Apple Inc., AT&T Inc. and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies agreed to offer technology next year that would let customers remotely wipe data from their devices and render them inoperable when stolen.
Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google Inc.’s Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Internet and into consumer devices.
Telecom Italia SpA Chief Executive Officer Marco Patuano, accelerating his efforts to revive the indebted former phone monopoly, is turning to advice from a one- time suitor across the Atlantic: AT&T Inc.’s Randall Stephenson.
Investors’ confidence in companies making acquisitions is emboldening management to execute deals, spurring a mergers and acquisitions boom, according to Michael Carr, co-head of Americas M&A at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s second-largest wireless carrier, agreed to buy Spanish cable operator Grupo Corporativo Ono SA in a 7.2 billion-euro ($10 billion) transaction to boost TV and broadband offerings.