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Report: Project Oscar, UK's Multi-Carrrier Mobile Payment JV, Could Get Regulator Nod This Summer

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Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica’s O2 are all pushing ahead on their own mobile payment services, but in a bid to outpace companies like Apple and Google that may disintermediate them completely, these carriers are also working together. Now, a carrier JV in the UK, code-named Project Oscar, which...
Report: Project Oscar, UK's Multi-Carrrier Mobile Payment JV, Could Get Regulator Nod This Summer

China Unicom confirms iPhone 5 launch coming in next three months

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A China Unicom executive has confirmed that, as long as regulatory approval comes as expected, Apple’s new iPhone 5 will arrive on the carrier’s network within three months of the handset’s September 21st launch. The company’s vice president Li Gang told Sohu IT that it had already reached an agreement...
China Unicom confirms iPhone 5 launch coming in next three months

Glooko Receives FDA Clearance For Its Mobile Diabetes Tracker, Hires Intuit Health Exec As Its First CEO

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Back in September, Glooko announced the release of a new version of its iOS app, a digital logbook which helps people with diabetes track their blood glucose levels from their smartphone. The new app brought support for six additional glucose meters, meaning that Glooko is now compatible with more than...
Glooko Receives FDA Clearance For Its Mobile Diabetes Tracker, Hires Intuit Health Exec As Its First CEO

AT&T buys spectrum from Verizon #thecircuit

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AT&T buys spectrum from Verizon: AT&T has purchased wireless spectrum in a band vital to expanding its 4G LTE network from its biggest competitor, Verizon. AT&T will pay $1.9 billion for the spectrum, which covers western markets such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Fresno, Calif. and Portland, Ore. The transactions,...
AT&T buys spectrum from Verizon #thecircuit

HP TouchPad Go gets post-mortem FCC teardown

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When HP released its ill-fated 10-inch TouchPad, it was also prepping a smaller seven-inch version for the market. In August it sent the device to the FCC for regulatory approval, and even through the company abandoned the entire webOS-based family a few weeks later, HP did not pull the submission...
HP TouchPad Go gets post-mortem FCC teardown

Google Wants Your Lamp to Tell You How Much Power It's Using

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Google PowerMeter is part of a series of efforts by various large and small companies, including Green Goose and Microsoft, to launch better and smarter home energy monitoring services. Today, Google took the next step in its efforts to make PowerMeter a ubiquitous service by launching an API for PowerMeter...
Google Wants Your Lamp to Tell You How Much Power It's Using
BlueKite Raises $1.5 Million To Help U.S. Immigrants Pay Bills Abroad
AOL sells 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion deal

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

Apple Planning March Special Event to Introduce Developer Tools for TV?

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Citing "channel checks", Jeffries analyst Peter Misek today reported in a research note that Apple appears to be preparing for a television-related product event next month. While Misek does not believe that Apple's rumored television set will be making an appearance at the event, he does suggest that Apple might...
Apple Planning March Special Event to Introduce Developer Tools for TV?

Google wants utility companies to sell it more green power for data centers

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In a company blog post published on Friday, Google argued that as it expands data centers—most notably in North Carolina—it needs “utilities to offer a renewable power option for companies that request it—something that’s not currently offered by most utilities.” In a five-page white paper also published Friday, the...
Google wants utility companies to sell it more green power for data centers
Google’s Motorola acquisition approved by Justice Department

Diabetes startup Glooko goes for the hat trick: new CEO, new product and FDA clearance

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Glooko, a diabetes-management startup with an all-star set of Silicon Valley investors, is kicking off the new year with a trifecta of big announcements. On Thursday, the Palo Alto company said it had hired a new CEO (it’s first), launched a new product and won the approval of the FDA...
Diabetes startup Glooko goes for the hat trick: new CEO, new product and FDA clearance

Google Spent Nearly $2 Billion On 79 Acquisitions In 2011

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Yesterday, Google filed its 10-K with the SEC, revealing the number of acquisitions and money spent on these purchases in the year. As of Q3, Google had spent over $1.4 billion on 55 acquisitions for the year. Google ended 2011 spending $1.9 billion (including cash and stock) on completing 79...
Google Spent Nearly $2 Billion On 79 Acquisitions In 2011

Softbank acquires 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion

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In a webcast today,  Japanese operator Softbank has acquired a 70 percent stake in US operator Sprint, financing the deal with $8 billion in new capital and shares and $12 billion in existing shares. Softbank says that it will allow the company to “establish an operating base as one of...
Softbank acquires 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion

