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Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon launches rewards program for customers who agree to share more complete access to personal info, including app usage and browser history   —  The company offers concert tickets and other rewards in exchange for customers' personal information  —  A new Verizon Communications Inc. VZ …
Sep 5, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
AT&T says Glenn Lurie, who worked with Apple on the original AT&T-iPhone deal, is retiring, amid a broader management shakeup   —  Departure follows AT&T reorganization as it prepares for Time Warner merger  —  AT&T Inc. T -1.18% said veteran executive Glenn Lurie will retire next month …
Aug 2, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SoftBank proposes to merge Sprint with Charter Communications, creating a new publicly traded entity to be controlled by SoftBank   —  Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son seeks to create media and communications giant controlled by SoftBank, sources say  —  Sprint Corp. S .24% has proposed …
Jul 28, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Consumer-price index for wireless phone service dropped 13% YoY in April, according to US Labor Department, the largest decline in the history of the category   —  Impact of brutal price competition is rippling through profits, inflation and antitrust law  —  Customers are used to cellphone bill shock, but not like this.
Jun 25, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast unveils Xfinity Mobile wireless phone service for its internet and TV subscribers for $65 a month, and $12/GB pay-as-you-go plan   —  Cable-TV giant to unveil cellular plans in challenge to Verizon, AT&T  —  Comcast Corp. CMCSA -1.19% is poised to enter the fiercely competitive wireless phone market …
Apr 6, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
iOS 10.3, released earlier this week, fixes major vulnerability that allowed malicious code to force iPhones to repeatedly dial 911   —  Fix is aimed at preventing cyberattacks on 911 centers in the U.S.  —  Among the changes in an iPhone software update Apple Inc. AAPL -0.13% released this week …
Mar 30, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
How iPhone users clicking on a malicious Twitter link forced their phones to dial 911, overwhelming 911 call centers in atleast a dozen US states last October   —  (2:21) A girl describes how clicking a link took over her phone  —  The link's origin wasn't obvious because it had been shortened using …
Mar 5, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon and Yahoo agree to cut as much as $350M off the $4.83B deal and evenly split costs from data breaches   —  Companies are expected to announce revised agreement  —  Verizon Communications Inc. outbid several suitors to buy Yahoo Inc.'s struggling internet business last year.
Feb 21, 2017, 7:45 AMIn context
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
FCC released a list of 62 bidders who made deposits for the next stage of spectrum auction; Chamath Palihapitiya's Rama is not among them   —  Chamath Palihapitiya's Social Capital drops out of agency's airwaves auction  —  Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya boasted last year …
Jul 15, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon and others are expected to bid $2B to $3B for Yahoo's core business, less than $4B to $8B figure reported earlier   —  Most of previous bids for core business came in the range of $4 billion and $8 billion; bids are due first week of June  —  Verizon Communications Inc …
May 19, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context

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