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  • Verizon

    Here's the case for how Verizon might break itself in half, holding on to sexy and dumping the fusty. Verizon itself has been shedding high-cost, old-fashioned phone lines in more rural markets. Why not elevate that idea to a grander scale?

  • The new Sprint HTC Evo 4G smartphone is displayed at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry.

    The funny business of cell phones signals. Consumer Reports says you may need a little duct tape on your iPhone 4 to guard against dropped calls. Sound like a step backward? What about a cellphone signal that may fail in the middle of a large building?

  • Two women compare the new iPhone 4 (right) and an iPhone 3 in front of Manhattan's 5th Avenue Apple Store.

    If you had to name a company that symbolizes exemplary customer experience, superb brand management and cutting edge products, Apple wouldn't be too far from the top of most people's lists. Which is why it's been so surprising to find the company squandering its reputation for all these things over a relatively minor flaw with the new iPhone.

  • Tyco

    Tyco's acquisition is to further its broadband connectivity exposure. In addition, the company released its preliminary earnings report.

  • But the company could still make a big comeback.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft should look at spinning off its consumer businesses—an $11 billion-a-year, red-ink-stained amalgam—and refocusing on its real core: internal software and the apps that run on it.

  • Two women compare the new iPhone 4 (right) and an iPhone 3 in front of Manhattan's 5th Avenue Apple Store.

    China's soaring labor costs, a stronger currency and rising housing prices threaten to increase the cost of making electronics. The New York Times reports.

  • Yahoo

    Management can use all the smoke and mirrors it wants. The fact remains that Yahoo's stock price is just a temporary stop to some lower destination.

  • Google China

    Funny thing about principles: They tend to carry much more weight when they're stuck to and not merely a matter of convenience. Google backtracking in China might be a business decision, but this late in its game of Chinese Chicken, it might come at a steep cost.

  • Networking Like a Pro - Ivan Misner

    The key to success with social media is to outline a strategy which considers the amount of time you can realistically dedicate each day to your online marketing efforts, writes the author of the new book, Networking Like A Pro.

  • Apple iPhone 4

    On  a day of widespread losses, Verizon stock briefly popped Tuesday on reports that it will offer an Apple iPhone in January of next year.

  • Apple iPhone 4

    When it comes to Apple and the iPhone launch, and even AT&T , it turns out you really can argue with success.

  • Russia

    I spent last week not far from there in St. Petersburg, and perhaps the most important observation I can make about the trip relates to the country’s efforts to spur technological innovation and encourage direct foreign investment in Russia.

  • Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Facebook

    Anyone with the responsibility of leading or building an on-line social media company is bound to get into deep analysis of the demographics of their audience, and I am no different. To build a product aimed at the mainstream, you ask different questions on why people behave the way they do online, and what are the trends demonstrated by new adopters of these online services.

  • President Barack Obama

    The Obama administration is seeking to nearly double the wireless communications spectrum available for commercial use over the next 10 years, an effort that could greatly enhance the ability of consumers to send and receive video and data with smartphones and other hand-held devices. The NYT reports.

  • Sprint - Together with Nextel

    Sprint's 4G strategy revolves around there 56 percent stake in Clearwire, which builds and operates next generation wireless broadband networks.

  • Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Two women compare the new iPhone 4 (right) and an iPhone 3 in front of Manhattan's 5th Avenue Apple Store.

    With the release of Apple's iPhone 4 to a hyped up community and the rapid increase in the popularity of smartphones, we are seeing a monumental game-changing shift in the technology space. This is not a replay in the Dot Com bubble; this tectonic shift is one that will actually result in corporate profits.

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