US to clear Verizon Wireless-Alltel deal with divestitures (AFP)

US to clear Verizon Wireless-Alltel deal with divestitures 
    (AFP)

AFP - US antitrust authorities said Thursday they would approve a Verizon Wireless acquisition of mobile carrier Alltel pending a series of divestitures in 22 states.

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Japan’s NTT DoCoMo aims to offer custom mobile phone videos (AFP)

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo aims to offer custom mobile phone videos 
    (AFP)

AFP - Top Japanese mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc. on Friday promised to offer improved videos and custom services, seeking to boost profits as it faces intense competition in the saturated market.

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Microsoft’s other new platform: Live Framework (CNET)

Microsoft’s other new platform: Live Framework 
    (CNET)

CNET - LOS ANGELES–While it was Windows Azure that got much of the attention, Microsoft also released another important platform at this week’s Professional Developers Conference.
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Google may scrap Yahoo deal: sources (Reuters)

Google may scrap Yahoo deal: sources 
    (Reuters)

Reuters - Google Inc may decide to scrap its proposed partnership with Yahoo Inc rather than accept government-imposed antitrust restrictions on it, according to two sources familiar with the companies’ discussions.

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Former McAfee employ arrested (AP)

Former McAfee employ arrested 
    (AP)

AP - A California woman and her husband have been arrested on suspicion of misappropriating millions of dollars from software provider McAfee Inc.
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Intel Aiming Its Atom At Multiple Targets (Investor’s Business Daily)

Intel Aiming Its Atom At Multiple Targets 
    (Investor’s Business Daily)

Investor’s Business Daily - Atom is a tiny, powerful chip Intel (NasdaqGS:INTC - News) rolled out this year. Atom is smaller than the eraser on a pencil, yet powerful enough to run a cell phone or handheld Internet device.
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Femtocells Offer Improved Reception — and Revenues (BusinessWeek Online)

Femtocells Offer Improved Reception — and Revenues 
    (BusinessWeek Online)

BusinessWeek Online - How does this offer sound? Your wireless operator — say, AT&T or Sprint Nextel — asks you to install, without pay, a new cell-phone tower in your neighborhood. In exchange you’ll get better cell-phone reception in your home. Oh, and you’ll help foot the bill for the cost of the [...]

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Bharti Airtel quarterly profit rises 27 pct (AP)

Bharti Airtel quarterly profit rises 27 pct 
    (AP)

AP - Bharti Airtel Ltd., India’s largest mobile telephone company, said Friday that record subscriber growth fueled a 27 percent rise in quarterly profit, but it missed earnings expectations on foreign exchange losses.
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Court limits ‘business method’ patents (AP)

Court limits ‘business method’ patents 
    (AP)

AP - A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled against a man trying to patent a business idea, a decision with far-ranging implications for the financial services and high-tech industries, which have major players on both sides of the issue.
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Electronic Arts posts larger loss, cuts jobs (AP)

Electronic Arts posts larger loss, cuts jobs 
    (AP)

AP - Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc., whose titles include “Rock Band,” posted a wider quarterly net loss Thursday and said it is laying off about 6 percent of its work force to cut costs as it heads into the most lucrative season for the games industry.
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