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6/15/2017

Essential, the new phone from Android co-creator Andy Rubin, will only be available via US carrier Sprint, although subscribers of other networks will be able to buy the handset unlocked. Also, Sprint is promoting a year of free wireless service for consumers who switch to the carrier and bring their own eligible phones.

6/15/2017

Apple's next iPhone model will lack the capacity to support advanced 4G speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, per Bloomberg, which notes that Apple's supplier, Intel, is still working on support for gigabit service.

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6/15/2017

Phone-n-Fix will open a new Sioux Falls, S.D., store next month. The location will be the second for franchisee Jill Solberg.

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EIN News
6/15/2017

Google is offering an even simpler way than Google Sites for businesses to set up their own websites. The Google My Business feature is very basic but professional looking and should appeal to the many small businesses that continue to have no Web presence.

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Marketing Land
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6/14/2017

If you want to attract top talent, job listings are key to putting your best foot forward. Too many employers, however, make mistakes such as using sloppy grammar, offering few details about compensation and using vague wording to describe what they're looking for.

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Fast Company online
6/13/2017

Brent Rieth, senior vice president and team leader for the Financial Services Group at Aon, was selected as the only insurance broker to present at the Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Summit in Silicon Valley on June 12. He discussed the aggregate and isolated risks related to the internet of things, the growing data breach and hacking trends, as well as the value, or lack of value, of insurance solutions that may address these risks. Contact Brent or learn more about this event.

6/8/2017

Apple this week unwrapped new iPhone and iPad features in its upcoming iOS 11 upgrade while it announced a new 10.5-inch iPad that starts at $649 and contains a number of new features and more powerful specifications. The iOS upgrade includes augmented-reality features, an updated App Store and expanded capabilities for Siri, Apple's digital assistant.

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6/8/2017

AJ Forsythe founded iCracked as a college student and has seen it expand to include about 70 employees and more than 5,000 iTechs. "We're trying to build this technical support network so that, in the future, anywhere on earth you have a tech problem, you press a button, and we show up and fix it," he said.

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CNBC
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6/8/2017

Wireless carriers might be in line to bid on valuable long-range spectrum after the White House released funds for several agencies to study whether they should free up frequencies by combining their surveillance radar capabilities by 2024. The 2015 Spectrum Pipeline Act authorized funds for the study.

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Federal Computer Week
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White House, wireless carriers
6/8/2017

Preliminary merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile have reportedly produced an option for an all-stock deal between their parent companies, states a report that cautions that the carriers have not yet entered serious discussions. A Wells Fargo analyst warned against undervaluing Sprint's cache of 2.5 GHz spectrum.

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Bloomberg, FierceWireless
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