The middle of April is behind us, which means corporations will begin posting quarterly earnings for the first three months of 2013. First out of the gate: Verizon, who's off to a great start, and Nokia, who still isn't out of the woods quite yet.
It's been four long years since T-Mobile has seen subscriber growth in the United States, but the fourth-place carrier is finally getting a little good news now that the first quarter of 2013 is behind it.
It's only been fifteen months since Research in Motion founder Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-CEO of the troubled company, but the smartphone pioneer will soon be retiring from the board of directors as well.
The debut of Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro this week continues to fuel the debate over what should be considered a "tablet" and what should be a "computer," with at least one research firm combining the two.
It appears third-placed U.S. carrier Sprint will be the last one out the door responsible for turning the lights off when it comes to quarterly earnings reports for the end of 2012, and they're reporting a loss on top of it.
Riddle us this: E-tail giant Amazon barely makes a profit in Q4 2012, yet their stock sees a gain of 10 percent, while Apple makes a huge profit during the same quarter and gets punished by its stockholders.
The news is not completely a surprise considering the company teased about it a couple weeks ago, but Nokia at long last had a profitable quarter by the end of 2012, despite a $3 billion loss for the year.
It's not easy being the king of U.S. wireless -- even with record new subscriptions, Verizon still managed to rack up a loss for the end of 2012 thanks to Superstorm Sandy damage and rising pension costs.