With its biggest hardware gamble a failure and Windows 10 about to arrive, the software maker is pressed to prove what it can achieve in the phone business.
Frontier Communications will pick up parts of Verizon's landline business, while American Tower will pick up the rights to 11,300 cellular towers.
The company is close to selling off parts of its wireline business and cellular towers for $10 billion so it can focus on its core wireless service, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The $16.6 billion deal will see the companies combine their networking and telecoms strengths.
Those who broke into the site are reportedly threatening to post stolen user information every day the "discreet" affair network remains online.
The e-commerce company is working to make selling on eBay easier, and it will use tech from the specialist in second-hand clothing to power its new eBay Valet service.
The would-be automaker's path highlights the untested (and weird) waters of the new era in crowdfunding.
The company says it will create a "brand-licensing model" that could see Nokia devices again hit store shelves -- if it can find the right partner.
Konami strips game of Kojima Productions branding.
Microsoft is dropping several of its MSN Apps for Windows, iOS and Android over the next several months, as leadership makes more "tough choices."