Janet Yankee

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Report: Jay-Z Is Looking To Give Up His Share Of The Brooklyn Nets So He Can Become An NBA Agent

The rapper wants to get officially certified as an agent, and he has to give up his stake in the Nets if he wants to do that.<p>Last week Jay-Z announced last week that he has started a sports agency called Roc Nation Sports. The firm is currently partnered with CAA, meaning agents from CAA will …

MetroPCS investors oppose merger with T-Mobile

Think the MetroPCS merger with T-Mobile is a done deal? Think again.<p>Investment groups with an interest in MetroPCS are becoming increasingly vocal about their opposition to the deal. Their position is that a merger would saddle the new company with too much debt. Essentially, it’s a “reverse” …

T-Mobile Gets Its ‘Un-carrier’ iPhone Assault Off To A Running Start With 579k New Users In Q1

T-Mobile USA is embarking on a new strategy to claw back market share from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, and today the carrier released some numbers that should help it set off on the right foot: 579,000 new customers, bringing its total to 34 million, according to preliminary Q1 results. Deutsche …

Apple’s iMessage Encryption “Impossible To Intercept” For Surveillance Purposes, Claims DEA Report

Apple’s iMessage text messaging replacement and chat service has frustrated U.S. federal agents looking to get access to suspect communications, a new report from CNET reveals. According to government documents obtained by the news source, iMessage and its encryption are not vulnerable to existing …

Apple vs Samsung war moves to retail as Best Buy plans to open 1,400 ‘Samsung Experience Shops’

When we heard late last month that Samsung planned to open Apple-style ‘store-in-store’ locations within Best Buy retail stores it was still only rumor. Today Samsung and Best Buy have made things official for its plans to roll out 1,400 “Samsung Experience Shops” in Best Buy retail stores across …

Apple stays on top in U.S. smartphone market, study says

When it comes to smartphones in the U.S., Apple remains on top, a new study from ComScore says.<p>During the three months ended in February, Apple held onto its title as the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the U.S. the market tracker said. The Cupertino, Calif., company controlled 39 percent of the market, …

T-Mobile reports first positive customer growth figures in four years

T-Mobile has certainly be doing all it can lately to win over the hearts and minds of consumers, but it needs to based on the poor customer figures it has been posting for the past few years. But finally T-Mobile has announced some pretty decent customer figures for the first quarter of this year, …

Apple puts age ratings front and center on app product pages

What it won't solve is the problem of graphic user-generated content.<p>Apple has pushed the age ratings for its App Store apps to the top of the …

Apple and T-Mobile open iPhone 5 pre-orders, shipping April 12th

Apple and T-Mobile today opened pre-orders for the iPhone 5, a week ahead of the smartphone's official April 12th release. T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the US, becomes the last of the big four operators to offer the iPhone, following behind AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint.<p>Last week, …

Apple’s iPhone Continues To Show Strong Growth In The U.S., Samsung And Android Adoption Slow

Apple’s trajectory in the U.S. smartphone market over the past little while has been an upwards one, with the company gaining more and more iPhone subscribers every month. During the three-month period covering November 2012 to February 2013, Apple added 8.9 million new iPhone subscribers according …

Apple to develop digital wallet in next year or two, says analyst

Apple may finally step its toes into the digital wallet world over the next year or two, forecasts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>The analyst believes a payment option for iOS users may launch with the iPhone 6 in the first half of 2014. Apple will use a technology other than or in addition to …

Language Learning Startup Busuu Hits 30M Users And Launches New Kids iPad App

Just this week Rosetta Stone acquired Seattle-based online language-learning community Livemocha for $8.5 million in cash. At exit Livemocha had a 16 million member online language-learning community. It had also raised $19 million over six years. But today Busuu, a competing language-learning …

T-Mobile USA Rolling Out Software Update for Existing Unlocked iPhone Customers

In line with a report from earlier this week, <i>TmoNews</i> reports that T-Mobile USA has begun rolling out software updates for existing customers running unlocked iPhones on its network.<p>As the carrier notes in its support forum, the update enables a number of features, including LTE support where …

ITC says Samsung text-selection feature infringes Apple patent

A U.S. trade agency judge has decided the text-selection feature Samsung has on its mobile devices infringes an Apple patent. If upheld, the ruling could stop Samsung from sending devices to the United States.<p>The International Trade Commission judge also decided that Samsung did not infringe on the …

Apple extends lead over Samsung, HTC in U.S. ahead of Galaxy S 4, HTC One launches

Apple is picking up more steam in the U.S. market, grabbing 38.9 percent rival Samsung’s 21.3 percent, according to data released Thursday by comScore.<p>The new statistics cover a three-month period ending in February and set up the next round of smartphone battles between the country’s top …