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Deutsche Telekom was planning to submit a new bid dealing with the MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger and it looks like that has not only been done, but also detailed. This will not change the earlier bit about the MetroPCS shareholder meeting having been pushed back to later in April, however we now know what this new bid includes. Coming by way of Deutsche Telekom, here are the details of what they are describing as the "best and final offer."
Deutsche Telekom was considering a improved bid to help save the MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger and today has word of a delay. The delay is not on the part of Deutsche Telekom, but instead as a result of MetroPCS delaying the special stockholder meeting. That meeting was originally scheduled to take place on April 12, but has been bumped to later in the month.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS. We have already seen all the necessary regulatory approvals which means that the Department of Justice, FCC and the Committee on Foreign Investment have all given the thumbs up. In fact, aside from a statement from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), we have seen very little in terms of opposition.
rumor that was making the rounds suggesting that Google was in talks to purchase the WhatsApp Messenger service. The scuttlebutt suggested that WhatsApp might be a bit of technology Google wass eying for its long rumored unified, cross-platform messenger service dubbed Bable.
Google could be in talks to acquire the extremely popular WhatsApp Messenger service. One of the worst kept secrets lately has been Google's plan for a unified, cross-platform messenger service called "Babel" and this is just one more piece to the puzzle if it turns out true.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS lately, however it looks like Verizon Wireless also has some related news. In short, Verizon Wireless has announced the completion of an acquisition with Mohave Wireless. The financial terms have yet to be disclosed, however it was said that Verizon Wireless acquired Mohave Wireless from Frontier Communications and Rio Virgin.
Lenovo wants to jump deeper into the Android smartphone market. They have plenty of impressive phones, but we've heard they are looking to buy RIM (BlackBerry) and now new reports claim NEC could be selling their mobile division to Lenovo.
Apple have just purchased the popular Android-friendly indoor mapping company WiFiSLAM to the tune of around $20 million. WiFiSLAM is an indoor mapping start-up company from Silicon Valley, one that many Android developers have been using to integrate indoor features to their Android apps. It sounds like Apple is trying to improve their Maps offering - and quick.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS received the FCC approval back on March 12 which meant that the necessary approvals for a merger were almost complete. Basically, once the FCC offered their approval we still needed word from the Committee on Foreign Investment. Well, approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment as well as the MetroPCS stockholders. As of today however, MetroPCS has offered a bit of a status update.