Apple Inc.’s forecast for the slowest holiday sales growth in a half decade reflects how iPhones and iPads aren’t providing the growth surges they once did as competition accelerates in the saturated mobile market.
Investor Mario Gabelli, Ntelos Holdings Corp. and telephone companies in Vermont and Wyoming are among 33 applicants that may compete with Dish Network Corp. to win airwaves at a U.S. auction beginning in January.
Billionaire Carlos Slim’s U.S. mobile carrier is giving users instructions for switching their AT&T Inc. iPhones to his prepaid calling plans, showing them how to disable software aimed at preventing customers from defecting.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised Verizon Communications Inc., which said it will buy Hughes Telematics Inc. for $612 million in cash, vaulting the telephone company deeper into the automotive-technology market.
Dish Network Corp.’s counterbid for Clearwire Corp., which already agreed to a buyout by majority shareholder Sprint Nextel Corp., has analysts wondering about Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen’s motivations.