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The Telecom Digest for October 17, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 241 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
The Future of Mobile News (Monty Solomon)
Verizon begins defense of 9.5 Billion lawsuit (Bill Horne)
Softbank to come to aid of Sprint (Bill Horne)

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Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:40:28 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: The Future of Mobile News Message-ID: <p0624088fcca3e659b539@[]> The Future of Mobile News The Explosion in Mobile Audiences and a Close Look at What it Means for News The era of mobile digital technology has crossed a new threshold. Half of all U.S. adults now have a mobile connection to the web through either a smartphone or tablet, significantly more than a year ago, and this has major implications for how news will be consumed and paid for, according to a detailed new survey of news use on mobile devices by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) in collaboration with The Economist Group. At the center of the recent growth in mobile is the rapid embrace by Americans of the tablet computer. Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults, 22%, now own a tablet device-double the number from a year earlier. Another 3% of adults regularly use a tablet owned by someone else in their home. And nearly a quarter of those who don't have a tablet, 23%, plan to get one in the next six months. Even more U.S. adults (44%) have smartphones, according to the survey, up from 35% in May 2011. News remains an important part of what people do on their mobile devices-64% of tablet owners and 62% of smartphone owners say they use the devices for news at least weekly, tying news statistically with other popular activities such email and playing games on tablets and behind only email on smartphones (not including talking on the phone). This means fully a third of all U.S. adults now get news on a mobile device at least once a week. ... http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/future_mobile_news http://www.journalism.org/sites/journalism.org/files/Futureofmobilenews%20_final1.pdf
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:50:00 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon begins defense of 9.5 Billion lawsuit Message-ID: <20121017045000.GA15557@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon Begins Defense of $9.5 Billion Idearc Lawsuit Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) began defending a $9.5 billion lawsuit brought by creditors of its former subsidiary Idearc Inc., the directory business that filed for bankruptcy after it was spun off by Verizon. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-15/verizon-begins-defense-of-9-dot-5-billion-idearc-lawsuit -or http://goo.gl/msw0V -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly.)
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:54:54 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Softbank to come to aid of Sprint Message-ID: <20121017045454.GA15873@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Softbank to come to aid of Sprint Japanese telecommunications and Internet Corporation, SoftBank Corp will be spending $20.1 billion to materialize its plans to help the biggest wireless market player in the United States, Sprint Nextel Corporation. In return, a 70 percent stake in the US carrier will be granted to the Japanese firm. http://thedroidguy.com/2012/10/softbank-to-aid-sprint-survive-verizon-att-dominance/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
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