Sarah Krouse, Wall Street Journal

Sarah Krouse

Wall Street Journal

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

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

FCC Tackles 911 Dilemma: What Floor Are You Calling From?

The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on a new proposal that would for the first time require wireless carriers to send altitude data within 10 feet of a 911 cellphone caller. → Read More

How Much Does 5G Cost? Verizon Says $10 Extra Per Month

Verizon will charge an additional $10 a month for subscribers who want to add 5G speeds to their phones, the first major U.S. carrier to disclose pricing for the faster service. It will first offer 5G in Chicago and Minneapolis in April. → Read More

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic to Break Their Habit: Buy a Second Phone

A new crop of minimalist phones, in small sizes with limited functions, have gained a following; “I’m not compelled to get that dopamine rush.” → Read More

Why Your Apps Can Find You, But 911 Can’t

Smartphone apps can usually find users quickly and effortlessly, but 911 is often less accurate at finding callers from their cell phones. WSJ’s Spencer Macnaughton looks at efforts to make 911 services more precise. → Read More

John C. Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Group, Dies at 89

John Clifton Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group and a crusader for investors’ rights for more than three decades, dies at 89. → Read More

Sprint Vows to Wind Down Location Sharing

Sprint says it will stop piping individual customers’ real-time locations to data middlemen following similar moves by rivals last week. → Read More

The Big Hangup: Why the Future Is Not Just Your Phone

The once-revolutionary smartphone is losing its power to amaze—and maybe its singular hold on our lives. → Read More

T-Mobile, AT&T Pledge to Stop Location Sharing by End of March

T-Mobile US and AT&T said they would stop feeding individual customers’ real-time locations to data middlemen after a report suggested the sensitive information is easy to pull without users’ consent → Read More

Verizon Adds Subscribers as Device Makers Struggle

Verizon Communications continued to expand its base of wireless phone subscribers in the final quarter of 2018, a period in which smartphone makers Apple and Samsung Electronics have warned investors they would fall short of expectations. → Read More

Apple’s Answer to Slower iPhone Sales? Getting Customers to Trade In

The tech giant is pushing a trade-in program that often pays more than carriers do to persuade people to exchange older devices. → Read More