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    Before I get started on this week's mailbag, I just wanted to thank everyone who read the first one and took the time to send comments and promote it. When I get to 20 people, maybe I'll throw a party. #BREAKING: LLAMA WATCH is OVER. Alright, let's get to your questions while I still have your attention before you start arguing over whether #thedress is black and blue or white and gold.

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    Fight could deepen rift between operators and popular services that run atop them. BARCELONA--Viber, one of the world's most widely-used mobile messaging services, will appeal a patent infringement suit brought against it by South Korea's SK Telecom Co. (SKM), according to a person familiar with the matter, in a fight that could deepen the rift between operators and the popular services that run on them. The move comes after SK Telecom (SKM), South Korea's biggest mobile operator, earlier...

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    Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc (AAPL) for patent infringement, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an exclusion order against Apple's (AAPL) products for infringing Ericsson patents that are essential to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards.

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    Feb 27 (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp CONSOLIDATED EARNINGS ESTIMATES (in billions of yen unless specified) Full year to Full year to Mar 31, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 LATEST PREVIOUS FORECAST FORECAST Annual Div 18.00 yen -Q4 Div 10.00 yen NOTE - Panasonic Corpis one of world's largest consumer electronics makers selling products under 'Panasonic (PCRFF)' and 'National' brands, among others. If there is no Q1 or Q3 dividend, Q2 will in most cases correspond to the first-half dividend and Q4 to the second-half dividend announced before a new corporate law in 2006 allowed companies to pay and report dividends on a quarterly basis. For latest earnings estimates made by Toyo Keizai, please double click on.

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    More than 50,000 people are still living in displacement camps, five years after their homes were destroyed.When one of the world’ s strongest earthquakes in recent years ravaged one of the globe’ s poorest countries, Haiti, in January 2010, the images of suffering and the staggering fatalities prompted $10 billion in aid commitments from around the...

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    More than 50,000 people are still living in displacement camps, five years after their homes were destroyed.When one of the world’ s strongest earthquakes in recent years ravaged one of the globe’ s poorest countries, Haiti, in January 2010, the images of suffering and the staggering fatalities prompted $10 billion in aid commitments from around the...

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    Mexico broadcaster Televisa, the world's biggest provider of Spanish-language content, on Thursday reported a 1.6 percent increase in its fourth-quarter profit, as it added pay-TV subscribers and sold more content and advertising. The company reported a profit of 2.504 billion pesos, up from 2.464 billion pesos in the year-earlier quarter.

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    NEW YORK – Using authority granted to the agency by Congress during the era of telephone monopolies, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday issued sweeping new regulations aimed at preventing owners of the physical wires and other infrastructure that make the Internet possible from hindering the free flow of content and data over the Web.

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    Big-data software company Splunk Inc. (SPLK) on Thursday said its revenue in the January quarter rose 48% and the company increased its guidance for the current year. It posted a wider net loss as expenses increased. The company said it "posted our best quarter yet for both Splunk Cloud and the Splunk App for Enterprise" and increased its customer count by more than 600 in the quarter to over 9,000..

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    For years, cities around the country have been trying to build their own, local competitors to Verizon (VZ), Charter and other major Internet providers. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commissions voted 3-2 to override laws preventing Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C. from expanding the high-speed Internet service the cities already offer to some...

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    For years, cities around the country have been trying to build their own, local competitors to Verizon (VZ), Charter and other major Internet providers. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commissions voted 3-2 to override laws preventing Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C. from expanding the high-speed Internet service the cities already offer to some...

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    Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc (SPLK) reported a 47.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more customers. The company's net loss widened to $57 million, or 47 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, from $32.6 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $147.4 million from $99.9 million.

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    Analyst: Android's weak profitability will worry Google (GOOG). NEW YORK-- Apple's (AAPL) mobile operating system, iOS, was eight times more profitable than Google's Android in the fourth quarter, according to a new report. Fueled by premium-priced products and relatively lean manufacturing costs, Apple's (AAPL) smartphone operating profit was $18.7 billion during the fourth quarter, trouncing Android's $2.3 billion, according to data consulting firm Strategy Analytics.