Telecom firms mine for gold in big data despite privacy concerns

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Last year’s revelations over the U.S. tapping of phone and internet data gave telecoms firms pause for thought over whether they should sell their “big data” for gain, but the commercial potential could prove irresistible.

Verizon completes buyout of Vodafone’s stake in its cellphone business

After 14 years of partnership, Verizon now has full control over its cellphone business. The telecom giant has officially completed its buyout of Vodafone’s 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, giving it both more independence and leaner operations.

Paying to Travel in the Internet’s Fast Lanes

Paying to Travel in the Internet’s Fast Lanes
For a subject that sounds mind-numbingly dull, “network neutrality” is the most important issue facing the Internet since, well, the Internet.

2013 Global Tech, Media, And Telecom M&A Up Over 50% From 2012

If it seems like M&A activity in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors has been reaching a fever pitch, the data backs up the hypothesis. Mergermarket has released a 2013 Global M&A roundup report for the sector, and the 

Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week’s Verizon Ruling

A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-way chess game that has been going on for years between the US District Court of Appeals, the FCC, and the major Internet server