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Rumor Mill Points to Dish Network Merger with T-Mobile

Rumor Mill Points to Dish Network Merger with T-MobileWith the nation’s second-largest satellite TV operator merge with the nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier?

The rumor suggests its a possibility. And now sources tell The Wall Street Journal the same thing.

According to published reports this week, Dish Network representatives are engaged with positive and progressing talks with leaders at T-Mobile about a possible deal.
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Apple’s Next Venture Won’t Be Music to the Ears of Spotify, Pandora

Apple's Next Venture Won't Be Music to the Ears of Spotify, PandoraIf sources at the Wall Street Journal are correct, Apple will be singing a sweet tune on stage next week for the start of its annual developer conference.

We’re told that the WWDC 2015 keynote will bring with it an announcement from Apple that it will challenge the likes of Spotify and Pandora head-on in the streaming music market.

The service will reportedly cost $10 per month.
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Twitter Still In Talks Regarding The Purchase Of Flipboard

Twitter Still In Talks Regarding The Purchase Of FlipboardTwitter is still a globally recognized social media powerhouse, but their ability to produce innovative new products and sources of revenue still has room for improvement. It is for this reason that sources close to Twitter have confirmed that the company is taking a close look at acquiring the personalized magazine Flipboard.

The rumors recently took on added momentum in response to coverage about the hotly speculated potential acquisition in re/code.

While the two companies are already partners in a few different professional capacities, officially joining forces could open the door for an unlimited amount of new possibilities. In fact, Flipboard entrepreneur Mike McCue was once a Twitter board member—who stepped down due to the conflict of interest between the two companies.

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What Happened to ‘Don’t Be Evil?’ Windows Phone Developers Think Google is Playing Tricks

What Happened to ‘Don't Be Evil’ Windows Phone Developers Think Google is Playing TricksWindows Phone developers are highly suspicious these days. Commenters on websites where Windows developers chat are abuzz with claims that Google is trying to strangle the platform by cutting advertising.

Could it be true that Google is trying to strangle the viability of developers creating apps for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone?

“That what at least some Windows Phone developers believe, with reports over the weekend that ads returns from Google’s AdMob mobile advertising service plummeted off a cliff following the announcement at Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference that the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant was going to make it easier to port Android apps to Windows Phone,” notes a story at Silicon Angle.

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Munster’s Message: No Apple HDTV Coming Any Time Soon

Munster's Message No Apple HDTV Coming Any Time SoonPiper Jaffray analyst and resident Apple watcher Gene Munster is taking a gigantic step back from his previous predictions about Apple launching a connected HDTV product.

Apple has been rumored to be working on said product since 2009.

But Munster went on record Tuesday following a WSJ report noting that Apple formally abandoned the concept over a year ago.
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World’s Biggest Apple Store Coming to Dubai

World's Biggest Apple Store Coming to DubaiLeave it to Apple to go big in a market just waiting for Apple to make a big move.

With the Middle East developing an insatiable appetite for mobile devices, Apple has designs on opening what could be the biggest store in company history in the United Arab Emirates.

According to The Khaleej Times, Apple will open the store in Dubai this August.
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No, No, No Says Nokia to Mobile Comeback Rumors

No, No, No Says Nokia to Mobile Comeback RumorsLast week, citing knowledgeable sources in-the-know, media reports indicated that Nokia is ready to get back into the mobile game.

Re/Code even noted that mobile phones are just one part of Nokia’s comeback strategy, as they are working on several “ambitious technology projects.”

“They have a lot of great stuff in development,” Richard Kerris, a former Nokia executive is quoted by Re/Code. “It gave me complete confidence that Nokia is a company that is not going away.”
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