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FCC Chairman Wheeler to the Communications Industry: Father Knows Best?

Source: Business Balla | May 5 2014, 5:10am CDT | by Forbes

Poor Tom Wheeler.  The besieged Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has only been in office for six...
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Apple Made A Move That Could Shake Up The Wireless Industry, But AT&T Is Making That A Little More Difficult (AAPL)

Oct 24 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

When Apple unveiled its new iPads last week, it also quietly announced a new technology that will enable you to switch between wireless carriers at your own will.  The cellular version of Apple's new tablets will come with the company's own SIM card rather than a pre-programmed carrier SIM card. This means you would be able to switch between networks whenever you want without having to commit to a specific carrier.  AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile ar ...
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As a software firm grows, it swoops into downtown Portland

Oct 23 2014 12:32pm CDT | Source: Business Journal of Portland

It hasn't yet been a year since the merger of Portland's Sprint.ly with Boulder-based software consulting firm Quick Left but the combined company has already outgrown its old Portland digs. The company has moved into a new downtown office. Plans are also in the works to further expand the team. Since the deal, the combined company, which took the name Quick Left, has doubled in size here. T ...
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Kigali, Oct 25 (IANS) The government of Rwanda and One UN Rwanda Friday signed 7.2 million dollars financing deal to build capacity in data generation and enhance evidence based on policy planning. | by IANS
US nurse with Ebola to be discharged from hospital
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) A US nurse infected with the Ebola virus disease while caring for a patient from Liberia in Texas will be discharged from hospital soon, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said Friday. | by IANS
Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines to be ready in 2015: WHO
Geneva, Oct 24 (IANS) Assistant Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Marie-Paule Kieny Friday said hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines might be ready for use in the first half of 2015 to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic. | by IANS

Sprint vs. T-Mobile: Who Is Winning the Most Customers?

Oct 23 2014 12:06pm CDT | Source: Fool.com

John Legere may have created the blueprint that's allowing Sprint to bec ...
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How does the Triad rank for mobile performance?

Oct 22 2014 5:15am CDT | Source: Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area

Greensboro and Winston-Salem didn't fare so well in a national ranking of mobile network performance. RootMetrics tested the networks of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon in the 125 largest U.S. metro areas. The Bellevue-based wireless testing firm looked at four categories: data, call, text, reliability and speed. In an overall ranking, Greensboro was No. 104. Winston-Salem was only a little better at No. 94. T ...
Full article at: Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area


T-Mobile and Sprint Are Fighting Tooth and Nail for Lower Wireless Prices

Oct 21 2014 5:43pm CDT | Source: Fool.com

These two wireless carriers offer the lowest prices around, but Sprint proves cheap plans aren ...
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This Phone Has No Frame Around Its Display, But It's Missing A Few Other Things, Too

Oct 21 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Bezels are ugly. They exist to protect the edges of the display, but we, as smartphone owners, want the screen in all its glory — as much of it as possible. Bezels just get in the way, mostly. That’s where Sharp’s latest smartphone, the company’s first since 2011, sets itself apart.  The Sharp Aquos Crystal borrows the same “Aquos” moniker from its popular line of liquid-crystal television sets, and the ...
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Sprint layoffs reach management-level positions

Oct 21 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: Wichita Business Journal

In its latest round of layoffs, Kansas-based Sprint has eliminated more than 80 vice presidents, directors and managers at its Overland Park headquarters. The Kansas City Business Journal reports the company has cut about 450 total jobs from the Kansas site, and more reductions are expected over the next few weeks. Sprint, which recently transitioned to new CEO Marcelo Claure, says its working to "more closely align our cost structure with that of our competitors ...
Full article at: Wichita Business Journal


The fastest and most reliable wireless carriers in St. Louis

Oct 20 2014 10:54am CDT | Source: St. Louis Business Journal

Verizon boasts the most reliable mobile network of the four major carriers in the St. Louis area, according to a new performance report from RootMetrics, a website that rates coverage of wireless providers in more than 100 U.S. markets. If network speed is what you want in a phone, your best bet is T-Mobile, which also had the best network for texting capabilities. According to the report, Verizon scored a 99 ...
Full article at: St. Louis Business Journal


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