John Legere will stop being T-Mobile’s CEO in May

John Legere will stop being T-Mobile’s CEO since May 1st, 2020, and we already know who is going to take control of magenta

Legere seizes on Verizon 5G rate plan to promote Sprint/T-Mobile merger, price lock

The CEO of T-Mobile is slamming the price hike Verizon customers will have to take to access its 5G network. Sprint and T-Mobile customers won’t pay more.

US cranks pressure on UK over Huawei, 5G

DC officials are telling their London counterparts that Huawei can still send data back to its home government and circumvent hardware inspections.

Netflix announces it will not be on Apple video subscription

Apple has reportedly been going after potential content vendors with a deal: join our bundled subscriptions service and we’ll take a 30 percent cut.

Spotify gets last word against Apple for now in European complaint

The Swedish company said that Apple’s response to its complaint goes to the “belief that Spotify’s users on iOS are Apple customers,” not Spotify’s.
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German foreign ministry discourages 5G tenders from going to Huawei

Intelligence agency staff have also been working to convince Bundestag members that Huawei is a security risk for Germany’s up and coming 5G network.

New T-Mobile extends wholesale data pricing lock-in, won’t on consumer pricing

If Sprint and T-Mobile are allowed to merge, prospective CEO John Legere would allow smaller carriers to use its network at current rates forever.

Apple Video set for 100 million subscribers within 5 years, says analysts

Whatever Apple will call its original video subscription service, one investment house believes it will get customers fast and easy.

Spotify complains to EU about Apple’s “app tax” and platform monopoly

The music streaming company wants Apple to lay off interfering in its customer service, marketing and the payment systems it chooses to use.

Don’t wait for a better Pixel Slate – Google pulls throttle on laptops and tablets

The company actually supposedly had a whole bunch of tablet and laptop projects down the pipeline when the staffing cuts took place.

eero Wi-Fi mesh routers on sale as Amazon’s acquisition closes

The newly-minted Amazon-owned eero is reiterating pledges to ensuring customers’ privacy while they use their mesh Wi-Fi networks.

Free Hulu for Spotify Premium planholders available through June

Those who are paying for ad-free Spotify can get free ad-supported Hulu content if they link up accounts within the next three months.

RED Hydrogen One website removes mentions of modules

The community forums have been raging about keeping the faith in the Hydrogen One project. But skepticism has arisen on the modules.

Apple confirms March 25th event, says “It’s show time”

The company is believed to have been working on getting content providers on board with its all-in-one subscription services for news and video content.

Apple patents encryption to protect iPhone users’ locations and other data

The iPhone maker is working on a new way to prevent governments and spy actors from knowing who sent what messages with encryption.

FCC puts T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint in public comment limbo

The commission’s regulatory review process for the combination between the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the nation will run through the spring.

Nintendo urges its mobile game developers to push fewer in-app purchases

The mobile game developer houses that have partnered with Nintendo aren’t too pleased about the policy which stems from a frankly sensical place.

Google Play supporting app developers who reward users who watch ads

The company behind Android is making it easier to implement incentives for users to watch video ads in their apps. And there’s more to come.

Duplex, Google’s AI-powered booking service, now active in most of US

You might not be able to book a table in New Orleans, Houston or other cities in big states with the help of Google, but it’s available in most places.

Galaxy phone trade-in values worse because iPhones launch earlier

The one thing that we know for sure in the smartphone trade-in market is that the Apple event in September really shakes things up.

Apple quietly began repairing iPhones with third-party batteries

If employees find a third-party display or battery in a customer’s iPhone, but don’t see an issue with them, they’ll still work on the phone.

T-Mobile spent $195,000 on Trump hotel since Sprint merger announcement

T-Mobile has reportedly spent 52 nights at the Trump International Hotel in Washington while hashing out the merger with lawyers and regulators.

Trump campaigners still talking about nationalized 5G network

The Trump administration had proposed a wholesale 5G network before to heaps of criticism. Why is the re-election campaign making a big deal of it?

HTC hinted to license brand in India to Micromax, Lava and Karbonn

The Taiwanese phone maker is reportedly not going to make its own devices for the Indian market and leave it to three local players.

Samsung sells 2 billion Galaxies (and counting) in a decade

For Samsung and its Galaxy S series that started back in 2009 when Android barely knew what it wanted to be, its decade ain’t even over yet.