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  • Jan. 7, 2011, 4:43 PM
    Verizon (VZ) suspiciously issues invites to a press conference for next Tuesday. It announced plenty at CES - does it now want to talk iPhone (AAPL)? Verizon is +0.3% and Apple +0.2% AH.
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  • Jan. 7, 2011, 1:23 PM
    Ultra-secretive Apple (AAPL) canceled employee vacation requests from February 3 through 6 in several U.S. regions, sources claim. Now there are whispers this is when the much-expected Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) iPhone launches.
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  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:26 AM
    Given the explosion of wireless web and data users, U.S. airwaves face overload and expanding congestion, and "consumer frustration will grow with it," warns FCC chair Julius Genachowski. The FCC and the Commerce Department are trying to locate unused spectrum, and Genachowski favors incentive auctions.
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  • Jan. 7, 2011, 8:11 AM
    Verizon Wireless' (VZ, VOD) temporary promotion charging $10 for limited data service resulted in a surge in subscribers. Now that that offer is due to expire in January, the company is "considering every option," including making the plan permanent. Premarket, Verizon is -0.4% and Vodafone is -1.6%.
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  • Jan. 6, 2011, 2:29 PM
    Dell (DELL +2.5%) jumps into the tablet PC melee at CES, announcing its new Streak 7 device, which will run on T-Mobile's (DTEGY.PK) 4G network. The Streak is aimed at families who want multi-media content. Under the covers is the next-gen dual-core Tegra 2 (NVDA) chip and the Android OS (GOOG). (PR)
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  • Jan. 6, 2011, 11:34 AM
    A telecom selloff marked the past hour's stock dip, with declines in AT&T (T -2%), Verizon (VZ -2.4%), MetroPCS (-6.9%) and Leap Wireless (LEAP -1.5%). But: Sprint (S) +0.4%, Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) +0.6%. And Clearwire (CLWR) is up 9.9%. Stocks are off session lows: The Dow -0.3%, S&P 500 -0.3%, Nasdaq +0.1%.
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  • Jan. 6, 2011, 11:11 AM
    Analysts give a cautious thumbs-up to Motorola Mobility’s (MMS +2.6%) CES performance, as it unveils its Xoom tablet, new phones, and a phone 'lapdock' that allows the device to function as a laptop. Gleacher & Co. believes the new Droid Bionic phone for Verizon (VZ -2.1%) will help offset losses caused by the upcoming Verizon iPhone (AAPL).
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  • Jan. 5, 2011, 1:29 PM
    AT&T (T) is accelerating its Long-Term Evolution project to get 4G services online by mid-2011, with new Android (GOOG) based-devices from Motorola Mobility (MMI), HTC, and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) in the works. In all, AT&T will offer 20 4G devices this year, in part to offset any potential losses when it ceases to have iPhone (AAPL) exclusivity.
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  • Jan. 4, 2011, 4:08 PM
    No wonder so many vendors will enter the tablet PC race: 2010's U.S. sales of 10.3M will probably double in 2011, says Forrester. Users will replace the devices as if they were cellphones. And "many first-gen iPads (AAPL) will end up entertaining the kids in the back of the car while Mom and Dad get the shiny new model."
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  • Jan. 4, 2011, 3:02 PM
    At least 100 new tablet PC models will soon hit the market in hopes of duplicating the iPad's (AAPL +0.2%) success. Despite the pundits' predictions, picking a winner is tough, as "the possibilities for successes and failures are endless." But at least one very likely bit of "road-kill" has been identified: the netbook.
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  • Jan. 4, 2011, 2:57 PM
    The 15 most hated U.S. companies, according to 24/7 Wall Street, in no particular order: AMR, NOK, TM, BBY, CHTR, C, T, BAC, DELL, DISH, JNJ, MCD, UAL, BP, DTV.
  • Jan. 4, 2011, 2:26 PM
    Wells Fargo (WFC +0.6%) will test a new mobile phone payments service, 3 years after a prior trial failed. The new experiment will involve 200 employees using near-field communications technology. The technology may handle as much as $22B in payment transactions by 2015, up from almost zero in 2010.
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  • Jan. 4, 2011, 11:49 AM
    The market overall doesn't like Apple (AAPL), given the momentum of the Android OS (GOOG), said Oppenheimer. Street respect, as well as revenues, will increase if, as expected, Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) offers the iPhone in 2011. Access to Verizon's network might even mean Apple's "willing to make some sacrifices," including caving on price.
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  • Jan. 4, 2011, 11:29 AM
    Google (GOOG -0.4%) may leverage its Android footprint to create a mobile payment and advertising service, say sources. It's no surprise Google is ready to enter the near field communications race. In November, a consortium of companies, including Verizon (VZ +1.%), formed the Isis mobile payments venture.
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  • Jan. 4, 2011, 9:37 AM
    For Motorola (MOT) spin-off Motorola Mobility (MMI) to succeed, it must "defy history," given no mobile phone maker has ever bounced back to the top after plummeting. Motorola's handset business was number 2 worldwide in 2007, and is now seventh. But Mobility will probably see revenue of $12.6B in 2011, say analysts.
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  • Jan. 4, 2011, 8:41 AM
    Credit Suisse downgrades Ericsson (ERIC) to Neutral from Outperform, claiming the shares offer "less compelling upside," and there are "more compelling stories elsewhere globally." Last month, Goldman Sachs also downgraded the firm. Premarket, Ericsson is -1.2%.
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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.