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Oct 2, 2012

Wiresurfer launches online telecom price comparison market

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Inspired by travel sites like Expedia, start-up Wiresurfer.com is promising to condense three days work into fifteen minutes for small companies shopping for telecommunications services.

The Coral Springs, Florida based company, is launching its website on Tuesday where small and medium sized businesses can compare prices for telephone and Internet services and see what promotions are on offer in their region.

Sep 29, 2012

Jay-Z goes back to his roots at Brooklyn stadium launch

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rap superstar Jay-Z returned to his home borough for a sold-out concert on Friday night to open Brooklyn’s new basketball stadium.

The rapper who grew up just two miles away from the new Barclays Center arena – now the home court of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team – talked about how far he had come in a show sprinkled with emotional speeches.

Sep 29, 2012
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Sep 28, 2012

Mobile USA in $2.4 billion tower deal with Crown Castle

NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile USA is selling the rights to operate 7,200 of its wireless broadcast towers for $2.4 billion to Crown Castle International Corp to help fund a network upgrade and reduce debt at its parent Deutsche Telekom.

Crown Castle has the option to pay another $2.4 billion to buy the towers outright from T-Mobile USA at the end of the lease term for each tower – between 2025 and 2048 – under the deal announced on Friday.

Sep 26, 2012
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Sep 19, 2012

Verizon, unions in tentative labor contracts

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Verizon Communications
and two unions have reached tentative agreements for labor
contracts covering about 43,000 technical and customer service
workers in its wireline telephone business after more than a
year of negotiations and a strike.

Verizon was looking to slash its wireline telephone costs to
bring them into line with declining revenue at the business,
which has faced a steady stream of customer disconnections in
recent years as consumers favor cellphones over home phones.

Sep 19, 2012

HTC unveils two Windows phones, multiple customers

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) – HTC Corp on
Wednesday unveiled two smartphone models running Microsoft
Corp’s Windows Phone 8 software and said the devices
would be available in November through multiple wireless service
providers around the world.

The two brightly colored phones — the Windows Phone 8X and
the Windows Phone 8S — will pit HTC directly against key
Microsoft partner Nokia, which earlier this month
also launched two colorful Windows phone models.

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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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