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9/6/2018

UBreakiFix has partnered with Samsung to offer certified repairs for the glass back of Samsung's Galaxy Note9 smartphones.

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9/6/2018

Tech Shield has opened in Carson City, Nev. The store provides smartphone and tablet repairs, sells used phones and offers pickup and delivery service for repairs.

9/5/2018

Sprint and Ericsson are partnering to build a 5G-capable virtual operating system and core network for the internet of things. The platform will be "primed for the most demanding applications like artificial intelligence, edge computing, robotics, autonomous vehicles and more," said Ivo Rook, Sprint's senior vice president of IoT.

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9/4/2018

As medical costs continue to rise, companies large and small have sought to limit increases in a variety of ways, such as wellness programs and employee incentives. Still, health benefits costs are spiraling -- Aon's 2018 Global Medical Trends Report forecast an increase of 5.3% in 2018. All this has caused global companies to re-examine their traditional strategies and explore innovative approaches. How is your firm altering traditional strategies to address these rising costs? Learn more.

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8/30/2018

Authorities using so-called "stingrays," which mirror cellphone towers, might be interfering with 911 calls, wrote Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Wyden wrote that the company that makes the device -- which police use for surveillance -- could not confirm that a feature designed to prevent 911 interference actually works.

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8/30/2018

The Federal Communications Commission's Disaster Information Reporting System reported that 99% of the cell towers in the path of Hurricane Lane, which was eventually downgraded to a tropical depression, remained operational as of Sunday.

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8/30/2018

Verizon Wireless will change its policy and no longer limit first responders on the West Coast or in Hawaii after negative media reports surfaced after it throttled speeds on firefighters struggling with California's wildfires. The carrier also said it will soon offer a plan to remove data caps nationwide for responders dealing with disasters.

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8/23/2018

The rise of social media means that marketers are no longer fully in control of brand messaging or reputation, which can be derailed at any time by consumers capturing and sharing a moment that has negative connotations, writes RPA's J Barbush. Marketers must therefore ensure that all employees are trained in brand values, understand that they are daily representatives of the company and are invested in acting as brand advocates, he writes.

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8/23/2018

Federal regulators rebuffed a bid from 11 groups that were seeking more time to plead their case to stop T-Mobile from merging with Sprint. The Federal Communications Commission said the entities failed to provide a basis for stopping the clock on the deal.

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FierceWireless
8/23/2018

Apple reportedly has agreed to outfit about 30 Simply Mac locations with official machinery on the condition that the company stop performing third-party repairs. Simply Mac reportedly will be able to use the equipment to repair screens for devices with Touch ID and will charge the same amount Apple charges for repair services.

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