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  1. Sprint and T-Mobile Much Closer to $32 Billion Merger (Report)

    June 05, 2014 2:42 PM EDT Sprint and T-Mobile are set to announce a $32 billion merger sometime this summer, the New York Times is reporting . The Times says the talks are ongoing and could still fall through, but if finalized would see Sprint acquiring T-Mobile for a 40% ...

  2. European Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law in Landslide Vote

    April 03, 2014 11:36 AM EDT The European Parliament voted to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks on Thursday, a step cheered by consumer groups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry. The bill on "net neutrality" ...

  3. AT&T Buys Leap Wireless, Owner of Muve Music, For $1.19 Billion

    July 12, 2013 7:47 PM EDT AT&T just got itself into the music subscription business. The company announced Friday it has purchased Leap Wireless, owner of Cricket Wireless, for $1.19 billion in cash. Including debt, the deal is worth about $4 billion.   Leap Wirele ...

  4. Morning Fix: Lucian Grainge's 'Call To Action'; Rdio's $10 Bounties; Death Grips' Gripes

    October 02, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters UNIVERSAL MUSIC CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE'S MEMO/CALL TO ACTION: UMG CEO Lucian Grainge sent a memo to staff following the company's acquisition of EMI Music. The note , ...

  5. Spotify Pricing Staying Put

    September 10, 2012 8:03 PM EDT Spotify is set on its current prices as reports circulate its working on a browser-based version of its subscription service. Well, for the most part. Sources tell Billboard.biz there is no indication Spotify plans to deviate from the industry sta ...

  6. Linkin Park Use New Marketing Techniques to Connect with Fans

    June 13, 2012 5:10 PM EDT A 38-second video posted May 26 on YouTube features Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda congratulating the winner of a scavenger hunt that included clues on five continents, lasted 16 days and concluded at BBC Radio 1 during Zane Lowe's show. Whe ...

  7. Deezer CFO/COO Simon Baldeyrou on Music Streaming Service's Global Expansion, Spotify, Avoiding The U.S.

    June 12, 2012 8:22 AM EDT Launched in France in 2007, where the service is profitable, on-demand streaming service Deezer has started an aggressive international expansion late 2011, with over 130 countries targeted in 2012. Most recently the service launched in 35 Latin A ...

  8. Marilyn Monroe Hologram Concert On The Way, May Set Off A String of Lawsuits

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT When Tupac Shakur took the stage in hologram form at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, hundreds of thousands of onlookers reveled in seeing one of hip-hop's greatest performers seemingly brought back from the dead. Shakur ...

  9. AT&T Drops $39 Billion T-Mobile Bid

    December 20, 2011 8:27 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) -- AT&T Inc. is hanging up on its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA, nearly four months after the U.S. government raised concerns that the deal would raise prices, reduce innovation and give custome ...

  10. Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

    September 01, 2011 7:30 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department took the unusual step Wednesday to try to block AT&T's $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA, arguing that the proposed merger would lead to higher wireless prices, less innovation and fewer choices ...

  11. Katy Perry, Deutsche Telekom To Launch 'Firework'

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry has entered into a marketing partnership that will see Europe's biggest telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom promote her next single and album, while she supports the company's consumer-brand message. The campaign centers ...

  12. Report: Deutsche Telekom To Launch iTunes Rival

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Telekom and its European peers plan to launch a rival to Apple's iTunes store by year end, Financial Times Deutschland said, citing sources close to the company. The platform will build on existing German media platforms Mediaload, V ...

  13. Consumer Watchdog Weighs In On Orange/T-Mobile Merger

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the U.K. consumer watchdog, has requested a say in the proposed merger of the British divisions of mobile telecoms companies Orange and T-Mobile. France Telecom owns Orange and Deutsche Telekom owns T-Mobile. The ...

  14. U.K. Regulator Challenges Orange/T-Mobile Deal

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger of the British operations of telecoms carriers Orange and T-Mobile might curb competition in ways that hurt consumers, regulator Ofcom said. In a report on the state of the mobile market, Ofcom said it was satisfied that consum ...

  15. D.Telekom, France Telecom to join forces in U.K.

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom have launched exclusive talks to merge their British mobile units in a joint venture that would grab the top spot in the cut-throat U.K. market. The partners plan to reach an agreement by the end of October, Deu ...

