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Verizon’s Earnings Have Some Soft Spots

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) shared its second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The telecom giant reported adjusted diluted quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of $0.91 on revenues of ...
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Verizon and AT&T Earnings Previews: Different Paths to Profit Growth

Before U.S. markets open Tuesday morning, telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings per share (EPS) that are nearly 24% higher than EPS in ...
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Stock Winners After Intense Wireless and Pay-TV Competition

The mere fact that wireless has become ubiquitous is easy to see. Just look around, everybody from the 14-year-old kid to the 75-year-old grandmother has a cell phone, and in ...
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FTC Goes After T-Mobile USA Over Third-Party Billing

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) may have won over many new wireless customers as portraying itself as the 'uncarrier' for wireless subscribers. Now it turns out that a Federal Trade ...
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Verizon Losing German Government Contracts

Germany insists on taking all the NSA concerns and government spying seriously. If you think about it from their point of view, how can you blame them? Verizon Communications Inc. ...
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Google Android One Seeks Sub-$100 Smartphone in Emerging Markets

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is making an even larger push into emerging markets. Its new Android One initiative was unveiled on Wednesday, and the goal is significant: getting cheap smartphones ...
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The iWatch and Another Apple Downfall

The new iWatch is supposed to be everything the iPad and new versions of the iPhone have not been. It is supposed to transform the consumer electronics industry the way ...
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Can BlackBerry Win With Earnings This Week?

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) remains on a path to a turnaround under new CEO John Chen. Or does it? Getting excited about anything at BlackBerry these days seems very hard ...
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Merrill Lynch Doesn’t Like Sprint and T-Mobile, Neither Alone nor Together

One of the worst kept secrets over the past few weeks has been the pending announcement of a deal between the third and fourth place wireless companies, Sprint Corp. (NYSE: ...
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Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Moves to Front Burner

An agreement between Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) has been reached, according to a report from Reuters. Sprint will pay a premium of around 17%, ...
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30-Year Bond Offering to Help Start AT&T Financing for DirecTV Buyout

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) had a sale of $2 billion in corporate bonds slated for Tuesday. Investors need to care about this offering because this represents AT&T's first real attempt ...
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Apple’s iOS 8 Will Let Family Members Share iTunes Purchases

Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) next mobile operating system, iOS 8, could significantly boost its digital goods business. On Monday, Apple announced a number of upcoming updates to its iOS operating system, including ...
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Apple’s Latest Operating System Dramatically Improves Its Web Services

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) unveiled the next iteration of its Mac operating system, OS X, on Monday. OS X Yosemite includes several major new features that make Apple’s desktop operating system ...
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What Happened to the iPhone 7?

Many Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) customers, investors and developers were disappointed that the world's most innovative company did not release the new iPhone 6 or iWatch. The press had figured ...
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Samsung’s Indestructible Phone

Samsung's indestructible Galaxy S5  Active has just hit the shelves at AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) stores. Both companies are about to find out whether anyone wants a smartphone that is ...
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