Talks Between CWA, AT&T Continue
AT&T Mobility and the Communications Workers of America failed to reach an agreement about contract terms during negotiations over the weekend. The CWA contract with AT&T expired at midnight Saturday night. At issue is the matter of compensation. AT&T recently offered a 9.4% raise over the next four years, but CWA walked away from negotiations over the weekend. No strike is being planned, but both companies issued barbed statements about the failed negotiations.
Google Improves Inbox's Snoozing Behaviors
Google today made its Inbox application more flexible by adding several user-requested functions. First, the "snooze" tool now lets people snooze email until "later this week" and "this weekend" to give people more time to put a hold on incoming emails.
Sharp May Have Found Buyer for LCD Business
Sharp CEO Kozo Takahashi said the company is in talks with several others concerning a sale of its LCD business unit. "I cannot provide any names, but we are currently in negotiations with multiple companies," said Takahashi.
ITC to Investigate Nokia's Patent Complaints Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Nokia that Apple's smartphones and tablets violate its patented technology.
Apple and Ericsson Argue Over LTE Patents
Apple and Ericsson have filed legal grievances against one another regarding the value of LTE patents. A patent agreement between the two companies expired two years ago and they have failed to come to terms in signing a new one.
Samsung to Issue Software Patches for Galaxy S8
Samsung today said it will push two software updates to its Galaxy S8 smartphone to resolve issues with screen tint and WiFi connectivity. Some S8 owners claim their devices have a reddish tint to the screen, while others say they cannot connect to WiFi networks.