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February 21, 2013
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  • Ergen: DISH's Clearwire bid is win-win for Sprint
    DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen pleaded his case for Sprint Nextel to accept the satellite TV provider's bid for Clearwire, saying it would allow his company to help Sprint fund the wireless network. The companies would not be likely to pool their resources if Clearwire rejects DISH's offer, he said. "Sprint and DISH match up pretty well with where our spectrum is. Sprint has publicly talked about a network vision to build a network to be shared by other people," Ergen said after DISH reported earnings Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal (2/21), Reuters (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sony preps mobile apps for streaming PlayStation 4
    Sony will release iOS and Android applications to accompany its newly unveiled PlayStation 4 console that would allow players to stream games on second screens, such as smartphones and tablets, the company said Wednesday in detailing plans for the platform. Sony offered no time frame for the app's release but said it would open a wave of possibilities for players to compete with others and watch them remotely. CNET (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IBM to pump more dollars into mobile
    IBM intends to increase its investment in mobile by a factor of two this year, as CEO Ginni Rometty looks to bring the company's mobile efforts on par with business data analytics and cloud computing. The move "is critical for IBM because the future of computing is based on a couple of technologies: cloud, mobile and Big Data," said Maribel Lopez, an analyst with Lopez Research. Reuters (2/21), Bloomberg (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report puts iPhones at top of the heap in Q4
    Apple had the top two selling smartphones in the fourth quarter, with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III in third place as the three devices accounted for almost 28% of the estimated 217 million smartphones sold worldwide in the period, according to Strategy Analytics, a research firm. Consumers bought 27.4 million iPhone 5 handsets, 17.4 million iPhone 4S models and 15.4 million Galaxy S III phones. VentureBeat (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Leap seeks 4G partnerships, pares capital spending
    Leap Wireless reported a net loss of 337,000 subscribers for the fourth quarter on Wednesday, and the prepaid carrier said it would curtail capital spending by up to 37% and seek more partnerships for hooking up subscribers to 4G service rather than building out its own network. "By far and away the biggest thing is the device pricing and the ability for customers to pay for the device," CEO Doug Hutcheson told analysts. Revenues fell by 1.5% from a year ago. Reuters (2/20), Bloomberg (2/20), TeleGeography Research (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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