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Confirmed: T-Mobile Going After VZW's A Block Spectrum

November 20, 2013 | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo has confirmed to Reuters that the carrier will consider selling its lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum to T-Mobile USA. Shammo's comments come after Reuters on Tuesday reported that T-Mobile had approached Verizon about acquiring the airwaves. 

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Google’s Project Fi Won’t Fully Roll Out Until Mid-Summer

May 22, 2015 10:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In an email sent late Thursday, Google said that given the number of requests it’s received...                                                  

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FirstNews Briefs: Novatel Wireless, MarketsandMarkets, weBoost, SimbaPay

May 22, 2015 8:21 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Novatel Wireless and Next Seguros, a subsidiary of GRUPO NEXT, an automobile insurance solution offering reduced premium usage based insurance programs, today announce that the Novatel Wireless MiFi Drive MT3060 OBD II device has been...

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BlackBerry Buying Back Shares as Chen’s Pay Plummets

May 22, 2015 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a statement, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company hopes to offset “dilution that may result from our proposed employee share purchase plan and from proposed amendments to our equity incentive plan.” 

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Google Developing IoT Platform Under Android Brand

May 22, 2015 7:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Such a platform could put Google in direct competition with Samsung, which currently connects everything from smartwatches to refrigerators.

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Senate Expected To Act on NSA Collection of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 7:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | Comments

The House has left town, having passed a bill to end NSA's collection of domestic phone metadata, while replacing it with case-by-case searches and extending two other expiring surveillance provisions used by the FBI to pursue...

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New PayPal CEO Promises Renewed Focus on Mobile

May 22, 2015 7:32 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

PayPal will be spinning off from parent company eBay later this year at a time when it's facing new competitive challenges. Alibaba, Amazon and even Facebook are promoting online payment systems, while Apple Pay and...

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German Car Makers Seek Better Bid for HERE

May 21, 2015 1:54 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Reuters cites an industry source that said General Atlantic is looking to take a 30 percent stake in what will be a consortium led by the auto industry...

Deutsche Telekom Still Seeking Partners for T-Mobile

May 21, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

DT has entertained a few offers for T-Mobile in the last year.                                                                               

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FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Boku, Salesforce, 5 Bars

May 21, 2015 10:27 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that it has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements...                             

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Sprint Names TV Exec as New CMO

May 21, 2015 10:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint today announced the appointment of Kevin Crull as the company’s new chief marketing officer.                                     

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Obama Again Nominates Rosenworcel for Commissioner

May 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Rosenworcel has been a staunch advocate for the FCC's recently passed Open Internet rules, as well as for the reclassification of Internet Service Providers under Title II of the Communications Act. 

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Lenovo Posts Record Revenues on Strong PC, Smartphone Sales

May 21, 2015 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

For the year, which has included two quarters of contributions from Motorola), China accounted for 59 percent of Lenovo’s smartphone volumes, while markets outside China saw...

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HP Unloads Stake in Chinese Server Unit

May 21, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51 percent stake in its China server, storage and technology storage unit for about...

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T-Mobile Kicks Off Memorial Day with A Free Phone

May 20, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As part of its Memorial Day promotions, T-Mobile is also offering a free memory upgrade on the...

Report: AT&T to Stop Offering Two-Year Contracts at Some Retailers

May 20, 2015 12:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Customers love AT&T Next and we are continuing to focus on it as the preferred way that customers want to shop.”                    

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