Pacific Telemanagement Services has agreed to buy nearly all of Verizon’s (NYSE:VZ) remaining 50,000 pay phones. PTS will operate nearly 100,000 payphones out of roughly 425,000 still in existence in the U.S. Verizon now owns just 4,000.
At its first Dell World conference, Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) hopes to pitch its emergence as an end-to-end provider of data center hardware and devices, entering a market historically dominated by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and IBM (NYSE:IBM).
Earlier this morning, Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) co-CEO Mike Lazaridis told reporters on a conference call that BlackBerry service had been fully restored.
House Republicans are expanding their inquiry into the Department of Energy’s solar loan guarantees, bad publicity for the industry that has First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWRA) trading lower on concern that they could go the way of Solyndra.
Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) CEO Tom Adams will transition into the role of non-executive Chairman while a “suitable successor” is found. Adams has been the company’s CEO since 2003.
Rovio Entertainment Oy — maker of the popular mobile phone game Angry Birds — is considering taking itself public in 2012, according to CEO Peter Vesterbacka. The game has been downloaded over 400 million times, with over 300 million coming in the last six months.
Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) has acquired ShareFile, a provider of cloud storage solutions for enterprises, in order to bolster its own cloud services.
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) is reportedly selling its corporate call center services business for as much as $1.5 billion to private equity firm Permira. The sale is part of Alcatel’s push to focus more on its core businesses, which includes selling equipment to major global telecom operators.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly in talks with major studios about a deal to allow users who have purchased video content on iTunes to stream it to Apple devices, likely using its newly released iCloud service.
The IRS is reportedly auditing Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) over how the company avoids taxes by using offshore subsidiaries, and has request information on its $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube.