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By Phil Goldstein Before SoftBank’s $21.6 billion deal to take control of Sprint (NYSE:S) was finalized, Sprint formally referred to the after-transaction company as “New Sprint.” Nearly six months after Sprint shareholders approved the deal, it seems like the new Sprint … Continue reading
By Dana Liebelson Update: The Electronic Privacy Information Center reports that the court just granted the government more time to decide whether to release the kill switch plan. It now has until January 13. This month, the United States District … Continue reading
By Kiera Butler Years ago, someone stole my very first cellphone (a flip model with—get this—an antenna) out of my bag on the New York City subway. I despaired. As a grad student, I was chronically broke and couldn’t afford … Continue reading
By Lisa De Bode, Reuters, & Al Jazeera Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, announced the launch of Internet.org Wednesday, a project aimed at bringing Internet access to the 5 billion people around the world who can’t afford it. The project … Continue reading
By Tammy Parker Sprint (NYSE:S) agreed to a contract that will enable it to use Transit Wireless’ distributed antenna system (DAS), which is being rolled out across the New York City subway system. Wireless customers of Sprint and its sub-brands–Boost Mobile … Continue reading
By Jim Finkle A United Nations group that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could potentially enable hackers to remotely attack at least half a billion phones.The bug, … Continue reading
By Ben Munson Sprint today announced that Clearwire has accepted Sprint’s raised bid of $5 per share to buy out Clearwire. The new deal values Clearwire at approximately $14 billion and represents a 47 percent premium over Sprint’s previous offer … Continue reading
By Imara Jones Given the massive investment in national security after 9-11, recent news that the federal government is spying on hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world may not have come as a … Continue reading