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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

HTC Seeks to Reverse Sliding Smartphone Sales

October 26, 2012 7:27 am | by Annie Huang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwan's HTC Corp. is struggling to halt a slide in sales and keep up in a market increasingly divided between Apple and Samsung.

Clearwire Halves June LTE Plans as Growth Falters

October 26, 2012 7:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Clearwire has dramatically reduced the number of TD-LTE cell sites it plans to have on air by next summer amid declines in its wholesale business and listless retail growth.

China Rare Earths Producer Suspends Output

October 25, 2012 7:05 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's biggest rare earths producer has suspended production in an effort to shore up plunging prices of the materials used by makers of mobile phones and other high-tech products.

Sprint Losses Widen, Net Adds Slump in 3Q

October 25, 2012 6:50 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint's turnaround effort stumbled during the third quarter on ballooning losses and a net loss of customers stemming from the shutdown of its Nextel platform.

First News Briefs for October 25, 2012

October 25, 2012 6:44 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Companies in today’s briefs include: Square, Sprint, NFC Payments USA, T-Mobile USA, Lookout, Samsung.

Windows 8: Make-or-Break Moment for Microsoft CEO

October 25, 2012 6:41 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can't afford to be wrong about Windows 8.

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