CNBC's Seema Mody and CNET Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Turrentine discuss Wal-Mart's plan to sell the iPhone 5s and 5c without a contract.» Read More
The No. 2 U.S. mobile operator made the request in a Dec. 5 letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in response to shareholder activists pressing it on the matter. Among them is New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the trustee of the state retirement fund.
The FCC is now drafting rules for the auction that would reshuffle the ownership of valuable frequencies among TV stations, as well as wireless carriers, which are clamoring for faster speeds and better services for their devices. "I believe we can conduct a successful auction in the middle of 2015," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a blog post on Friday.
CNBC's Seema Mody looks at the Copenhagen Wheel, which can transform your bike into an electric hybrid, with Assaf Biderman, Superpedestrian.
Has Carl Icahn put Apple CEO Tim Cook in a box in regards to the buyback? Brian Marshall of ISI Group shares his opinions.
Apple is trading at its highest level since last December on reports a deal has been completed with China Mobile. Brian Marshall of ISI Group, says there may be a relief rally for the stock if the partnership happens.
Apple may have a deal with China Mobile. A look at companies that come out big winners as a result, with Alex Gauna, JMP Securities.
*China Mobile says still in negotiations with Apple on iPhones. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, said it is still negotiating with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, commenting on a media report saying that a long-awaited agreement had been reached.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs on Thursday, led by telecoms equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licences to China's three biggest mobile operators.
*China Mobile outshines rivals after reported Apple iPhone deal. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs early on Thursday led by telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licenses to China's three biggest mobile operators.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter.
On Jan. 22, the FCC will auction off the so-called H Block frequencies in the first opportunity that the FCC has had for companies to acquire new spectrum since 2008..
Will robots from Google be able to compete with Amazon's delivery drones.
Americans may love their smartphones—but they aren't necessarily so enamored with how their colleagues are using them in the workplace.
Dec 4- SBA Communications Corp said it would acquire 2,007 telecom towers from Brazil's Grupo Oi SA for about 1.53 billion reais, giving the U.S. company ownership or control over more than 5,000 towers in Brazil.
BOSTON, Dec 3- A U.S. senator has asked 20 of the world's biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars.
CNBC's Josh Lipton and CNET Editor-in-Chief Paul Sloan discuss the drop in computer shipments this year.
*Tencent breaks into China top three in WPP survey. BEIJING, Dec 3- Internet services company Tencent Holdings Ltd has grown so rapidly it's now China's most valuable listed technology brand, with a value even closing in on that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, a report published on Tuesday shows.
We want to know what kind of company is Amazon? Is it a retailer or technology company? As it continues to reinvest in the newest, shiniest ideas (including delivery by drone), when will it turn a profit for investors?
Why is the low cost version of the iPhone finding favor with older, less wealthy consumers in the U.S.?
*Zain is Sudan's top mobile operator, lacks fixed line. *Canar is Sudan's No.1 fixed line operator. DUBAI, Dec 2- Etisalat could resurrect talks to sell its Sudanese telecom arm Canar to Kuwait's Zain, as both sides remain keen on a deal despite a breakdown in negotiations earlier this year, a source close to the matter said.
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