Privacy advocates are urging Verizon and other mobile carriers to stop using "perma-cookies" to help marketers create more targeted ads based on their customers' unique browsing habits.
Mobile phone buyers will soon be able to spread the cost of new handsets over 30 months, if they buy their phones from Ma Bell. Dubbed AT&T Next 24, the plan lets users upgrade phones after two years.
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba's second-quarter net income fell as it spent more on investing in its mobile business and marketing, but its revenue surged 54 percent on strong user demand.
After another poor earnings report, Sprint is laying off thousands of workers. The telecom giant is shedding 2,000 workers as part of a cost-cutting program to turn around the ailing company.
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