AT&T Makes Commitment to Purchasing Renewable Energy
AT&T today said it has agreed to purchase wind power in order to help it reach renewable energy goals. AT&T will buy 220 megawatts of power from the Minco V Wind Farm in Oklahoma and 300 megawatts from the wind farm in Webb and Duval Counties in Texas. AT&T says the combined 520 megawatts is equivalent to taking 350,000 passengers cars off the road in terms of reducing its carbon footprint. AT&T's goal is to "develop and leverage technology solutions that enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of our operations by 2025." In other words, it wants to go far beyond reducing its carbon footprint to zero. AT&T is also joining the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles group, which is made up by large energy buyers. AT&T has already taken a number of steps to reduce its carbon footprint, such as downsizing its fleet of corporate vehicles by some 1,800 cars and trucks. "As one of the world’s largest companies, we know how we source our energy is important," said Scott Mair, President, AT&T Operations. "We will continue to explore renewable energy solutions to help create a better, more sustainable world." T-Mobile recently committed to running all its operations on renewable energy by 2021.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Sep 21, 2017
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Google Fit and Apple Health Can Now Talk to Google Calendar to Help Complete Goals
Jan 5, 2017
Google today announced new integration between its Google Goals tool and Google Fit and Apple Health. In order to help ease the process of meeting goals, Fit and Health can automatically record and mark users' goals in Google Calendar as "done." The tool is smart enough to see that if users set goals for something like "run at 6am" but never get out the door until 6:45, Goals will adjust automatically to reflect the user's actual behavior.
Motorola Updates Affordable Lineup for 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Motorola today announced four new affordable Android phones coming to the U.S. market before mid-year.
T-Mobile Says It Will Rely On 100% Renewable Energy By 2021
Jan 29, 2018
T-Mobile won't be swapping its magenta duds for green, but the company has committed to moving its business to 100% renewable energy by 2021. The company already buys power from the wind-driven Red Forks Wind Power Project in Oklahoma, which went online late last year.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Feb 23, 2018
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Just shuffling money around