AT&T Shakes Up Senior Management
AT&T has made a number of changes to its senior management team in the wake of its failed attempt to acquire T-Mobile USA. Ralph de la Vega has been named president and CEO of AT&T Mobility where he will focus on growing the company's smartphone business. Forrest Miller, a 30-year veteran of AT&T and the company's head of corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions, is retiring. John Stankey was named Group President & Chief Strategy Officer, and has been given the responsibility to "develop the roadmap to maximize future growth opportunities." Andy Geisse, who has been with AT&T for 32 years, was named Senior Executive Vice President-AT&T Business and Home Solutions. Last, John Donovan was named Senior Executive Vice President-AT&T Technology and Network Operations. All these positions report directly to AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime for Just $60
Amazon recently added the Alcatel A30 to its roster of Prime Exclusives. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead to Retire
Dan Mead, who has served as the CEO of Verizon Wireless since 2010, plans to retire according to filings the company made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mead will remain on the board of directors and serve as executive vice president and president of strategic initiatives.
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