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HTC snubs ASUS’ buyout hints

HTC snubs ASUS’ buyout hints

ASUS Chairman Johnny Shih might have just been throwing suggestions in the air, in pubic, but HTC is making its official stance known. It isn't interested in a merger. These words were posted in Taiwan's stock exchange, responding to Shih's statements to shareholders last week. If it did happen, it would be the largest move to consolidate Taiwan's smartphone industry, though both companies, and not just HTC, would have probably benefited from such a union. For now, however, HTC is sticking to its own guns, no matter how bleak the situation may be.

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Dish Network hard at work to raise cash for T-Mobile bid

Dish Network hard at work to raise cash for T-Mobile bid

Earlier this month we talked about the possible merger between T-Mobile and Dish Network. T-Mobile is one of the most disruptive of the four major mobile carriers in the US and it has been trying to get someone to buy it for years. So far, federal regulators have shot down potential suitors. T-Mobile now has a suitor that the regulators presumably would like since the merger would leave four major carriers in the US.

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Intel’s last ditch effort: merge mobile and PC chip units

Intel’s last ditch effort: merge mobile and PC chip units

Despite what seems to be nothing but losses on the mobile front, Intel isn't ready to call it quits just yet, at least not formally. While some companies (HP and Sony come to mind) are divorcing their businesses in order to remain profitable in at least one area, Intel isn't about to let someone else take its mobile and tablet business elsewhere. Instead, it will be merging that loss-making unit into its division in charge of making chips for PCs, in the hopes that they will finally hit some sweet spot in the end.

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Iliad said to be working with Dish to finance T-Mobile bid

Iliad said to be working with Dish to finance T-Mobile bid

T-Mobile, the new darling of mobile carriers, is reportedly on the table for any and all suitors. Having previously been tied to Sprint parent company Softbank for a buyout, French carrier Iliad is now tossing their hat in the ring. Smaller than T-Mobile, it was unclear just how Iliad would swing the purchase, said to be worth roughly $30-40 billion. A new report may shed light on that.

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Beats Music CEO said to head up iTunes Radio in transition

Beats Music CEO said to head up iTunes Radio in transition

Now that Apple has officially welcomed (most of) the Beats team to Cupertino, we should start hearing how they’ll incorporate who they’re keeping into the mix. The latest report hints that Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will take over iTunes Radio for Apple. He will still run Beats Music, though, suggesting a merger of the services is incoming.

 

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Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish has come out in opposition to the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. Speaking to the FCC, the satellite provider says the deal presents “serious competitive concerns” for the industry. They also don’t see how any damage would be mitigated or reversed.

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AT&T could drop DirecTV deal if NFL doesn’t play ball

AT&T could drop DirecTV deal if NFL doesn’t play ball

A regulatory filing for the AT&T acquisition of DirecTV shows the deal could go pear-shaped if the NFL doesn’t play ball. Sunday Ticket, DirecTV’s popular NFL package, is up for renewal. If they can’t come up with an amicable new deal with the NFL, DirecTV and AT&T could go their separate ways.

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Sources on AT&T’s buyout of DirecTV: “the deal is done”

Sources on AT&T’s buyout of DirecTV: “the deal is done”

According to sources, the AT&T purchase of DirecTV is going to be announced tomorrow. Those familiar with the deal say it’s finalized, and just waiting on an announcement. Breaking news of the deal on a Sunday is odd, but the source of this may be even stranger.

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T-Mobile wants $1 billlion if proposed merger fails

T-Mobile wants $1 billlion if proposed merger fails

If the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint fails to pass the watchful eye of the FCC, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom wants to cash in. A new report suggests the German company wants $1 billion or more from Sprint should the takeover/merger fall flat. Furthermore, Deutsche Telekom is seeking to keep key T-Mobile figures in place, as well as the brand they’ve worked so hard to build.

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PlayHaven, Kontagent merger to form mobile gamer targeting powerhouse

PlayHaven, Kontagent merger to form mobile gamer targeting powerhouse

PlayHaven and Kontagent are merging in a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the companies announced today. The two are both in the mobile gaming analytics market, but with complementary specializations. PlayHaven helps mobile gaming developers identify big-spending users so developers can target promotions at them. Kontagent supplies 360-degree analytics to developers for insights into user information and behavior.

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FCC approves Verizon’s massive purchase of Vodafone shares

FCC approves Verizon’s massive purchase of Vodafone shares

The FCC has granted Verizon Communications approval to acquire the remainder of Verizon Wireless from UK wireless provider Vodafone. The approval comes two months after announcements from both companies that the deal is expected to close in early 2014 for $130 billion. Currently Verizon Communications owns 55% of Verizon Wireless, while Vodafone owns 45%.

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MetroPCS encourages shareholders to vote for amended T-Mobile offer

MetroPCS encourages shareholders to vote for amended T-Mobile offer

MetroPCS is once again encouraging its investors to vote in favor of its upcoming merger with T-Mobile, especially now that Deutsche Telekom has improved its offer terms. The improved terms reduces the amount of debt the merged companies would have to pay back by $3.8 billion. It also reduces the debt's interest rate by 0.5%. DK also promised that it won't be selling shares of the combined company for at least 1 year.

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