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5/17/2018

Kansas City-area device repair company Phone Medic has joined uBreakiFix and will rebrand its eight stores as uBreakiFix locations. Meanwhile, uBreakiFix, which has over 400 locations nationwide, recently opened its second Sarasota, Fla., store.

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5/17/2018

Small businesses can easily get into difficulties through poor money management, Louis Mosca writes. He addresses eight of the worst mistakes, such as using credit cards to pay bills and failing to safeguard cash.

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5/15/2018

Uber has outlined plans to have flying taxis in operation by 2023. Uber said it expects its air taxis to require pilots initially but ultimately plans for the service to be autonomous and cheaper than owning a car.

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TechCrunch
5/15/2018

Total global spending on health care is expected to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020 and longer-term trends suggest that these costs are expected to rise dramatically. Aon research has pinpointed the factors behind rising health care spending around the world. Given the scale of spending, even small initiatives to halt the rise in medical costs can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing around the world. Is your business ready to address rising health care costs? Learn more.

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theonebrief.com
5/10/2018

T-Mobile US has told federal regulators that it may want to use ultra-high frequencies above 95 gigahertz to support its 5G backhaul operation, per a Federal Communications Commission filing. Those relatively large bandwidths can carry wireless traffic as a substitute for fiber in areas that are hard to access, T-Mobile said.

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FierceWireless
5/10/2018

C Spire won permission Monday from Clay County, Miss., legislators to erect a 5G transmitter on the courthouse to operate a line-of-sight wireless service to homes and businesses. The Mississippi-based carrier is in talks to place 5G gear on poles and other sites.

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5/10/2018

About 250,000 US farmers have used internet of things livestock control and cereal crop management, research firm Alpha Brown reports. Its study outlines how IoT technology has provided useful tools for farmers and predicts that the market may reach $4 billion and 1.1 million farms.

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Telecompetitor
5/3/2018

T-Mobile and Sprint are counting on their combined ability to complete 5G network builds to convince regulators to approve their proposed $26.5 billion merger. CEOs from both carriers visited Federal Communications Commission officials, and antitrust regulators have requested data from the companies about customers porting their phones when switching carriers.

5/3/2018

Sprint named finance head Michel Combes as its new CEO after Marcelo Claure announced he would step down from the post to become executive chairman, as well as chief operating officer of parent SoftBank Group. Also, the carrier posted a profit for the first time since 2007 and netted 39,000 new paying subscribers in its fourth quarter.

5/3/2018

Federal regulators made the first move this week toward deciding whether to open up more wireless spectrum via the 3.7-4.2 gigahertz band, which cable companies use to beam their channels via satellite. The Federal Communications Commission will seek public comment for a report due to Congress in 2019.