• Is your smartphone stressing you out?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Is your smartphone stressing you out?

    Smartphones are wonderful, but are causing a lot of issues in the workplace, says Michael Acton Smith, founder of Mind Candy.

  • Nokia confirms it will buy Alcatel-Lucent Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    Finland's Nokia will tie the knot with Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock deal that values the French telecom company at 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), the companies said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- AT&T Inc and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. The suit comes even as the No.2 U.S wireless company's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions against so-called "net neutrality rules" in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a...

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a process where innovators must first seek...

  • Nokia, Alcatel merger talks make 'strategic' sense Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    Alcatel-Lucent assembly line

    Finland's Nokia confirmed Tuesday that it is in "advanced" merger discussions with telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, following rumors of a tie-up.

  • How would a Nokia-Alcatel deal work?   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    How would a Nokia-Alcatel deal work?

    Nokia has confirmed that it's in advanced talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent. Sam Schechner, technology correspondent at the "Wall Street Journal," weighs in on whether it would be a good partnership.

  • AT&T data breach revealed: 280K customers exposed Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    A pedestrian passes an AT&T store in New York.

    The company agreed to pay $25 million to settle an FCC investigation into the customer data security lapses.

  • AT&T paying $25M to settle US action over data breaches Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— AT&T is paying $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines that compromised customer data for some 280,000 U.S. customer accounts. The breaches occurred from Nov. 4, 2013 to April 21, 2014 at a call center in Mexico, from Feb. 14 to July 14, 2014 in Colombia and from May 20...

  • US government tracked billions of phone calls Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington

    The U.S. government has tracked phone calls to about 116 countries linked with drug trafficking during the past 20 years, USA Today reports.

  • DirecTV drops Rob Lowe ads amid complaints Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Rob Lowe in a DirecTV ad

    DirecTV is reportedly ending its advertising campaign with actor Rob Lowe as the series' claims were ruled unsubstantiated.

  • Investor: Next emerging markets gem is Iran Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    Grocery items at a retail bazaar in Tehran, Iran

    Investors should consider investing in Iran once (and if) the sanctions against the country are lifted, one expert says.

  • Shake up ahead for Singapore's telco sector? Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:55 PM ET

    Singapore's mobile landscape long dominated by three telco operators faces the prospect of a fourth competitor as soon as 2016.

  • March 31- Sprint Corp has agreed to a $131 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier of defrauding investors about problems dating back to its $36 billion merger with Nextel Communications Inc in 2005.. The all-cash settlement made public on Monday resolves claims that Sprint, former Chief Executive Gary...

  • FRANKFURT, March 27- Nine months after Apple and IBM began working together on building mobile apps for businesses, some of the first fruits are about to appear at UK pharmacy chain Boots, which has begun equipping store employees with iPads to serve shoppers in the aisles. Companies across dozens of different industries are now eyeing how these mobile business...

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, March 26- India's top three mobile phone network operators have spent a combined $13.6 billion in a government auction of airwaves to secure almost 80 percent of the spectrum on offer, reinforcing their positions in the world's second-biggest mobile market. Altogether India raised $17.6 billion in the auction after 19 days of fierce bidding,...

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Verizon Communications Inc may rely largely on advertising for revenue from its upcoming online video service, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said in an interview. Original online programming on Verizon's service could use an "advertising-type" model, "not necessarily a consumer-pay model," Shammo said in the recent interview.

  • Indian telco operators hit by auction costs   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:20 PM ET
    Indian telco operators hit by auction costs

    Sachin Gupta, Regional Head of Telecommunication Research Asia Ex-Japan at Nomura, says major players like Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular may pay $3 billion and $5 billion, respectively.

  • MUMBAI, March 25- India raised a record $17.6 billion from the sale of mobile phone airwaves in its latest telecom spectrum auction after 19 days of fierce bidding, the country's telecoms minister said on Wednesday. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government received bids worth almost 1.10 trillion rupees, topping the 1.06 trillion rupees it raised in 2010. The...

  • Telefonica agrees to sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass an O2 mobile phone store, operated by Telefonica SA, in London, U.K.

    Spanish telecommunications firm Telefónica has agreed to sell its O2 U.K. operation to Hutchison Whampoa.

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