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T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Teeters Between FCC Approval, DoJ Rejection

"This deal is needed by both T-Mobile and Sprint," saidtelecommunications industry analyst Jeff Kagan The two companies together not only could survive, but also could challenge the industry leaders, AT&T and Verizon. Sprint and T-Mobile will complement each other and could ma...

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What Happens to Sprint if T-Mobile Merger Fails?

Sprint's best shot at success is to merge with T-Mobile. Without the merger, I see the company continuing to struggle as a weak player in the competitive wireless battle. Then again, this is nothing new. Sprint has been limping along for decades, for many different reasons. If this merger fails, will Sprint carry on as before? ...

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How to Succeed With Micro-Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing continues to build steam, and more companies, large and small are getting involved. As powerful and as helpful as influencers can be, it's important to realize that not every influencer is right for every company. Selection of the right influencers to work with your company and your brand is an important key to success ...

Consumers Balk at Premium Smartphone Prices

"Customers' appetite for new phones is cooling off for two reasons,"said telecommunications industry analyst Jeff Kagan "One, the prices are higher than ever, and two, there is littleinnovation making the move worthwhile," he told TechNewsWorld....

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What Matters Most in the Race to 5G Wireless

With 5G knocking on our door, a growing number of wireless competitors have been getting on their high-horses and trying to knock down the current leaders. All I have to say is, cut it out! No customer or investor is interested in all this meaningless industry-wide jibber-jabber. If you keep this up, you may pay a price when you do begin to offer 5G...

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T-Mobile’s Home Broadband Carrot

Not long ago, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert said the company would start selling a wireless home broadband service. Now, it looks as though it has begun a pilot program of invited users. However, there is an important catch with respect to this new service: the motive behind it ...

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Can Facebook Solve Its Worsening Privacy Problem?

The good news is that of the many troubles Facebook has, privacy seems to be front and center for both CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. The question is, will the actions they take to address the company's privacy issues be enough? If not, this is the kind of problem that can and will cause long-term damage to the Facebook brand ...

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Google Fiber Missteps Could Tarnish Brand

This winter has been very rough on Google Fiber, Alphabet's high-speed Internet service. An overabundance of snow, ice and water have caused service outages. Why do these issues not seem to hamper competitors? ...

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5G Is Key to T-Mobile, Sprint Merger

Over the last several quarters, I have heard opinions of the pending T-Mobile, Sprint merger from every corner. Those who are pro-merger focus on all the benefits it woud bring. Those who are anti-merger focus on what would be lost and how it would harm different segments. Amid the chaotic debate, what really matters is whether the regulators are going to say yes or no...

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Is Facebook’s Five-Point Fix-It Plan Enough?

Many faithful Facebook users had the rug pulled out from under them during the last year. Both Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the U.S. Congress and spilled the beans on how the company had betrayed its members. ...

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Microsoft Word in a Word: Frustration

Why have Microsoft and Apple been getting so lazy, testing the sanity and wasting the time of their users? How can both screw up so badly and so often? I cannot believe it. My latest irritation concerns the disappearance of the Microsoft Word "Recent" folder from my MacBook. It was simply gone. Vanished. Poof. ...

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Cable One’s Bright Sparklight Idea

The cable TV industry has been changing over the last decade and lately has been penetrating the wireless space. Brands like Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile and Altice Mobile have emerged. Cable One, a smaller cable television company, has announced its new brand, Sparklight. Could this be its first step toward offering a wireless service? ...

AT&T to Switch On 5G in 12 Cities

"Every race begins with a starting gun. This is the starting gun for the 5G race," said Jeff Kagan, a wireless and telecom industry analyst Although AT&T is the first to enter the market with a mobile 5G device, Kagan doesn't believe the company has an edge on its competitors ...

AT&T to Switch On 5G in 12 Cities

"Every race begins with a starting gun. This is the starting gun for the 5G race," said Jeff Kagan, a wireless and telecom industry analyst Although AT&T is the first to enter the market with a mobile 5G device, Kagan doesn't believe the company has an edge on its competitors ...

AT&T to Switch On 5G in 12 Cities

"Every race begins with a starting gun. This is the starting gun for the 5G race," said Jeff Kagan, a wireless and telecom industry analyst Although AT&T is the first to enter the market with a mobile 5G device, Kagan doesn't believe the company has an edge on its competitors ...

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Is IBM’s Watson Still an AI Success Story?

IBM's artificial intelligence creation Watson wowed the world with its appearance on the TV game show, Jeopardy! less than a decade ago. It was amazing to see a computer play against human beings and do so well. It showed how IBM was on a rapid growth path. However, in the years since, it has been struggling to maintain that leadership position as the AI growth wave has been building, and others in the industry have been coming on strong...

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Siri Needs an Attitude Adjustment

You would think that a successful company like Apple would want to learn what ticks off its customers about its products and services, and then fix them. You would think that it would learn that its negative-thinking artificial intelligence assistant, known as "Siri," is ticking off users. ...

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Can Sprint Get Out of Its Own Way?

There has been so much water under the wireless bridge in the last few years. Sprint has tried to keep up with the big players, but even though it has a good quality mobile product and plenty of spectrum, it seems it just can't catch a break, win market share, and become more relevant. ...

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The Secret Ingredient for Social Media Success: Elbow Grease

Many people would like to know the ingredients of the secret sauce that will get their Twitter and LinkedIn follower lists to grow. I just started using these services a few years ago, and I have tried some things that proved successful. I have learned from other successful users as well. Here are a few ideas that have worked for me ...

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Apple’s Slow March to 5G

Why is Apple taking such a slow approach moving toward 5G with its iPhone models and tablets? Just look around at all the buzz on the rapid rollout of 5G products and services. It seems every wireless carrier, every other handset and tablet maker, and every wireless gear maker is in a mad dash to be first in the 5G race. Everyone is in it except Apple...

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