SoftBank CEO attacks top two US operators as oligopoly

first_img Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 FEB 2014 Richard Handford Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Related Home SoftBank CEO attacks top two US operators as oligopoly OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite move Previous ArticleSquare lands second corporate deal: Whole Foods MarketNext ArticleAmerica Movil gets data boost in Q4 center_img SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (pictured), whose company owns US number three operator Sprint which is linked to a bid for fourth-placed T Mobile US, described the country’s market leaders as an oligopoly, according to Reuters.Speaking during SoftBank’s quarterly earnings, Son said without consolidation Sprint’s chances of grabbing the number one spot in the US was just “a dream”.However recent reports have cited scepticism among US regulators towards a deal uniting the country’s third and fourth placed operators.Son declined to confirm his company’s interest in acquiring smaller rival T-Mobile US during the results meeting.According to GSMA Intelligence figures for Q4 2013, market leaders AT&T (32 per cent) and Verizon Wireless (34 per cent) together have a two-thirds share of mobile connections in the US, compared to 16 per cent for Sprint and T-Mobile US’ 13.5 per cent.Son and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse are set to decide in the next few weeks whether to press ahead with a bid for T-Mobile US after talks with US regulators, said sources.The SoftBank CEO is also set for a meeting with executives from T-Mobile US and Deutsche Telekom.In its results, SoftBank reported a one per cent fall in net income to JPY93.3 billion ($910 million) in the three months to the end of December, following losses at Sprint. The US operator this week announced a $1 billion quarterly loss.The Japanese company’s sales in Q3 more than doubled to JPY1.96 trillion thanks to strong sales domestically of Apple’s iPhone 5, emphasising how a strong performance in its home market has fuelled ambition to grow in the US. Asia Author SoftBank Corp targets growth through acquisitions Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade FinancialRegulatorySoftBanklast_img read more

A New Deal for Annie: Taylor Richardson & Sadie Sink Begin Their Run Alternating the Title Role

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2014 In addition to Richardson and Sink, the production also welcomes a new batch of orphans, including Gaby Bradbury (Pepper), Amaya Braganza (July), Tyrah Skye Odoms (Tessie), Brooklyn Shuck (Kate) and Skye Alyssa Friedman (standby for the roles of Duffy, Pepper, July and Tessie). Young scene-stealer Emily Rosenfeld continues in the role of Molly. Annie stars Tony winner Faith Prince as Miss Hannigan, Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks, Brynn O’Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis and Sunny the dog as Sandy. Richardson originated the role of Duffy in the Broadway revival of Annie and has been understudying departing star Lilla Crawford in the role of Annie. Her regional credits include White Christmas and Honk! Sink made her Broadway debut as the standby for Molly, Kate, Tessie, July and Duffy. Her regional credits include Annie, White Christmas, Miracle Worker and The Secret Garden. The Texas native was announced to star in the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting. James Lapine’s Broadway.com Audience Choice-winning revival of Annie welcomes two new stars on July 30, Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink. The young actress will alternate the title role in the musical and play the role of orphan Duffy when not starring as Annie.center_img View Comments Annie Related Showslast_img read more

Ride like a King of Spain on Chris Froome’s limited edition Pinarello Dogma F10

first_imgAs one does when your star sponsored rider is about to win another Grand Tour, Fausto Pinarello flew to Madrid on September 9th to deliver a special bike in person to Chris Froome for the final stage of La Vuelta a España 2017. The one-off Dogma F10 in the Spanish flag’s red and yellow was meant to congratulate Froomie for his double Tour-Vuelta 2017 wins, not coincidentally mixing the color of the leader’s jerseys of the two Grand Tours.Apparently, Pinarello got a lot of positive feedback for the bike’s graphics, so they are adding it to the options for the F10 in 2018 as a limited edition to join the Tour winning yellow bike…and a special F100 to celebrate 100 years of the Giro (even though Sky only got one rider in the top 20 at the Italian tour.) The Dogma F10 King of Spain can be ordered as of today, with first customer deliveries heading out in late November 2017.It is actually available in three versions,  one complete Froome replica with full Sky team logos and Froomie’s Rhino logo on the headtube…one Team Sky version that drops the rhino…and a replica that keeps only the red design with white detailing, instead of any yellow, Sky, or Froome accents.The bike is the same asymmetric aero carbon F10 updated at the start of this year, with a max 25mm tire clearance. The special King of Spain edition is available as a frameset only in the full eleven size range from 44-62cm.Pinarello.comlast_img read more

