By Sinead Carew
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies to help him in a project aimed at making Internet access affordable for the 5 billion people around the world who are not online.
The group, called internet.org, is the latest effort by an Internet company to seek to expand Web access to emerging economies. It follows a similar thrust by Facebook rival Google Inc, which uses everything from balloons to fiber connections to expand connectivity.
(Reuters) – AT&T’s U-verse pay-TV service said on Tuesday it would not carry Al Jazeera America as the cable news network funded by the emir of Qatar launched in the United States.
AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said the decision was due to a contract dispute. U-verse had 5 million video customers at the end of June.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US reported subscriber growth that blew past analyst expectations, as it ended a four-year drought with a big marketing push and its launch of the Apple Inc iPhone, sending its shares up 4 percent.
But the customer growth came at a cost and weighed on its financial results. As a result its parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG, which owns 74 percent of T-Mobile US, said on Thursday it would plow more money into the No. 4 U.S. mobile provider to help it to continue growing.
Would you buy a phone for the free boy soprano ringtones? #LG G2
Park says the four major US carriers will carry #LG G2
Flashy #LG video intros an JS Park says innovation for sake of it is “old-school”, promises a more “human” phone, more than just technology
#LG G2 has a button at the back, where your index finger rests, for power and volume it seems. Includes #Qualcomm snapdragon chip
NEW YORK Aug 6 (Reuters) – Dish Network Corp
Chairman Charlie Ergen kept investors guessing about his next
strategic move on Tuesday by keeping the door open to everything
from a possible partnership with Sprint Corp to tie-ups
with either T-Mobile US or DirecTV.
Ergen, who recently lost a battle to buy Sprint, cited a
preference for a network partnership in wireless, a market that
he has focused Dish’s growth prospects.
(Reuters) – Time Warner Cable Inc Chief Executive Glenn Britt sent a letter to CBS Corp CEO Les Moonves on Monday offering a controversial new proposal to end the blackout of CBS shows that started Friday in markets such as New York and Los Angeles.
The letter is the latest development in a contentious public battle between the No. 1 rated U.S. broadcast network and the no. 2 cable provider that has left millions of customers unable to watch the summer hit “Under the Dome” and live sports that airs on CBS such as golf.