| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Sprint Corp announced on Monday it will fire 2,000 employees and it cut its 2014 adjusted earnings forecast as the company attempts to reduce costs and turn around several quarters of losses.
The layoffs are expected to lower labor costs by $400 million...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Wireless carrier Sprint Corp. says it is eliminating 2,000 jobs, or about 5% of its staff, as part of an effort to cut $1.5 billion in annual spending.
The company said the cuts will be made over the coming weeks and months, and it is still...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When John Legere vowed to make big changes at T-Mobile, he started with himself: He grew his hair into a shaggy mane, traded in his suit and tie for a hot pink wardrobe and silver fang necklace, and unleashed a loudmouth attitude never before seen in...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:39 AM
These "mini" variants of manufacturers' marquee handsets are scaled-down versions, both in size and in specs. But what these handsets lose in power, they usually make up for with a lower, more affordable price.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
The good: Its small...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 12:18 PM
French telecom company Iliad SA says it has dropped its bid to buy a majority stake in wireless carrier T-Mobile US.
Iliad, which is smaller than T-Mobile, made a surprise offer of $15 billion for a 57 percent stake in T-Mobile in July. At the time,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Masayoshi Son, the telecommunications mogul behind Tokyo-based SoftBank, has become the first Japanese player in nearly 25 years -- since Matsushita's purchase of Universal Studios -- to buy his way into Hollywood.
With the entertainment industry still...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Shares of DreamWorks Animation rose almost 30% on Monday after news of a proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp.
SoftBank, which controls Sprint Corp. and recently dropped a bid to acquire T-Mobile, has offered to buy...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
With its former focus on software wholesaling and its makeover as a technology investment holding company, Japan's Softbank has rarely been sexy enough to make the front pages of the entertainment press.
Now the company's mooted bid for DreamWorks...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are not providing consumers with enough information about their data-throttling practices as required by a regulatory rule, according to a consumer group.
Public Knowledge said the four companies are violating...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Sprint Nextel Corp.'s Japanese parent company, SoftBank Corp., is reportedly close to acquiring rival T-Mobile from German communications company Deutsche Telekom in a deal that is expected to be worth more than $19 billion.
Earlier this month, the Wall...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Few companies have benefited more from the explosion of the wireless market and the increasing sophistication of cellphones than Qualcomm Inc.
The San Diego semiconductor and telecommunications company is the world's leading designer and seller of chips...