  16. MTV Networks Expands HD Service

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Germany, Hungary and Switzerland have become the latest territories to launch the international high-definition service from MTV Networks International (MTVNI), MTVNHD. The service will be hosted by Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Hello HD in Hungary ...

  17. Ericsson Q1 Core Profit Weak

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson posted weaker-than-expected underlying earnings, hit by a slumping global mobile phone market and cutbacks in investments by operators. The world's top mobile equipment maker, however, took a more optimisti ...

  18. Germany's Musicload Embraces MP3

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following the Jan. 6 decision by Apple to make iTunes DRM-free, the German download platform Musicload will sell more than 95% of their songs without DRM from April 2009. Musicload, part of Deutsche Telekom, is the largest platform for legal downl ...

  19. German Court Rules On iPhone Exclusivity

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hamburg Regional Court today ruled that T-Mobile can continue marketing the iPhone on an exclusive basis, rejecting a petition lodged by rival telecoms giant Vodafone. Vodafone had sought a ruling to prevent the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary fro ...

  20. T-Mobile Offers iPhone Without Contract In Germany

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Deutsche Telekom's mobile unit T-Mobile is now offering Apple's iPhone in Germany without a service plan, after Vodafone raised questions about the exclusive agreement which binds the two companies. The Regional Court of Hamburg ruled th ...

  21. DT To Market iPhone In Germany

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German telecommunication company Deutsche Telekom (DT) will be marketing Apple's iPhone exclusively in Germany where it launches Nov. 9. As well as the connection to T-Mobile, DT's wireless service subsidiary, the iPhone costs €399 ($556 ...

  22. CISAC Responds To Royalty Reform Critics

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the umbrella organization for the world's collection societies, today (July 19) responded to severe objections to its planned reforms. It accused its critics of cynically seeking any means possible to drive down the fees required for t ...

  23. Societies Challenge CISAC Royalty Reform Deal

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CISAC's planned reforms on the way royalties are collected has been met with opposition from a collection of European societies. A group representing 21 small and medium-sized royalty collecting organizations has called for global repertoires ...

  24. Feedback Mixed Over CISAC, EC Royalty Reform Deal

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Composer and performer groups have backed the provisional deal CISAC agreed with the European Commission to reform the way royalties are collected. However, the plans are being vigorously opposed by media and telecom giants, who say the changes wi ...

  25. German Consumer Group Blasts 'Lawless' Digital World

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Copyright law has crushed consumer rights for digital media such as music downloads, according to German consumer group VZBV, which has launched a major campaign on the issue. Copyright law has crushed consumer rights for digital media such as mus ...

  26. Universal Germany To Close Popfile

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany has confirmed that it will close its download portal Popfile by the end of the year. Universal Music Germany has confirmed that it will close its download portal Popfile by the end of the year. The retail site was launched ...

  27. Universal Germany To Close Popfile

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany has confirmed that it will close its download portal Popfile by the end of the year. Universal Music Germany has confirmed that it will close its download portal Popfile by the end of the year. The retail site was launched ...

  28. Germany's Phonoline Shifts Power To T-Online

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The German recorded music industry is transferring its B2B online music distribution platform from Deutsche Telekom's T-Com division to its T-Online subsidiary. The German recorded music industry is transferring its B2B online music distribut ...

  29. Germany's Phonoline Goes Live

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, the German music industry today (March 18) launched its digital music platform <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000449058">Pho As expected, the German music ...

  30. Germany's Phonoline Goes Live

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, the German music industry today (March 18) launched its digital music platform <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000449058">Pho As expected, the German music ...

  31. WMI Inks European Realtones Deal With T-Mobile

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International (WMI) has entered a deal to sell realtones via T-Mobile International, the cell-phone arm of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom. Warner Music International (WMI) has entered a deal to sell realtones via T-M ...

  32. WMI Inks European Realtones Deal With T-Mobile

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International (WMI) has entered a deal to sell realtones via T-Mobile International, the cell-phone arm of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom. Warner Music International (WMI) has entered a deal to sell realtones via T-M ...

  33. Uni Mobile Signs Multimedia Pact With Alcatel

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music International (UMI), has joined forces with French communications company Alcatel to develop a third-generation (3G) mobile multimedia service. Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music Interna ...

  34. EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected to confirm in Brussels new rules punishing counterfeiters and pirates on Feb. 25. MEPs are to agree the last amendments to the so-called "Enforcement Directive" tha BRUSSELS--The European Parliament is ...

  35. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...