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12/1/2016

Wireless carriers are expected to give Huawei Technologies the cold shoulder when the Chinese vendor launches its high-end Mate 9 handset in the US, a move that would force Huawei to sell the phone exclusively through retailers, reports indicate. Warnings from Congress about not dealing with the vendor are among Huawei's roadblocks.

12/1/2016

An iDropped location is now open in Knoxville, Tenn., owned and operated by Tiekel Finnikin. The store is the 10th location for iDropped and the first in Tennessee, and as many as five other stores are planned for the Knoxville area over the next several years.

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12/1/2016

T-Mobile and other carriers have begun to enjoy gains in recurring revenues from subscribers as the industry recovers from a sea change brought on by phasing out subsidized handsets and two-year contracts, a New Street Research report states. "[P]ostpaid service revenue is growing amid relatively stable pricing and continued strong growth in data consumption," the report states.

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12/1/2016

The Federal Communications Commission hopes the third time is the charm when the forward auction begins again, most likely next week, the agency said in disclosing that the reverse phase will end today. The FCC warned bidders to prepare to issue bids starting Monday in auctioning off 3,303 blocks of 600 MHz spectrum following two failed attempts to equate broadcaster supply with telecom demand.

12/1/2016

President-elect Donald Trump attacked net neutrality rules two years ago, but efforts to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's actions may face complications, say advocates and analysts, who note that reversing an FCC decision will be difficult even after Republicans gain a majority on the commission.

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Network World
12/1/2016

Persistent Telecom has tapped Sedalia, Mo., as the first market to test its satellite-based first-responders' network, citing an affordable LTE license and the city's hosting of the state fair.

12/1/2016

UBreakiFix co-founder Justin Wetherill started the company from his house in Orlando, Fla., and it has now expanded to 262 stores in the US and abroad. Wetherill, who says the company grew quickly without debt because he put earnings back into the business, opted for franchising to continue the expansion after three years.

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12/1/2016

Machine learning will become a greater point of emphasis for retailers in 2017, as technology can be used to help retailers concentrate on specific areas while personalizing their relationships with customers, the National Retail Federation's STORES Magazine predicts. Seamless shopping experiences will be another retail trend to watch as customers look for better transitions between digital and physical shopping, Susan Reda writes.

12/1/2016

ICracked can take its services to customers who are in need of mobile device repairs at home or elsewhere. Technicians also offer troubleshooting services.

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11/29/2016

Gratitude can have numerous benefits in the workplace. From building employee and customer loyalty and engagement to strengthening the culture of a company, expressions of gratitude can have powerful effects. Seymour Adler, a partner in Aon's Talent & Rewards Practice, states that gratitude is key to effective leadership. He continues, "Strong leaders recognize the need to appreciate their teams." One survey found that 80% of employees were more motivated by feeling appreciated -- with only 40% motivated by a demanding boss or fear of losing their job. So what are the benefits of showing gratitude in the workplace and how can we better say "thank you?" Find out 3 ways giving thanks drives growth.

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