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1. Gonitzke Named CEO of National Foundation for Transplants
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Connie Gonitzke has been appointed president and CEO of the National Foundation for Transplants. Gonitzke joined the Memphis-based organization in 2002 as a patient advocate. In 2006, she was named director of resource development, and in 2008, she became the senior vice president of development.
2. Weather Alerts Coming Soon to Smartphone Near You
- Friday, June 29, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Attorney Bob Burns already gets a lot of information from his smartphone, but he welcomes the prospect of getting a little more – free warnings about life-threatening weather from a sophisticated new government system.
3. Sprint to Shut Nextel as Early as June 2013
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday said it will shut down the Nextel network as early as June 30 next year, cutting off service for its characteristic walkie-talkie-like Nextel phones.
4. US Phone Subscribers Hang Up on Contracts
- Friday, May 11, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – U.S. consumers have had their fill of expensive, contract-based phone plans.
Figures from T-Mobile USA on Thursday, added to earlier reports from other companies, indicate that the U.S. wireless industry lost subscribers from contract-based plans for the first time in the first quarter. Contract-based plans are the most lucrative ones for phone companies. The industry default over the past several decades, they account for the vast majority of revenue at the big phone companies.
5. T-Mobile USA to Make Data Network Work With iPhone
- Friday, February 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – T-Mobile USA on Thursday said it will revamp its wireless data network this year, with the side effect of making it compatible with iPhones and some other smartphones sold by competing carriers.
6. T-Mobile Asks FCC to Block Verizon-Cable Deal
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – T-Mobile USA, which just had its acquisition by AT&T blocked by regulators, is urging the federal government to block another deal in the wireless world: Verizon's planned purchase of spectrum from cable companies for $3.9 billion.
7. AT&T Customers Surprised by 'Unlimited Data' Limit
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Mike Trang likes to use his iPhone 4 as a GPS device, helping him get around in his job. Now and then, his younger cousins get ahold of it, and play some YouTube videos and games.
8. Verizon Wireless Nixes Google Wallet in New Phone
- Wednesday, December 07, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Wireless is blocking Google's new flagship phone from supporting Google's attempt to make the smartphone the credit card of the future.
In blocking the Google Wallet software from running on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Verizon Wireless said Tuesday that it was waiting to provide a wallet application until it can offer "the best security and user experience." Verizon and rivals AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA are part of a consortium called ISIS that is planning its own payment system.
9. Cable Companies to Resell Verizon Wireless Service
- Monday, December 05, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Cable companies Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks are giving up on their dreams of creating their own wireless network, opting instead to resell Verizon Wireless service.
10. FCC Chairman Opposes AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has come out against the merger of cellphone giant AT&T and T-Mobile USA.
Julius Genachowski made his position known in a document he circulated to fellow commissioners Tuesday.
11. Cox Kills Sprint-Based Cellphone Service
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Cox Communications, the country's third-largest cable company, stopped offering cellphone service Wednesday, saying it's too small to compete with the big phone companies.
12. MacAdvantage Changes Hands, Moves to Erin Way Center
- Monday, October 24, 2011
MacAdvantage Inc. is one of Tennessee’s only two Apple Specialist stores – a name that carries a certain amount of pride to an independent Apple dealer because of the hard work it takes to reach that goal.
13. Tiny US Phone Co. is Getting iPhone
- Thursday, October 20, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple Inc. said Tuesday that C Spire Wireless, the country's eighth-largest phone company, will start selling the iPhone 4S in a few weeks.
14. Apple Sells 4M-Plus New iPhone Models in 3 Days
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple Inc. on Monday said it sold more than 4 million units of the new iPhone model in three days – meaning it's selling more than twice as fast as the previous model did when it launched last year.
15. iPhone Launch Turns Into Remembrance for Jobs
- Monday, October 17, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – It wasn't just the latest iPhone that drew people to Apple stores Friday.
Many consumers waited in lines for hours – sometimes enduring chilly temperatures and overnight thunderstorms – to remember Steve Jobs, Apple's visionary who died last week.
16. Apple Says Pre-Orders of iPhone 4S Break Record
- Tuesday, October 11, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple says first-day pre-orders of the iPhone 4S topped 1 million, breaking the record set by last year's model.
Apple Inc. and various phone companies started taking orders for the phone last Friday. It hits stores this Friday.
17. Sprint to Sell iPhone 4, 4S With Unlimited Data
- Friday, October 07, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Sprint says it will sell not just Apple's new iPhone 4S, but also the older iPhone 4. It plans to keep unlimited data plans for both models.
