A former marketing executive at AT&T pled guilty to insider trading charges after providing sales data for the Apple iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry to a so-called expert network, said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a statement.
Alnoor Ebrahim, 57, of Alpharetta, Georgia, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire Read More
Lease of the Week
It would have been easy for Lou D’Avanzo and his Cushman & Wakefield leasing team to rest on their laurels.
While Condé Nast’s million-square-foot lease at 1 World Trade Center last year has become a dominant emblem of downtown’s resurgence as a popular destination for office tenants, the C&W group’s lease-up of 77 Water Street has also etched its way into recent lore in the neighborhood.
First the iPhone was only available to AT&T customers, forcing Verizon users to wait four whole years until they could play Angry Birds like the rest of the tech elite. But with the release of the Android and various other Smartphones using a variety of carriers, it no longer seemed necessary to pay the $200 cancellation fee to switch cell phone providers. Until now.
The iPhone 4 became available for preorder for Verizon customers at 3 a.m. this morning, and the website was so flooded that it appeared to be down for some users (although a Verizon representative said the site had no downtime).
Verizon even set aside a limited quantity of iPhones for existing customers, and orders Read More
Everyone knew that Verizon would find some way to differentiate itself from AT&T when it began offering the iPhone today.
But few expected the announcement that the Verizon iPhone would support tethering, acting as a mobile hotspot for up to five other devices.
For AT&T users, who have trouble getting a reliable phone signal for Read More
The iPhone will finally sever its exclusive relationship with AT&T today when it debuts on Verizon.
These two telco giants share the same mother, Ma Bell that is, but apparently broadband runs thicker than blood. Jenna Wortham breaks it down for The New York Times:
“I’m not sure iPhone users are ready for life Read More
Looks like we owe the idiot rumormongers an apology.
The Verizon iPhone that people have speculated about since September 2008 is really coming true.
Really! This time there is really, definitely going to be a Verizon iPhone, like, for sure!
Verizon has a press event tomorrow at Lincoln Center. ”Join us as we Read More
AT&T has offered free Wi-Fi in Times Square to its customers since May as part of a pilot program to test ways of shoring up its cell coverage in areas with heavy use.
The pilot was apparently successful, because AT&T has expanded the area of Wi-Fi coverage in Times Square and is adding more by Read More
The new rules adopted by the FCC today are supposed to protect what has become the central tenet of the web, network neutrality. It’s a compromise, said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, designed to encourage companies to invest in broadband infrastructure, while preventing them from favoring one website or service over another.
But the ambiguous language Read More