GE to pour $105M into EMC and VMware's Pivotal Initiative

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The Pivotal Initiative, the big cloud and big data startup backed by parents EMC and VMware, now has another big, scary backer: General Electric is ponying up $105 million for a 10 percent stake in the company. Bill Ruh, GE’s VP, will talk about the investment and the Pivotal One...
GE to pour $105M into EMC and VMware's Pivotal Initiative

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

iPhone 5 gets Chinese regulatory approval ahead of launch

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A Chinese regulatory agency on Tuesday revealed that two models of Apple's iPhone 5 have been granted approval to operate on the country's networks, suggesting that the popular smartphone will soon launch in the world's largest wireless market....
iPhone 5 gets Chinese regulatory approval ahead of launch

Apple's New IPad Clears China's Regulatory Hurdle

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Apple received Chinese regulatory approval for an iPad device last week, signaling that the company plans on bringing its newest tablet to the country, even as......
Apple's New IPad Clears China's Regulatory Hurdle

LightSquared Seeks a Fresh Signal

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LightSquared wants regulatory approval for a plan it thinks will overcome the technical problems that have postponed its launch of a next-generation network and tipped the company into bankruptcy protection....
LightSquared Seeks a Fresh Signal

T-Mobile USA inks spectrum deal with Verizon to expand 4G coverage to 60m more people

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T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless have reached an agreement for the purchase and exchange of key Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses in 218 markets across the US. We previously reported that T-Mobile USA lost more than 700,000 post-paid customers during the final quarter of 2011, as its rivals’ iPhone...
T-Mobile USA inks spectrum deal with Verizon to expand 4G coverage to 60m more people

Pearson confirms Penguin/Random House merger talks

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On Thursday, the Financial Times reported that Random House and Penguin’s parent companies, Pearson and Bertelsmann, are in talks about merging the two publishers. (The FT is also owned by Pearson.) Now Pearson has released a statement confirming the report: Pearson notes recent media coverage regarding Penguin, its consumer publishing...
Pearson confirms Penguin/Random House merger talks

AT&T laps up the last bit of Alltel Wireless for $780M

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AT&T wants to make your roaming experience in rural parts of Georgia, Illinois, and Ohio a whole lot less frustrating. The carrier has agreed to buy $780 million worth of assets, stores, and subscribers from the Atlantic Tele-Network-owned Alltel Wireless, which covers over 4 million people. With the rise...
AT&T laps up the last bit of Alltel Wireless for $780M

UK regulators approve Vodafone and O2's network merger

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Observing the mantra that the enemy of its enemy is its friend, Vodafone and O2 have gained regulatory approval to begin merging their cellular networks to better compete with Everything Everywhere. As such, they can begin spinning off infrastructure and towers to a new company called CTI, which will...
UK regulators approve Vodafone and O2's network merger

Real-Time Car Service Uber Is Raising At A $1 Billion Valuation

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride-sharing service Uber is raising a new funding round at a valuation of $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the situation. If the company succeeds, it will join an elite group of start-ups that command 10-figure valuations. The situation underscores investors' desire to pay...
Real-Time Car Service Uber Is Raising At A $1 Billion Valuation

iPhone 5 Now Cleared For Sale On China Unicom's Network, Too

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The iPhone 5 received its final regulatory approval, the crucial “network access license” from China yesterday, but the original report from the Wall Street Journal only found approval for the China Telecom version of the device. Now, however, Chinese news sources report that the iPhone 5 variant which works with...
iPhone 5 Now Cleared For Sale On China Unicom's Network, Too

Sprint May Soon Cut Ties With LightSquared

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Sprint may cut ties with billionaire Philip Falcone's LightSquared as soon as mid-month as the wireless start-up has struggled to get regulatory approval to operate a planned nationwide fourth-generation mobile-broadband network....
Sprint May Soon Cut Ties With LightSquared

What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

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Within hours of making their merger plans official on Wednesday, T-Mobile and MetroPCS started selling their grand plan to investors, customers, the media and the world. On a conference call with analysts and press, T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere painted a picture of a new hyper-competitive carrier that would dominate...
What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

Cisco Snaps Up Meraki for over $1 Billion

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One point two big big ones is the fee for the Cloud-based networking company, a brainchild of three MIT graduates back in 2006. If you didn't put much stock into cloud computing, think again. Cisco Systems has forked out $1.2 billion to acquire Meraki, a 100% cloud-managed networking company....
Cisco Snaps Up Meraki for over $1 Billion
Here's what's behind SoftBank's $20.1B Sprint deal
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