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12/14/2017

The Branding Network will partner with Competitive Carriers Association, making the Wireless Repair EXPO 2018 a co-located event and partner of CCA's Mobile Carriers Show. "Building a strong repair community has always been foremost and of the highest importance in providing a place where repair professionals could gather to learn, educate, network, and grow," said Michelle James, president of The Branding Network.

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Business Insider
12/14/2017

DISH Network owns enough wireless spectrum to play a significant role in providing internet of things services, but questions remain as to whether the satellite company can profit on its investment, said Andrew Miceli of Mosaik Solutions, a provider of wireless coverage maps. DISH bid $6.2 billion to buy the 600 MHz frequencies at auction.

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12/14/2017

Optical fingerprint sensors that will be embedded in smartphone screens, rather than built as separate buttons, have entered mass production, said Synaptics, a maker of sensors. The "Clear ID" technology will enable users to authenticate themselves by touching the display.

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The Verge
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12/14/2017

An information technology support specialist has opened TavTek, a mobile device repair company based in Clarence, N.Y. Andrew Taverna runs the business out of his home, traveling to customers to pick up devices and returning them once they're fixed.

12/14/2017

The amount of e-waste worldwide was up 8% in 2016 compared with two years earlier, finds a study by UN University, the International Telecommunication Union and the International Solid Waste Association. A US family of four generates 176 pounds of e-waste -- which includes cellphones, computers and other items that require a battery or electrical plug -- per year.

12/14/2017

Wireless repair company uBreakiFix has launched a Spanish-language website that offers brand information and customer service. Meanwhile, uBreakiFix has opened its fourth Houston location.

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12/12/2017

China's JD.com, an e-commerce powerhouse, is linking up with accelerator firm Plug and Play in hopes of helping Silicon Valley startups advance. The effort will be open to all sorts of tech startups, but companies that focus on augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics, the cloud or artificial intelligence will be of particular interest.

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TechCrunch
12/12/2017

Aon's own Jillian Slyfield, Managing Director, Resident Sales Director, US Sharing Economy Practice Leader was recently selected as one of the Business Insurance 2017 Women to Watch. Read more about Jillian and the value she brings to her clients here.

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Aon
12/7/2017

Sprint's churn rate will decline in the current quarter, Chief Financial Officer Tarek Robbiati said at a media conference Tuesday, adding that the company's ratio of customer defections will fall by five basis points compared with a year ago. He cited holiday-period promotions as a major factor in the trend.

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12/7/2017

Apple has begun letting customers buy unlocked versions of the iPhone X that will allow them to insert a SIM card from any carrier into the handset at the same price of a regular model. Also, Apple's rollout of iOS 11.2 will let any iPhone, iPad or Watch owner use Apple Pay to send and receive cash.

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Ars Technica, ZDNet
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