FreedomPop Rakes In Another $5 Million to Fund Free Mobile Service

The Niklas Zennstrom-backed upstart is bulking up its coffers ahead of its initial phone launch later this summer.
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FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

It will use the added $4 million to continue to come up with new ways to turn the mobile broadband market on its head, CEO Stephen Stokols tells AllThingsD.
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RovAir Aims to Be the Airbnb of Mobile Broadband Plans

A mobile broadband rental company called RovAir is trying to apply the “sharing economy” to its business.
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Can FreedomPop Make a Business Giving Away Free Mobile Broadband?

The carrier start-up is ready with a beta of its service, which gives customers 500MB of data free each month for life.
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FreedomPop Aims to Turn an iPod Touch Into an iPhone, With a 4G Add-On

After a strong response to its iPhone add-on, the Niklas Zennstrom-backed start-up is adding a $99 sleeve that gives wireless data capabilities to a third-generation or fourth-generation iPod.
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Backed by Skype Co-Founder Zennstrom, FreedomPop Starts Taking Sign-Ups for 4G iPhone Sled

Niklas Zennstrom aims to shake up the data service market, starting with a $99 device that adds free 4G data capability to the iPhone.
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How Skype’s Co-Founder Hopes to Make Money Giving Away Mobile Broadband

With FreedomPop, Niklas Zennstrom is clearly looking to shake things up.
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Greylock’s Reid Hoffman Invests in Swedish Social Gifting Company

Stockholm-based Wrapp, which was founded by former executives from Spotify, Groupon and other companies, has just received a $5 million gift from Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners.
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Skype, Microsoft and the Fate of Music Start-Up Rdio

Microsoft already owns a streaming music service (remember Zune?). Now it’s buying a company with ties to another one. That’s one music service too many.

BoomTown Will Have What Marc Andreessen Is Having–Investors' Splashy Win in Microsoft-Skype Hookup

When a group of powerful investors, including Silver Lake Partners and Andreessen Horowitz, waded into the mess at Skype less than two years ago with a $1.9 billion cash investment for a big chunk of the company, it was–how can BoomTown put this delicately–a hot mess. Now–with Microsoft poised to pay over $8 billion for the Internet telephony and voice communications company–it is a lucrative one.

Silly Skype Soap Opera Finally Canceled