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  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a swath of government-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc as they seek to meet growing data demands from new wireless devices. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to chalk out a process to allow...

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $32.64. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $48.93.

  • Man watching TV with empty screen

    Bundles aren't going away anytime soon, since they’re the core of the pay TV business. Re/code reports.

  • Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 7:59 AM ET

    Verizon said Friday that it would let customers pick groups of channels that interest them, a plan that is separate from the traditional bundle that has been offered to customers for years. More and more people, fed up with large cable bundles with dozens of channels they don't watch and hate to pay for, are signing up for cheaper streaming services like Netflix.

  • Early movers: GE, HON, GS, AXP, MAT, VZ & more Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Verizon to offer custom pay TV with monthly bundles Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:38 PM ET
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    Verizon is rolling out a new pay TV plan that allows consumers to choose every month bundles of channels they want to see.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $32.75. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $49.27.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $32.85. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $49.38.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $32.89. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $49.39.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $32.82. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $49.47.

  • America’s iconic companies that disappeared Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    Pan Am Boeing 747-100 landing at Tempelhof Airport.

    Even brands that are part of our cultural landscape cannot withstand the test of time. Here's some that vanished over the last 25 years.

  • TechBits: Analyzing medical data, breaking smartphones Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:21 AM ET

    IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system— which famously won TV's "Jeopardy" a few years back— to analyze mountains of data collected from individuals who use health-related smartphone apps, fitness bands and other gadgets. A new IBM business will provide Internet computing services for health-care companies and researchers to collect and...

  • 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...

  • Samsung Edge more expensive to build than iPhones Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2, 2015.

    According to report due out later today, the 64-GB version of the phone built for use on Verizon's network costs about $290 to build. Re/code reports.

  • 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.

  • HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal combining the industry's two weakest players that is backed by the French government but could pose challenges in cutting costs. In a joint announcement, the Finnish and French companies said they were in "advanced discussions" on a "full combination,...

  • HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that would combine the industry's two weakest players but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition. In a joint announcement, the Finnish and French companies said they were in "advanced discussions" on a "full...

  • UPDATE 2-Nokia in advanced talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:09 AM ET

    HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that would combine the industry's two weakest players but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition. In a joint announcement, the Finnish and French companies said they were in "advanced discussions" on a "full...

  • In the best-known annual study of data breaches, a report from Verizon Communications Inc to be released on Wednesday found that more than two-thirds of the 290 electronic espionage cases it learned about in 2014 involved phishing, the security industry's term for trick emails. Because so many people click on tainted links or attachments, sending phishing...