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SoftBank is lighting a fire under Sprint – I’ll be waiting for the results

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

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The Governments Secret Plan to Shut Off Cellphones and the Internet, Explained

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

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How Wireless Carriers Make You Trash Your Phone Before It’s Really Broken

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

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Facebook project aims to connect global poor

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

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Sanjana Hattotuwa – Using citizen journalism to bear witness to violence

From 2011, stirring and powerful presentation.

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Sprint hops aboard NYC subway DAS project

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

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Software bug could let hackers control 500M cellphones

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

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CNET Top 5 : reasons to go prepaid

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Sprint, Clearwire Agree to New $5 Per Share Acquisition Deal

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

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Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

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

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