Updated April 29, 2011
Close to oblivion in 1997, Apple is now the world's second-most valuable company, after Exxon Mobil Corp. Apple's ascendancy has produced many losers and a few winners, as underscored over the past two weeks.
Tempted by the Apple machine
Updated April 28, 2011
Verizon customers with 4G devices were back up to speed by mid-day Thursday after the wireless provider was able to restore service.
April 22, 2011
Updated April 21, 2011
Verizon exec doesn't say when Apple will offer the next version of its popular phone.
April 19, 2011
The deal lets Sprint keep offering wireless service that allows speedier Web browsing and video streaming than its own network.
April 14, 2011
Updated April 8, 2011
Existing voice roaming rules already allow regional competitors to use the big carriers' networks for phone calls outside of their own service territories. But smaller wireless providers say they, too, need to be able to offer nationwide data service to compete
April 6, 2011
AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will roll out a mobile payment system using mobile phones through a joint venture,
Updated April 6, 2011
The region is a battleground for the wireless broadband offering known as "4G." AT&T already has much of the infrastructure in place, and the investment will be "in the same range" of the more than $200 million the company has spent upgrading its network over the past three years, an executive says.
An AT&T employee demostrates the Motorola Atrix 4G system
Updated March 24, 2011
The Open Networking Foundation, which includes Verizon, Microsoft and Verizon among its founders, will focus on an emerging technology known as software-defined networking that enables faster network upgrades.
Open Networking Foundation
March 23, 2011
AT&T's agreement to buy T-Mobile, the No. 4 carrier, came as a surprise: media reports had previously pegged Sprint and T-Mobile as likely to combine their businesses. But AT&T was able to offer T-Mobile's parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, much more.
March 21, 2011
Consert and Verizon Wireless have already conducted two trials of the service, including one in Wake County that produced average savings of 19 percent per customer.
Updated March 21, 2011
The deal is likely to face close scrutiny from regulators.
Updated March 16, 2011
The smart phone, which includes a 4.3-inch screen, runs on Android and will cost $250.
Updated March 8, 2011
However, data speeds are slower on Verizon Wireless network, company reports.
February 28, 2011
As it did with the original iPhone 4, Consumer Reports said it will not include the Verizon iPhone on its list of recommended smart phones due to the reception problem.
Updated February 4, 2011
The mobile communications provider says orders set a record in two hours for phones offered by the company.
February 3, 2011
Subscribers signing new unlimited data plans, which is a requirement to get the Apple iPhone, are agreeing that the carrier can slow their access if their use affects others.
February 3, 2011
Review: Even if it's the same phone, Verizon does things differently from AT&T, so there are some important factors to consider if you're thinking about getting one.
Updated February 2, 2011
Customers can begin ordering the Apple phones at 3 a.m. on Thursday.