireless service as soon as tomorrow, according to the Wall Street Journal. Google's wireless service will rely on the mobile networks operated by Sprint and T-Mobile, in addition to WiFi.
Google's Revamped Google Earth App Reaches iOS
Google today released a brand new version of Google Earth for iOS devices. It's the same app that Google made available to Android devices and the web back in April, which represents a complete overhaul of the app that Google spent two years developing.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
T-Mobile Completes Acquisition of Layer3 TV, Preps TV Service
T-Mobile today said it has completed its acquisition of Layer3 TV, a deal originally announced late last year. T-Mobile will use Layer3 TV's technology to create and launch a new TV service that will be delivered over T-Mobile's LTE network.