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Big Clearwire Holder Resists Sprint

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Sprint Nextel Corp. is up to its neck in a merger fight, and it’s all about airwaves. Pay-TV provider Dish Network Corp. has offered $25.5 billion for the mobile-phone carrier, in a headline-grabbing attempt to break up Sprint’s agreement to be bought by SoftBank Corp. But Sprint is waging another...
Big Clearwire Holder Resists Sprint

Dish Network launches $25.5B bid to merge with Sprint

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The nation's no. 2 U.S. satellite television provider made waves in the worldwide wireless industry today, as Dish Network launched a $25.5 billion bid that could see it snagging Sprint from Japanese communications firm Softbank.    ...
Dish Network launches $25.5B bid to merge with Sprint

Engadget HD Podcast 306 - 07.03.2012

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After Google I/O, the latest news from Mountain View is tops on our list as we try to wrap our heads around the Nexus Q. Also on the list this week are the odd couple pairings of Boxee and Comcast, as well as HBO and Hulu (in Japan.) Meanwhile...
Engadget HD Podcast 306 - 07.03.2012

beIN Sport USA soccer channel comes to Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network

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While most of us have spent the last few weeks preparing for the return of North American-style football (get our NFL Pick 'Em league info here), soccer fans in the US and France have been tracking the sudden rise of international TV network beIN Sport. Operated out of Qatar...
beIN Sport USA soccer channel comes to Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network

AMC: “Dish never even talked rates with us”

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Thought: Maybe AMC Networks shouldn’t have waited until Dish Network actually pulled its channels off its service to take this punch. But punch the cable programmer did just after midnight Eastern time, releasing a statement that doesn’t beat around the bush. The upshot: Dish’s decision to end carriage of AMC,...
AMC: “Dish never even talked rates with us”
Dish to replace AMC with Mark Cuban’s HDNet Movies

Study shows Sprint severely undervaluing Clearwire spectrum

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A study that one Clearwire shareholder commissioned shows that the company’s spectrum is worth two to three times more than what Sprint is currently offering in its bid to acquire Bellevue-based Clearwire. The study, done by Information Age Economics, shows that Sprint’s current offer of $2.97 per share undervalues its longtime...
Study shows Sprint severely undervaluing Clearwire spectrum

Dish exec: we have an 80% chance of succeeding in cellphones

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Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen believed his company had an 80 percent shot at succeeding with its potential 4G phone network. It hinged on the FCC giving the LTE network a waiver to run, but he called it both a core part of Dish's plans. Cellphone service could even be...
Dish exec: we have an 80% chance of succeeding in cellphones
Google reportedly plans to launch its wireless carrier service by late 2013

Dish attempts to stall Sprint's Clearwire acquisition with convoluted buyout offer

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This week, Dish Network made an offer to purchase Clearwire. Riddled with conditions and endless complexities to actually make good on the offer, it is rather perplexing why Dish even made the offer to begin with. But there seems to be a method to its madness......
Dish attempts to stall Sprint's Clearwire acquisition with convoluted buyout offer

Google and Dish discussing spectrum deal, report says #thecircuit

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Google, Dish talking about spectrum?: Google and Dish Network are reportedly in talks over spectrum, leading to speculation that Google may be considering jumping into the wireless carrier business. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the two companies held preliminary talks on the possibility of a partnership to take...
Google and Dish discussing spectrum deal, report says #thecircuit
Big surprise! TiVo files patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola & Time Warner Cable

Bloomberg: Dish offers $2 billion for LightSquared's wireless spectrum

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The last few years have been a tumultuous time for LightSquared, with the company's LTE plans facing one hurdle after another that eventually led to a bankruptcy filing. It looks like at least one company is now looking to buy its most valuable asset, though, with Bloomberg reporting that...
Bloomberg: Dish offers $2 billion for LightSquared's wireless spectrum

Dish, Broadcasters Fight Over Court

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A federal judge in Manhattan soon will decide if Dish Network's legal battle with major TV broadcasters over ad-skipping should be heard in New York or in Los Angeles. The venue could be pivotal, due to a precedent set in New York....
Dish, Broadcasters Fight Over Court

Say Goodbye To Blockbuster Stores

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The Blockbuster brand emerged from the ashes of bankruptcy to have an impact on the bottom line of its new owner, Dish Network (NSDQ: DISH). The satellite TV service provider reported its first subscriber uptick in about two years, growth that was driven, it said, by the addition in...
Say Goodbye To Blockbuster Stores

Sprint Questions Dish-Clearwire Bid

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Sprint Nextel sent a letter to Clearwire's board stating that some provisions of Dish Network's rival proposal to acquire the broadband provider could trip up a potential deal....
Sprint Questions Dish-Clearwire Bid

Verizon bids for spectrum from Clearwire while Dish attempts merger with Sprint

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Verizon Wireless, which recently teamed up with telecommunications giant Comcast Corporation, is reportedly offering Clearwire Corp $1.5 billion in an effort to lease spectrum from the wireless communications company, according to The Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, Dish Network has motioned toward a $25.5 billion bid to merge with Sprint,...
Verizon bids for spectrum from Clearwire while Dish attempts merger with Sprint

Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

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It already sells phones and tablets, provides a wealth of online services and has been laying high-speed fiber to people's homes. Now Google is apparently considering a wireless network service as well. Google has been in talks with satellite TV provider Dish Network over a possible partnership to build...
Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

Lithium Acquires Social CRM Application For Call Centers, Social Dynamx

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Social CRM company Lithium Technologies has acquired fellow customer care application Social Dynamx. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Social Dynamx’splatform is designed for large enterprises and customer call centers to identify, prioritize and manage millions of one-to-one social conversations on blogs, social networks and more in...
Lithium Acquires Social CRM Application For Call Centers, Social Dynamx

This Is The $25.5 Billion Offer Letter DISH Just Sent To Sprint's Chairman (S)

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Until about an hour ago, it looked like Softbank would acquire 70% of Sprint for ~$20 billion. But then, whammo: DISH Networks dropped a press release announcing its own $25.5 billion offer. That's about a 13% premium over the Softbank offer. In the press release, DISH includes the letter it...
This Is The $25.5 Billion Offer Letter DISH Just Sent To Sprint's Chairman (S)

FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

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AT&T asked, and the Federal Communications Commission most definitely listened. Three months after AT&T submitted a complex proposal to turn a very cellular-unfriendly band into pristine 4G airwaves, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski appears set to push AT&T’s request through the commission. Genachowski on Wednesday began circulating a proposed order among...
FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

A CNET Reporter Resigns Amid CBS-Dish Tussle

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A CNET reporter has quit in the wake of CNET parent CBS' statement that it blocked the technology news website from considering Dish Network's controversial ad-skipping device for its annual Consumer Electronics Show awards....
A CNET Reporter Resigns Amid CBS-Dish Tussle

Why doesn’t pay channel Epix switch to an over-the-top model?

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On Tuesday, executives for Epix were definitely at a lunchtime presentation at Los Angeles’ SLS Hotel — I’m sure of it, I saw them — with Marvel comics impressario Stan Lee and boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in tow, showing off a range of upcoming blockbuster superhero movies, original comedy shows and...
Why doesn’t pay channel Epix switch to an over-the-top model?

Dish Rumored To Soon Unveil A National Satellite Network For High-Speed Internet

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According to sources speaking to Bloomberg, Dish Network Corp. is planning to launch a nationwide satellite-based broadband Net service, possibly as soon as the end of September. The system will use a satellite from the EchoStar Corp. which was launched in July--it can support download speeds of 15 megabits a...
Dish Rumored To Soon Unveil A National Satellite Network For High-Speed Internet

The battle for .app: Google, Amazon and 11 other companies apply for hottest TLD

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Earlier today at an event in London, domain name regulator ICANN revealed the list of generic top level domains (gTLDs). While most of the focus is on securing brand names and trademarks, it’s the .app suffix that is the most contested. ICANN said that it received 1930 applications from 60 countries...
The battle for .app: Google, Amazon and 11 other companies apply for hottest TLD

T-Mobile CEO rips into rivals, dubs AT&T network 'crap' and calls Verizon uncool

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere John Legere has kept a pretty low profile since being named CEO of T-Mobile USA last September, even though he did already help orchestrate a big merger with MetroPCS. But now we’re starting to hear more from the wireless executive. And Legere, the former CEO of...
T-Mobile CEO rips into rivals, dubs AT&T network 'crap' and calls Verizon uncool

Dish Network: We skip ads to protect kids from junk food, alcohol

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Dish Network chairman and satellite pioneer Charlie Ergen built an empire by rankling the broadcast and cable industry. He’s at it again with a commercial-skipping technology called AutoHop, which he will defend on Wednesday to House lawmakers in a “Future of Video” hearing. He says the technology is what consumers...
Dish Network: We skip ads to protect kids from junk food, alcohol

Clearwire to Tap Sprint Financing

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Clearwire plans to tap financing made available by Sprint Nextel in a move that further complicates Dish Network's effort to buy the wireless broadband operator....
Clearwire to Tap Sprint Financing

Dish Made Bid for MetroPCS Before T-Mobile Deal

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Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen made a bid to acquire MetroPCS in August for about $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest sign that the executive has pursued serious steps to enter the wireless business. Mr. Ergen offered to buy MetroPCS for $11 a share,...
Dish Made Bid for MetroPCS Before T-Mobile Deal

Samsung scores Blockbuster movie streaming deal, eyes US and European launch by June

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Samsung has reportedly signed a new deal with Blockbuster that will see the company deliver thousands of movies to the Korean electronics giant’s Galaxy smartphone and tablet range, Blu-ray players and new connected Smart TVs. Smarthouse reports that the service will be rolled out in Australia, the US and Europe...
Samsung scores Blockbuster movie streaming deal, eyes US and European launch by June
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