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  • Sprint To Add 550+ Texas Jobs Across 79 Stores

    04/25/2017 8:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Android Headlines ^ | April 24, 2017 | Daniel Fuller
    Unemployment is a serious pain point in America for both employers short on good talent and talent short on employment, so Sprint has announced that they’re going to take another step in their own fight against unemployment by expanding out to 79 new retail locations in Texas, which will create at least 550 jobs. The jobs that will be created by this move aren’t limited to retail salespeople and managers; more technical roles will also be brought on board, which means that the larger number of stores will represent an expansion in Sprint’s overall footprint for the state. It’s all...
  • Sprint Announces Commitment to Create or Bring Back to America 5,000 Jobs

    12/28/2016 8:55:02 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    sprint.com ^ | December 28, 2016
    Today, Sprint announced a commitment to create or bring back to America 5,000 jobs. The company anticipates these jobs will support a variety of functions across the organization including its Customer Care and Sales teams. Sprint will begin discussions immediately with its business partners, states and cities to determine the right locations in the U.S. to create these jobs. The company expects to fulfill this commitment by the end of its fiscal year 2017 and will provide additional details when they are available. “We are excited to work with President-Elect Trump and his Administration to do our part to drive...
  • Trump claims Sprint to return 5,000 outsourced jobs to US

    12/28/2016 2:56:56 PM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 28, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Weeks after meeting with Sprint Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son, President-elect Trump announced Wednesday that the wireless phone company will soon move thousands of outsourced manufacturing jobs back to the United States. "We have some very good news," the incoming Republican president told reporters outside his beachside resort in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday afternoon. "Because of what's happening and the spirit and the hope, I was just called by the head people at Sprint and they're going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the U.S. They're taking them back from other countries."
  • Sprint Signs Major Deal in Cuba

    11/04/2015 3:21:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 11/3/15 | Ramon Taylor
    Sprint became the first U.S. telecommunications company to provide direct roaming mobile phone service to foreigners in Cuba, after a striking a deal at the Havana International Fair. Sprint says it expects the number of visitors in Cuba to reach 5 million a year within the next decade. The U.S.-based firm Sprint signed a deal with Cuba’s state telecommunications agency Etecsa, with the objective to reach millions of tourists expected to visit the island in coming years. The move comes as Washington and Havana continue to explore business opportunities, since restoring diplomatic relations in July for the first time in...
  • Tony Stewart Sued by Kevin Ward’s Family Over Fatal NASCAR Collision

    08/07/2015 4:46:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Kevin Ward Jr. was killed August 9 after he got out of his wrecked sprint car and went to confront Stewart during a yellow flag caution period at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. After one car narrowly missed Ward, Stewart drove by and Ward was struck by the right rear tire of Stewart’s car and slung down the track. Ward, 20, died of massive blunt trauma as paramedics drove him to a hospital. His parents, Kevin and Pamela Ward, filed a wrongful death suit asking for unspecified financial compensation. The suit was filed in Lewis County, where the family lives. Stewart was...
  • New vulnerability lets attackers hijack Chrysler vehicles over the web

    07/21/2015 1:24:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    The Verge ^ | July 21, 2015 10:57 am | By Russell Brandom
    A new vulnerability in the Uconnect system gives attackers frightening remote powers over Chrysler vehicles, revealed in a Wired exclusive report. In a live demo, attackers used the vulnerability to cut out a Jeep Cherokee's transmission and brakes and, when the car is in reverse, commandeer the steering wheel — all without physical access to the vehicle. "This might be the kind of software bug most likely to kill someone," said Charlie Miller, one of the researchers behind the exploit. The full vulnerability will be presented next month at Defcon, although the researchers plan to withhold crucial details so that...
  • RadioShack co-branding of stores with Sprint wins court approval

    04/01/2015 7:56:40 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/2015 | Nick Brown and Tom Hals
    A plan to salvage RadioShack Corp’s RSHCQ.PK business by co-branding most of its 1,740 surviving stores with cellular phone provider Sprint Corp (S.N) earned U.S. bankruptcy court approval on Tuesday, ending four days of contested court hearings. The stores are what survived of more than 4,000 outlets after RadioShack went bankrupt in February. Founded in 1921, the chain was a go-to retailer for electronics before becoming increasingly irrelevant in the digital age. Judge Brendan Shannon, in Delaware bankruptcy court, approved a sale of the stores to the Standard General hedge fund, which plans to keep most of them open under...
  • RadioShack Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy After Striking Deal to Sell Some Stores (Sprint)

    02/05/2015 9:28:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Times' DealBook ^ | February 5, 2015 | Rebecca R. Ruiz and Michael J. de la Merced
    For years, RadioShack — the retailer that helped bring personal computers to the masses — outlasted untold predictions that it would buckle in the face of bigger rivals and online competitors. But its clock has finally run out. RadioShack, a long-ailing 94-year-old electronics chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday after striking a deal to sell up to 2,400 of its stores to the wireless service provider Sprint and a hedge fund that is its biggest shareholder. The Chapter 11 filing, made in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, took few unaware. RadioShack had not turned a profit since 2011, and...
  • BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

