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Aug 20, 2013

AT&T’s U-verse TV service will not carry Al Jazeera America

By Liana B. Baker and Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – AT&T’s U-verse pay-TV service said on Tuesday it would not carry Al Jazeera America as the cable news network funded by the emir of Qatar launched in the United States.

AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said the decision was due to a contract dispute. U-verse had 5 million video customers at the end of June.

Aug 8, 2013
Aug 8, 2013

Mobile US customer growth beats Street but financials weigh

NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US reported subscriber growth that blew past analyst expectations, as it ended a four-year drought with a big marketing push and its launch of the Apple Inc iPhone, sending its shares up 4 percent.

But the customer growth came at a cost and weighed on its financial results. As a result its parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG, which owns 74 percent of T-Mobile US, said on Thursday it would plow more money into the No. 4 U.S. mobile provider to help it to continue growing.

Aug 7, 2013
Aug 7, 2013
Aug 7, 2013
Aug 7, 2013
Aug 6, 2013

Dish weighs wireless options, seeks partnership

NEW YORK Aug 6 (Reuters) – Dish Network Corp
Chairman Charlie Ergen kept investors guessing about his next
strategic move on Tuesday by keeping the door open to everything
from a possible partnership with Sprint Corp to tie-ups
with either T-Mobile US or DirecTV.

Ergen, who recently lost a battle to buy Sprint, cited a
preference for a network partnership in wireless, a market that
he has focused Dish’s growth prospects.

Aug 5, 2013

Time Warner Cable offers unconventional deal to end CBS blackout

By Liana B. Baker and Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – Time Warner Cable Inc Chief Executive Glenn Britt sent a letter to CBS Corp CEO Les Moonves on Monday offering a controversial new proposal to end the blackout of CBS shows that started Friday in markets such as New York and Los Angeles.

The letter is the latest development in a contentious public battle between the No. 1 rated U.S. broadcast network and the no. 2 cable provider that has left millions of customers unable to watch the summer hit “Under the Dome” and live sports that airs on CBS such as golf.

Aug 1, 2013

Google bets on custom design with flagship Moto X phone

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Motorola on
Thursday unveiled a new smartphone that consumers can
personalize with a choice of colors and materials, hoping to
stand out in a crowded market and justify the $12.5 billion that
Google Inc paid for the ailing handset maker.

The highly anticipated “Moto X” marks the cellphone maker’s
first flagship device since Google bought the company in 2012,
and is its latest attempt to break into a smartphone market
dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics

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      "Sinead is a telecommunications industry correspondent. Her coverage area spans U.S. service providers, cellphone makers and chip makers. Before joining Reuters in 2002, she covered technology and telecoms for various trade publications."
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