John Paczkowski

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A Top- and Bottom-Line Beat for Verizon

Verizon reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter this morning–56 cents a share on revenue of $26.5 billion to the 54 cents a share on revenue of $26.4 billion analysts had been expecting.

But while it beat revenue and earnings targets, its wireless subscriber growth fell short of forecasts. Verizon added 584,000 new postpaid wireless customers, well below the 625,000 to 665,000 the Street had been hoping for. A bit of a disappointment for the nation’s largest wireless carrier, particularly since archrival AT&T added 745,000 postpaid wireless customers during the same period. That divergence means Verizon ended the quarter with a base of 93.2 million wireless customers–nearly even with AT&T’s base of 92.8 million.

Interesting, since this quarter saw the launch of some high-profile Android handsets on Verizon–the Droid 2 and Droid X, for example. Evidently, while “Droid Does,” it doesn’t do quite enough….


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work