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1. Verizon Launches Rewards Program With Tracking -

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

2. Tech Giants Seek to Halt Overseas Snooping by US -

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.

3. Antitrust Experts: 2 Big Deals Better Than 1 -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger – the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable – makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.

4. FCC Votes to Go Forward With Net Neutrality Rules -

NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission voted to go forward with the proposal of new rules that could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.

5. US Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.

6. Netflix's Comcast Deal Improves Quality of Video -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to tolls Netflix pays Comcast for a more direct connection to its network.

7. Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly a Way of Life for Many -

WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, many Americans followed a simple career path: Land an entry-level job. Accept a modest wage. Gain skills. Leave eventually for a better-paying job.

The workers benefited, and so did lower-wage retailers such as Wal-Mart: When its staffers left for better-paying jobs, they could spend more at its stores. And the U.S. economy gained, too, because more consumer spending fueled growth.

8. Comcast to Buy Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $45.2 billion in a deal that would combine the nation's top two cable TV companies and create a dominant force in creating and delivering entertainment.

9. AT&T Says It Will Publish Reports on Data Requests -

WASHINGTON (AP) – AT&T Inc. says it will publish reports on the number of requests for customer information that it receives from law enforcement agencies, the latest move in the telecommunications industry toward fuller disclosure amid debate over government surveillance programs.

10. Is Big Data Turning Government Into 'Big Brother'? -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.

11. Obama Pushes Plan for Fast Internet in US Schools -

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Touting the need to give every child the tools for success, President Barack Obama on Thursday toured a North Carolina school where every student has a laptop and called for 99 percent of American students to be connected to super-fast Internet within five years.

12. US Government Collecting Huge Number of Phone Records -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.

13. Suits Dismissed Against Corps Over Nashville Flood -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a pair of lawsuits claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was responsible for flood damage in 2010 to the Grand Ole Opry, Gibson Guitar and other Nashville-area businesses.

14. New Breed Expands Memphis Footprint -

New Breed Logistics recently announced plans to expand its Memphis operations with an investment of $23 million that will create 468 warehouse and distribution jobs.

The privately held 3PL company helps businesses design and operate efficient supply chains. Its newest facility will consist of 404,000 square feet at 4585 Quality Drive, and the company will also significantly expand operations inside its facility at 4895 Citation Drive.

15. Verizon Says Sandy Effects Could be ‘Significant' -

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon says the effects of Superstorm Sandy on its fourth-quarter earnings could be "significant."

Verizon Communications Inc., whose downtown Manhattan facilities were flooded and are still without power, said Friday it is working to restore communications services to customers affected by the storm.

16. T-Mobile USA to Buy, Swap Spectrum With Verizon -

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Wireless on Monday said that it has agreed to sell some wireless spectrum rights to T-Mobile USA and swap others, in a continuing quest to get regulators to approve a bigger spectrum deal it has worked out with a consortium of cable companies and another wireless carrier.

17. US Phone Subscribers Hang Up on Contracts -

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.

18. AT&T Barges Into Home Security -

AT&T Inc. will start selling home automation and security services nationwide, taking on incumbents led by Tyco International Ltd.’s ADT.

19. Apple's Next Hot Release: The Dividend Check -

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple made computers sexy. Can it do the same for the musty old dividend?

Issuing a regular payment to your stockholders after years of just amassing cash used to be an admission that your company has run out of creative ideas to grow profits.

20. Apple to Pay Dividend, Start Stock Buybacks -

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple is finally acknowledging that it has more money than it needs. But don't expect it to cut prices on iPhones and iPads. Instead, the company said on Monday that it will reward its shareholders with a dividend and a share buyback program.

21. T-Mobile Asks FCC to Block Verizon-Cable Deal -

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.

22. Verizon to Set Up Streaming Service With Redbox -

NEW YORK (AP) – Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.

23. Verizon Reverses on $2 Fee for One-Time Payments -

NEW YORK (AP) – After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless on Friday dropped a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit or debit cards.

24. Verizon Wireless Nixes Google Wallet in New Phone -

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.

25. Cable Companies to Resell Verizon Wireless Service -

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.

26. FCC Chairman Opposes AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile -

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.

27. MacAdvantage Changes Hands, Moves to Erin Way Center -

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.

28. Cellphone Cos. to Warn as Plans Approach Limit -

NEW YORK (AP) – Cellphone companies pledged Monday to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use.

