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Hundreds march over Nigeria schoolgirl kidnappings

Nigerian protesters have marched on parliament to demand the government and military do more to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than two weeks ago.<p>Dubbed "a million-woman march" and promoted on Twitter under #BringBackOurGirls, the protest was not expected to …

With Chromebooks A Success, Google Adds Focus On Chromeboxes

When you think ChromeOS, chances are the first thing that comes to mind are Chromebooks. Since 2012, though, Google and its hardware partners have also been quietly selling its Chromeboxes, the desktop equivalents of the ChromeOS laptops. Now that Chromebooks seem to have found their place, with …

T-Mobile Will Soon Provide Banking Services To Its Customers

Remember when Google was going to turn your smartphone into your wallet? That ended up being a bit of a failure, even as the “mobile payments” fad has slowly faded in favor of other ridiculous ideas. So Google is probably not happy that T-Mobile is introducing Mobile Money, a smartphone app and …

Sprint reportedly met with Justice Dept to talk T-Mobile deal

Sprint appears to be paving the road for a merger with T-Mobile.<p>Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint parent SoftBank, and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse recently met with officials from the Justice Department to gauge their views on a deal between the two wireless carriers, according to The Wall Street Journal. They …

The Obama Administration Is on T-Mobile’s Porch With a Shotgun

Reg­u­lat­ors have a mes­sage for Sprint and T-Mo­bile: Don’t even think about it.<p>T-Mo­bile might be start­ing to feel like a teen­ager with an …

Telecoms

AT&T ends program that paid T-Mobile users to switch service

Less than one month after introducing a program that paid up to $450 to T-Mobile(s tmus) users to switch their service, AT&T(s t) has called the …

FCC reportedly skeptical about the idea of a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile

We’ve seen a failed T-Mobile acquisition before, and if early indications hold true, objections from the FCC may stop a new deal as well. On Monday, Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son and CEO Dan Hesse broached the idea of a potential acquisition of T-Mobile with Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal …

T-Mobile

T-Mobile catching up to AT&T, Verizon in customer satisfaction

AT&T was the top ranked full service wireless carrier, according to J.D. Power's latest survey. MetroPCS was the top-ranked carrier for customer service among wireless providers concentrated on the no-contract market. The biggest customer satisfaction improvement, however, went to T-Mobile.<p>The …

T-Mobile Wins Injunction Against AT&T's Aio Wireless Over Use of Magenta

A court rules that Aio's "plum" logo hews too closely to T-Mobile's hue.<p>A federal court has ruled that T-Mobile’s use of the color magenta is indeed intellectual property that should be protected by trademark law.<p>Some scoffed when T-Mobile brought the case last year, but a federal court issued an …

A Sprint-T-Mobile merger may not be in the stars

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T-Mobile Now Owns the Color Pink

Ballet shoes, roses, and sunsets had better watch out.<p>A federal court has handed T-Mobile the rights to its distinctive magenta trademark color, …

Sprint reportedly second-guessing T-Mobile deal

Sprint may be second-guessing its push to acquire T-Mobile after encountering stiff resistance from regulators.<p>That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported that Sprint officials were regrouping after recently meeting with the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission …

Court says T-Mobile owns the color magenta

A squabble over who stole the magic marker seems more fitting for a classroom than a courtroom. But a federal judge has sided with T-Mobile in a recent trademark lawsuit, saying that Aio Wireless, an AT&T subsidiary, isn't allowed to use colors resembling T-Mobile's promotional "magenta" color.<p>The …

T-Mobile Moto X gets Android 4.4.2 update first

T-Mobile is the first carrier to see an Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Moto X smartphone. According to release notes posted on Motorola's Web site, the release is now available for download.<p>The update is a small one but handy nonetheless. In fact, the only thing new that's listed in the …