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.» Read More
TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's SoftBank Corp aims to boost its sales past the 7 trillion yen milestone next year, putting it in the same league as electronics giants like Sony Corp by leveraging acquisitions to boost its mobile business.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's SoftBank Corp reported a record six-month profit on Thursday, helped by strong sales of handsets, subscriber growth and a share price that has more than doubled this year.
BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct 30- Sprint Corp promised to gradually offer wireless data speeds far in excess of those offered by bigger rivals like Verizon, as it hopes to use recently acquired wireless airwaves to regain market share.
Google Inc boasts 1 gigabit/second speeds on a fiber network it built in Kansas City. Sprint, 80 percent owned by Japan's SoftBank Corp, plans to use the latest technology and airwaves from its buyout of Clearwire Corp to boost its network capacity. The first markets with limited availability are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa and Miami.
Facebook is said to have met with BlackBerry to discuss a possible acquisition, and CNBC's Josh Lipton and Christina Warren of Mashable discuss.
You may not realize it, but the apps on your smartphone may be collecting a lot of really personal data about you.
Oct 30- Garmin Ltd raised its earnings forecast for 2013 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results as it sold more navigation devices used in aircraft and by fitness enthusiasts.
Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. mobile operator which is 80 percent owned by SoftBank, reported a profit of $383 million, compared with a loss of $767 million in the year-ago quarter, before Sprint's deal with SoftBank and its July purchase of Clearwire Corp. Revenue fell to $8.68 billion from $8.76 billion.
Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. mobile operator which is 80 percent owned by SoftBank, reported a profit of $383 million, compared with a loss of $767 million in the year-ago quarter, before Sprint's deal with SoftBank and its July purchase of Clearwire Corp. Revenue fell to $7.68 billion from $8.76 billion.
BEIJING, Oct 30- China Mobile has put an advert for the faster 4 G mobile network on its website, raising expectations that a long-awaited distribution deal between the world's largest mobile carrier and Apple Inc may be announced as early as next week.
The smartphone maker and the social giant met last week to gauge interest in a potential bid, reported The Wall Street Journal.
Executives say they're happier advertising with YouTube and Twitter than they are with Facebook.
CNBC's Jon Fortt, Paul Sloan of CNET and Andrea Smith of Living in Digital Times discuss what the giant's wrist device might look like.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Apple Inc's disappointing third quarter was nowhere in evidence in Japan, where sales increased more than 40 percent as the highly anticipated launch of the new iPhone by Japan's biggest mobile firm boosted sales- at rival carriers.
Apple profit and margins slid despite selling a solid 33.8 million iPhones in its September quarter.
*Companies position themselves ahead of FCC's spectrum auctions. WASHINGTON, Oct 28- U.S. telecommunications regulators on Monday formally adopted an agreement by AT&T Inc, Dish Network Corp and other wireless companies to give smaller operators access to devices now made only for AT&T's airwaves.
A look at Google's Nexus 5 and the LG G Flex. Are these new phones examples of Apple falling behind in the innovation race for handsets?
Coined as the world's first "intelligent" camera, the Autographer captures an array of your favorite moments on the go.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin weighs in on Twitter's IPO and what we can expect in terms of its price tag.
NQ Mobile shares plummeted in their biggest single daily decline ever, after Muddy Waters started coverage of the company with a strong sell rating.
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.