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Monday, December 19, 2011

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AT&T bows to objections, drops bid for T-Mobile

AT&T is ending its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA, citing fierce government objections.



The Justice Department sued to block the merger Aug. 31, saying it would reduce competition and lead to higher prices.

Executives of the two wireless giants disagreed, but last month they took a step toward terminating the deal when they withdrew their application to the Federal Communications Commission after its chairman also opposed the merger.

AT&T maintained Monday that the wireless phone industry requires more airwave space to expand.

"The AT&T and T-Mobile USA combination would have offered an interim solution to this spectrum shortage," the company said in a news release. "In the absence of such steps, customers will be harmed and needed investment will be stifled."

AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom of Germany would have made it the largest cellphone company in the United States. AT&T is the country's second-largest wireless carrier, while T-Mobile is the fourth-largest.

The decision was hailed by consumer advocates, who had warned that the merger would concentrate too much power in the hands of a single carrier.

"From the first day that this deal was announced, we have warned regulators, lawmakers, and consumers of the dangerous consequences of this merger," said Parul P. Desai, policy counsel for Consumers Union, according to its website The Consumerist. "Regulators clearly saw through AT&T's claims of better service and saw what we saw - a combined AT&T/T-Mobile would mean higher prices and fewer choices for consumers. It would mean a wireless market dominated by a powerful duopoly with little incentive to compete with other carriers."

The termination of the merger agreement will be a costly one for AT&T, which will take a pretax accounting charge of $4 billion in the current quarter to reflect a breakup fee it agreed to pay Deutsche Telekom.

“AT&T will continue to be aggressive in leading the mobile Internet revolution,” Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO, said in the news release. But he called on government policymakers to make more spectrum availabe.



“The mobile Internet is a dynamic industry that can be a critical driver in restoring American economic growth and job creation, but only if companies are allowed to react quickly to customer needs and market forces,” he said.

Failure of the deal leaves U.S. consumers with four main options for cell phone service: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.

But long-term prospects for T-Mobile are uncertain. The company's German parent has expressed a desire to exit the U.S. market. Unlike the other major carriers, T-Mobile is not building out its own high-speed, next generation wireless network.

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Tech N9ne Performs for Troops in Kuwait Despite Broken Rib




Last weekend, Kansas City, Missouri rapper, Tech N9ne, performed in Kuwait for troops serving in the USO/Armed Forces and showed that he, too, is a soldier.

According to a recent interview on Sway in the Morning’s Shade 45 Sirius/XM Radio show, Tech N9ne unfortunately fell from a helicopter and broke a rib prior to his performance for the hard working troops currently finishing out their final days of war in the Middle East.

“Don’t ever break, crack, or bruise a rib ’cause breathing hurts! But they gave me percocet so it lessens it a lil bit!” the Kansas City rapper Tweeted from the his Twitter account @TechN9ne.

N9ne performed a series of USO shows for service men and women as part of a week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour.

The rapper visited six bases in eight days, signing autographs, posing for photos, and giving thanks to his fans serving our country in the Middle East.

“Scruff master tech just landed in dc from Kuwait on the way to kc with a broken rib from fallin out a helicopter! PAIN!” the self-proclaimed “King of Kansas City” told his fans via Twitter.

Earlier this year, the rapper released “All 6’s and 7’s,” which debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and #1 on Billboard’s Indie and Rap Charts.

Tech N9ne averages more than 200 shows a year and has sold more than one million albums since he debuted on the rap scene in 1999.

Police Seek Suspects In Yung Joc Home Invasion/Robbery




Police are seeking three armed men who forced their way into Yung Joc’s recording studio and stole $50,000 worth of recording equipment.

Two caretakers arrived at the house, which doubles as a studio and were greeted by three armed men hiding in the bushes.

The criminals then forced their way into the studio at gun point and tied the caretakers up against their will.

They were held for more than an hour, as the three armed men ransacked the house and stole equipment.

The caretakers managed to break free and call 911, but the bandits had fled the scene.

Yung Joc was not home when the robbery took place.

Atlanta police continue to investigate.

Russell Simmons Named Peta Person Of Year




Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons has been named person of the year by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

PETA selected Simmons to due his well known vegan lifestyle, in addition to the Def Jam founder’s activism championing animal rights.

“The horrible abuse of animals is the worst karmic disaster in the history of human kind,” Simmons said of his award. “The work that PETA does to combat this catastrophe is amazing.”

Simmons, who has been a vegan for over ten years now and was also recently selected by PETA to receive his own postage stamp, accepted his award on behalf of animal rights activists nationwide.

“I’m truly humbled to be chosen as this year’s Person of the Year but the praise should go to the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that are on the ground doing the work. I accept this honor on their behalf.”

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead at 69



Kim Jong Il, North Korea's longtime dictator who allowed his people to starve while building a vast military, has died of heart failure. His death sparked immediate concern over who is in control of the reclusive state and its nuclear program.

Citing YTN TV, Reuters also reported that North Korea test-fired a short-range missile off the country's east coast on Monday.

A "special broadcast" from the North Korean capital, state media said the 69-year-old died of a heart ailment on a train due to a "great mental and physical strain" on Saturday during a "high intensity field inspection." It said an autopsy was completed on Sunday and "fully confirmed" the diagnosis.

A spokesperson at the Unification Ministry confirmed Kim's death to NBC News. His funeral will be held on December 28.

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