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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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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 99.8 (on a scale of 100) for reliability. Sprint (98.5); AT&T (98.3); an ...
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Spurned French telecom drops pursuit after T-Mobile snubs multiple offers

Oct 13 2014 1:11pm CDT | Source: Seattle Business Journal

French telecom Iliad SA has given up on its push to buy T-Mobile after the Bellevue company declined to consider its offer. Reuters first reported the announcement from Iliad, which said T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom and some T-Mobile board members refused to consider its latest offer. Iliad first made a $15 billion offer for a controlling stake in T-Mobile in July, which T-Mobile rejected. At the time, the Bellevue telecom was in serious discuss ...
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U.S. Wireless Carrier Weekly Review: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

Oct 10 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

After frantic marketing activity following launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, it was a relatively quiet week for the major U.S. wireless players- AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. While there were fewer new offers by the carriers, plenty of ot ...
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Trader Joe's opens first Broward County store

Oct 10 2014 9:32am CDT | Source: South Florida Business Journal

Trader Joe's opened its first Broward County store in Pembroke Pines on Friday. It's the fourth South Florida opening for the California-based grocer since the beginning of September. The newest location at 11960 Pines Blvd. has about 200 parking spaces and is located in a plaza with brands including PetSmart, Men's Warehouse, Sprint and BJ's Brewhouse. Broward's second Trader Joe's is e ...
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U.S. Wireless Carrier Weekly Review: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

Oct 7 2014 7:39am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Competition in the U.S. telecom market intensified last week, with Sprint, AT&T and Verizon all stepping up their promotional activity in an attempt to gain share in the saturated market. We have been expecting an increase in promotions, as network-related differentiation between the carriers has narrow ...
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H-P splitting in two; Square funding; MLB investing in Wi-Fi: TechFlash 7 things

Oct 6 2014 8:21am CDT | Source: St. Louis Business Journal

Hewlett-Packard just said it plans to split into two companies. Here’s what that means for you. Square, Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey’s payments platform, just increased its latest funding round to $150 million. Sprint is spending $160 million to get rid of more employees. RadioShack just raised $150 million from a Texas hedge fund to help it recapitalize. Here’s why Major League Baseball is working hard to get yo ...
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Sprint Announces Job Cuts

Oct 3 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: WSJ.com: What's News US

Sprint said Friday that it would move to cut an unspecified number of management and nonmanagement jobs by ...
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Pebble smartwatch gets a major update, tracks health and fitness

Oct 2 2014 7:46pm CDT | Source: BetaNews

The smartwatch industry continues to grow with the latest offerings from both Google Android Wear and Apple. But Pebble, a former darling of Kickstarter, got off to a fast start and has been continuing to improve things since its launch. Now the watch maker is adding yet more features to its offering, giving users access to health and fitness monitoring. Thanks to RunKeeper, there was already a bit of this present, but the latest update brings much more along with it. "Today, we’re announ ...
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