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Can T-Mobile actually fix cable?

T-Mobile TV service launch date

T-Mobile announced this morning that it's bought out TV tech company Layer3, with the intention of launching an-new cable service sometime next year. It's a dramatic announcement for T-Mobile, a company that so far has narrowly focused on being a wireless network, with impressive success.

Exactly what T-Mobile will be offering isn't totally clear yet, but it's definitely going to be some kind of live TV streaming package. It also likely won't be cheap: Layer3's existing service starts at $75 a month, and T-Mobile CEO John Legere was throwing around the idea of 250 channels for his new service. That won't come cheap.

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Can T-Mobile actually fix cable? originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at 15:53:51 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Live streaming TV is going to destroy cable, not save it

Cord-cutting best streaming service

Streaming TV has had a stellar year. DirecTV Now, AT&T's cord-cutting cable alternative, has signed up a million people thanks to some aggressive promotions, and a raft of new services have launched. Anyone looking for TV sans cable can choose from Fubo, YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, PS Vue, DirecTV Now, and Sling, with healthy competition driving down prices.

But one new study suggests that while live streaming is great for people who want an alternative to cable, it's not going to be a like-for-like replacement. On-demand content is still way more popular than live TV, and that's going to be a problem for cable companies and content owners alike.

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Live streaming TV is going to destroy cable, not save it originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at 21:01:30 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Uber’s latest honest mistake? Charging $14,000 for a $20 ride

Uber Overcharge Complaint

Imagine going about your day, calling an Uber for a short $20 ride only to discover that you’ve been charged more than $14,000.
Yes, this is one of Uber’s latest honest mistakes.

The company did refund the money eventually, but not immediately. And this isn’t the first time its system has overcharged customers by thousands of dollars.

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Uber’s latest honest mistake? Charging $14,000 for a $20 ride originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at 20:00:48 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Why Apple’s Shazam acquisition could be a big deal for the HomePod

Apple Shazam acquisition and HomePod

Apple confirmed on Monday that it's acquiring Shazam, a UK-based music recognition app. The move makes total sense, especially given that Apple has nearly $300 billion burning a hole in its pockets, but the big question is why the move came right now.

After all, Shazam has been around since apps were but a twinkle in Steve Jobs's eye. The company was founded in 1999, and started as a text-based service in 2002. It was quick to move on third-party apps when Apple first opened up the iPhone, but it's remained relatively stagnant ever since. So why did Apple make its move right now?

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Why Apple’s Shazam acquisition could be a big deal for the HomePod originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at 15:11:27 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

T-Mobile won’t pay any tax until 2024, thanks to Trump

T-Mobile tax cut

Telecoms companies have been lining up to kiss the ring ever since Donald Trump was elected. Between massive tax cuts and net neutrality repeal -- both of which are on the cusp of becoming reality -- it's a great time to be a multi-billion-dollar telecoms company.

But just how happy are companies about the coming tax cut? Let's ask T-Mobile's CFO Braxton Carter, who appears to be visibly salivating at the prospect.

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T-Mobile won’t pay any tax until 2024, thanks to Trump originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 at 23:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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