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The Telecom Digest for October 4, 2012
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Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:56:31 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Apple maps is a costly wrong turn Message-ID: <email@example.com> Apple maps is a costly wrong turn EDITORIAL The Boston Globe OCTOBER 03, 2012 >From a business standpoint, it's understandable why Apple dropped the Google Maps app from its latest smartphone operating system. In its version for Apple iPhones, Google had withheld one of the most popular features - turn-by-turn directions that mimic a car GPS - presumably to make Google's own Android phones more attractive. But Apple's decision to replace Google Maps with a half-baked in-house program was a costly error. http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2012/10/03/apple-maps-costly-wrong-turn/YWXQ69O3DB784X3wLdzQRK/story.html?s_campaign=8315
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:39:37 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Deutsche Telekom, MetroPCS to merge U.S. mobile businesses Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Deutsche Telekom, MetroPCS to merge U.S. mobile businesses By Harro Ten Wolde and Sinead Carew FRANKFURT/NEW YORK | Wed Oct 3, 2012 (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS said they will merge their U.S. mobile operations to create a larger fourth-place player better able to compete with rivals. The boards of both companies voted on Wednesday to approve the deal, which will see Deutsche Telekom hold 74 percent and MetroPCS 26 percent in the combined entity. ... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/03/us-deutschetelekom-tmobile-idUSBRE8920IY20121003
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:30:05 -0400 From: danny burstein <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: T-Mobile and Metro-PCS announce merger Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.email@example.com> [press release] Bonn, Germany; Bellevue, WA; and Richardson, TX October 3, 2012 Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS. [Modertor snip] ======== rest: http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/articles/t-mobile-metropcs-combine _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key firstname.lastname@example.org [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 15:53:23 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: UPenn: Hackers leak personal info of students, employees and alums Message-ID: <email@example.com> Hackers leak personal info of students, employees and alums Team GhostShell, the group of hackers, has posted information from a Penn database By JULIE XIE October 2, 2012 Around 120,000 records from universities around the world including Penn were released on the internet Monday. Full names, PennCard numbers, phone numbers and email addresses of students, administrators and alumni were posted online. A total of 1,764 entries from Penn were released. Information from five database tables called "aod_user," "coursereview_tblusers," "lgbtc_users," "nec_wp_users" and "OHE_FS_student" have been released. They were all part of a larger database entitled "vpul." According to the leak, 322 database tables from Penn have been compromised, of which only these five have been released. This information was published on three different sites and has since been taken down from two of them. The database tables listed seem to correspond with programs under the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life. Vice President for University Communications Stephen MacCarthy confirmed the University became aware of the issue on Tuesday. Information Systems and Computing staff have taken the system that was hacked offline and are working to fix the issue. ... http://www.thedp.com/article/2012/10/hackers-leak-personal-info-of-students-admins-and-alums
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 02:11:17 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: LightSquared tries to keep its 4G LTE dream alive Message-ID: <506D2885.email@example.com> LightSquared tries to keep its 4G LTE dream alive The startup that won't give up recently filed a new proposal to the FCC to revive its plan for building a nationwide 4G LTE network to compete with AT&T and Verizon Wireless. by Marguerite Reardon October 2, 2012 2:45 PM PDT http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57524779-94/lightsquared-tries-to-keep-its-4g-lte-dream-alive/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
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