CNBC is reporting that Sprint and T-Mobile are very close to a summer merger. This rumor has been floating around for a few months now with many T-Mobile customers praying this would not happen. The differences in service and customer service between the two companies is night and day. One hopes that Sprint’s cancer wouldn’t be thrown on T-Mobile but it’s looking like we won’t get that lucky. Full CNBC report below.
Well, we’re starting to see just how much of our money some of these big companies have. AT&T has just plunked down $48.5 billion on DirectTV, Google picked up twitch.tv for $1 billion and Apple is rumored to be waiting in the wings to pick up Beats for $3.2 billion. The DirectTV buy has been approved by the boards of both companies but will have to pass regulatory approval as well as shareholder approval.
When Facebook acquired popular messaging platform WhatsApp on February 19, 2014, for US$19 billion in shares, stock, and cash, two things happened: The Internet went crazy trying to figure out Facebook’s angle on the purchase, and millions of users began flocking to Telegram.
Founded in 2013 by brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, Telegram is a free, open source messaging app that focuses on maintaining maximum security for its users. It is available on both Android and iOS officially and Windows Phone, Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX unofficially for free; indeed, the company makes it plain on their website that “Telegram is free forever.
Bloomberg Technology is reporting that Comcast and Time Warner Cable have agreed to a merger, with Comcast paying $159USD per share for TWC in an … Read more…