mobile phones

The Windows Phone Obituary Has Been Tweeted

While most of us have long figured that Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Phone was defunct, the official word seems to have appeared in a tweet Monday morning from the ...
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AT&T Lowers Data Plan, Under Pressure

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) finally joined the other three major U.S. mobile carriers this morning, resuscitating an offer for unlimited data it made more than a year ago to its DirecTV ...
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Global Mobile Payment Market Expected to Approach $800 Billion in 2017

News reports about the 2016 holiday season were dominated by the explosion in online sales. And while that's absolutely true, the majority of retail sales remains with brick-and-mortar stores. The ...
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Top US Wireless Carriers in 2015 Q4

Researchers at Strategy Analytics have put together a ranking of the top eight U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2015 based on a variety of metrics. Measured by ...
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Americans Don’t Turn Off Cellphones, Except in Church

Nearly everyone in America has a cell phone, and many people do not turn them off. One of the places cell phones should not be used is in church. These ...
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Amazon Unveils Mobile Device Farm for App Developers

In a press announcement Thursday, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division announced the availability of the AWS Device Farm for mobile app developers. The announcement ...
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Can New Sprint Rate Plan Hurt T-Mobile?

The latest shot fired in the battle for wireless subscribers came Tuesday morning from Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). Last week’s shot was fired by T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS), so ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Visa in 2015

The bull market has been running for nearly six years now. In 2014, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index was up ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Verizon in 2015

The bull market has been running for almost six years now, and the 2014 gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 7.5% while the S&P 500 Index was 11.4% ...
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Analyst Shows Cannibalization Effect of Wireless Price Wars

Oppenheimer released a report following the recent AWS-3 auction that details what the future holds for all the telecom stocks fighting for the spectrum. The more pessimistic forecast stems from ...
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Can Starbucks Nearly Double Revenues in 5 Years?

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced Thursday morning at its investor day the details of its five-year plan to accelerate profitable growth as it extends its markets, channels and formats around ...
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CVS Follows Rite Aid, Shuts Off Apple Pay

Last Thursday drug store chain Rite Aid Inc. (NYSE: RAD) reportedly stopped accepting payments made through the just-launched Apple Pay system from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). On Saturday, CVS Health ...
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Sprint to Slash Jobs

Still hobbled by its position as the number three wireless company in the United States, Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) has elected to cut its workforce. It is not a good ...
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Will Apple’s Rumored Digital Wallet Work Where Others Have Failed?

Reports hit the web Sunday that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) had signed an agreement with American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) to work on an iPhone payment system that will allow ...
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Nokia’s Last Phone?

In a press release issued at 3:01 a.m. Monday morning, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced the first -- and quite possibly the last -- mobile phone to bear the name ...
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