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July 23, 1999 | A Times Staff Writer
General Motors Corp., Warner-Lambert Co., Kraft Foods Inc. and Sprint Inc. have agreed to participate in an in-depth study to assess the advertising impact of a new technology that allows consumers to simultaneously jump from television commercials to Web sites.
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June 9, 1992 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Marketing Pact: Fujitsu Business Communication Systems, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer in Anaheim, has signed a joint marketing agreement with U.S. Sprint Communications Inc., the nation's third-largest long-distance service company. Under the agreement, Fujitsu will market Sprint's long-distance phone service for businesses to telecommunications equipment buyers. The two companies will train sales representatives to give coordinated sales pitches to prospective customers.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sprint Corp., AT&T Corp. and BellSouth Corp. were the top three winners of next-generation cellular licenses in the latest auction of federal airwaves, which closed after reaching $2.517 billion in bids. The sale was the biggest yet in terms of the number of licenses sold. Structured as three simultaneous sales, 1,479 personal communications services, or three PCS licenses per U.S. market, were on the block.
BUSINESS
September 29, 2004 | From Reuters and Times Staff Reports
Jamdat Mobile Inc.'s initial public stock offering got a strong reception Tuesday, as the Los Angeles-based developer of video games for cellphones sold 5.55 million shares at $16 each. The company had expected to sell 5.3 million shares at $13 to $15 a share. Mobile phone gaming is one of the fastest-growing segments of the video game industry; wireless carriers are embracing games such as blackjack and baseball as a revenue source.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Carrying out another step in its plan to cast the fast-growing Internet adrift in the free market, the National Science Foundation said Thursday it would abandon its $5.5-million subsidy of the cataloguing of Internet addresses. As a result, commercial entities and nonprofit organizations will have to pay a $50 annual fee to maintain their Internet domain--the string of characters that represents identity in cyberspace.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2000 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The so-called big bundle era in telecommunications is finally upon us, and it's good news for consumers who spend big bucks each month on high-speed Internet service, multiple phone lines and long-distance. Sprint Inc. on Wednesday began selling its all-in-one telecommunications package, called Sprint ION, in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. The company already sells the service in Kansas City, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2010 | By Craig Howie, Los Angeles Times
If you could take broadband Internet with you, where would you take it? To an airport, a coffee shop or ? this being Los Angeles ? the beach, where you can surf the Net while watching surfers ride the waves? Results of recent testing of Clear's new 4G mobile Internet device were, like its coverage area, a little patchy. The walnut-sized gadget that plugs into a laptop's USB port allows users to swap between 4G and 3G Internet service. But the 4G coverage was lacking in some key areas of Los Angeles County.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2002 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Global Crossing Ltd., which collapsed under the weight of $12.4 billion in debts, won court approval Tuesday to wipe out its obligations for pennies on the dollar and to emerge from bankruptcy protection as a new company -- ready to compete aggressively, some say, against major long-distance carriers. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Gerber in New York signed off on Global Crossing's plan to sell 61.
NEWS
July 21, 2000 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California and five other states sued WorldCom Inc. on Thursday, accusing the nation's second-largest long-distance phone company of tricking thousands of customers with deceptive advertising and other fraudulent tactics to capture new business and boost sales. The complaints are part of a nationwide crackdown against telephone fraud, with other states filing lawsuits Thursday against long-distance market leader AT&T Corp. and No. 3 Sprint Inc.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2001 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of all the tech sectors caught in the current market meltdown, few have been hit harder than the fiber-optic business. Shares of companies building undersea or cross-town cable networks, such as Global Crossing, Level 3 Communications and 360networks, have plunged 70% over the last year. The problem: So many companies dived into the fast-growing market that there's now far more bandwidth on the main Internet traffic routes than customers need.
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