Brain tumor rates in Japanese atomic bomb survivors are often used to scare cell phone owners. The real story turns out to be far more reassuring.
FORTUNE - Tumors in the brains of Japanese civilians who survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki seem to tell a frightening tale, the story of how a cancer epidemic can remain hidden for several decades and then suddenly metastasize. The atomic bombings thus provide a perfect explanation MOREScott Woolley - Jul 28, 2011 9:00 AM ET
Security is the biggest challenge as people begin blurring their lines between their personal and corporate gadgets, Verizon's president says.
By Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney tech editor
FORTUNE -- Hackers make "literally billions" of attempts each month to break into Verizon's firewalls, Verizon President Lowell McAdam said Wednesday in a discussion at Brainstorm Tech that touched on one of this week's hot topics, phone hacking.
Watching the giant brouhaha unfold over News International's black-ops practice MOREJul 20, 2011 1:58 PM ET
Verizon chief operating officer Lowell McAdam sat down with Fortune's Stephanie Mehta at the Brainstorm Tech conference to discuss why it passed on the iPhone initially, the pending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, and hacking.
MS. MEHTA: Lowell McAdam is the Chief Operating Officer and President of Verizon, and he's been kind enough to join us for what we hope will be a really wide-ranging conversation about technology, entertainment media and MOREFortune Editors - Jul 20, 2011 1:52 PM ET
Want to buy a high-definition cell phone? You can now get one in 22 countries, including Uganda — but not the U.S.
FORTUNE -- Thirty years of experience have taught people to expect conversations over mobile phones to be low-fidelity affairs. But around the world people are quickly learning it doesn't have to be that way.
Today, the technology exists to make mobile phone calls sound not just good, but flat-out great. This MOREScott Woolley - Jul 18, 2011 8:51 AM ET
An analytics group reports that Google's third party support fell for second quarter in a row
Those who believe that the success of Android is due less to the virtues of Google's (GOOG) operating system than to Apple's (AAPL) failure to fully capitalize on its first-mover advantage will find support for their thesis in the report issued Thursday by Flurry Analytics.
Using data provided by developers for both iOS and Android devices, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 14, 2011 1:36 PM ET
The tiered-pricing plans introduced by Verizon and AT&T don't just mean the end of unlimited-data. They also signal the beginning of an era of unprecedented pricing power for the wireless giants.
by Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- First the wireless carriers grew revenue by selling all of us basic cell phones. Then they kept growing as we all upgraded to fancier smartphones that used data plans and not just voice calls. But MOREJul 13, 2011 10:57 AM ET
The effect of the long-awaited launch of an iPhone for Verizon, or a bump from the iPad 2?
During the rapid ascent of Google (GOOG) Android phones in 2010 it was never clear how much their popularity was due to the fact that Apple's (AAPL) iPhone was available in the U.S. on only one carrier -- AT&T (T) -- with somewhat spotty coverage.
The test was supposed to come in February, when MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 30, 2011 8:30 AM ET
After the Verizon iPhone launched in the U.S., Android suffered its first quarterly decline
The chart at right, taken from a note Needham's Charlie Wolf sent to clients Monday, could be labeled "The Verizon iPhone Effect."
Using IDC data, Wolf shows Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market gaining 12.3 percentage points to 29.5% in the March quarter while Android's share in the U.S. fell from 52.4% to 49.5% — its MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 21, 2011 7:11 AM ET
Verizon's chief cloud strategist discusses where the communication giant's cloud business stands today and where it's headed.
FORTUNE -- Verizon Communications is best known for operating cell phone networks and fiber-optics-based TV and Internet offerings. But over the last couple of years, the company has made a big push in cloud computing services, which it says is key to future growth. That's why, last January, the New York-based carrier shelled out $1.4 MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 10, 2011 12:26 PM ET
The No. 1 carrier signed up 3.4 million new subs last quarter, while its competitors lost share
It's probably fair to assume that at least part of the Q1 2011 bump in the blue line at right can be attributed to the Feb. 10 launch of the Apple (AAPL) iPhone for Verizon Wireless (VZ).
As Piper Jaffray's Christopher Larson notes in a report to clients Monday, 38% of the new cellular subscriptions MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 9, 2011 1:10 PM ET
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