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Sprint Will Listen to Dish Offer
May 21, 2013

In a surprise move, Japanese wireless carrier Softbank late May 20 issued a special waiver allowing Dish Network to put its best foot forward in an acquisition bid for Sprint Nextel. Dish is eying Sprint’s 55 million subscribers as potential customers to an enhanced wireless video, Internet and voice platform. Dish in recent years has acquired wireless spectrum — a move some say indicates it wants to roll out a wireless network.

Sprint Confirms Softbank Talks
October 12, 2012

Sprint Nextel confirmed Wednesday that it is in talks with Japanese telecom giant SoftBank, about an investment that could result in a takeover.

Sprint CEO Confirms Business-Centric Motorola Photon Q
July 26, 2012

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse confirmed that the company will sell the Motorola Photon Q and provided an update on its high-end smartphones.

The Motorola Photon Q is the 4G LTE-compatible successor to the original Motorola Photon. Hesse said the carrier will launch the phone later this year. The device, like some of its other environmentally friendly phones, is ULE-platinum-certified, and is designed to target business users.

Hesse made the comments on the company's quarterly conference call today.

Content & Connections in the Dashboard: Its the next big thing in your customer's cars
July 1, 2012

Our world revolves around an enormous selection of consumer technology choices we encounter each and every day. Choices for how we consume content (whether music, information, etc.) are literally overwhelming, and when they jump to the vehicle dashboard, it ignites the controversy of convenience versus safety. We already know that. These are the realities with which 12-volt manufacturers and retailers struggle when balancing the latest and greatest products with something that’s dependable and user friendly for their clientele, all at a price where the consumer finds value.

A Smartphone Shopper's Dilemma: Wait for the Next iPhone or Go Android 4.0?
June 13, 2012

Google and Apple have upped their game in 2012, and a new crop of smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Apple's new iOS 6 will offer consumers a tough choice when it comes to choosing a new phone.

Apple isn't expected to launch the next iPhone until the fall. But the company gave a preview of what's to come with the unveiling of iOS 6 mobile software this week at its WWDC conference in San Francisco. From what I can tell, the new iPhone will give the current crop

Can Microsoft Get LG Excited About Windows Phone Again?
April 30, 2012

LG has recently soured on Windows Phone as its broader mobile business continues to struggle. With Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visiting Seoul soon, a meeting may be in the works.

Microsoft is going to have to work quickly if it wants to avoid losing a Windows Phone supporter in LG.

Following another disappointing quarter of sales decline in its key mobile devices business, LG said the company hasn't seen much success with Microsoft's mobile platform and doesn't expect to make any Windows Phone products in the near future.

For High Tech Companies, Going Public Sucks
March 20, 2012

When Facebook goes public this year, it will raise at least $5 billion, making it the biggest Internet IPO the world has ever seen. The day it debuts on the stock exchange, Facebook will be worth more than General Motors, the New York Times Company, and Sprint Nextel combined. The next morning, Mark Zuckerberg's smiling face will appear on the front page of newspapers around the world.

But don't be surprised if that smile looks like the forced grin of someone dragged to the altar. Truth be told, Zuckerberg is going public

Union: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Will Create 100,000 Jobs
November 8, 2011

The merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA will create more than 100,000 jobs in the U.S., a major telecommunications union said today, again putting its weight behind the deal.

The Communications Workers of America said a new analysis has found that the deal, which would combine the second- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers, would create an additional 96,000 jobs, alongside the 5,000 outsourced jobs AT&T has pledged to bring back. The CWA also lashed out at opponents of the deal, noting that their concerns over lost jobs stemmed from "sloppy research and the inability to distinguish between the change