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4/19/2018

Mobile Bling plans a nationwide wireless repair franchise. The company, based in Charlotte, N.C., provides repairs while also buying, selling and trading smartphones.

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4/19/2018

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a method of separating fiberglass and resin as part of the smartphone recycling process, which should enable recycling companies to reduce the amount of waste discarded. Separated fiberglass can be used as a construction or insulation material, said Ph.D. student Amit Kumar, who co-developed the process.

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ScienceDaily
4/19/2018

Google wants to conduct more Texas trials of 4G-based Citizens Band Radio Service in the 3.5 gigahertz band, per a Federal Communications Commission filing. Also, Ericsson and CommScope said they successfully completed interoperability tests in the CBRS band.

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4/19/2018

The Federal Communications Commission moved on Tuesday toward auctioning wireless licenses for the 28 gigahertz and 24 GHz wireless bands starting in November. Competitive Carriers Association President and CEO Steven Berry said the agency should have expanded the auctions to more frequencies that support millimeter-wave spectrum.

4/19/2018

T-Mobile has applied to the Federal Communications Commission for permission to test unidentified advanced services using FCC-held AWS-3 spectrum, as well as PCS and AWS frequencies the carrier owns. Also, T-Mobile has launched a discount program on wireless service for those in the armed forces and their families.

4/19/2018

Refurbished-device seller Back Market, which is based in Paris, is entering the US market. The company is using its recently raised $7 million in funding to help support the US launch, which already includes the signing of 10 refurbishers.

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Back Market
4/19/2018

UBreakiFix has opened a location in DeLand, Fla. The store is one of roughly 370 across the US and Canada for the wireless repair chain.

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4/17/2018

Inflation could pick up in the future, but business owners need not feel helpless. Adam Uzialko explores how to adjust to an inflationary environment and notes that raising prices doesn't have to be your first move.

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Business News Daily
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Adam Uzialko
4/16/2018

Alexa and other voice assistants can change internet exploration for people who have visual impairments, Ian Bogost writes. Bogost, whose father has been legally blind since age 18, details the value of these devices for people with disabilities, noting that they offer hands-free operation and new accessibility for individuals with limited dexterity or mobility.

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The Atlantic
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4/12/2018

Federal regulators are said to have reservations about allowing Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy Tribune Media's TV stations, per a report that cites Sinclair's plans to sell two Tribune stations to meet Federal Communications Commission ownership rules. The buyers of those stations both have close ties to Sinclair Executive Chairman David Smith.