Geek Smack! 211: AT&T and T-Mobile


Geek Smack! – This last week after the trip to Detroit, had a very interesting week. Got sick, truck died. But I got through it. Jeffrey also talks about the holiday schedule and the trip to Las Vegas and CES in 3 weeks.

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– Patents for Voice over Packet
Siri Hates British and Southerners
– Siri having some communication issues?
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–  Google is investing the funds in four photovoltaic projects near Sacramento
Skype Offering Free WiFi at Airports
– 50 locations from Dec 21-27.
Apple buys Flash Storage Company
– Up to a $500 million acquisition
Paul Allen Announces Private Space Flight Company
– Stratolaunch will be making dual-bodied, 6 engine jets for space travel
Nuance Acquires Vlingo
– What does that mean for Siri?

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Geek Smack! Topic of the Week: AT&T Ends T-Mobile Deal – What Happens Now?

AT&T decided to take back their $39 billion purchase deal on T-Mobile. It doesn’t mean they wont try again later – that is, if T-Mobile can stay stable.

AT&T will also have it’s hand in T-Mobile’s pot as they pay $4 billion to T-Mobile for a roaming agreement.

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