The Morning Briefing: Wireless services

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about wireless technology and services.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about wireless technology and services.

1.) Republicans put pressure on wireless health regulators. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to the FDA and FCC that explains the importance of wireless health devices and medical apps, cautions against slow and inconsistent regulations, and asks for a progress report on how they are working together to co-regulate these technologies.

2.) Wireless providers to disable stolen phones. Major wireless service companies have agreed to disable cellphones after they are reported stolen under a strategy intended to deter the theft and resale of wireless devices.

3.) Leap Wireless, T-Mobile USA reach spectrum exchange deal. Leap Wireless International Inc. has agreed to license-exchange agreements with T-Mobile USA that will give the pay-as-you-go carrier expanded broadband spectrum in several Texas markets.

4.) MediaTek acquires wireless baseband provider Coresonic AB. MediaTek will acquire Swedish company Coresonic AB for US$35 million (NT$1.03 billion) to strengthen its wireless technologies, according to the Taiwan stock exchange.

5.) Chrysler goes wireless with charging bin add-on. Car maker Chrysler has been become one of the first to announce plans for the integration of wireless gadget charging technology in a production vehicle, starting with its Dodge Dart later this year.

Bonus: Fluid Creativity embraces 'Gamification' to engage Buffalo online audience.

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