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No. 3 U.S. mobile-service provider Sprint Nextel is expected to offer flat-rate calling plans at up to a 40 percent discount to its rivals, hurtling the industry into a price war, analysts said on Wednesday.
I'm writing from the road this week, taking some time off to attend legendary coach Chris Carmichael's cycling training camp in Buellton, Calif. The camp takes place at the same time as the huge Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race, and both are boasting their fair share of some pretty spectacular technology. Carmichael made a name for himself training Lance Armstrong...
Here we are still in February, and there's already a healthy amount of speculation about Apple's earnings. And when they are released in April, they could hold some surprising news -- thanks in part to China's giant market.
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and rival Motorola have sued each other over what they say are patent infringements for technology used in their mobile phones.
Research in Motion appears to be suffering from growing pains and while strong sales are usually good news for a company, they could become cataclysmic if the company can't handle the additions.
Sprint Nextel has appointed to its board activist investor Ralph Whitworth, who last year threatened a proxy battle against the No. 3 U.S. mobile service provider.
Apple Inc. as a "value play?" Seems counter-intuitive to think of a company trading at better than 20 times next year's earnings as a "value," but maybe--just maybe--the Street is coming around to the idea that the growth and potential of this company seem horribly undervalued.
In the past, there has been an almost even split between handsets and operators at the annual Barcelona event. But maybe because of the much-needed upgrades from the operators, handsets rule this year -- with only Apple absent.
The head of the mobile phone unit at Samsung Electronics ruled out acquiring Motorola's handset business, saying Samsung has little to gain from the combination, Yonhap Newsreported on Tuesday.
A major service outage afflicted users of the popular, addictive BlackBerry smart phones across the United States and Canada on Monday.
It is a "CrackBerry" addict's worst nightmare: a catastrophic outage affecting the company's entire network in the Americas. In an e-mail to its enterprise clients, Research in Motion says it has suffered a "critical severity outage" --and the company as of yet is providing no details as to when the network will be back up and running.
Apple investors have to be scratching their heads wondering when the great story of 2007 will return to 2008. Or if it will at all. The latest grenade lobbed into the Apple tent comes from Friedman Billings Ramsey, purporting to show that Apple has reduced production of its iPod, iPhone and Mac.
The news from Cisco was a kind of Goldilocks earnings report...a small upside surprise on the topline to the tune of $30 million: $9.83 billion instead of the consensus of $9.8 billion the Street was looking for. Until the guidance. Ouch.
Just a few hours to go now before Cisco reports and to say there's a nervous tension on Wall Street right now anticipating the news is a deep understatement. It's palpable. I've spent a chunk of the morning calling investors and culling reaction: "nervous" comes up a lot.
Can you think of anything more annoying than getting an ad on your cell phone? And what if you get an ad when you are just walking down the street minding your own business, and happen to pass a particular store?
If guidance and outlook have been the Achilles' heels of so many great-earnings-reports-gone-bad this earnings season, then the grand-daddy of them all could come at the close Wednesday when Cisco Systems reports its earnings.
Maybe it's because the industry is maturing; maybe it's because the executives themselves are maturing; but make no mistake: Silicon Valley is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to the presidential campaign...
I read and re-read the blogpost from Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond yesterday -- distracted from the Super Bowl by the words on the screen because I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The real clash of the titans was unfolding -- not on the gridiron, but online.
Shares of Motorola rose 10 percent Friday after the company said it was considering splitting off its mobile phone division, the company's biggest unit.
It is a stunning move by the pioneering name in mobile phones and the best data yet about just how deep the company's problems run: Motorola announced late Thursday that it is seeking alternatives for its handset business that likely will mean a sell-off of the division.
Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.
Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.
Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.