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SoftBank Said to Enter Direct Talks on Sprint-T-Mobile Deal

By Alex Sherman and Aaron Kirchfeld SoftBank Corp., which is seeking to combine its Sprint Corp. (S) unit with T-Mobile US Inc., has entered direct talks with T-Mobile’s owner Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) to resolve obstacles to a potential deal, … 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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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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AT&T hiring 200-plus employees in South Florida

By Samantha Bookman AT&T (NYSE: T) is opening two new retail locations in Miami and hiring 235 employees for locations between Key West and Vero Beach, the carrier announced Monday. More than half of the openings are newly created jobs. … 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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Why AT&T And Verizon May Start Charging You More Fees

By Timothy Stenovec Don’t be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill. That’s one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile market, according to Tero Kuittinen, a mobile analyst and vice … Continue reading

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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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