The pledge comes in response to a threat of regulation by the Federal Communications Commission, which wants to curb nasty surprises in the monthly bills of wireless subscribers.

29. White House Explains Efforts to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Deal -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration has explained its effort to block AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile USA by saying it will fight mergers that would reduce competition and hurt consumers.

30. Government Sues to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger -

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.

31. archer>malmo Named Ninth Best Place to Work -

Advertising industry publication Advertising Age has named archer>malmo No. 9 on its Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media 2011 poll.

The list featured 30 firms nationwide. Any agency, media owner or marketer with more than 50 full-time employees was eligible.

32. Survey: CEOs Expect Hiring, Spending to Grow -

NEW YORK (AP) – More than half of the chief executives of large U.S. companies said they expect to spend and hire more over the next six months despite slower economic growth.

The Business Roundtable said Tuesday that 51 percent of CEOs polled expect to increase hiring. Last quarter's level of 52 percent had been the highest since the trade group began surveying its members in 2002.

33. FCC Move to Close Program Access Loophole Upheld -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal court upheld a recent decision by government regulators to close a loophole that had allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming from satellite TV providers and other rivals.

34. New Rules Offer Big Cash Awards to Whistleblowers -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Whistleblowers who report corporate fraud or other misconduct to the government could receive sizable cash awards under new rules adopted Wednesday by federal regulators.

35. Verizon Pays $93.5M to Settle Whistleblower Suit -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. has paid $93.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal government, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

36. AT&T to Buy T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion -

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.

37. Agency of Record -

Although the venerable marketing and communications agency archer>malmo may operate in a fiscally conservative manner, its forward-thinking concepts have kept the firm flourishing for almost 60 years.

38. Obama Says He Shares Mission With Business Leaders -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama, trying to boost anemic job creation and improve testy relations with the corporate community, said Wednesday he wants ideas from business leaders on how to “seize the promise of this moment.”

39. Survey: CEOs Expect to Hire More as Sales Grow -

NEW YORK (AP) – More top corporate executives expect to hire workers and boost spending on their companies over the next six months.

A survey released Tuesday by Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of big U.S. companies, shows 45 percent of executives say they expect their companies to add more workers.

40. Survey: CEOs More Cautious About Sales, Hiring -

NEW YORK (AP) – Top corporate executives aren't quite as optimistic about sales growth now as they were in June, suggesting that some are putting plans to hire more workers on hold.

Two-thirds of the chief executives that Business Roundtable surveyed in September expected sales to grow over the next six months. That is down from 79 percent who said they expected sales growth in June.

41. Verizon Taps Wireless Chief as COO -

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Communications Inc. has named the head of its wireless division, Lowell C. McAdam, as its chief operating officer, setting him up as a successor to the CEO.

42. Hiring Plans of US CEOs at 3-Year High -

NEW YORK (AP) – The number of CEOs planning to ramp up hiring is at the highest level since mid-2007, according to a survey that suggests big U.S. companies are growing more confident about the recovery.

The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of big U.S. companies, said Wednesday its survey shows 39 percent of chief executives expect to boost their payrolls in the second half of 2010. Only 17 percent say jobs will drop, while 43 percent expect no change in their current work force.

43. FCC Set to Reconsider Broadband Regulations -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections - wading into a bitter policy dispute that could be tied up in court for years.

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday to begin taking public comments on three different paths for regulating broadband. That includes a proposal by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, a Democrat, to define broadband access as a telecommunications service subject to "common carrier" obligations to treat all traffic equally.

44. More CEOs See Job Increases Than Losses -

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in two years, more CEOs expect to be adding jobs than cutting jobs.

A survey by Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of big U.S. companies, says 29 percent of chief executives expect to increase corporate payrolls over the next six months, while 21 percent predict that their work forces will shrink. Half see no change in jobs.

45. FCC Loses Key Ruling on Internet 'Neutrality' -

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

46. Comcast Q3 Profit Up 22 Pct, But Growth Slows -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp. reported a 22 percent increase in third-quarter earnings, buoyed by an investment gain and a lower tax rate as it stepped up promotions on its bundled video, phone and Internet plans.

47. FCC Chairman Says 'Open Internet' Rules are Vital -

NEW YORK (AP) - Wireless carriers shouldn't be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing over their networks, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission chairman said Monday in a speech that drew a cool response from the industry.

