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  • Jul. 12, 2011, 9:41 AM
    Nine states send subpoenas to AT&T (T) and Sprint (S) regarding AT&T's $39B buy of T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK). The states include Washington, New York and Minnesota, which said: "It’s hard to see how four companies going down to three - basically less competition - would benefit consumers."
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  • Jul. 11, 2011, 9:35 AM
    IDG analyst Bob O'Donnell claims 3G tablet sales have been "very slow," as consumers balk at paying for another data plan. The fact that much tablet use occurs in places where Wi-Fi is often available (homes, offices, coffee shops, etc.) could also be a factor. Regardless, this isn't news that AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and Sprint (S) want to hear.
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  • Jul. 8, 2011, 3:26 PM
    While AT&T (T) is seeing slowing wireless growth, Verizon (VZ) is expected to have a standout Q2 on the back of iPhone sales and demand for 4G handsets such as HTC's (HTCCF.PK) Thunderbolt and Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Droid Charge. Low-cost carrier MetroPCS (PCS) has also benefited from its early adoption of 4G.
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  • Jul. 7, 2011, 3:02 PM
    Macquarie's Kevin Smithen is cutting AT&T (T) to Neutral from Outperform due to weak wireless growth, a slow enterprise wireline recovery, and a "lack of clarity" on the T-Mobile deal. Smithen sees weak post-paid wireless subscriber adds and  a "stalling" average revenue per user (ARPU), and expects iPhone subsidies to pressure margins.
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  • Jul. 7, 2011, 9:05 AM
    Zacks lowers Tellabs (TLAB) to Underperform, seeing more disappointing financial results for the firm. AT&T's (T) decision to upgrade its network with 4G-ready pure Ethernet solutions from competitors Cisco (CSCO) and Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) hurts the firm's ability to maintain steady revenue.
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  • 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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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.