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Fongo makes a very public bid for control of Wind Mobile

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Canadian carrier Wind Mobile has faced no small amount of tumult in recent months, culminating in direct control by Orascom and talk of shopping the provider around to the highest bidder. We didn't entirely anticipate just who would take up the offer, however: Fongo, best known for its former...
Fongo makes a very public bid for control of Wind Mobile

So who got hosed when Facebook bought Lightbox?

gigaom.com
When London-based photo app developer Lightbox announced on Tuesday that its team was joining Facebook, you could almost hear the champagne corks popping. Becoming part of the social web’s most powerful company? Being moved out to Palo Alto? Joining a company on the brink of a huge IPO? No wonder...
So who got hosed when Facebook bought Lightbox?
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DOJ lets waiting period expire on T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger, hints it's good to go

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We're sure that MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA executives were on pins and needles wondering whether or not their proposed merger would clear all the regulatory hurdles. While they're not officially free and clear, the Department of Justice has given a strong hint that the carrier union will go through....
DOJ lets waiting period expire on T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger, hints it's good to go
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Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 1/3 Of It In The Last 9 Months

techcrunch.com
Champagne corks are a-flyin’ this morning at Eventbrite, where the online event ticketing company is about to announce that they’ve just sold their 100 millionth ticket. All in all, that works out to $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales, up from a total of $1B sold by June of last...
Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 1/3 Of It In The Last 9 Months

Oh, and Another Thing About FaceTagram: Your Location

allthingsd.com
Last August, it was reported that Facebook was considering the introduction of photo filters to its Web site, as the millions using popular photo-sharing app Instagram continued to multiply. Now, it’s gone ahead and spent $1 billion on Lo-Fi, Valencia and the rest of them. It’s not all about the...
Oh, and Another Thing About FaceTagram: Your Location

Disappointing 4G mobile broadband auction leaves Treasury £1.2bn short

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Mobile operators must pay £2.3bn for the extra bandwidth they need - but George Osborne had been pencilling in £3.5bnThe 4G auction - the biggest sale of British airwaves in a decade - has raised just £2.3bn for the public purse, a third less than the Treasury was counting on...
Disappointing 4G mobile broadband auction leaves Treasury £1.2bn short

Serious Qualms Over Apple's Q2

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When Apple posts second-quarter earnings today, don’t expect a blowout. Wall Street certainly isn’t. The eager anticipation that once preceded Apple’s quarterly earnings reports has turned to apprehension following a steep plunge in the company’s stock price over the past seven months. And the question troubling many minds today is...
Serious Qualms Over Apple's Q2
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AT&T plans to shut down entire 2G network by 2017

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AT&T has only just begun the transition away from 2G services with its spectrum refarming in New York City, but it now has a target end date to mark on the calendar: January 1st, 2017. Courtesy of an SEC filing, we know that the carrier hopes that both its...
AT&T plans to shut down entire 2G network by 2017
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