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Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

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Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, reports Reuters. Verizon’s board is expected to discuss the potential buyout next week ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Verizon Communications and UK-based Vodafone formed Verizon Wireless as a...
Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

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Softbank bought a controlling stake in Sprint for ~$20 billion. It's bad news for Yahoo, Yahoo shareholders, Marissa Mayer, Silicon Valley VCs, and tech startups. Here's how: Yahoo Japan is a joint venture between Yahoo and Softbank. Softbank was, until a few weeks ago, preparing to pay Yahoo ~$3 billion...
The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

Isis’ campaign to win over consumers starts at SXSW

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Isis, the mobile payment joint venture of Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, is finally getting a public viewing at South by Southwest, with consumers able to see the near-field communication wallet in action. The demonstration at Isis’ lounge and booth sets the stage for Isis’ rollout this summer in Austin, Texas,...
Isis’ campaign to win over consumers starts at SXSW
Redbox Instant by Verizon coming out of beta before the end of March

Sony closes deal to buy Sony Ericsson, now Sony Mobile Communications

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Sony has completed its purchase of the Sony Ericsson mobile phone joint venture and turned the company into a subsidiary....
Sony closes deal to buy Sony Ericsson, now Sony Mobile Communications

Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

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Intel has confirmed that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Global Navigation Satellite System business of ST-Ericsson, extending its investments in positioning technology.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.ST-Ericsson, a 50-50 semiconductor joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, announced earlier on...
Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

Unibet buys a 45% stake in real-money Facebook gambling game maker Bonza

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London-based but Valetta, Malta-headquartered online gambling giant Unibet today announced that it has acquired a company called ‘Social Gambling (Channel Islands)’ or SGCI for a nominal fee of £100 ($151) – yes that’s not a typo – and a £2 million ($3 million) loan facility. This probably doesn’t mean much...
Unibet buys a 45% stake in real-money Facebook gambling game maker Bonza

New Stats: 2011 Was Good For E-Books, Not So Good For Print

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The Association of American Publishers closes out calendar year 2011 today with a round of new stats on print and digital books. Publishers’ e-book revenues were up 117.3 percent in 2011, with hardcover, paperback and mass market sales declining sharply and affected in part by Borders’ closing. Here’s how...
New Stats: 2011 Was Good For E-Books, Not So Good For Print

Comcast acquires full ownership of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule

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Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, will consolidate its control over NBCUniversal by buying out the 49 percent of the media company that it doesn't already own. Comcast will pay General Electric $16.7 billion for the shares and shell out $1.4 billion for related real estate, including the iconic...
Comcast acquires full ownership of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule
Redbox Instant Taps Microsoft's Xbox 360 As Its Exclusive Game Console Launch Partner

MoPub Wrangles Fresh Capital and Agency Hire to "Get Mobile Ads Right"

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There is a real problem with display ads. They make up a huge chunk of the digital ad industry but are hated by just about everyone and they work almost none of the time. Instead of building a better, non-banner ad, the industry has been waiting for ad dollars to...
MoPub Wrangles Fresh Capital and Agency Hire to "Get Mobile Ads Right"

iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

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Readmill, a Berlin-based startup that offers e-reading apps for iOS, has partnered with digital marketplace Gumroad to let authors sell ebooks directly through the site. The company also announced partnerships with Faber Factory and Firsty Group, which provide services for independent publishers. Gumroad was founded by former Pinterest designer Sahil...
iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

Samsung, NTT DoCoMo, et al. cancel plans for LTE chip joint venture

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Looks like the decision to not make a decision has... well, created a decision. Back in December of 2011, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung and a smattering of other Japanese firms put their heads together in order to launch a joint venture to manufacture and sell ICs for mobile devices. Communication...
Samsung, NTT DoCoMo, et al. cancel plans for LTE chip joint venture

Costolo Defends Tweet Censoring Policy, Apple Appoints New VP Of Retail, German Court Really Bans Galaxy 10.1

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Starbucks Stores In India By August. Starbucks will open coffee shops in India by August, serving locally sourced coffee through a partnership with Tata Coffee. Tata Group and Starbucks are entering a joint venture and aim to open up...
Costolo Defends Tweet Censoring Policy, Apple Appoints New VP Of Retail, German Court Really Bans Galaxy 10.1

