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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

KPN sales fall in first quarter, profits near nil; sees "stabilization" at year-end

Royal KPN NV, the Dutch telecommunications company partly owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, says revenues fell in the first quarter and earnings dropped 98 per cent due to falling profitability of its mobile businesses, and a shrinking business market in the Netherlands.

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Related Topix: Royal KPN NV, Carlos Slim Helu

Thu Apr 24, 2014

West Australian

Netflix says Comcast/TWC deal bad for video providers

Netflix Inc, which opposes the proposed Comcast deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, said on Thursday that the merger would result in video providers having to pay higher prices to get their movies and television shows into viewers' living rooms.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Time Warner Cable, Al Franken, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

National Public Radio

Netflix Joining Line-Up Of 3 US Cable-TV Services

Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S. The agreements with Atlantic Broadband, RCN and Grande Communications gives Netflix's subscription service a channel on the TiVo boxes that the three cable services provide their customers.

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Related Topix: Grande Communications

WFTV Orlando

How to make a disposable razor last 1 year

If you ever heard I stretch a buck just a little past the point of ridiculous, well, it could be true! Years ago, a listener called up after I had talked about the razor wars with Gillette or Schick rolling out their latest model with 14 blades or whatever it was at the time.

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Related Topix: Globecomm Systems, Cable & Satellite, Marketing, Greensboro, NC

ComputerWorld

Verizon boosts revenue, income on mobile and broadband growth

Driven by growth in mobile and Fios broadband customers, Verizon Communications on Thursday reported first quarter 2014 revenue of $30.8 billion, up from $29.4 billion a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Verizon, IT Services

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Verizon 1Q profit surges on Vodafone-related gains

The largest U.S. cellphone carrier completed its acquisition of the 45 percent stake in its wireless division from British cellphone carrier Vodafone Group PLC in February.

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Related Topix: Vodafone Group, Verizon Communications, IT Services, Cellphones

The Washington Post

Slim's Austria Pact Triggers $2 Billion Bid: Corporate Mexico

America Movil SAB is bidding as much as $1.96 billion to buy out Telekom Austria AG's minority investors, seeking to cement control of the European phone carrier after striking a shareholder pact with the government.

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Related Topix: Telekom Austria AG, Steel, ThyssenKrupp AG, Mining, Carlos Slim Helu, World News, Mexico, Business News

Iol.co.za

Wall Street snaps six-day run

US stocks dipped on Wednesday to snap a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Versant, ATT, Advanced Solutions International, IT Services, Terremark Worldwide, Software

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Contra Costa Times

FCC said to consider scrapping concept of 'net neutrality'

A U.S. regulator is considering letting Internet-service providers negotiate payments from the likes of Amazon and Google for access to the so- called last mile of connection to customers, an official said.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Verizon Communications, Verizon, IT Services, Netflix, Startups

Business Journal

Sprint will unlock its phones by 2015

In a move that will allow customers to use their phones on different carriers, Sprint Corp. will make all its devices "un-lockable" by Feb. 11, 2015.

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Related Topix: Virgin Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel, IT Services

USA Today

AT&T now getting more growth from mobile than Apple

The handheld vision Steve Jobs sold to AT&T in 2007 has come to pass. The problem for Apple investors is that the booming market the company created with the iPhone seven years ago - and then Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Versant, ATT, Apple, Steve Jobs, iPod touch App, USA TODAY, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Click Orlando

AT&T eyes high-speed Internet in 100 cities

AT&T has announced a plan that could see high-speed fiber Internet networks rolled out in as many as 100 cities in 21 metro regions throughout the United States.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, ATT, Fort Worth, TX, San Jose (Jacksonville, FL)

The Campbell Reporter

Juniper's revenue tops estimates as carriers increase orders

Juniper Networks having bowed to pressure from activist investors to cut expenses and increase cash payouts, is finally focused on boosting sales.

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Related Topix: Startups, Juniper Networks, Computers, Altor Networks

The New Zealand Herald

China Mobile profit down 9.4 percent

China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, said Wednesday its quarterly profit declined 9.4 percent from a year earlier despite a rise in customer numbers as spending per account declined.

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Related Topix: China Mobile, Wireless, Zong

The Campbell Reporter

Biz Break: Gilead's new hepatitis C drug produces huge sales in debut quarter

Today: Gilead Sciences demolishes earnings expectations thanks to powerful sales of breakthrough hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Intuitive Surgical, Netflix, Juniper Networks, Computers

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Comcast nears deal with Charter on $18-$20 billion in divestitures: source

Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and is working to reach an accord to sell a portion of those customers to Charter Communications , a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Universal Television Group, Charter Communications, Ansonia, CT

Myrtle Beach Online

AT&T had strong 1Q on wireless installment plans

Although customers in the installment plan, called Next, aren't locked into traditional two-year service contracts, they pay the entire cost of phones in installments.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, ATT, Business News

WMDT

AT&T earnings unchanged, but revenue grows in 1Q

AT&T says its first quarter earnings were unchanged from the first three months of last year, but revenue grew as the wireless business added more than 1 million subscribers.

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Related Topix: ATT, Cable & Satellite

ABC News

AT&T Joins Crowded Field With Online Video Plans

AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, ATT, Startups, Intel, Entertainment

Cape Breton Post

AT&T, investment firm Chernin Group form venture to invest in Netflix-like video services

AT&T and the investment firm Chernin Group have formed a venture to invest in and form online video services rivaling Netflix and Hulu.

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Related Topix: ATT, Cable & Satellite

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