Homes England helps develop 375-homes Bristol scheme

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Sofapaka arrest Ulinzi’s title hopes

first_imgUlinzi on the other hand play faltering Rangers at their Afraha Stadium home turf in Nakuru crossing their fingers that victory coupled with a slip up from the Brewers will contrive to hand them the trophy.KPL chief executive, Jack Oguda, released a statement earlier in the day stating that the last round of fixtures would be brought forward by an hour.“Due to television timings and the current unpredictable weather conditions, all KPL round 30 matches will kick-off simultaneously at 2pm on Saturday,” Oguda said in the statement. That would all have been academic had Ulinzi taken their chance against a side widely acknowledged as the most technically gifted in the league due to the deep pockets of Sofapaka FC president, Elly Kalekwa, who has spent a fortune on recruiting players at a premium.It all went horribly wrong for the soldiers when a fast break saw Mudde fail to control the ball at the edge of the Ulinzi area and when it fell to Mugalia, the Harambee Stars forward took a touch before dispatching an unstoppable rocket past Jacktone Odhiambo for the lead.Both teams continued shadow boxing without landing any solid blows until the break where referee Isaac Ochieng sent them to the dressing room with Sofapaka a goal to the good.The defending champions came out blazing upon resumption leading to a more open play but the first clear cut chance fell to Sofapaka when they launched a lightening foray into the soldier’s rearguard on 65 minutes.However, the recipient of the final ball, John Onami, fluffed his lines when through with only Odhiambo to beat in goal.Three minutes later, KPL leading scorer, Stephen Waruru, found himself one on one with Duncan Ochieng in the Sofapaka net but spurned a glorious opportunity for the equaliser.Ulinzi came even closer in the 76th when defender Mulinge Munandi saw his effort cannon off the post and in the next attack; Sofapaka picked the pockets of the military men in devastating fashion.Once again, the charged Mugalia was in the thick of things, tearing through the wing before cutting back to Mudde who had made an intelligent run and he duly tucked the second goal with sweet connection.Following the win, Francis Kimanzi, who will take the national team Harambee Stars to the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup that kicks-off on Friday, saw his side consolidate third place on 51 points, four clear of Gor Mahia with a game to play.His opposite number, Benjamin Nyangweso, will be left to pick up the pieces of a title charge that has been derailed by two crippling defeats at the same venue, the first, a 1-0 reverse to AFC Leopards last week before Sofapaka hammed another nail on the coffin for the title hopes.Only two days ago, the soldiers had assumed pole position in the title race after hammering Chemelil 4-1 in Nakuru as Tusker slumped to a 1-1 stalemate against a struggling Karuturi.How fast things chance in football. The grand finale awaits on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 22- The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title race was blown wide open Tuesday night after the battle between the last two champions saw Sofapaka fire to a 2-0 victory over crown holders Ulinzi Stars.Naturalised Congolese born Kenyan, Bob Mugalia, netted the opener on the quarter hour mark before setting up Ugandan international Musa Mudde to score the second in the 78th to dent the soldier’s chance of holding on to the KPL trophy.The Nyayo National Stadium result left Ulinzi one point behind leaders Tusker FC, 55 against 54 and the 2007 winners will fancy their chances to reclaim the big eared diadem on Saturday when they host doomed Congo United in Mumias.last_img read more

Pre-trial to be set in case involving record $2.6M drug bust

first_imgProgress is being made in the case involving a Chatham man facing several charges in connection to a $2.6 million drug bust last April – the largest in Chatham-Kent’s history.Jonathan Toornsta, 36, made a brief appearance in a Chatham bail court, via video, on Tuesday.Toornsta’s lawyer Ken Marley told the court he has received additional disclosure from federal prosecutor Tim Mathany regarding the charges against his client.He requested the matter return to court Friday to schedule a pre-trial.Toornsta is facing 18 drug and weapon-related charges in connection to a raid of a Chatham apartment by Chatham-Kent police on April 10.According to previously published reports, officers seized cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, hydromophone, GHB, ecstasy, morphine and fentanyl, along with an electronic digital scale, packaging materials, and $52,000 in Canadian currency.A 9mm handgun and ammunition were also seized in the raid.Toornsta has remained in custody since his arrest and faces an added challenge if he wants to seek bail.Mathany previously told the court Toornstra is in a “reverse onus position to show cause why he should be released (on bail)” since the drug charges against him are a straight indictable offence He also indicated at that time, the Crown would not be consenting to Toornstra’s release on bail in this matter.last_img read more

