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Goodnight, sweet prince. That's the message that was sent to millions of Time Warner Cable customers last night, as the operator and CBS could not come to terms on a re-transmission agreement. Essentially, CBS wanted more money per TWC subscriber, while TWC feels that CBS should cave; after all, CBS broadcasts are shot to those with antennas for free. Both sides have a point, and when stubborn heads collide, it's always a possibility that we end up going nowhere. Now, Time Warner Cable has dropped CBS in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other markets. And they won't come back online... Read more...
In case you couldn't guess, contract-free wireless is making a huge impact here in the United States. Cricket just put the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S on sale for as low as $399 without any contract attached, and now, one of America's largest wireless operators is teaming with a major company on the sales front in order to launch yet another prepaid wireless option. If the postpaid war is won, it looks as if the prepaid battle is only truly starting. The partnership involves T-Mobile USA and Dollar General, who have entered into a new distribution agreement to bring DG customers access to T-Mobile's... Read more...
Looks like GameStop isn't the only oddball getting into the wireless service game. Lenovo, a company closely linked to pro-grade ThinkPad laptops and software suites, is the next in line. Yes, really. The company today announced Lenovo Mobile Access, a contract-free mobile broadband service that provides pre-connected, always-on, customizable connectivity to the Internet and corporate networks. It's powered by a platform cooked up by Macheen, Inc., and is now embedded across select models of the ThinkPad product line and available immediately in the United States and nine European countries. Users... Read more...
Looking for a little more carrier news after Carrier IQ? Here goes! Verizon has just confirmed that CEO Lowell McAdam will succeed Ivan Seidenberg as Chairman, following the retirement of the latter at the end of the year. The Verizon Board of Directors elected the company's current President and CEO Lowell C. McAdam as chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2012. In addition, Melanie L. Healey, group president for North America at Procter & Gamble Co., was elected as a new member of Verizon's board, effective immediately. McAdam's chairmanship will begin following the retirement of Ivan G. Seidenberg... Read more...
We'll hand it to the major U.S. Carriers; for as much flack as they take on a daily basis, they have done a commendable job responding to disasters. Months back, all four of the major operators allowed Americans to phone Japan for free in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami, and now Sprint is doing something similar for a disaster here at home. The tornadoes that have ripped through the south have destroyed many lives, and the EF-5 that slammed Joplin, Missouri is amongst the worst. In order to give just a little bit back to a broken community, Sprint has announced that they'll... Read more...