Sarah Krouse, Wall Street Journal

Sarah Krouse

Wall Street Journal

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

How 5G Could Drive Mobile Sports Betting

Faster wireless service could connect more fans, provide opportunities for fans to bet on games as they watch. → Read More

T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Approved by FCC in a 3-2 Vote

The Federal Communications Commission formally approved T-Mobile US’s merger with smaller rival Sprint in a vote split among party lines, but the wireless deal still faces an antitrust challenge from state attorneys general. → Read More

Sprint Swings to Loss, Reports Drop in Phone Subscribers

Sprint lost 91,000 of its most lucrative phone connections in the latest quarter, as the No. 4 U.S. carrier struggled to retain subscribers and compete with its larger rivals for new customers. → Read More

In California Fires, Power Outages Knock Out Modern Phones

Dayslong power outages in California are revealing an inconvenient fact about modern landline phones: When the electricity goes out, so do they. → Read More

T-Mobile Beats Rivals in Adding Phone Subscribers

T-Mobile attracted a higher number of lucrative cellphone subscribers in the third quarter than Verizon and AT&T combined even as the fate of its merger with Sprint remained in limbo. → Read More

Verizon Boosts Subscribers, Aided by New Pricing Plans

Verizon Communications added new phone subscribers in the third quarter, aided by a revamp of its unlimited plans that shaved about $5 off customers’ monthly bills. → Read More

Technology Companies Target the Cord Cutters

Facebook, tech startups try to connect more customers to the internet. → Read More

Uber Says Discounts Won’t Drive Long-Term Growth in Food Delivery

Incentives are a big part of the food-delivery business today but won’t be over the long term, the head of Uber Everything said at WSJ Tech Live. → Read More

Why It’s So Hard to Fix the Dead Spots on Your Commute

Cash-strapped U.S. cities and modestly motivated carriers struggle to wire up subway tunnels. → Read More

Activist Wants AT&T to Be More Like Verizon

An activist investor’s attempt to force a strategy revamp at AT&T spotlights the diverging paths the two largest U.S. wireless carriers have taken in search of growth. → Read More

Verizon to Sell Tumblr to WordPress Owner

Verizon has agreed to sell its blogging website Tumblr to the owner of popular online-publishing tool WordPress, unloading for a nominal amount a site that once fetched a purchase price of more than $1 billion. → Read More

What the T-Mobile Takeover of Sprint Means for Your Wireless Bill

The combination of T-Mobile US and Sprint promises to shake up the U.S. wireless market. Here is what it means for consumers. → Read More

The New Ways Your Boss Is Spying on You

It’s not just email. Employers are mining the data their workers generate to figure out what they’re up to, and with whom. There’s almost nothing you can do about it. → Read More

Huawei Presses Verizon to Pay for Patents

Huawei Technologies has told Verizon Communications that the carrier should pay licensing fees for more than 200 of its patents, further escalating tensions between the Chinese company and the U.S. → Read More

To Stop Robocalls, Parties Need to Understand Who Is a Robocaller

There is little debate that robocalls meant to deceive consumers are bad, and that calls from schools or doctors’ offices are typically benign. It is the large middle ground of calls to consumers by legitimate businesses where the FCC hasn’t set clear rules. → Read More

Businesses Balk at FCC Bid to Block Robocalls

Debt collectors, banks, health-care providers and other businesses are pushing back against a regulatory proposal that would allow phone companies to block unwanted robocalls. → Read More

Verizon Loses Wireless Phone Customers

Verizon’s core wireless business lost lucrative phone customers in the first quarter, as it offered fewer promotions and focused on upgrading to a faster 5G network. → Read More

The FCC Has Fined Robocallers $208 Million. It’s Collected $6,790.

America’s telecommunications regulators have levied hefty financial penalties against illegal robocallers and demanded that bad actors repay millions to their victims. But years later, little money has been collected. → Read More

Love Is Fleeting, But Netflix Passwords Are Forever

Streaming music subscriptions, video services and ‘friends and family’ cellphone plans have created ties that bind long after a breakup or even divorce. → Read More

Tim Armstrong, Former AOL Boss, Getting More Than $60 Million as He Exits Verizon

Tim Armstrong, the former leader of AOL, is walking away with more than $60 million as he leaves Verizon Communications Inc., which recently wrote down half the value of the internet business he led. → Read More