Corp dev VP calls Android buy Google’s ‘best deal ever’

By on October 28, 2010 at 12:01 AM.

Corp dev VP calls Android buy Google’s ‘best deal ever’

When a VP at a company that acquires as many businesses as Google calls the Android buy Google’s “best deal ever,” it’s a pretty big compliment. When that VP is none other than David Lawee, Google’s head of mergers and acquisitions, it’s an even bigger compliment. Google acquired Android Inc. in 2005 for the rumored sum of $50 million and has gone on to build it into the world’s fastest-growing mobile OS. In an interview with VentureBeat, Lawee gave Android his ultimate praise — and rightfully so. Android has allowed the Internet giant to serve ads to an entirely new market. Advertising, of course, is Google’s biggest money maker by a wide margin. More →

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Sprint adds 4G coverage to three more cities

By on September 1, 2010 at 9:02 AM.

Sprint adds 4G coverage to three more cities

Today, Sprint officially announced the additions of Boston, MA; Daytona Beach, FL; and Providence, RI to their list of cities officially blanketed in 4G covered. There isn’t really much else to say about it. Here is a quick statement from Sprint: “We are proud to be the leader in the race to 4G. Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to make 4G a reality for our customers. [...] we have been hearing from our customers in Boston, Providence and Daytona Beach that they want and need 4G service. Today, they have it.” If you are located in one of the three cities, fire up your Epic, EVO, or Overdrive and let us know what kind of speeds you’re seeing. More →

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