Google Opens Alphabet Era With Report That Lifts Stock

San Francisco — Google received an “A” from investors for its third-quarter report that ushered the Internet search leader into a new era under Alphabet, its recently formed parent company. The numbers released Thursday indicated that Google is making significant strides in the increasingly important mobile-device market, with its earnings surging 45 percent to nearly $4 billion, or $5.73 per share. Ruth Porat, Alphabet’s chief...

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Consumer Confidential: AT&T CEO Admits His Firm ‘Blew It’ by Siccing Lawyer on Customer

A&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, acknowledged last week that the company “blew it” in turning over a loyal customer’s suggestions to a lawyer and saying it won’t even consider ideas from the general public. “At AT&T, our top priority is to treat our customers to a premium experience every time they interact with us, and our consistent award-winning service demonstrates we usually get it right,” Stephenson wrote in...

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Samsung Pay Ready for U.S. Launch on Monday

Samsung said Thursday that its mobile payment platform reached $30 million in transaction volume a month after it was launched in South Korea. The news comes as Samsung Pay is scheduled to launch in the U.S. Monday to compete with the likes of Apple Pay and Google’s Wallet and Android Pay. The payment technology is being touted as the next big development in retailing as Americans gradually abandon cash and credit cards to make...

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Apple, Google Give a Reason to Pay by Phone
Jun21

Apple, Google Give a Reason to Pay by Phone

San Francisco — The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores. That could change later this year when three leading tech companies are promising to give shoppers more reasons to use “digital wallets.” Apple said last week that it’s adding store-issued credit cards and store rewards programs to Apple Pay, the...

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