    03/25/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    The Register ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jasper Hamill
    A pair of gay developers have launched a boycott of Firefox in protest against the Mozilla Foundation's decision to appoint a CEO who appears to be an opponent of same sex marriage. Mozilla co-founder and Javascript creator Brendan Eich was awarded the top job yesterday.Hampton Catlin, creator of Wikipedia Mobile and CSS extension language Sass, said he would no longer develop apps for Firefox after Eich's appointment. The dev cited a six-year-old database of donor contributions to campaigns in support and opposition of Proposition 8 listing Brendan Eich, (Employer: Mozilla) as a $1,000 contributor to a campaign in support of...
  • New Mozilla CEO Is Allegedly Anti-Gay Marriage -- Firefox Developers Boycott

    03/25/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Betanews ^ | 3/24 | Brian Fagioli
    Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans, who happen to be gay, are threatened. As more and more people wake up from the slumber of ignorance and see the light in supporting gay marriage, there are still people that refuse to evolve. You can hate anyone you want, and if you hate gay people, that hate is your burden to live with. Quite frankly, gay people do not need your love or approval, although I'm sure it would be appreciated. What they do need...
  • Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Alpha Nerd, Takes Over as CEO (Q&A)

    03/25/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNET ^ | March 24, 2014 | Stephen Shankland
    The inventor of JavaScript and the Firefox developer's chief technology officer now is running the show. Top agenda items: Firefox OS and Mozilla services.Brendan Eich, the programmer who invented JavaScript in a 10-day burst of activity at Netscape in 1995, now is the chief executive of Mozilla, the nonprofit organization that develops the Firefox browser and Firefox OS mobile operating system. Eich worked on the Netscape Navigator browser and -- after Microsoft won the first browser wars of the 1990s -- on Mozilla's effort to make something useful of the Netscape open-source code base. Although Mozilla succeeded in restoring competition...
  • Sprint closing Overland Park call center; 200 employees will lose jobs

    03/19/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT · by mykroar · 7 replies
    Fox4 KC.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | Fox4 Newsroom
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sprint announced that it is closing its Overland Park call center and laying off about 200 local employees who work there.</p>
  • Sprint Accused of Overcharging Feds Millions for Wiretapping Expenses (Link Only)

    03/03/2014 2:24:55 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    TechWire ^ | March 4, 2014 | Staff
    This story links to "Wired"
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • US is primed to overtake Europe and Japan as the technological leader in cell phone technology

    10/07/2002 1:42:41 PM PDT · by sourcery · 86 replies · 1,937+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | 5 Oct 2002 | Steven Den Beste
    Stardate 20021005.2128 (On Screen): As I think many of my readers know, I used to work for Qualcomm designing cell phones. Qualcomm is the company which invented CDMA, and made it practical, and made it into a market success, and it now dominates the American market, where Verizon and Sprint both use it. There are two other nationwide cellular systems: AT&T currently uses IS-136 TDMA, which is obsolete and has no upgrade path. Cingular uses GSM, a more sophisticated form of TDMA from Europe. And right now I'm basking in the evil glow of a major case of schadenfreude. The...
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.
  • FCC approves SoftBank's acquisition of Sprint

    07/08/2013 11:07:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    The Register ^ | 6th July 2013 | By Rik Myslewski in San Francisco,
    Sprint also now free to move forward on Clearwire share snap-up The $21.6bn acquisition of Sprint by Japan's SoftBank is now a go: as expected from rumors earlier this week, the FCC has ruled unanimously to approve it. "Today is a good day for all Americans who use mobile broadband services," acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said in a statement accompanying the lengthy ruling. "After thorough review, the Commission has found that the proposed Softbank-Sprint-Clearwire transactions would serve the public interest." Clyburn expressed her opinion that the merger would be "likely" to speed mobile broadband roll-out, enhance competition and innovation,...
  • AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama – That You Can’t Switch Off

    06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 115 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Just in case you want more Obama in your life… AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama… That you can’t switch off. AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow. You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re using iOS 6.1 or higher. Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you...
  • How the Feds Want to Put Heat on AT&T and Verizon [Obama wants auctions to be rigged]

    04/16/2013 1:26:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | April 15, 2013 | Evan Niu
    Putting heat on the big players is simply the name of the regulatory game -- at least if you're the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission last week, the DOJ makes it clear that it would like to put additional heat on dominant wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The FCC has a spectrum auction coming up for low-frequency bands. Frequencies under 1 GHz have greater propagation characteristics that allow signals to provide better coverage in rural areas and penetrate buildings more effectively. Because of this, low-frequency bands are an important part of...
  • Dish launches unsolicited $25.5B bid for Sprint

    04/15/2013 5:03:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2013 | Chris Isidore
    Satellite TV provider Dish Network on Monday announced a $25.5 billion cash-and-stock bid for mobile phone company Sprint Nextel. The apparently unsolicited offer is an attempt to top the $20.1 billion agreement for a 70% stake in Sprint by Japanese tech company Softbank (SFTBF) in October. That deal was widely seen as giving Sprint a much needed cash infusion, one that staved off a possible bankruptcy filing that many investors feared.