Isis mobile wallet launches in Salt Lake City and Austin on 9 smartphones

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The Isis joint venture of three wireless carriers announced the launch of its new mobile wallet system in Salt Lake City and Austin that uses nine NFC-ready and Isis-ready smartphones sold by the carriers....
Isis mobile wallet launches in Salt Lake City and Austin on 9 smartphones

The Californication of the Daily Deals Market -- Cheap Tickets

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Crowd Seats is bringing a bit of Hollywood to the daily deals business. The Los Angeles-based company, which got started a year ago, is focused on selling tickets at a discount. The site does not sell bikini waxes, Segway tours, or fancy dinners. Rather, it’s all about targeting hardcore sports...
The Californication of the Daily Deals Market -- Cheap Tickets

Mystery for the day: Who's buying ST-Ericsson's geolocation business

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In the course of breaking up, sometimes it’s simpler to shed shared assets. Ericsson and STMicroelectronics are in the process of doing just that – having already decided which partner gets what out of their cash-haemorrhaging joint venture, ST-Ericsson, the companies are now seeing what they can get for the...
Mystery for the day: Who's buying ST-Ericsson's geolocation business

Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

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Rumoured £161bn takeover bid by US firms AT&T and Verizon would dwarf AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000Vodafone's shares hit a decade high on Tuesday on renewed rumours that the mobile phone company may be subject to a £161bn bid - which would smash previous takeover records.Shares in Vodafone...
Vodafone shares reach 10-year high
iPhone 5 coming to EE, the UK's first 4G carrier
US DOJ just barely preserves competition between Verizon FiOS, cable

Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

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Mobile operators Bharti Airtel and Japan’s SoftBank are set to launch a joint mobile Internet portal later this month in India, becoming the second service to be introduced from the duo’s joint initiative, Bharti SoftBank (BSB). The new service — called BSY — will lean on the expertise and know-how of...
Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month
Pearson buys a stake in Nook Media

Half a Billion Devices will be NFC Ready for the e-Wallet Revolution by the end of 2014

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According to a new ABI Research Report out of London today, the number of NFC-enabled devices in use will exceed 500 million in 2014. The current advantage goes to Android devices who form the largest base that could take advantage of micro payment services due to arrive later this fall...
Half a Billion Devices will be NFC Ready for the e-Wallet Revolution by the end of 2014

Forget startups, IBM may take home the SDN prize

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Last week, IBM made a significant announcement that received relatively little attention. The IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V is the first third party virtual switching platform for VMware environments. Of course, Cisco has the Nexus 1000v, but given the long history, investment, and VCE joint venture, it doesn’t...
Forget startups, IBM may take home the SDN prize

Microsoft reportedly mulls bid for Nook Media's digital assets

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The software giant is considering paying up to $1 billion for certain digital assets of the joint venture, according to Internal documents obtained by Tech Crunch. [Read more]...
Microsoft reportedly mulls bid for Nook Media's digital assets

ARM Venture Aims to Strengthen Mobile Security

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U.K. microchip designer ARM Holdings launched a new joint venture business aimed at beefing up security on smartphones and tablets....
ARM Venture Aims to Strengthen Mobile Security

Nokia to Buy Out Siemens From Joint Venture

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Nokia agreed to pay €1.7 billion ($2.21 billion) to buy Siemens out of its 50% stake in a telecom-equipment joint venture between the two companies....
Nokia to Buy Out Siemens From Joint Venture

KiOR hits milestone of making biocrude in Mississippi

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Next-gen biofuel maker KiOR announced last week that it’s hit a major milestone: the company has started producing its biocrude at its factory in Columbus, Mississippi, and plans to start shipping this biofuel later this month. The company released the good news in its earnings call and KiOR CEO Fred...
KiOR hits milestone of making biocrude in Mississippi
Proposed UK mobile payment standard sidelined after complaints from Google and Three

Samsung Mobile Display to use Corning Lotus Glass with OLEDs

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Samsung Mobile Display has struck a deal with Corning to use its Lotus Glass for OLED screens. The joint venture will operate out of Korea. Although Samsung will be a core customer, the two will supply glass substrates for many companies using OLEDs.......
Samsung Mobile Display to use Corning Lotus Glass with OLEDs
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