AT&T Snaps Up Assets, Talent From Carrier iQ, Phone Monitoring Startup Goes Offline

 Remember Carrier iQ? In the years before Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, the name and its software became synonymous with creepy, unseen monitoring of everything that you do on a smartphone on behalf of carriers and phone makers — allegedly in… Continue Reading

With Focus On Improving Sam’s Club Customer Relationships, WalmartLabs Snaps Up Silicon Valley-Based PunchTab

 WalmartLabs, the retailer’s Silicon Valley-based R&D group, announced this morning that it has acquired loyalty startup PunchTab, in order to better connect with and engage customers who shop at the company’s Sam’s Club stores. Terms of the deal were not revealed,… Continue Reading