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Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy Yahoo! Inc.’s web assets for $4.83 billion, ending the company’s two-decade run as an independent business that took it from Stanford University startup at the dawn of the internet age to also-ran behind nimbler online rivals such as Google and Facebook Inc.

Verizon awaiting wounded Yahoo faces its own pressures - CNET Inside a Verizon retail store. Spencer Platt Getty Images Is Yahoo the shot in the arm that Verizon needs? Thats a debatable sentiment. In the past few weeks Yahoo drew the kind of headlines that make you cringe. The company suffered what could be the biggest hack of all time losing the account information of at least 500 million customers…

from CNET

T-Mobile's comeback plan: Is it enough?

The nation's fourth-largest wireless provider, two months removed from a failed attempt to merge with AT&T, today laid out its comeback plan, which includes improving its existing network and deploying 4G LTE by 2013. Parent Deutsche Telekom has committed to investing $4 billion in the business, and signaled a willingness to explore other options... Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57383699-94/t-mobiles-comeback-plan-is-it-enough/#ixzz1nFcLVNNl

Verizon Set to Buy Yahoo for $5 Billion — Here's Why a Telecom is so Interested! #esflabsltd #securityawareness #cybersecurity

from Ars Technica

FCC investigates prices AT&T and Verizon charge Sprint and other rivals

from CNET

T-Mobile brings back unlimited data for all

The carrier is getting rid of lower-tier data plans and offering new customers only unlimited data, but you'll have to pay $70 for the first line to get in on the action.

from Forbes

Verizon Tweaks Its Plans Again: Customers Win, Contracts Lose

Verizon today finally followed its wireless rivals in offering clear discounts on service when you pay for your own phone. That extends an offer which previously only applied to customers who were buying the phone on an installment plan from the company. While Verizon has come late to the party, [...]

AT&T boosts prices for data plans and throws in more data to boot - CNET AT&T is banking on the fact that you want more data in your life. Sarah Tew/CNET Its AT&Ts turn to shake up its wireless plans. The nations second-largest carrier on Wednesday introduced new wireless plans that offer more data but at a higher starting price. The changes echo the shift Verizons making with its new plans…