The Longish Goodbye: Highlights From AllThingsD Staffers Johnson, Del Rey and Cha

I don’t know why you say hello, we say goodbye.

Sprint, Best Buy Offering Students a Year of Free Cellphone Service

Students who take part in the deal get a year of free service, including unlimited talk and text as well as 1GB of data per month.

Why Is My Phone Giving Me Amber Alerts, What Bezos Should Do With the WaPo (And Other Tech Mysteries Demystified)

AllThingsD staffers took to the airwaves this week to explain the mobile Emergency Alert System, Jeff Bezos’s purchase of the Washington Post and other trending topics in tech.

Interview: Bill Gates Talks About Tech Innovations for Vaccines Ahead of Global Confab

Solve this: One child every 20 seconds dies from a disease that could have been prevented by an existing vaccine.

Marissa’s Million-Dollar Bonus, YouTube’s Money Woes and Cellphone Unlocking: The AllThingsD Week in Review 3/03/13 — 3/09/13

The Top 10 stories of the week, in one convenient serving.
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Concerned About Cellphone Radiation? Here Are Some Options.

Some mobile phone cases claim to reduce radiation. But these aren’t your $ cellphone cases.

For $19, an Unlimited Phone Plan, Some Flaws

Walt Mossberg tests an Android smartphone from an upstart carrier that charges just $19 a month for unlimited data, voice and texts — with no contract.

Broadcom Readying Its First LTE Chip, Which It Claims Will Be Smaller Than Rivals’

Though it won’t land in phones and tablets until next year, Broadcom’s CEO said its small size and powerful features should allow the new chip to compete for a spot at the high end.

Why Some AT&T Customers Aren’t Getting Those Wireless Alerts About Nemo

AT&T supports the new alerts on its older network, but not yet for devices running on its faster LTE system.