Cell phones http://kcur.org en Sprint CEO Dan Hesse On T-Mobile, HD Audio And Work-Life Balance http://kcur.org/post/sprint-ceo-dan-hesse-t-mobile-hd-audio-and-work-life-balance <p>When Sprint Corp. CEO Dan Hesse took the helm of an ailing telecommunications corporation seven years ago, he had his work cut out for him.</p><p>In the past year, things have moved very quickly for the company, with a majority buyout by Japan-based&nbsp;SoftBank Corp., layoffs and recent <span style="line-height: 1.5;">rumors of a merger deal with T-Mobile.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:19:59 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 57085 at http://kcur.org Sprint CEO Dan Hesse On T-Mobile, HD Audio And Work-Life Balance Should Entertainment Venues Encourage Cell Phone Use? http://kcur.org/post/should-entertainment-venues-encourage-cell-phone-use <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Should entertainment venues, like theaters, sports arenas and music halls allow smartphone use?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">M</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ore than 56 percent of Americans&nbsp;own smartphones and many use them at events like concerts and movies, or at least try to.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rather than discourage or prevent their use, some venues in Kansas City are trying to take advantage of the new connectivity.</span></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:33:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton, Sylvia Maria Gross & Esther Honig 46791 at http://kcur.org Should Entertainment Venues Encourage Cell Phone Use? New System Warns Cell Phone Users Of Tornadoes, Other Emergencies http://kcur.org/post/new-system-warns-cell-phone-users-tornadoes-other-emergencies <p></p><p>People in the path of severe weather (and other emergencies) now have a new way to find out about threats: text message alerts, sent straight to mobile devices.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:01:29 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Ryan Schuessler 37512 at http://kcur.org New System Warns Cell Phone Users Of Tornadoes, Other Emergencies Cell Track Law Aims To Thwart Deadlier Crimes http://kcur.org/post/cell-track-law-aims-thwart-deadlier-crimes <p>Missouri has a fresh law designed to help track crime victims from their cell phones.</p><p>A bi-state abduction and murder helped drive the legislation.</p><p><br />It took time to get permission to ping cell transmissions when Kelsey Smith went missing from the parking lot of an Overland Park, Kansas store five years ago.</p><p><br />&nbsp;The 18 year old woman was dead in a Missouri field when her body was found days after her kidnapping.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:29:57 +0000 Dan Verbeck 20619 at http://kcur.org Cell Track Law Aims To Thwart Deadlier Crimes