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AT&T Inc. (T)

  • Jul. 6, 2011, 2:16 PM
    With a healthy lead over AT&T (T) in deploying 4G services, and arguably possessing the best coverage and phone lineup of any carrier, Verizon (VZ) appears comfortable offering "luxury pricing" for its service plans. The company has to hope the additional profits produced by loyal customers outweigh any defections from price-sensitive ones.
  • Jul. 6, 2011, 8:28 AM
    Verizon Wireless (VZ -1.5%, VOD) pulls the plug on unlimited data plans, an option it had put in place at least partially to encourage more AT&T (T) subscribers to defect. As consumers gobble up more bandwidth, carriers are starting to realize that all-you-can eat isn't feasible.
  • Jul. 5, 2011, 4:26 PM
    Smartphone subsidy expenses are damaging the margins of U.S. carriers, according to Moody's. The average phone subsidy is now $138, and Apple's (AAPL) iPhone is subsidized by $450. Moody's sees AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) weathering the storm, but believes Sprint (S), Leap (LEAP), and MetroPCS (PCS) could have a harder time.
  • Jun. 30, 2011, 11:24 AM
    There are now over 100K iPad apps available on Apple's (AAPL) App Store. By contrast, the number of apps optimized for Google's (GOOG) Honeycomb is estimated to be "in the low hundreds." In the absence of a handicap such as the iPhone's AT&T (T) exclusivity deal, the iPad's app lead will be a difficult challenge for Google to overcome.
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  • Jun. 29, 2011, 2:50 PM
    AT&T (T +0.9%) announces a collaboration with Zynga to offer games through its mobile phones running on Android (GOOG), in the first deal of its kind between Zynga and a wireless carrier. Popular Zynga games such as Friends and Zynga Poker will be offered through AT&T's shelf in Android Market later this year.
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  • Jun. 28, 2011, 8:27 AM
    Want to know how the FCC will rule on AT&T's (T) proposed $39B buy of T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK)? Well, a report yesterday about the cellular market won't tell you, as the FCC stays neutral on the tie-up and on whether the industry is competitive, but it does say the sector is more concentrated.
  • Jun. 28, 2011, 7:27 AM
    AU Optronics (AUO) files suit against Samsung (SSNLF.PK) and AT&T (T), claiming infringement of some of its flat-panel LCD patents. The move comes less than a month after Samsung lobbed a patent infringement complaint against AU Optronics.
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  • Jun. 26, 2011, 5:02 AM
    Hacker group LulzSec, the scourge of Sony (SNE), the CIA and the Senate among others, is unexpectedly dissolving itself after what it called its "50-day cruise." As a parting shot, the group released documents it says it poached from AOL (AOL), AT&T (T) and the FBI. (previous)
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  • Jun. 25, 2011, 2:29 PM
    As the ongoing hunt for yield keeps looking in all directions, and investors hope to get paid to wait, you may as well look to stocks, Dave Kansas says. It's not hard to find equities out-yielding 10-year Treasurys, and it's not just utilities that are paying big dividends: Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), Merck (MRK) and Pfizer (PFE) are among healthy firms with healthy payouts.
  • Jun. 24, 2011, 2:35 PM
    Goldman Sachs adds Comcast (CMCSA -0.6%) to its Conviction Buy List, eyeing higher shareholder returns from dramatically rising dividend payouts and share buybacks by 2012. Comcast likely will be the only broadband vendor, including AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ), to increase the number of broadband subscribers, Goldman predicts.
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  • Jun. 24, 2011, 1:25 PM
    DISH and Echostar (SATS) have been on a buying spree this year without divulging much detail about their plans. Dish CEO Joseph Clayton obtusely says the firm's focusing on a broad industry that includes video, data, broadband, Internet and voice telephony - which sounds a lot like Comcast's Xfinity and ATT's U-verse plaforms.
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  • Jun. 23, 2011, 4:56 PM
    Some T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) dealers are selling out or cutting back expansion plans, creating new challenges as T-Mobile tries to hang on to subscribers in preparation for its acquisition by AT&T (T). More than 40% of AT&T's stores have at least one T-Mobile store within a mile, and AT&T has said that cost savings in its retail chains is a big part of the deal's rationale.
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  • Jun. 23, 2011, 3:56 PM
    A computer hacker pleads guilty to writing code used to breach AT&T's (T) servers and gather email addresses and other personal information about iPad (AAPL) users.
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  • Jun. 17, 2011, 6:15 PM
    Since members of Congress somehow seem to display greater investing prowess than regular folks, it might prove useful to note the 15 most popular holdings among the 30 wealthiest members: GE, MSFT, PFE, CSCO, GOOG, HPQ, JPM, COP, LLY, JNJ, V, MRK, AAPL, T, PM.
  • Jun. 16, 2011, 1:35 PM
    Wireless spectrum in the U.S. is so limited - and Americans' appetite for bulky media like video so voracious - that wireless broadband won't be truly able to handle it "for a long time to come," says Motorola Mobility's (MMI +2.3%) Sanjay Jha. Peak speeds of 4G networks rival wireline, but the standard broadband provided to homes by cable companies should continue to dominate.
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  • Jun. 10, 2011, 2:54 PM
    Strange bedfellows: The NAACP, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and National Education Association issue statements in support of AT&T’s (T) proposed $39B acquisition of T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK). All received money from AT&T but say the contributions had nothing to do with their position.
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Company Description
AT&T Inc, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The Company has three reportable segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other.