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Sprint and T-Mobile merger may be coming as soon as next week

Sprint and T-Mobile merger may be coming as soon as next week

After months of back and forth, Sprint and T-Mobile’s merger talks began again earlier this month. However, the news was taken with a grain of salt given the unreliable negotiations the two carriers have gone through. It seems our apprehension was undeserved because the two have “made progress” and a deal may come as soon as next week.

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Amazon is raising the price of Prime for everyone

Amazon is raising the price of Prime for everyone

Whoever said good things don’t last forever wasn’t kidding. Amazon announced that it is raising the price of its Prime membership that comes with free Prime two-day shipping and access to Prime Video. The announcement came from Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky during a conference call.

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Snap’s stock price surges with surprising Q4 earnings

Snap’s stock price surges with surprising Q4 earnings

Snap’s turnaround could be happening sooner than anyone expected. The company behind Snapchat announced financial results for Q4 2017, and its performance beat expectations to send the stock price surging. Investors appeared to be impressed by growth in daily active users and revenue; however, costs remain high for Snap as profitability still hasn’t been achieved. The matter of profitability aside, it was exactly the type of quarter Snap needed to silence skeptics for a bit.

 

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Disney and 21st Century Fox are officially merging

Disney and 21st Century Fox are officially merging

After weeks of rumors, the deal for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox was made official on Thursday morning.

If you’ve been dreaming of seeing the X-Men alongside the Avengers, that may finally be a reality now. Or perhaps you long to see the original theatrical cuts of the Star Wars films. That is also something that could happen thanks to this new deal. Continue reading →

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Google I/O 2017

Google I/O 2017

Google I/O 5/17/2017 10 AM PST

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Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qualcomm uses its dominant position in the mobile processor industry to squeeze others out.

 

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Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight ‘WannaCrypt’ attacks

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight ‘WannaCrypt’ attacks

Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it’s delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it’s taking this “highly unusual” step after customers worldwide including England’s National Health Service suffered a hit from “WannaCrypt” ransomware. Microsoft patched all of its currently supported systems to fix the flaw back in March, but now there’s an update available for unsupported systems too, including Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003, which you can grab here (note: if that link isn’t working then there are direct download links available in the Security blog post).

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Project AirGig, AT&T’s next step towards 5G, will enter testing this fall

Project AirGig, AT&T’s next step towards 5G, will enter testing this fall

AT&T announced on Tuesday that it will begin publicly testing its “Project Airgig” technology, which takes advantage of broadband over powerlines (BPL) and other technologies to provide multi-gigabit speeds to its users, by this fall. The deployment is part of AT&T’s 5G preparation.

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AT&T said that it’s currently in “advanced discussions” with power companies ahead of its public tests. It said it’ll begin to deploy Project AirGig in two places, including the United States and one other unannounced country. Project AirGig was developed inside AT&T’s labs as it prepares to deploy 5G data speeds to its wireless customers, and the fastest possible speeds it can deliver to customers who pay for broadband.

“AT&T Labs is ‘writing the textbook’ for a new technology approach that has the potential to deliver benefits to utility companies and bring this multi-gigabit, low-cost internet connectivity anywhere there are power lines – big urban market, small rural town, globally,” AT&T said on Tuesday, noting that AirGig has been in development for more than 10 years.

High-speed broadband and mobile

Project AirGig combines two technologies, the aforementioned BPL and millimeter wave, to deliver high-speed broadband and mobile connectivity, instead of just one or the other. “These devices create a multi-gigabit signal that travels along or near the wire – not through it,” AT&T explained. “This signal means connected experiences become an everyday reality for people – regardless of location,” the company added, noting that unlike current fiber solutions, Project AirGig doesn’t need to be buried in the ground.

Check out the two videos below for a closer look at how Project AirGig operates.

Source- AT&T

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