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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

Two Networks, One Company: T-Mobile Explains Why Its MetroPCS Deal Can Work

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When T-Mobile announced its deal this week to acquire MetroPCS, one of the first concerns raised by outsiders was the fact that today the two companies use a different type of network technology. T-Mobile’s network has evolved from the type of system used by AT&T while MetroPCS has historically relied...
Two Networks, One Company: T-Mobile Explains Why Its MetroPCS Deal Can Work
Food Delivery Companies Seamless And GrubHub Announce Merger

T-Mobile USA plans LTE next year, keeps low-price focus

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T-Mobile USA will roll out LTE next year, partly by using spectrum it is receiving in the wake of its failed merger with AT&T, the company said Thursday....
T-Mobile USA plans LTE next year, keeps low-price focus

MetroPCS shareholders approve T-Mobile merger

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MetroPCS shareholders approve T-Mobile merger

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
T-Mobile and MetroPCS join forces in merger: the full story

That $1B for Instagram? It's 23M Shares of Facebook + $300M in Cash (and a $200M Termination Fee)

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Here is a relevant and juicy new detail buried deep in the new S-1 document Facebook just filed: In April 2012, we entered into an agreement to acquire Instagram, Inc., which has built a mobile phone-based photo-sharing service, for approximately 23 million shares of our common stock and $300 million...
That $1B for Instagram? It's 23M Shares of Facebook + $300M in Cash (and a $200M Termination Fee)
T-Mobile strikes back at AT&T attack ads

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
Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Olbermann expected to resign next year
Report: T-Mobile slashing 100 jobs just before MetroPCS merger

Viggle Acquires GetGlue, And Social TV Gets Bigger, Stickier

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When does the second screen become the first? Viggle, which considers itself a TV "loyalty service," has just revealed it's going to acquire social TV app GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48 million shares. Viggle will own the entire brand and employees, and operate both its own...
Viggle Acquires GetGlue, And Social TV Gets Bigger, Stickier

Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B

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T-Mobile USA’s parent Deutsche Telekom today reported earnings for the quarter that ended March 31, with revenues and earnings in slight decline compared to a year ago: sales for the carrier came in at €14.4 billion, a decline of 1.1 percent; and earnings of €4.48 billion ($5.8 billion) were down...
Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B

CNBC: Sprint board rejects $8b MetroPCS acquisition 'hours' before announcement

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CNBC is reporting that Sprint and regional carrier MetroPCS were literally hours from announcing an $8 billion merger when Sprint's board rejected it — even after it had CEO Dan Hesse's sign-off. Developing... Continue reading…...
CNBC: Sprint board rejects $8b MetroPCS acquisition 'hours' before announcement

Rumor: Verizon, Vodafone in merger, buyout discussions

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Mirroring earlier talks between the carriers, Verizon and Vodafone are reportedly looking for ways to "resolve" their relationship in the jointly-owned carrier Verizon Wireless. It is claimed that the two companies are in discussions to either fully merge the two entities or for Verizon to partly or fully buy out...
Rumor: Verizon, Vodafone in merger, buyout discussions

Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

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The announcement of the merger between Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou caught many off guard in March, but a recent filing from Youku reveals that representatives from both firms had discussed the possibility informally as early as 2009. Of the details included in Youku’s recent F4 filing — spotted...
Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009
T-Mobile preps for 2013 LTE rollout with AT&T's spectrum and equipment from Ericsson, Nokia Siemens
T-Mobile USA CEO Phillip Humm resigns

The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger

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When the Viggle-GetGlue merger was first announced this morning, there was initially a bit of congratulations for those involved. After all, there are a number of folks who’d love to see a successful company tackle the social TV market — mainly networks who’d like to see apps that can get...
The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger

DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

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For quite some time now, we've been reporting on how the big television players were so upset that Hulu and Netflix were dragging them kicking and screaming into the 21st century (even though they owned Hulu) that they were working on plans to kill off both services -- or at...
DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

MetroPCS shareholdes clear way for merger with T-Mobile

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Final hurdle cleared in deal to combine country's fourth- and fifth-largest wireless carriers. [Read more]...
MetroPCS shareholdes clear way for merger with T-Mobile

T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

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The fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers finally get FCC approval. The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it has given approval to T-Mobile merging with MetroPCS. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said that allowing the fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers to combine will benefit consumers. One...
T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge
ATD and Mashable Sitting in a Tree: The Best Merger Memo I've Nabbed All Year

AT&T Argues That More Competition Is Bad For You & Leads To Higher Prices

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Apparently AT&T-land is a place where basic economics doesn't apply. AT&T boss Randall Stephenson, still hurt from the rejection of his attempted merger with T-Mobile, is telling the world that greater competition means higher prices and less efficient markets. That this goes against nearly all understanding of economics seems like...
AT&T Argues That More Competition Is Bad For You & Leads To Higher Prices

Sprint Board: CEO? What CEO?

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The word on the street today is that Sprint and MetroPCS are in the middle of a long series of negotiations to merge the two companies, with Sprint offering $8 billion for MetroPCS. The deal was set to go, and would be announced later today. MetroPCS was on board, Sprint...
Sprint Board: CEO? What CEO?

U.S. mobile buyouts may meet their end in 2013

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After starting amid the smoldering ruins of AT&T and T-Mobile USA's failed merger, 2012 ended as a big year for mobile carrier deals in the U.S., and possibly a final changing of the guard for a long time....
U.S. mobile buyouts may meet their end in 2013

Cisco concerned about Skype, Microsoft Lync integration

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Exclusive integration "could lock-in businesses who want to reach Skype's 700 million account holders," says Cisco, which has appealed the European Commission's OK of the merger....
Cisco concerned about Skype, Microsoft Lync integration

T-Mobile Plans March 26 Event to Tout Big Changes Coming

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T-Mobile USA is planning a March 26 event in New York where it is expected to detail further changes to both its technology and business. The No. 4 U.S. carrier is in the midst of readying an LTE network for commercial launch. It says its network is ready to go...
T-Mobile Plans March 26 Event to Tout Big Changes Coming

Gorgeous wedding: yeah Eric and Cynthia #merger http://twitpic.com/1czwzv

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Gorgeous wedding: yeah Eric and Cynthia #merger http://twitpic.com/1czwzv
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