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The New ‘Don’t Be Greedy’ MVNO Business Model

December 18th, 2012
You're not imagining things if you're noticing more mobile network brands than ever before. The newcomers are MVNOs -- companies that lease spectrum from major networks and resell it to end-users. It's easier than ever to escape the clutches of a cellphone contract by taking advantage of some of the contract-less deals out there. Also, we're increasingly seeing some pretty spectacular concepts that push the envelope in terms of product differentiation -- not just super-discounted financial deals, but innovative marketing and the carving out of new niches.



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Behold the new Nielsen rating: Tweet count

December 17th, 2012
Neilsen and Twitter signed a multi-year contract to rate TV shows based on Twitter activity. [Read more]



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T-Mobile Turn Around: iPhone Is In, Contracts Are Out

December 8th, 2012
Struggling carrier T-Mobile USA is hoping 2013 will be a banner year as it gears up to merge with MetroPCS (if approved by the government), tosses out contract plans in favor of prepaid and gets ready to sell Apple's iPhone. It remains to be seen, though, if the fourth-place carrier can gain ground against its larger rivals and make it worthwhile for parent company Deutsche Telekom to stay in the important but highly competitive U.S. market.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere said at an investors conference in Germany that early next year the company will eliminate its contract plans -- which include the $70 unlimited data, voice and text plan launched in September -- with a discounted phone (most in the $199 range) in favor of plans in which customers pay the full price for phones but pay a lower price per month. If customers decide to cancel their plan they must reimburse T-Mobile for the remaining cost of the phone.

Details of the plan prices were not disclosed.

Finding a Niche

"T-Mobile needs to carve out a successful niche," telecommunications analyst Jeff Kagan told us Friday. "At this point I think this thinking could be successful if they market it well. And that is the problem. T-Mobile has not marketed well for a long time.

"Changing the basis on which they do business from postpaid to prepaid may work, and I hope it does. But it also could hurt them if they don't do it right. There are already leaders in both prepaid and postpaid, so either way will be tough."

T-Mobile is the last major nationwide carrier to be waiting for the iPhone, but Legere assured investors that his company will not be subject to volume sales commitments as part of its deal with Apple.

T-Mobile already serves about a million customers...



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Tim Cook Says Some Apple Macs to be Made in USA Next Year

December 7th, 2012

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Apple lovers will soon be able to buy Mac computers produced in the United States. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, one of the existing lines of Macs will be produced In the U.S. next year thanks to the investment of $100 million. The company will move some of its production from China, forging new agreements with domestic contract manufacturers.

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Plaintiff in $2.7B judgment against Yahoo willing to take less

December 6th, 2012
One of the plaintiffs in breach of contract lawsuit against the Web pioneer in Mexico tells Reuters his partners are will to settle for less than the court's judgment. [Read more]



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Court Orders Yahoo To Pay $2.7 Billion

December 3rd, 2012
Yahoo has been ordered by a Mexican court to pay $2.7 billion in a suit brought by Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas, who allege that Yahoo has breached contract related to a yellow pages listings service, and that they have …


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Yahoo ordered to pay $US2.7bn

December 1st, 2012
Yahoo will appeal a Mexico court order to pay $US 2.7bil to a yellow pages service for breach of contract.


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Yahoo! Court Battle: Firm Told To Pay $2.7bn

December 1st, 2012
Yahoo! has been ordered to pay $2.7bn (£1.7bn) by a Mexican court for breach of contract involving a yellow pages listings service.The US firm said it believed the claims were without merit and would vigorously ...


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Yahoo loses lawsuit by 2 Mexico firms

December 1st, 2012
Yahoo loses lawsuit by 2 Mexico firms The Sunnyvale company said Friday that a court in Mexico City handed down the decision in a lawsuit brought by Worldwide Directories S.A. de C.V. and Ideas Interactivas S.A. de C.V. The Mexican companies alleged breach of contract, breach of promise and lost profits arising from contracts related to a yellow pages listings service. Key drivers of the decline ...


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Yahoo told to pay $2.7 billion in Mexico lawsuit

November 30th, 2012
Yahoo Inc. has been ordered to pay $2.7 billion as part of a lawsuit filed in Mexico by two companies claiming breach of contract.The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said Friday that a court in Mexico ...


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