48. Comcast's Q2 Profit Soars 53 Pct, Tops Estimates -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp., the nation's biggest cable TV systems operator, posted a 53 percent increase in second-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by higher prices and increased customer spending on video and Internet services. But subscriber growth markedly slowed as the recession's grip remained tight.

49. Jobless Claims Show Downward Trend in Hopeful Sign -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of newly laid-off workers filing first-time claims for jobless benefits rose last week, the government said, though the increase was mostly due to seasonal distortions.

50. Fed Mulls Tweaks to Economic Revival Programs -

WASHINGTON (AP) – With signs the economy is improving but still fragile, Federal Reserve policymakers are considering whether some programs intended to drive down rates on mortgages and other consumer debt should be slowed down.

51. Former AT&T CEO to Become New GM Chairman -

DETROIT (AP) - A former CEO and chairman of telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. will lead General Motors Corp.'s board after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy protection, GM said Tuesday.

52. AP Source: DirecTV CEO in Talks to Join News Corp. -

The chief executive of DirecTV Group Inc. is in talks to return to News Corp. to be Rupert Murdoch's second in command.

53. Verizon Q1 Profit, Revenue Beat Expectations -

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Communications Inc. said Monday its earnings grew 5 percent in the first quarter, boosted by its acquisition of Little Rock, Ark.-based Alltel Corp. and strong demand for its wireless, Internet and TV services.

54. FCC Gets Going on National Broadband Plan -

NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission took the first step Wednesday in developing a comprehensive plan to give all Americans high-speed Internet access.

At a meeting in Washington, the commission put out a request for comments from the public and industry. The FCC will assemble its plan and present it to Congress by next February, as ordered in the economic stimulus package passed this year.

55. Duncan Named Senior VP For Homewood Suites by Hilton -

Bill Duncan has been appointed senior vice president of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton and the newly launched Home2 Suites by Hilton.

56. AT&T to Cut 12,000 Jobs, 4 Percent of Staff -

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.

57. FCC to Probe Pricing Policies of Cable, Verizon -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission has opened an investigation into the pricing policies of major cable operators and Verizon Communications Inc.

58. Verizon 3Q Earnings Up 31 Percent -

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon Communications Inc. said Monday earnings rose 31 percent in the third quarter as wireless did better than expected, while its traditional phone business continued to decline.

59. Hard Rock on Beale To Host GRAMMY Telecast -      The Recording Academy, Hard Rock International, Verizon Communications Inc. and USA Today have formed a partnership to host GRAMMY Awards viewing parties in chapter markets, including one at the Memphis Hard Rock Café on

60. AT&T Leaps On Looser FCC Rules - If it has its way, AT&T Inc. soon will take advantage of a Federal Communications Commission decision that has exempted Verizon Communications from several requirements for business customers' broadband access, Reuters reported Tuesday. Verizon no lo

61. AT&T, BellSouth On S&P's Negative Watch - While the Standard & Poor's index lowered its debt rating for Verizon Communications Inc., it placed AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. on a kind of credit probation, the Associated Press has reported. The two communications giants are on credit watch for

62. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Bartlett Property

Bartlett Property

Sells for $8.6 Million

Newgar Ltd. has purchased one lot at 3300 Brother Blvd. in the International Technology Complex from Net Lease Holdings LLC for $8.6 million, according to The Daily News Public Reco...

63. Archived Article: Tech (lead) - FedEx Institute lauds new technology tools

New Technology Fosters Collaboration

FedEx Institute, businesses to benefit from Nortel partnership

ANDREW BELL

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Those who still marvel at the capabilities of cell phones and th...

64. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus - Smal biz

Local Company Supplies Security Worldwide

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Gregg Kimmers time spent in New York wasnt about Broadway or Times Square. It was October 2001, and his employer, Lamination Service Inc., was near Ground Zero...

65. Archived Article: Law Focus - Can You Hear Me Now

Wireless Carriers Work to Ease Portability Process CHRIS GADD

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Reasons for wireless phone "churn," or turnover, abound.

A customer might be unhappy with carrier service or price. A plan adjustm...

66. Archived Article: Daily Digest - BellSouth remains atop

BellSouth remains atop

customer service ranking

BellSouth secured its 10th straight No. 1 ranking among local telephone service providers in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, or ACSI.

The index is based on ...

67. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - BellSouth Corp

BellSouth Corp., the third-largest U.S. local-telephone company, said it will eliminate 1,077 technician jobs to help reduce costs.

