AT&T Wireless Merger Rumors Intensify
Jan 15, 2004, 4:59 PM by (staff)
AT&T Wireless has become the center of a new wave of merger rumors and reports. Most speculation has focused on the possibility of Cingular buying the company. But more recent reports point to other potential buyers, including NTT DoCoMo, Nextel, and Vodafone. NTT DoCoMo already owns 15 percent of AT&T Wireless. Vodafone currently owns a large stake in Verizon Wireless, but AT&T's GSM technology would be a better fit with Vodafone's international networks and global plans. Another report indicates that AT&T Wireless has already hired Merrill Lynch & Co. to arrange the merger or sale.
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Facebook's New Marketplace Is Your Online Garage Sale
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Google Fit Gains New Focus On Movement and Heart Rate
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Google today unveiled a new version of Google Fit, its app for tracking fitness activities. Google says the revised app focuses on two activity goals based on recommendations made by the American Heart Association and World Health Organization: Heart Points and Move Minutes.
Essential Cans Plans for New Phone, Puts Itself Up for Sale
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Cingular or others to Acquire ATTWS
BBC World has some speculation about DoMoCo making a bid as well: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3415577...