John Paczkowski

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Yeah, and Nobody Wants the iPhone, Either …

Earlier this summer AT&T was widely criticized for failing to promote the $10-a-month DSL deal it had agreed to offer as a condition for the Federal Communication Commission’s approval of its $86 billion megamerger with BellSouth.

Well, turns out that criticism was undeserved because, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, no one really wants $10 DSL anyway. “We haven’t made it difficult to find,” Stephenson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “To be honest with you, that’s not a product that our customers have clamored for. We still have $15 offers out there in the marketplace, even $20 offers, for 1.5 megabit speeds. Those are really kind of the minimum speeds that give a good user experience. So I don’t want to necessarily offer up a product where the user experience is not what I would consider really state of the art. That $10 product is kind of in that mode.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik