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  • Jury Finds Vonage Infringed on Three Verizon Patents Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 5:50 PM ET

    The eight-member jury assessed Vonage $58 million in past damages and ordered it to pay a 5.5% royalty rate on Vonage sales going forward.

  • Clearwire IPO Leaps, Then Falls, in Market Debut Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 1:05 PM ET

    On Wednesday, Clearwire raised $600 million with a 24 million share offering of Class A stock, increased from 20 million shares.

  • Alltel Steps up Efforts to Sell Itself: WSJ Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 11:29 AM ET

    Alltel has stepped up efforts to sell itself to carriers such as AT&T, Verizon Communications and Sprint Nextel, said people familiar with the matter, as the Little Rock, Ark.-based wireless company tries to chart a new future, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • The Supreme Court turned down an appeal Monday from former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for fraud and conspiracy.

  • Ex-FCC Exec: iPods Make Sirius-XM Merger Likely Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 1:50 PM ET

    Will Sirius' Howard Stern find true love with XM's Opie & Anthony? Blair Levin, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus (and former chief of staff at the FCC) told CNBC's Liz Claman he is "cautiously optimistic" that the satellite radio merger will be approved -- thanks to new technology.

  • Microsoft's Big Play; The Big Push For Mobile Video Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | 9:18 AM ET
    Microsoft Zune

    Microsoft is busy pushing its entertainment offerings. The tech company's new secret weapon in selling digital downloads to play on a cell phone or other devices is a new digital rights management technology called PlayReady. The upside for consumers: content purchased for one mobile device isn't limited to just that gadget. Users can register several devices to share content. This is a rather controversial approach, but could really catch on eventually.

  • Venezuela took more steps toward nationalizing sectors the government deems strategic, signing deals to buy up U.S. companies' stakes in the country's largest telecommunications company and a local power company.

  • Venezuela has taken another step toward nationalizing strategic sectors of its economy by signed a preliminary agreement to purchase Verizon Communications' stake in the country's largest telecommunications company.

  • Public Or Private--Who Should Control Muni Wi-Fi? Friday, 9 Feb 2007 | 4:01 PM ET

    Cities across the country are rushing to go wireless – it’s cheaper to install, cheaper for users than cable, much faster than dial-up and generally more cost-effective all around. Yet municipalities are running into opposition as they attempt to transform their cities into Wi-Fi hotspots.

  • Markets End Mixed As Investors Focus On Fed Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 5:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed on Monday as investors cast a wary eye on rising interest rates ahead of the Fed's two day meeting this week.

  • Verizon  said fourth-quarter earnings fell but sales rose, bolstered by growth in its wireless venture and rise in Internet subscribers.

  • Vista Hits The Masses--Verizon "Hangs Up" on Apple Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 8:32 AM ET

    Stocks in the U.S. are looking for direction this morning as Europe trades mostly higher and Asian stocks were mixed overnight. Lots of deal news and earnings reports are making headlines  this morning, and investors await a heavy menu of economic data and a Fed meeting later in the week.

  • Chavez Urges Takeover of CANTV Before Paying Investors Monday, 22 Jan 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Venezuela's government will take over telephone company CANTV  before it pays off investors, President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday, urging Venezuela's telecom chief to accelerate the move by naming a new board.

  • A Mix of Oil, World Politics And Global Warming Monday, 22 Jan 2007 | 8:33 AM ET

    Stocks in the U.S. are leaning towards a higher open, as investors brace for a barrage of earnings news. Oil is bucking its recent downtrend and is slightly higher as cold weather finally settles into the Northeast. European stocks are trading higher, helped by mining, metals and oil stocks. Asian markets closed higher with Tokyo at a 9-month high.

  • Verizon Call To FairPoint: Takeover The Northeast Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 12:26 PM ET

    Telecommunications giant Verizon --got a bit smaller today--after announcing a $2.7 billion transaction to spin off its local exchange assets in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Verizon plans to merge the assets with FairPoint Communications. This was good news for FairPoint's stock--it's been up as high as 13% today.

  • Apples and Oranges: Universal Access to digital content Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 1:21 PM ET

    At CES this week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates called it connected entertainment.  Tuesday at Macworld, Steve Jobs called it Apple TV. At best, both allow universal access to every piece of digital content on a PC. At worst, it’s another complex device consumers don’t want to figure out-like a Windows Media Center PC.

  • Venezuela Heating Up The "Wrong Way"? Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 11:02 AM ET

    Venezuelan stocks are plunging today. This comes in the wake of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez's call for nationalizing power and telecom companies in his country. Later today on "Power Lunch" Theirry Wizman head of Latin America investing at Bear Sterns will be on to talk about what this all means for American companies (we'll update this story with Wizman's comments). But how important is what Chavez said? Is it all talk? Well--it's evidently important enough for the New York Times to make it their second editorial of the day.

  • Venezuela Heating Up The "Wrong Way"? Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 10:24 AM ET

    Venezuelan stocks are plunging today. This comes in the wake of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez's call for nationalizing power and telecom companies in his country. Later today on "Power Lunch" Theirry Wizman head of Latin America investing at Bear Sterns will be on to talk about what this all means for American companies (we'll update this story with Wizman's comments). But how important is what Chavez said? Is it all talk? Well--it's evidently important enough for the New York Times to make it their second editorial of the day.

  • Venezuela's Chavez: On Road To Socialism? Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | 11:25 AM ET
    Pres. Hugo Chavez of Venezuela

    Venezuelan stocks plunge 10% today after Hugo Chavez speech. Chavez is president of Venezuela--and in a televised speech last night in Caracas (he was just elected to a third term) he said he wanted his country to nationalize power and telecom companies. U.S. firms are major invstors in Venezuelan oil--and these new efforts in telecom by Chavez will also have affect on American companies beyond energy. On "Morning Call" CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera went over who's "hurt" but all this.

  • Big Day For Apple And Earnings Season Begins Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | 8:09 AM ET

    Stocks in the U.S. are positioned to move higher on the opening after yesterday's afternoon turnaround. European stock markets are higher, and Asia turned in a mixed performance. Today kicks off the fourth quarter earnings season with the release of Dow component Alcoa's earnings after the bell. OIL DIP: Oil is weaker again this morning and heading close to the $55 technical level traders are watching.