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The Street: — The telecommunication industry is an oligopoly of four major providers all trying to compete for market share. These cell phone companies are: AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S) and T-mobile (TMUS). Fifteen years ago, investing in a service provider would have been an insane position due to the scarcity in the marketplace. Now, these phone services are some of the biggest companies on the exchange. With a continuing uptrend in the sector, it's important to determine which company is the best investment for your money?
Others resist. 'Technology is fast; the law is slow,' wrote EFF’s Adi Kamdar.
A new law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the second state to mandate a remote “kill switch” for all smartphones—but...
At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are part of a growing global movement of so-called hackerspaces.
Netflix Inc., Dish Network, and the Los Angeles County government are among organizations opposing Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., based on documents filed right up to the midnight Monday deadline with the Federal Communications Commission.
People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
PhillyDeals: Mobiquity, a Boston- and Wayne-based mobile-systems business software maker that claims CVS, Fidelity Investments, MetLife and the New York Post among its clients, says it has raised another $5 million from NewSpring Capital, the Radnor-based fund headed by Michael DiPiano, along with Longworth Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Thomas Weisel Partners, 14 months after the same investors pumped in $12 million.
Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
The Street: I use an iPhone 5 in my everyday life. In late September - when my contract with Verizon expires - I will upgrade to iPhone 6 like millions of other folks who will combine to open the floodgates on Android's low-hanging marketshare.
MADRID (AP) - Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7 billion euros previously.
NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be one of the world's largest IPOs.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.
LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) - It's no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits.
Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.
At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.