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First News Briefs for November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012 5:59 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs: Solavei, TelecomHUB, Visuallead, Allot Communications, Abukai, Visa

Microsoft Says Windows Head Sinofsky Leaving

November 13, 2012 5:07 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Monday that Steven Sinofsky, the president of its Windows and Windows Live operations, is leaving the company.

VZW Will Dole Out $8.5B to Parent Companies

November 12, 2012 11:39 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless on Monday announced that its board has approved a $8.5 billion payout to its owners, Verizon communications and Vodafone

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Toyota Tests Cars That Communicate With Each Other

November 12, 2012 5:55 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota is testing car safety systems that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just completed facility in Japan the size of three baseball stadiums.

First News Briefs for November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012 5:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs include: GSMA, Page Plus Cellular, Ofcom, Syniverse, SmarTone.

Verizon Accelerates LTE Build

November 9, 2012 6:00 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo told analysts yesterday that the company is accelerating the deployment of its LTE network, which already has a wide lead over AT&T’s LTE coverage.

First News Briefs for November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012 5:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs include: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Aegis Mobility, ZoomSafer, HTC, Nokia, Samsung.

Nvidia's 3Q Earns Rise, Company Starts Dividend

November 9, 2012 5:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nvidia Corp.'s third-quarter earnings climbed 17 percent as the rapidly growing smartphone and tablet computer markets fueled demand for its graphic processing chips.

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Moody's Cuts Sony's Rating Amid Weakening Demand for Digital Products

November 9, 2012 5:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's lowers its rating on Sony due to weaker demand for the company's electronics.

Ericsson Slashes 1,550 Swedish Jobs to Cut Costs

November 8, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swedish wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson says it is slashing 1,550 jobs in Sweden in a bid to lower its costs, with the bulk of the reductions being made within the company's key networks unit.

Qualcomm Profit Jumps to $1.27B

November 8, 2012 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Qualcomm Inc.'s net income surged 20 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, as the company's mobile phone shipments increased, driving revenue higher.

Analyst: Qualcomm Shares May Be Volatile After 4Q

November 6, 2012 5:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sterne Agee analyst Vijay Rakesh expects that Qualcomm Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter results will meet Wall Street's expectations, but he warned that shares may be volatile immediately after the mobile phone chip company reports.

First News Briefs for November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012 5:30 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs include: Royal KPN, American Tower, CTIA, Samsung, AT&T, Mindspeed Technologies.

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VZW Partner Bluegrass Cellular Launches LTE

November 5, 2012 5:42 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Bluegrass Cellular flipped the switch today on its LTE network in Kentucky through its participation in Verizon's rural LTE program.

Apple Paid Only 1.9 Percent Tax on Earnings Outside US

November 5, 2012 5:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple paid an income tax rate of only 1.9 percent on its earnings outside the U.S. in its latest fiscal year.

First News Briefs for November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012 5:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs include: AT&T, Small Cell Forum, Wireless Broadband Alliance, FCC, Barnes & Noble.

LinkedIn 3Q Results Sail Past Expectations

November 2, 2012 6:12 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LinkedIn Corp. outpaced Wall Street's expectations with its third-quarter results, solidifying its status as an investor favorite at a time when other Internet companies have fallen from grace.

First News Briefs for October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 5:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs include: 4G World, Informa, Cricket Communications, HTC, Verizon Wireless, LG.

MetroPCS 3Q Profit Climbs, Helped by Settlement

October 30, 2012 1:24 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cellphone company MetroPCS Communications Inc. said Tuesday its net income more than doubled in the third quarter on a gain from a securities settlement and lower costs.

Sprint Investments in Clearwire Limited by Softbank Deal

October 29, 2012 7:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Softbank's pending control of Sprint's purse strings could be bad news for Clearwire's ability to tap its largest shareholder for cash.

FCC Opens Review of T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger

October 29, 2012 6:48 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC kicked off its formal review of T-Mobile USA's merger with MetroPCS on Friday, when it accepted the companies' application to transfer control of spectrum licenses.

First News Briefs for October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012 6:07 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today's briefs include: Alvarion, Nortel Networks, Pantech, Mocana, Verizon Wireless, Nokia, Cincinnati Bell, Devicescape.

Samsung Q3 Continues Rapid Growth, Cautions on Q4

October 26, 2012 7:50 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung’s third-quarter profit jumped 91 percent to $5.97 billion on strong sales of the company’s Galaxy smartphones, but the company cautioned that things could slow in the holiday quarter.

Apple's $8.2 Billion Profit Disappoints Wall Street

October 26, 2012 7:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple's fiscal fourth quarter financials couldn't keep pace with Wall Street's expectations.

Ericsson 3Q Weighed Down by Overseas Sales Slump

October 26, 2012 7:33 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Ericsson's third quarter results took a hit as weak sales in Asia, the European financial crisis and its loss-making chip venture weighed down earnings.

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