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4 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Shaw Communications buys data centre for US$1.2B

Shaw Communications says it has signed a deal to buy Colorado-based data centre ViaWest, Inc., a provider of cloud and managed services in North America, for US$1.2 billion.


Related Topix: Television, Cable & Satellite, Shaw Communications

8 hrs ago |

L-3 fires 4 workers over accounting misconduct

Defense contractor L-3 Communications said Thursday that it fired four employees after discovering they overstated the company's profit and sales from a contract with the U.S. government.


Related Topix: L 3 Communication Holdings, L-3 Communications, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, L3 Communications Integrated Systems

10 hrs ago | News Observer

French company Iliad bidding for T-Mobile US

Mobile US Inc. has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake in the fourth-largest U.S. cellphone company.


Related Topix: T-Mobile, Cellphones, Sprint Nextel, IT Services

14 hrs ago | Business Journal

Bright House says new 'Echo' will bring Wi-Fi dead spots back to life

Bright House Networks released a new wireless system called "Echo" which it says can fill the gaps in Wi-Fi coverage in users' homes.


Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Cable & Satellite, Bright House Networks

18 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Nokia in wireless network deal with Panasonic

Nokia Corp. said the deal will boost the market share of its networks unit, a major provider of the next generation 4G wireless networks, particularly in the Japanese market.


Related Topix: Nokia, Emerging Technology, Wireless

19 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent sees loss narrow in 2nd quarter on lower charges

Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted.


Related Topix: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel

19 hrs ago |

Siemens earnings up 27 pct in April-June quarter

The Munich-based industrial conglomerate on Thursday reported net earnings of 1.4 billion euros for its fiscal third quarter, up from 1.1 billion euros last year.


Related Topix: Industrial Machines, Siemens AG, Siemens, Bradenton, FL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

Reid pledges support for open-internet rules

Last month, Daily Kos and other net neutrality activist organizations wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , asking him to sign on to the efforts of more than a dozen members of his Senate caucus and House Minority Leader Pelosi and dozens of House Democrats to demand that the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband and ... (more)


Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals


U.S. regulator questions Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

The top U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Wednesday he is "deeply troubled" by Verizon Communications Inc's plan to slow data downloads for some high-speed wireless customers remaining on the older unlimited data plans.


Related Topix: Verizon Communications, IT Services, Internet Service Providers


Cha-ching! CoinTerra picks CenturyLink for Bitcoin mining

CenturyLink has signed a multi-megawatt data center deal with CoinTerra to host CoinTerra's rapidly growing Bitcoin-mining operations in CenturyLink's data centers.


Related Topix: Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, CenturyTel, Economics News, Bitcoin, CPU, Science / Technology


Different quarter, same story: Sprint customers flee as network construction grinds on

Sprint suffered another big subscriber loss last quarter as both prepaid and postpaid customers departed.


Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, IT Services

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth streaming

Video streaming service Netflix has agreed to pay U.S. broadband provider AT&T Inc to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the companies said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, ATT, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Nasdaq 100 Movers: VIP, WYNN

In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Wynn Resorts topped the list of the day's best performing components of the Nasdaq 100 index, trading up 3.0%.


Related Topix: Destination Hotels and Resorts, Gaming, Hotels, Wynn Resorts, VimpelCommunications, Financial Markets

Tue Jul 29, 2014

MSN Money

Sprint, T-Mobile merger not expected before September: sources

The long-anticipated merger of Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc is not expected to occur before September, with the companies continuing due diligence and preparing a detailed case for a deal before U.S. regulators, according to people familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, IT Services, Deutsche Telekom AG, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, AT&T

The News-Star

Use of social media erodes communication skills in workplace

Amber Atkins is quickly climbing the stairs of success at CenturyLink where she immediately landed a job fresh after graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, CenturyTel, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Cellphones

Inside Bay Area

Larry Ellison and other Oracle bosses see smaller stock-option grants

Under fire from investors over how much it pays its top brass, technology giant Oracle appears to have slashed by more than half the annual stock options it awards CEO Larry Ellison and other executives.


Related Topix: Phase Forward, Startups, WorldCom, Pillar Data Systems, Hyperion Solutions, IT Services, Oracle Corporation, Software, Lawrence Ellison

News Observer

Corning 2Q profit falls on weaker tablet demand

The company's Gorilla Glass is used in tablets and smartphones made by Samsung, Acer, HTC, Lenovo and others, according to the Corning's website.


Related Topix: Electronics, Corning, Corning, NY


FCC's dull plans for Internet get viral, angry response

Growing alarm about big companies controlling online content has led to an unprecedented amount of public participation in a phase of the FCC's regulatory process usually reserved for lawyers and policy wonks.


Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Black Entertainment, Janet Jackson, Pop/Rock

Business Journal

Level 3 to float $600 million in notes for TW Telecom deal

Level 3 Communications Inc. will sell $600 million in corporate debt notes it plans to use to refinance some TW Telecom Inc. debt after the proposed $7.3 billion deal to combine the companies is completed.


Related Topix: Time Warner Telecom, Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Broomfield, CO

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA


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