News tagged with phone companies

Digital 'wallets' proliferate at cellphone show

Cash, coins and credit cards are so Twentieth Century. At least, that's the opinion of the electronics manufacturers, phone companies, banks and credit card issuers that expect cellphones to be the main way consumers pay ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Telecom
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Japan's NEC sees $1.36 billion net loss

Japanese IT firm NEC said Friday it lost $1.36 billion in the year to March as asset write-downs and tax payments hit its bottom line, even as operating profit rose.

dateApr 27, 2012 in Business
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Apple's squeeze hits phone companies, competitors

(AP) -- Apple is set to report another record quarterly profit on Tuesday, continuing the relentless string of results that's made it the world's most valuable company. Those profits don't come out of thin air: A range of ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Business
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Telecoms groups fight back against free messaging

Just past the security gate for the world's largest cell phone trade show in Barcelona, executives of big mobile carriers can't avoid walking past a booth they would probably rather not see: It's for "Pinger," ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Telecom
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T-Mobile asks FCC to block Verizon-cable deal

(AP) -- T-Mobile USA, which just had its acquisition by AT&T blocked by regulators, is now urging the federal government to block another deal in the wireless world: Verizon's planned purchase spectrum from cable companies ...

dateFeb 22, 2012 in Telecom
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Comcast subscribers almost stop cancelling cable

(AP) -- It's become the routine in the cable industry that subscribers stream out the door every quarter, hanging up on cable in favor of service from satellite or phone companies. But in the October to December ...

dateFeb 15, 2012 in Business
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Google launches project for S.African businesses

(AP) -- Getting more small companies wired will help their businesses grow, and help their country fight unemployment, officials said Thursday as Google launched a project that makes it easy to showcase South African entrepreneurship ...

dateJan 19, 2012 in Business
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Motorola Mobility 3Q net loss narrows

(AP) -- Motorola Mobility, which makes cellphones and cable set-top boxes, reported a smaller loss in the latest quarter as phone shipments rose by a quarter from a year ago.

dateOct 27, 2011 in Business
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FCC unveils rules for rural broadband fund

Federal regulators have unveiled a plan for overhauling the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor. It redirects the money toward broadband expansion.

dateOct 27, 2011 in Telecom
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FCC set to unveil rules for rural broadband fund

Federal regulators are set to reveal their plan Thursday for an overhaul of the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor, with the goal of redirecting the money toward broadband expansion.

dateOct 26, 2011 in Telecom
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