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.
Sea turtles don't alter their movements to avoid shark attacks, researchers find, which means sea turtles are tougher than most of us.
Chinese manufacturer Hisense is making a play at the American TV market by buying out Sharp America, taking over the Japanese company's Mexican factory and gaining rights to the Sharp brand in North and South America.
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.
Commentary: Blair Levin, chief author of the National Broadband Plan, offers insight on what Google Fiber has taught policymakers about how to get very high-speed broadband service to all Americans.
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.