Google Voice integration with Hangouts is nearly done, debug tool suggests

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Google Voice integration with Hangouts is just a matter of time. We wrote about it earlier this year. Hangouts would then be Google’s unified chat client, it would serve all your communication needs. This merger of sorts is one step closer to completion. A Reddit user managed to get a ...

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Sprint, T-Mobile merger closer than ever, report says

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Sprint is nearing an agreement in the acquisition of T-Mobile, according to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ recently reported that Sprint is nearing an agreement on the price, capital structure and termination fee for a merger, which could value the wireless carrier at nearly $40 a share. If ...

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Samsung merges camera and mobile phone divisions

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When we think about Samsung, we think about the Galaxy line of smartphones, but actually Samsung is a huge company – also known as the Samsung Group, with total assets of US$ 590.4billion. Their one of the most successful divisions is the Wireless Business Division – the one that ...

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Sprint readying $20B bid for T-Mobile, report says

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Sprint is readying a potential $20 bid for T-Mobile US for the first half of 2014, says industry insiders speaking with the Wall Street Journal. The deal, which would marry the 3rd and 4th largest carriers in the United States, is certain to face heavy scrutiny by the Department of Justice. As ...

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FCC approves T-Mobile and MetroPCS deal

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T-Mobile today announced that the FCC has officially given the go ahead on the proposed T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger. Initially announced in October 2012, the two carriers are hoping to join and offer shared spectrum portfolios, and roll out a better 4G LTE experience “We are pleased with the ...

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AT&T acquires Alltel’s 585,000 customers and spectrum bands for $780 million in cash

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Well, this was slightly unexpected. AT&T has announced that they will completely acquire the Alltel brand, to include all of their 585,000 customers and spectrum. The deal set AT&T back a hard $780 million, a price tag which AT&T plans to make up for with its new found 700, 850, and ...

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T-Mobile to Focus on Network After AT&T Fallout

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So what’s a company to do after the deal that they were relying on becomes null and void? Onward and upward! T-Mobile Chief Executive Philip Humm has gone on the record to say that their number one priority will be to improve and update their network in an attempt to pull in customers. ...

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All Things D interviews Motorola’s Christy Wyatt on their upcoming plans for Android

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Back in December, All Things D had the opportunity to sit down with Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president and general manager for mobile devices at Motorola. They discussed how Motorola plans to stand out from the rest of the manufacturers involved with Android in 2012 and beyond. Christy ...

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Motorola Mobility stockholders give nod of approval to Google merger

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In news that makes you say, “well, DUH”, the stockholders of Motorola Mobility have approved of the company’s merger with Google, with an overwhelming 99% of votes showing in favor. It should also be noted that the total votes represent about 74% of the outstanding shares, as ...

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The NPD Group: Google Acquisition Has Potential to Revitalize Flagging Motorola

  According to leading market research company “The NPD Group,” Android continues to dominate US smartphone market share. They say Android accounts for a whopping 52% of units sold in Q2 2011, iOS also gained a slight quarterly rise to 29% but BBOS fell to 11% with Windows ...

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OpenFeint Purchased by GREE Inc. for $104M

Japanese social networking company Gree Inc. in an attempt to expand international business has agreed to purchase Openfeint for $104M. Openfeint is best known in the Android community for it’s integration into the popular game, Fruit Ninja. OpenFeint currently has an estimated 75 million ...

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Today’s “DUH” Moment: Sprint Officially Opposes T-Mo/AT&T Merger

You can file this one in "totally obvious" bin. Sprint put out a press release today, stating their official opposition to the proposed AT&T/T-Mo merger. Like we expected them to say, "Hey, this is a GREAT idea! Go ahead and merge together these two carriers so we can be an even more distant ...

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FCC Offical – “There is no way deal gets rubber stamped” in regards to AT&T/T-Mo Acquisition

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that an un-named FCC official commented off the record that there is “no way that they chairman’s office rubber-stamps this transaction.”  The source goes on to say, “It will be a steep climb to say the least”. These off the ...

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AT&T Statement: “T-Mobile Customers Will Have To Replace 3G Handsets After Merge”

This is getting a bit concerning, Yahoo Finance is reporting that AT&T has made a statement saying that T-Mo customers who have 3G handsets will need to have their devices replaced if the recently announced merger goes through. The reason being that once the acquisition is finalized, AT&T ...

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Sprint Setting Up to Merge with T-Mo?

We aren’t for sure, but reports are coming in that Sprint is considering altering it’s 4G rollout strategy in a way that could allow them to merge with T-Mo in the near future.  In the article from eweek.com, it sources a Financial Times quote from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse about Sprint ...

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