John Paczkowski

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A T-Mobile IPO?

If there is indeed a fledgling IPO recovery this year, T-Mobile USA may end up being part of it. “Unidentified sources close to the matter” tell The Wall Street Journal that Deutsche Telekom is considering taking its U.S. wireless unit public.

Evidently, the German telecommunications outfit is looking to placate shareholders dismayed by the unit’s performance of late. Not only is T-Mobile trailing far behind rivals like AT&T (T), Verizon Wireless (VZ), and Sprint (S), it’s losing subscribers. In the third quarter of 2009, for example, T-Mobile lost a net 77,000 customers.

Were Deutsche Telekom to move ahead with a T-Mobile IPO, it might be able to raise enough capital to build out its network, improve reception in major markets and start winning back some of the subscribers it has been losing.

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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus