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Briefly: Verizon tops, Spotify likes, Michael Jackson

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Verizon Wireless once again claimed the top spot among US carriers in terms of customer loyalty. The company reported today that its second quarter churn rate was 0.84 percent. Verizon edged out the unnamed second place finisher, which tallied a 0.97 percent churn rate. Third and fourth place carriers saw...
Briefly: Verizon tops, Spotify likes, Michael Jackson

Nokia confirms Windows Phone 7.8 coming to the UK today, prices Lumia 620 at £149.99

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Brits who ground their fingers to stumps pressing their Lumia update button will finally get a rest, as Nokia UK has confirmed that Windows 7.8 is rolling out from today. The company is also talking about pricing for the Lumia 620, which will bring Windows Phone 8 to the...
Nokia confirms Windows Phone 7.8 coming to the UK today, prices Lumia 620 at £149.99
Apple and four publishers agree to terminate 'agency' sales model in Europe

Verizon launches new data plans you can share across up to 10 devices

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US mobile operator Verizon has today released details of the shared data plans it first announced earlier this year The new Share Everything plans will be available from 28 June, and will offer unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text, video and picture messaging and a single data allowance for up to...
Verizon launches new data plans you can share across up to 10 devices

Will Tumblr's New Terms Of Service Finally Lead To The De-Stupidifying Of Terms Of Service?

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Late last week there was some buzzing over Tumblr's new Terms of Service, which some noted had some amusingly plain language explanations in them, resulting in a bit of news coverage. Having gone through the process of creating terms of service with lawyers before, I'm somewhat jaded on the subject...
Will Tumblr's New Terms Of Service Finally Lead To The De-Stupidifying Of Terms Of Service?

RovAir Aims to be the Airbnb of Mobile Broadband Plans

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Got a mobile broadband device that you only really use a few times a month? Me too. If you’re sick of two-year contracts and monthly fees that go mostly to a gadget that sits idle in your bag until you’re out of range, there are a couple of different alternative...
RovAir Aims to be the Airbnb of Mobile Broadband Plans

Spotify Is Not Like iTunes, And Can NEVER Be Profitable (AAPL)

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Spotify's asking valuation of $3.5 billion is ballpark reasonable if you compare it to Apple's iTunes on revenue and growth. But long time digital music entrepreneur Michael Robertson thinks that iTunes and Spotify are like apples and oranges, and Spotify can NEVER be profitable. "I think Spotify is a...
Spotify Is Not Like iTunes, And Can NEVER Be Profitable (AAPL)

Vodafone fixed contracts to rise

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Phone companies are warned stricter rules could be introduced after Vodafone becomes the latest firm to raise the cost of its fixed contracts....
Vodafone fixed contracts to rise

Another WPP Digital Acqusition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Easter European Expansion

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The advertising giant WPP continues its strategy to build up its digital business through acquisitions: today Possible Worldwide, a WPP-owned digital agency that has strong operations in emerging markets, announced that it has purchased Fortune Cookie, a 190-person, UK-based firm with operations also in Poland, the U.S. and Australia. Financial...
Another WPP Digital Acqusition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Easter European Expansion

Break your mobile contract, prepaid provider Ting will reimburse you if you switch

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We’ve long been advocates of prepaid mobile phone services. They’re usually an easy way to save money—and avoid those pesky contracts. One problem though, many people still have those pesky contracts, sometimes for as long as a year or two. Breaking them often means being hit with an early...
Break your mobile contract, prepaid provider Ting will reimburse you if you switch

T-Mobile's big day: iPhone 5, LTE and a new type of service plan (roundup)

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We’re not sure if T-Mobile is now an “uncarrier,” as it declared at Tuesday’s event in New York City at which it finally introduced an iPhone 5 for its network, unveiled new pricing plans that could change the way people think about buying smartphones, and shed a little more light...
T-Mobile's big day: iPhone 5, LTE and a new type of service plan (roundup)

iPhone 3GS Finally Arrives to Russia: 9 Months Later and $100 Less Expensive

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Today here in Russia we have finally learned the date when we should expect iPhone 3GS to become officially available in the country as one of the leading local mobile carries and one of the largest electronics retailer have announced that they are initializing the sales this week, on the...
iPhone 3GS Finally Arrives to Russia: 9 Months Later and $100 Less Expensive

