News of Note—Verizon’s CEO on 5G, SoftBank eyeing Uber and more

news of note
Here are some of the stories we’re following.

Here are some of the stories we’re following:

> Verizon’s CEO argued that the company’s early move to 5G technology will set it ahead of its competitors. Telecompetitor article

> Rovio, the company behind the Angry Birds mobile game, is moving forward with an IPO worth $1 billion. Reuters article

> Verizon is looking to cut its expenses by more than $10 billion by 2021, largely by following the same zero-based budgeting strategy recently employed by Sprint. Fox Business article

> Japan’s SoftBank, the owner of Sprint, is considering purchasing a stake in ride-hailing company Uber. Wall Street Journal article

> AT&T customers who download the Billaway app can earn up to 500 MB of monthly data through the completion of surveys and other activities. Release