Softbank Leverages iPad Tablets to Foster Community Change

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There is an old proverb that if you give a man a fish you’ll feed him a day, but if you teach a man to fish he will be fed for life. In a pilot program, Japanese carrier Softbank, relatively unknown in the U.S. market and is also the parent of Sprint Corporation, is hoping […]

Sprint To Buy Clearwire For Spectrum and Upcoming TD-LTE Network


Sprint today announced plans to acquire a 100 percent stake in Clearwire, which it already owns a majority stake in. As part of the acquisition Sprint will pay $2.97 for each stock it doesn’t currently own in Clearwire for a total of $2.2 billion. The acquisition would give Sprint control of the company and its […]

Sprint Looking to Acquire Clearwire to Appease Its Need for Spectrum?


In a report on The Wall Street Journal, Sprint may be looking at acquiring partner Clearwire as it hopes to gain more spectrum to build out its LTE network. The two companies had partnered in the past with the slower 4G WiMax technology, for which Sprint relied on Clearwire’s WiMax network to deploy the original HTC […]

Sprint Buys Majority Share of Clearwire


Sprint now controls 50.8 percent of Clearwire, giving it majority control over the company according to a Reuters report. With its majority control of stock Sprint can control what moves Clearwire makes without much interference. Sprint previously controlled slightly less than 50 percent of Clearwire’s stock. The deal to buy a majority control of Clearwire […]

Softbank Confirms $20 Billion Sprint Acquisition

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Japanese carrier Softbank announced today at a press conference in Tokyo that it will acquire a majority stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion. Softbank will purchase $8 billion of new stock and $12 billion of existing stock from Sprint to control 70 percent of New Sprint, a newly-constructed company that will control the existing Sprint company. […]

Dawn of the $0 iPad Era is Here

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Remember back when you actually had to pay several hundred dollars for a decent mobile phone? With the exception of the hottest devices, carriers practically give the things away to hook you into a long-term service contract. The same thing may happen to the iPad if carrier’s follow Softbank’s lead. In Japan, consumers can now […]