9 multiplayer PC games that redefine 'holiday family time'

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In Hitman: Absolution, it's not as though you're joining a server and stealthily convincing 31 other players that you're not standing behind them with a garrote. (Try the Assassin's Creed series for that.) Instead, IO Interactive has built a brilliant multiplayer hook into this delightful, single-player title. Other players...
9 multiplayer PC games that redefine 'holiday family time'

Defense Department opens contracts for Apple, Google

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At one time BlackBerry received all of the Pentagon's mobile contracts, but times have changed. [Read more]...
Defense Department opens contracts for Apple, Google

Cloudy Contracts: CFOs Need to Step In

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With software-as-a-service and other types of cloud computing becoming de rigeur at many companies, CFOs should be bringing other business managers up to speed on the basics of contracting....
Cloudy Contracts: CFOs Need to Step In

Verizon CEO says he's open to dropping contracts

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CEO Lowell McAdams says the company could easily shift to the model if consumers begin demanding it. [Read more]...
Verizon CEO says he's open to dropping contracts
MVNO Voyager Mobile launching with no-contract plans starting at $19
Adobe Reader for iOS and Android now lets you e-sign PDFs for free

EU: Intel gave improper kickbacks to crush AMD

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European regulators said Friday that Intel (INTC) gave computer makers improper payments to use its chips instead of those from rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and that Intel selectively slashed prices to keep AMD from winning big contracts. Intel defended its pricing actions, saying they have been good for customers...
EU: Intel gave improper kickbacks to crush AMD
T-Mobile becomes the 'Uncarrier', drops contracts and launches LTE

Deutsche Telekom Confirms in Talks to Combine MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA

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Aiming to beef up its U.S. operation, Deutsche Telekom is in talks to combine MetroPCS with its T-Mobile USA operations. In a statement Tuesday, the carrier said it is “holding talks” but said there are “significant issues” yet to be worked out. “Deutsche Telekom is holding talks with the listed...
Deutsche Telekom Confirms in Talks to Combine MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA

Yikes: Sprint may terminate its 15-year agreement with LightSquared

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The country’s third largest wireless carrier, Sprint Nextel, may terminate its 15-year agreement with wholesale wireless startup LightSquared today. Back in July, LightSquared signed a $9 billion 15-year agreement with Sprint to build and host its LTE network, which is crucial for the company to reach the targeted launch...
Yikes: Sprint may terminate its 15-year agreement with LightSquared
Mozilla planning a Windows 8 Metro version of Firefox

Google officially launches its music subscription service at Google I/O

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Google took the wraps off its long-rumored music subscription service at its Google I/O developer conference Wednesday, which is dubbed Google Play Music All Access. “Music unites us, it’s universal,” Chris Yerga, Android Engineering Director, said when he introduced the service during Wednesday’s keynote. “But what if we gave you...
Google officially launches its music subscription service at Google I/O

Why the iPhone does well in the US - and who's buying smartphones there

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Benedict Evans of Enders Analysis explains the market distortions that make smartphones so expensive in the US - and other data explains whether they go to new or existing buyersHere's a statistic: in the first quarter of 2012, of the 18m smartphones sold in the US through carriers, the majority...
Why the iPhone does well in the US - and who's buying smartphones there

Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

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American carrier AT&T is looking towards expanding into Europe, according to insiders. The telecommunications giant may be making a bid to buy a mobile phone network, with the likelihood that the company will upgrade older generations of technology and improve the slow rate of 4G rollouts, as well as moving...
Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare

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When I was at South by Southwest in Austin a few weeks ago, checking in on Foursquare and Gowalla was useful as it helped people know where I was and friends reciprocated letting me know where they were at. It was also somewhat novel being able to get new badges...
Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare
Hackers steal, sell data on 8.7 million Korea Telecom subscribers

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

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CNET got a look at newly surfaced contracts, design specs, and page after page of schematics and code, revealing how Apple created its first disk operating system, a chapter of Silicon Valley history that was critical to the company's later success. [Read more]...
The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

Sprint to MVNOs: if you get us customers, we'll do the rest

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Sprint has created a new service to entice mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to base their operations on its network. With the new service, Single Source Enablement, Sprint manages every aspect of the business, from customer care to the distribution of devices. The only thing the MVNO has to worry...
Sprint to MVNOs: if you get us customers, we'll do the rest
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