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FCC Chairman: ‘Serious concerns’ over impact of AT&T, T-Mobile merger

August 31st, 2011

In response to the U.S. government’s lawsuit against AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski issued the following statement on behalf of the FCC : By filing suit today, the Department of Justice has concluded that AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile would substantially lessen competition in violation of the antitrust …

AT&T responds to U.S. government lawsuit seeking to block T-Mobile deal [updated]

August 31st, 2011

AT&T has issued a formal response to the U.S. government’s lawsuit seeking to blocking the carrier’s $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. “We are surprised and disappointed by today’s action, particularly since we have met repeatedly with the Department of Justice and there was no indication from the DOJ that this action was being contemplated,” …

HTC: Relationship with Google not affected by Motorola acquisition

August 15th, 2011

It may seem that Google’s other Android partners would be upset by the search giant’s decision to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion but that’s apparently not the case. Execs from HTC, LG, Samsung and Sony Ericsson spoke in support of the purchase earlier on Monday, and now HTC has issued a second statement on the …

T-Mobile responds to Sen. Al Franken’s recommendation against AT&T merger

July 27th, 2011

Minnesota Senator Al Franken sent a letter to the heads of the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice earlier this week, stating that AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA was not in the best interest of the American public. “The competitive effects of a merger of this size and scope will …

‘Anonymous’ hackers to FBI: There is nothing you can do to stop us

July 21st, 2011

Global hacker collective “Anonymous Operations” together with “Lulz Security” on Thursday issued a statement to the FBI and other international authorities. The release is a response to statements made by FBI Director Steve Chabinsky tied to the recent arrest of 14 individuals with suspected ties to the hacker group. “We want to send a message that …

AT&T responds to Senate Antitrust Subcomittee chairman’s recommendation to block merger

July 20th, 2011

Earlier on Wednesday, the Senate Subcommittee chairman Senator Herb Kohl urged federal regulators to block AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. On Wednesday afternoon, AT&T responded to Senator Kohl’s recommendation with the following statement: We respect Senator Kohl. However, we feel his view is inconsistent with antitrust law, is shared by few others, and …

RIM responds to open letter published by BGR

June 30th, 2011

RIM on Thursday released its response to an open letter published exclusively by BGR. The letter, which was written by a senior RIM executive, pleads with the company’s upper management to make some drastic changes if it is to regain the mind share and market share it has lost in recent years. After questioning the …

HTC to not lock Android bootloaders going forward

May 26th, 2011

In a quick statement just published on HTC’s Facebook page, HTC CEO Peter Chou said: “There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for …