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Free, France’s T-Mobile, Wants To Acquire T-Mobile For $15 Billion

France’s disruptive telecom company, Free, just announced that it wanted to acquire T-Mobile US. The WSJ first broke the story. Free then confirmed the bid in a press release.<p>Sprint was already in talks with T-Mobile for a potential acquisition. Now, Free (also known as Iliad) is offering $15 …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

'This Is the End' was the all-too-fitting final Blockbuster rental

It was the end of an era. Saturday marked the last day for in-store rentals at local Blockbuster outlets, after the company announced that it would be shuttering its remaining 300 stores last week. The final rental was made at 11PM Saturday, when this grinning customer rented the incredibly …

Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

Julio Jones out for season

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a right foot injury, the team confirmed …

Jay Z says drug dealing past will help him as an agent

When Jay Z announced he was leaving the Brooklyn Nets to become a sports agent last year, he faced a lot of questions about what would make him qualified to take on such a tough job, because his expertise seemed to really be in music and making things (like the Nets) popular. He countered with …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

Samsung launches Magna Carta app, users will get Jay-Z album early and for free on July 4th

Samsung has launched the <i>Magna Carta</i> app, the vehicle through which one million Galaxy S 4, S III and Note II owners will be able to download Jay-Z's latest opus for free. Download it today, and Mr. Carter (Carter / <i>Carta, geddit?</i>) album will arrive on your handset on July 4th, three days ahead of …

Google says SMS integration and outgoing calls 'coming soon' to Hangouts

Google's new Hangouts messaging platform will feature SMS integration and outgoing calls in the future, a Google employee has confirmed. Dori Storbeck, Community Manager for Hangouts and Chat clarified that SMS features are "coming soon" in a Google+ post, adding that an SMS tie-in is already one …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Google Brings its Cloud Messaging Service from Android to Chrome

Google on Thursday announced it has brought its Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) service from Android to Chrome. The company is promising apps and extensions in the browser that leverage GCM will consume less bandwidth and use up less battery life on users’ machines.<p>If you don’t use a service like GCM, …

How Reed Hastings’ busy 2005 winter vacation led Netflix to embrace big data

Netflix (S NFLX) may owe its love of big data to CEO Reed Hastings’ 2005 winter vacation: Businessweek took a detailed look at Netflix’s history and …