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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

Aug 1, 2013

Google bets on custom colors with first flagship Moto X phone

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Motorola on
Thursday unveiled its highly anticipated Moto X smartphone,
which will be customizable with different colors for AT&T
customers and marks the cellphone maker’s first flagship device
since Google Inc bought the company in 2012.

The Moto X will go on sale in the United States at the end
of August or the beginning of September for a suggested retail
price of $199.99 to customers who sign a two-year contract at
five of the biggest U.S. mobile network operators.

Jul 30, 2013

Sprint posts wider quarterly loss on steep costs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Corp (S.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the No. 3 U.S. mobile service provider, posted a wider quarterly loss due to hefty costs from shutting down its older Nextel network and it lost more customers than some analysts had expected.

Sprint, which sold 78 percent of its shares to Japan’s SoftBank Corp (9984.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in the quarter, has been struggling with Nextel customer losses on the Nextel network since it bought that company in 2005. It finally shut down that network in the second quarter.

Jul 25, 2013

MetroPCS doubles operating markets to compete with Leap

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc, the
No. 4 U.S. mobile service provider, said on Thursday that its
MetroPCS prepaid wireless business has doubled the number of
markets where it operates, putting it head-to-head against
smaller rival Leap Wireless in many of its new markets.

Both Leap, which agreed to be bought by No 2 U.S. mobile
service provider AT&T Inc and MetroPCS, which merged with
T-Mobile less than three months ago, target cost-conscious
customers who pay for calls in advance.

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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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