BellSouth might offer new positions to half the workers and fire the rest, though some of the em...

68. Archived Article: Memos - Marie Burgess, Marissa Mulhern, Elaine Wunderlich and Vince Mashburn joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc

Seven attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson were included in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. C. T...

69. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - Exchanging data wirelessly has become even easier

Lick the Toad, which took a hiatus this year, is alive and well, according to a release from the local technology group. Their comeback meeting is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee...

70. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Sept

Calendar of events Oct. 7-Oct. 13

Oct. 7

Memphis Woman magazine presents Effective Marketing for Women business expo from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The evening includes a din...

71. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - BellSouth filed a two-state application for Federal Communications Commission authorization to offer long= distance service to

BellSouth is seeking authorization from the Federal Communications Commission to offer long-distance service in Tenness...

72. Archived Article: Verizon (lead) - Verizon expands Memphis locations Verizon expands Memphis presence By SUE PEASE The Daily News Cellular phone company whose television ads depict a man in a swamp on a cell phone asking the caller, "can you hear me now?" to illustrate how ...

73. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - Verizon Wireless, celebrated a new retail store in East Memphis at 7945 Winchester Road near Hacks Cross Road Christian Brothers University hosts the fourth annual Memphis Engineering and Sciences Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10. "Build...

74. Archived Article: Worldcom P2 - WorldCom Falls on Earnings News WorldCom falls on earnings news WorldCom Inc. shares took another beating Wednesday amid concerns the telecommunications company will not meet financial growth forecasts. WorldCom, which reports first quarter earnings...

75. Archived Article: Benchmark - High court to hear NextWave case High court to hear NextWave case In a move that could sound the death knell for wireless operator NextWave Telecom, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would decide whether the Federal Communications Commission could...

76. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - Verizon Wireless began selling a wireless phone that can identify a person's calling location and phone number to an emergency Verizon Wireless began selling a wireless phone that can identify a person's calling location and phone number to an emerg...

77. Archived Article: Wireless P.2 - 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...

78. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - The Memphis Center City Commissions Definitely Downtown multimedia advertising campaign won acclaim at the International Do

The Memphis Center City Commissions Definitely Downtown multimedia advertising campaign won acclaim at the International D...

79. Archived Article: Verizon P.2 - Verizon adds 807,000 subscribers Verizon adds 807,000 subscribers Verizon Wireless said it added more than 807,000 new customers in the second quarter despite the weak economy as new sales locations and promotions maintained solid demand for its ser...

80. Archived Article: Market Briefs - Thomas & Betts Corp Thomas & Betts Corp. will hold a conference call/web cast to provide an update on the company's progress and discuss first quarter 2001 results at 10 a.m. today. The telephone number to participate in the call is (973) 63...

81. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - Verizon Wireless customers in 17 West Tennessee cities and communities have access to digital technology through Verizon Wirel Verizon Wireless customers in 17 West Tennessee cities and communities have access to digital technology through Verizon W...

82. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - Memphis-based HealthyMe Memphis-based HealthyMe.md Inc., a provider of health care information and services to patients via their personal physician, has broken escrow on a second round of funding. The company acquired $2.4 million last year from a ...

83. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - Cricket Communications is the presenting sponsor of Wonders: The Memphis International Cultural Series Eternal Egypt: Master Cricket Communications is the presenting sponsor of Wonders: The Memphis International Cultural Series "Eternal Egypt: ...

84. Archived Article: Tech (wireless) - Memphis strong in wireless use Cell phone usage puts Memphis on the map By SUE PEASE The Daily News It is not just imagination if it seems wireless phone users are everywhere especially in Memphis. Recent surveys show Memphis wireless use is slightl...

85. Archived Article: Idb (lead) - IDB has a lot on plate for next meeting IDB has full plate for next meeting By SUE PEASE The Daily News The Memphis and Shelby County Industrial Development Board will consider a full slate of tax abatement requests during its meeting this week. The...

86. Archived Article: Xo P.2 - XO reports record-breaking revenues XO reports record-breaking revenues XO Communications Inc., which recently introduced broadband communications services in the Memphis area and formerly known as Nextlink/Concentric, announced financial results fo...

87. Archived Article: Verizon P.2 - GTE Wireless becomes part of Verizon GTE Wireless becomes part of Verizon The signs are everywhere Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville GTE Wireless is now Verizon Wireless. GTE Wireless customers in the Memphis area now are served by Verizon, whose coast-...