Rumors have been circulating for a while that AT&T was looking to purchase European wireless company Vodafone. Talk of an AT&T purchase first began to surface when Vodafone sold off its shares in Verizon in the US.
AT&T recently told the British Takeover Panel that it did not intend to buy Vodafone for at least the next six months reports Reuters
. The announcement sent shares in Vodafone tumbling 6% in trading. AT&T could come back to the purchase table if certain outside conditions are met.
That outside condition is if a third party steps into the fray in an attempt to buy Vodafone. Analysts think that AT&T stepped away from the potential purchase due to the intense competition in the European mobile marketplace driving down prices.
"AT&T notes the recent speculation regarding a potential transaction involving Vodafone Group Plc," it said in a short statement. "At the request of the UK Takeover Panel, AT&T confirms that it does not intend to make an offer for Vodafone."
Tim Lincecum did it again. The San Francisco Giants right-hander won his fourth straight start by holding the National League West rival Arizona Diamondbacks scoreless over seven innings at AT&T Park on Friday night.
The Giants won 5-0 to take the first of a three-game set. More importantly, the win kept San Francisco tied atop the division with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost to the San Diego Padres, 6-3.
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I can tell you that DirecTV today filed a breach of contract complaint against Al Jazeera America. I can tell you that the civil case complaint demands a 10-day jury trial and seeks more than $25,000 but also is looking for declaratory relief. Finally, I can tell you that the 17-page filing by the satellite service provider has something to do with the Affiliation Agreement that DirecTV entered into withCurrent TV back on July 13, 2005 just over two weeks befo ... Source: DeadlineFull article at: Deadline7 hours ago
Apple is famous for being silent about its business operations. But today the company released a statement about its relationship with American small businesses, prompted by Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams, who attended a meeting with President Obama after Apple adopted the White House's SupplierPay initiative. “Last year, Apple spent more than $3 billion with over 7,000 suppliers running small and diverse businesses, creating tens of thousands of U.S. jobs,” said the compan ... Source: The Business Insider
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AT&T and Verizon Wireless are extracting "monopoly rents" from competitors who pay them for data roaming, forcing smaller carriers to charge higher prices to their own subscribers, four public interest groups wrote in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission yesterday.
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After the Oakland A’s trounced the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Thursday at AT&T Park, another trouncing took place just outside the park. Shortly after the game ended, a fight broke out between fans, sending one woman wearing an A’s hat to the hospital. SFGate reported that at 5:50 p.m. an altercation erupted between two fans when a woman wedged her way into the middle of it to break it up. During the melee one man punched the woman in the face. The wo ... Source: Big Government
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The Syntonic Sponsored Content Store
AT&T's Sponsored Data program—in which content providers pay AT&T not to count the use of their services against customers' data limits—is about to get a lot easier to use.
AT&T is partnering with a company called Syntonic Wireless, which yesterday announced "the Syntonic Sponsored Content Store for eligible AT&T mobile subscribers."
"The Syntonic Sponsored Content Store is integrated with AT ... Source: Ars Technica
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Rap Genius Rebrands Itself To Genius
After weathering a couple of storms which included the inevitable firing of co-founder Mahbod Moghadam, Genius is rebranding itself to Genius.com - a simpler yet fitting name for its ambitious goal.