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January 16, 2019 1:57 AM Verizon deepens ties with Apple, offers free Apple Music to some U.S. customers

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said on Tuesday it will include free Apple Music subscriptions in some of its top-tier U.S. data plans, deepening its ties with the iPhone maker. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is increasingly turning for growth to its services segment, which includes businesses such as iCloud storage, Apple Music and the App Store 2440

January 15, 2019 7:10 PM Motor racing: IndyCar signs title sponsorship deal with NTT

(Reuters) - IndyCar announced a multi-year agreement with NTT on Tuesday that will make the Japanese tech giant the title sponsor of North America’s premier open-wheel racing series. NTT replaces Verizon as title sponsor of the series. Its sponsorship of what will now be known as the NTT IndyCar Series launches with the March 10 season-opening race. The financial 2292

January 9, 2019 2:58 PM T-Mobile adds more phone subscribers than expected in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) on Wednesday beat Wall Street estimates for net new phone subscribers who pay a monthly bill, adding 1 million customers in the fourth quarter. The third largest U.S. mobile carrier was expected to add 857,900 new phone subscribers, according to research firm FactSet. Last month, T-Mobile won backing from two national 152

January 7, 2019 3:45 PM Sprint to debut 5G smartphones with Samsung in U.S. in summer

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it plans to release 5G smartphones with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in the United States during the summer. Last month, rival Verizon Communications Inc disclosed similar plans for the first half of 2019. 5G can offer data speeds up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks. As part of the rollout 114

December 12, 2018 9:31 AM Mobility tech firm Optibus raises $40 million, Alibaba takes stake

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S.-Israeli mobility technology company Optibus said on Wednesday it raised $40 million in a private funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and with a strategic investment from the Alibaba Group. Existing investors, including Verizon Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, New Era Capital and Sir Ronald Cohen, also participated 117

December 10, 2018 4:08 PM Verizon says to shed 10,400 jobs by mid next year

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday that about 10,400 employees will be leaving the U.S. wireless carrier by mid next year as part of the company’s voluntary separation program. The New York-based company has been looking at cutting costs as it ramps up investment in its next generation 5G network, which is expected to fuel growth 109

December 4, 2018 9:51 PM Qualcomm unveils new chip to power 5G smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of mobile phone processor chips that will power 5G smartphones in the United States as soon as next year. The key feature of the Snapdragon 855 chip, launched at an event in Hawaii, is a so-called modem for phones to connect to 5G wireless data networks 108

November 16, 2018 6:33 PM Apple Black Friday deals: Here are some of the best iPhone, MacBook and iPad deals out there

Black Friday deals on Apple's iPhone, iPad and MacBook are so numerous across so many retailers that you might need a spreadsheet to track them all. We'll avoid the spreadsheet (for now) and show a selection of some of the best deals – so far – that are available for Black Friday – though some deals start early or are live now. Starting on Nov. 22, Walmart 98

October 23, 2018 4:06 PM Verizon Adds Phone Customers But Oath Revenue Weakens

Revenue rises in core wireless business, offsetting declines in pay TV and media units Verizon Communications Inc. added to its pool of wireless phone subscribers in the third quarter while pressing forward with its bet that it is better to focus on building a faster network than trying to own the content that flows through it. The largest U.S. wireless 72

October 11, 2018 10:58 PM Verizon Changes Exit Package for Workers It Planned to Outsource

Carrier will now offer severance or guarantee two years of comparable pay at Infosys Verizon Communications Inc. on Thursday changed the exit package offered to about 1,000 of its U.S. workers who were set to move to outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd. After telling those information-technology workers in late September that they weren’t eligible for severance 123