Amazon reportedly mulls buying Boost from T-Mobile, Sprint

Amazon.com Inc. is interested in acquiring prepaid wireless phone service Boost Mobile from T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp., Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon is considering buying Boost for an attached wholesale deal that would allow the buyer to use T-Mobile’s wireless network for at least six years, according to the report on Thursday. Amazon and Sprint declined to comment, and T-Mobile didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he’ll recommend that his agency approve the $26.5 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint on the condition that the companies sell Boost, build an advanced 5G network over three years, and pledge not to raise prices while the network is being constructed. Boost may be attractive to acquirers because it has a long-term wholesale agreement that would provide access to T-Mobile and Sprint cellular networks at a relatively low cost. A new owner could, in theory, charge consumers a competitive monthly price for service and still make money. That’s more of an option as Wi-Fi networks have become increasingly common in homes and offices. This means cellular networks can be used less in reseller deals. T-Mobile and Sprint are also considering the divestiture of some airwaves to win Justice Department approval of the deal, a proposal that’s already attracted interest from Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc., people with knowledge of... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-31 17:33:29 UTC ]
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Amazon has refreshed its entire collection of cloud music apps with the releases of Amazon Music for Windows 3.0, Amazon Music for Mac 3.0, Amazon Music  for iPad and iPhone 3.0 and Amazon Music for Android 3.0. All four platforms share similar updates, and accompany Amazon’s foray into music... Continue reading at Betanews

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Amazon returns pre-order ‘buy’ buttons after 48-hour hiatus

Amazon’s “buy" pre-order buttons have been returned for upcoming titles, after they were removed from not-yet-published books for two days to prioritise stocking other high-demand items during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 00:36:21 UTC ]
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Taylor & Francis reports 5% revenue boost

Taylor & Francis has reported a 5% increase in revenue to £559.6m for 2019 (2018: £533.2m), with underlying revenue growth of 2.4%.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 02:33:20 UTC ]
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AT&T boosts spending on R&D after four years of declines amid Time Warner buy, investments

AT&T Inc. managed something it hasn’t since 2014: An increase in spending on research and development. The Dallas telecommunications and now media company increased in investment in R&D last year by about $80 million to $1.28 billion, an increase of about 7 percent, it said in its... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-02-25 16:16:46 UTC ]
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AT&T boosts spending on R&D after four years of declines amid Time Warner buy, investments

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[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-02-24 22:58:29 UTC ]
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Amazon claims Kindle sales boost in 2019

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[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-24 00:23:43 UTC ]
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Amazon Reports Record Early Holiday Sales

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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AALBC Cuts Buy Links to Amazon

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Grupo Editorial buys La Campana to boost Catalan presence

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial in Spain is reinforcing its presence in Catalan through the acquisition of the independent publisher La Campana. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-05 16:55:41 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Oasis Review: Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy an E-Reader

In an era of smartphone addiction, a single-purpose device like an e-reader may help you unplug and focus on content that will bring you joy. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Huawei devices disappear from Microsoft Store and Best Buy, but remain on Amazon, Newegg

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[ PC World | 2019-05-21 19:24:00 UTC ]
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Amazon reports record profit with first quarter sales up 17%

Amazon has recorded a record profit of $3.6billion, with its first quarter sales up 17% to $59.7billion. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches scheme to boost gender diversity

Amazon will launch a programme to boost gender diversity and inclusion across its UK business with plans to ramp up the recruitment and retention of women employees.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon boosts its minimum wage in UK and US

Amazon has increased its minimum wage to £10.50 in the London area and £9.50 for the rest of the UK, whilst also raising all US wages. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hay Festival reports £70m boost to local economy

The economic impact of the Hay Festival on the local area has totalled more than £70m in the past three years, according to research carried out for the event. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Reports Indicate the World Cup Boosted Book Sales for Traditional Russian Titles

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Amazon Reports Strong 2018 Q1

Even with sales in its online store rising only 18% in the first quarter of 2018 over the comparable period in 2017, total revenue at the company jumped 43% and earnings soared 92%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Are Urged to Monitor Amazon Buy Buttons

The e-tailer's year-old strategy of letting third party sellers compete for buy buttons is here to stay. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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