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Facebook Gets Government Approval for Oculus Purchase

Facebook has received approval from U.S. antitrust officials for its purchase of Oculus VR, which makes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The deal appeared on a list of approved transactions released by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. It has been about a month since the $2 billion deal was announced, [...]

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AT&T Sees Subscriber and Revenue Growth in Q1

AT&T continued to add customers in the first quarter of the year, suggesting that the carrier has not been adversely affected by T-Mobile’s attempt to lure away subscribers. The three month period saw AT&T gain more than 1 million wireless subscribers, including 625,000 postpaid subscribers and 693,000 connected devices such as tablets. Contract customers purchased [...]

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Netflix Opposes Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix has taken a stand against the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, claiming that the deal would reduce competition and give the combined provider more power to charge businesses fees for connections. It’s no surprise that Netflix is opposing the merger, since it has already complained about having to pay Comcast a toll [...]

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AT&T to Bring Fiber to 21 New Metro Areas

AT&T has big plans for the future of its gigabit high-speed Internet service. The carrier has revealed its intentions to deploy its fiber network in 21 new major metropolitan areas, which would bring the U-verse with GigaPower service to up to 100 U.S. cities and municipalities. The metro areas on the list to receive the [...]

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Birch Communications Buys Cbeyond in $323 Million Deal

Birch Communications kicked off the week with a Monday morning announcement that it is acquiring Cbeyond in an all-cash deal valued at $323 million. Cbeyond stockholders will receive between $9.97 and $10.00 per share, a price much higher than what the company has been trading at. The deal has already been approved by the boards [...]


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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Facebook Gets Government Approval for Oculus Purchase

Facebook has received approval from U.S. antitrust officials for its purchase of Oculus VR, which makes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The deal appeared on a list of approved transactions released by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. It has been about a month since the $2 billion deal was announced, [...]

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Internet

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AT&T to Bring Fiber to 21 New Metro Areas

AT&T has big plans for the future of its gigabit high-speed Internet service. The carrier has revealed its intentions to deploy its fiber network in 21 new major metropolitan areas, which would bring the U-verse with GigaPower service to up to 100 U.S. cities and municipalities. The metro areas on the list to receive the [...]

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Mobile

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AT&T Sees Subscriber and Revenue Growth in Q1

AT&T continued to add customers in the first quarter of the year, suggesting that the carrier has not been adversely affected by T-Mobile’s attempt to lure away subscribers. The three month period saw AT&T gain more than 1 million wireless subscribers, including 625,000 postpaid subscribers and 693,000 connected devices such as tablets. Contract customers purchased [...]

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VoIP/SIP

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AT&T and TelePacific Reach IP Transition Agreement

The next big step for communications is the migration from legacy TDM services to IP. AT&T has been a major proponent of the transition and yesterday it reached multiple agreements with TelePacific to accelerate the provider’s migration to IP-based services. The exact terms of the arrangement were not revealed. The Federal Communications Commission has called [...]

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Telecom News

Facebook Gets Government Approval for Oculus Purchase

Facebook has received approval from U.S. antitrust officials for its purchase of Oculus VR, which makes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The deal appeared on a list of approved transactions released by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. It has been about a month since the $2 billion deal was announced, [...]

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AT&T Sees Subscriber and Revenue Growth in Q1

AT&T continued to add customers in the first quarter of the year, suggesting that the carrier has not been adversely affected by T-Mobile’s attempt to lure away subscribers. The three month period saw AT&T gain more than 1 million wireless subscribers, including 625,000 postpaid subscribers and 693,000 connected devices such as tablets. Contract customers purchased [...]

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Netflix Opposes Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix has taken a stand against the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, claiming that the deal would reduce competition and give the combined provider more power to charge businesses fees for connections. It’s no surprise that Netflix is opposing the merger, since it has already complained about having to pay Comcast a toll [...]

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AT&T to Bring Fiber to 21 New Metro Areas

AT&T has big plans for the future of its gigabit high-speed Internet service. The carrier has revealed its intentions to deploy its fiber network in 21 new major metropolitan areas, which would bring the U-verse with GigaPower service to up to 100 U.S. cities and municipalities. The metro areas on the list to receive the [...]

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Birch Communications Buys Cbeyond in $323 Million Deal

Birch Communications kicked off the week with a Monday morning announcement that it is acquiring Cbeyond in an all-cash deal valued at $323 million. Cbeyond stockholders will receive between $9.97 and $10.00 per share, a price much higher than what the company has been trading at. The deal has already been approved by the boards [...]

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Microsoft-Nokia Deal to Close April 25

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business will finally close this week. The $7.2 billion deal, which was first announced in September of last year, is scheduled to close on April 25. Originally, the deal was set to close in March, but was delayed due to outstanding approvals from regulatory agencies in Asia. The [...]

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Comcast and Time Warner Cable May Sell Subscribers to Charter

Comcast has said that it would let go of 3 million subscribers if its acquisition of Time Warner Cable is approved by regulators and it now appears that those subscribers could be going to Charter Communications. A report from the Financial Times says that Comcast and TWC could sell off between 3 million and 5 [...]

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AT&T Announces New Aio Wireless Discounts

Aio Wireless, AT&T’s prepaid brand, is taking a page out of Sprint’s playbook. The carrier has announced a program by the name of Group Save, which offers customers discounts for adding lines for friends and family. It’s very similar to Sprint’s Framily plan, which launched in January and provides discounts that scale with the number [...]

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AT&T Threatens to Sit Out Spectrum Auction Next Year

AT&T is threatening to withdraw from the incentive spectrum auction next year if the FCC introduces rules designed to help smaller carriers get a piece of the pie. Though no restrictions have been put in place yet, the FCC apparently wants to put a limit on the amount of spectrum one carrier can purchase in [...]

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Google Revenue Up 19% in Q1, But Misses Expectations

Google’s financial results for the first quarter of 2014 show continued growth, but not quite up to the level expected by analysts. The tech giant posted revenue of $15.42 billion for the quarter, which is up by 19% from the first quarter of 2013. Earnings per share were $6.27. However, the company’s stock fell as [...]

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