Streaming music is booming. But will it ever be profitable?

Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire Beats Electronics in a deal that would surely have as much to do with Beats’ new streaming music service as its line of electronics devices. But whether even the best streaming music service can turn a profit is still far from clear.

Why Sprint and T-Mobile still believe a merger will happen

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son continues to try to convince regulators and business leaders that a merger with T-Mobile would benefit U.S. consumers. For now, at least, we remain skeptical. But there are a few reasons why such a deal may eventually be approved.

Is Lazaridis really BlackBerry’s best hope?

Reports indicate former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has upped his stake in the company and engaged two banks as he considers a possible acquisition. But there’s little reason to believe Lazaridis has come to understand that the enterprise market and the consumer market are often the same in the smartphone eral.

Opportunities still exist in a consolidated carrier space

A flurry of consolidation over the last few years has all but killed off regional carriers and increased the dominance of tier-one operators. But opportunities still exist for innovative service providers to disrupt the traditional carrier model.