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How T-Mobile Loyalists Could Hijack AT&T’s Plan for Mobile Dominance

“Higher prices, few choices, less innovation.” Not a good combination in anyone’s book. But that’s exactly how consumer rights group Public Knowledge described AT&T’s (NYSE: T) proposed $39 billion buyout of T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom (PINK: DTLSF). Why? Because once finalized, the addition of T-Mobile’s 33.7 million subscribers would give AT&T a total of...

As Portugal’s Leader Resigns, the Euro is Thrown into Fresh Crisis

As if Portugal didn’t have enough of a crisis already, with the country mired in debt and on the brink of a European Union bailout, it now has political upheaval on its hands. Following the refusal of opposition parties to support his latest austerity measures, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned. The news comes at...

South Korea: Home of the World’s Fastest 4G Mobile Network

Testing their wireless network on the road, researchers from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute say they’ve created the world’s most advanced wireless technology. They call their 4G network LTE-Advanced. And head researcher Park Ae-Soon says it’s 40 times faster than the 3G mobile network being used: “Users are able to watch high-quality content such...

Hey, Groupon… Any Chance of a Discount on Your Fat IPO?

Can coupons really be worth $25 billion? On the heels of my recent rant about overpriced web company valuations, Bloomberg Businessweek cracked a story last week that blows them all out of the water. Big-time. Apparently, Groupon, the massively popular deal-per-day company, has met with investment bankers to consider an IPO. The rumored price tag?...

Believe It or Not: Sculptor Creates Glaciers in the Desert

Its not just a futuristic design – it defies common sense and that is the point. This is a cross between a work of art and a renewable energy installation designed to create a huge ice sculpture in the searing heat of the desert – sustainably. Ap Verheggen’s plan is to draw attention to climate...

Cost for Japan Quake Hits World Record, Tops $300 Billion

The devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan is now estimated to be the world’s costliest natural disaster at more than $300 billion. The figure accounts for damage to roads and infrastructure, but not Japan’s biggest immediate threat: a nuclear crisis – after the earthquake and tsunami crippled a nuclear plant. Robert Dujarric, director, Institute...

The $7 Billion Tech Trend Changing the Face of Healthcare

It’s one of the most difficult choices a person has to make: Deciding whether to put a parent or grandparent into an assisted living facility. But when their quality of life is compromised, what other choice is there? Well, thanks to modern technology, here’s one: “Telemedicine.” Let me explain how this new system works, the...

What Wall Street Isn’t Telling You About Buying Japanese Stocks

I’ll admit that in the wake of the earthquake, I wasn’t the first analyst to slap a “Buy” rating on Japanese stocks. Nor will I be the last. Heck, even Warren Buffett jumped into the mix this week. On his recent trip to South Korea, he said, “Frequently, something out of the blue like this,...

Crisis in Japan Piles Pressure on Uranium Prices

The partial meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has created new uncertainty about the world’s uranium markets. There have been huge price swings in the days since the crisis. Prices have recovered somewhat this week, but only after some of the world’s largest uranium producers saw their prices fall dramatically. Jeffrey Christian, managing director at...

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