CoRank Relaunches: Create Your Own Digg

first_imgWhen CoRank launched in March it was a social news ranking site (like Digg) that filtered news based on your sources — people whose opinion you value. Or, as CoRank founder Rogelio Bernal Andreo told us, it was “yet another boring bookmarking site.” Today, the site relaunched with a new focus: allowing users to create their own, branded social news and bookmarking site based on CoRank’s technology using a set of simple online tools.Rogelio, who is also the founder of eGrupos, one of the largest Spanish-speaking social networks on the web, said that a trial run of the new CoRank on the Spanish version revealed some demand for this type of build-your-own-digg service (Rumoreame is an example of a customized CoRank running on the Spanish language version that is getting some use). Related Posts Creating a site on CoRank is a simple 3 step process. Choose a name and subdomain, enter a description, choose a design and set up your categories. After your site is set up, you can change any of the settings you chose during sign up, or access the HTML and CSS for real customization of its look and feel. You can monetize your creation using Google Adsense. CoRank’s customization and management tools are all very easy to use (they passed the difficult “Can Josh understand them?” test).Is It Worth It?It may seem fruitless to try competing with Digg, but I think that because of CoRank’s twist, which attempts to eliminate the mob from social news voting, there is an opportunity for tighter social networking as a result. CoRank offers its users a “Like Minded” feature, which gives you statistics on the 50 users who are most like you based on voting and submission. Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… I think this presents an opportunity for CoRank to allow users to connect in a way that most social networks don’t offer: based on how similarly you think. CoRank’s new version will allow people to create specialized, topical versions of that concept. So, for example, I could create a movie news site that would allow people to connect with other, like minded movie geeks. Beyond just sharing a love of movies, CoRank’s tools would allow users to find people who actually share a similar outlook on the film industry.What do you think? Is there a place for branded, topical social news and bookmarking sites? josh catone 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

20 days agoChelsea boss Lampard confirms Kante fully fit

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard confirms Kante fully fitby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed N’Golo Kante came through the midweek Champions League contest against Lille unscathed.While the boss will be keeping a close eye on his recovery over the coming days due to a lack of match action so far this campaign, there is every chance he will be involved again at Southampton.”It’s something we’ll have to watch over the next 24, 48 hours to make sure he’s okay,” said Lampard. “All the players are on a semi-recovery programme after the Lille game but it’s also the fact he hasn’t played much.”In terms of the injury, he’s fine and there was no fallout with that from the Lille game so it’s just about making sure he’s fit and ready, which is a call for me to make.” last_img read more

Horgan still blocking Trans Mountain after meeting with PM Notley

first_imgKinder Morgan, meanwhile, has given Trudeau until the end of May to find a solution that would provide their investors a measure of confidence that the project would be allowed to proceed.The meeting, convened at the last minute Thursday as Trudeau was departing for the Summit of the Americas in Peru, marked the first time the three leaders have all been in the same room together to hash out the dispute.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA, O.N. – B.C. Premier John Horgan says his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley did nothing to end his ongoing efforts to block plans to expand an existing diluted bitumen line between the two provinces.Horgan, Alberta counterpart Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met today on Parliament Hill in hopes of finding a solution to the impasse between the two provinces, which is threatening to kill the expansion project.Horgan says Trudeau laid out “legislative and financial measures” to push the project forward, but he did not elaborate. Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr also took part in the meeting.Horgan’s opposition to Trans Mountain, rooted in part in the fact his tenuous NDP government depends on the support of the Green party, which staunchly opposes the project, is the main reason Kinder Morgan put the brakes on non-essential spending on theproject a week ago.Trudeau insists the Kinder Morgan pipeline is within federal jurisdiction and that Horgan’s government has no authority to block it, a claim Horgan wants the courts to evaluate, and one he says he plans to press ahead with.Trudeau’s cabinet approved the pipeline in 2016, following an interim environmental review process that included assessing things such as the emissions that will be created from producing additional fossil fuels that will flow through it. The cabinet decided the project, which will build a new pipeline that runs parallel to an existing one but can carry twice as much, was in the national interest.Trudeau has argued repeatedly his government has put in place the environmental protections and policies needed to reduce the risks of an oil spill, and that building the pipeline to get Canadian resources to market is necessary for the Canadian economy.Notley says Alberta will buy an equity stake in the pipeline or even buy the whole thing if necessary.last_img read more

Three Jaish terrorists arrested in JK

first_imgSrinagar: Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were arrested by security forces from the outskirts of the city, police said. They were nabbed on Sunday. “Three car-borne terrorists affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM were arrested by police and security forces at Lawaypora (on Srinagar-Baramulla road) based on a credible input,” a police spokesperson said. The spokesperson said ammunition, including live rounds, was seized from the terrorists identified as Rayees Hurrah, Shahid Bhat and Ishaq Lone.last_img