It's the first time Sprint Nextel Corp. gets to sell any iPhones. Apple Inc. said Tuesday that Sprint would sell the 4S model when it launches Oct. 14, but it was unclear if the carrier would also get the older model.
18. Apple Unveils Faster, More Powerful iPhone
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple Inc. unveiled a new iPhone on Tuesday that is faster and more powerful but stops short of a more radical upgrade. It said Sprint customers will now be able to use one.
19. Document Shows How Phone Cos. Treat Private Data
- Friday, September 30, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – A document obtained by the ACLU shows for the first time how the four largest cellphone companies in the U.S. treat data about their subscribers' calls, text messages, Web surfing and approximate locations.
20. JLS Enterprises Buys SE Market Warehouse
- Friday, September 02, 2011
A 51,000-square-foot industrial building in the Southeast submarket has traded hands. JLS Enterprises LLC purchased 4021 Delp St. in Airport Industrial Park for $850,000. The warehouse currently houses Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and is 100 percent occupied.
21. Government Sues to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
- Thursday, September 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday to block AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA on grounds that it would raise prices for consumers.
The government contends that the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and that would lead to price increases.
22. American Express Rolling out First Prepaid Card
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – American Express is rolling out its first prepaid card aimed at the general market on Tuesday as it moves to stake a claim in the growing industry.
The announcement marks a notable departure for the company, which is known for catering to a more affluent clientele with its signature green charge cards.
23. AT&T to Buy T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T Inc. said Sunday it will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion that would make it the largest cellphone company in the U.S.
24. Sprint to Start Phasing Out Nextel Network in 2013
- Tuesday, December 07, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Sprint Nextel Corp. said it will start phasing out the Nextel part of its network in 2013, a decision that follows near-constant subscriber losses since Sprint bought Nextel in 2005.
25. AT&T Caps Phone Data Usage with New Wireless Plans
- Thursday, June 03, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. will stop letting new customers sign up for its unlimited Internet data plan for smart phones and iPads, hoping to ease congestion on its network by charging the people who use the most data more.
26. FedEx Names COO For Print Unit
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
FedEx Corp. named a Sprint Nextel Corp. executive as chief operating officer of its FedEx Office division formerly known as Kinko’s.
27. Baker Donelson Honored By Corporate Counsel
- Thursday, October 15, 2009
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been named to the 2009 edition of Corporate Counsel’s “Who Represents Corporate America.”
The annual list recognizes law firms that regularly serve as outside counsel for Fortune 100 companies. This is the fourth consecutive year Baker Donelson has been included.
28. 598K Job Cuts: Most Since ‘74
- Monday, February 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Recession-battered employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January, the most since the end of 1974, and catapulted the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent. The grim figures were further proof that the nation’s job climate is deteriorating at an alarming clip with no end in sight.
29. Mass Layoffs Surge in 2008
- Thursday, January 29, 2009
The number of layoffs involving 50 or more workers jumped by one-third last year, and the pace of large job cuts appears to have quickened in the first month of 2009.
The U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday that 21,137 mass layoffs took place last year, up from 15,493 in 2007. That’s the highest annual total since 2001, the last time the economy was in recession, and the second highest since the department began tracking mass layoffs in 1995.
30. Job-Killing Recession Racks Up More Layoff Victims
- Tuesday, January 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The recession is killing jobs at an alarming pace, with tens of thousands of new layoffs announced Monday by some of the biggest names in American business – Pfizer, Caterpillar and Home Depot.
31. AT&T to Cut 12,000 Jobs, 4 Percent of Staff
- Friday, December 05, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. joined the recession's parade of layoffs Thursday by announcing plans to cut 12,000 jobs, about 4 percent of its work force.
32. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, December 16, 2004
JKM Management Buys
JKM Management Buys
Appling Commons Land
JKM Management LLC has purchased property at 1921 Appling Road in the Appling Commons Planned Development from Shelter Mutual Insurance Co. for $1.4 million, according to The Dail...
33. Archived Article: Wireless P.2
- Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Wireless giants mergers loom
Wireless giants mergers loom
The merger of two top U.S. mobile telephone companies has long seemed unfeasible. Setting aside complicated technological and corporate governance issues, popular opinion dictated antit...
34. Archived Article: Majestic Comm Lj
- Wednesday, August 20, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Company seeks rezoning for tower "office park" By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In anticipation of an increasing demand for radio tower space from Memphis growing number of wireless carriers, a local company is seeking to...