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Shentel to restate 2 years’ of financials due to tower leases

EDINBURG, Va.-Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. announced that it plans to restate its financial results for the years 2003 and 2004, plus the first three quarters of 2005, with a cumulative net pretax impact of about $2.1 million. Shentel, which is a Sprint Nextel Corp. CDMA affiliate, had been expected to report its financial results in late [...]

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Verizon Wireless signs up restaurant chain

ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Verizon Wireless inked a two-year deal to provide wireless voice and data services for Chick-fil-A Inc. The Georgia-based fast-food chain has purchased 1,000 handsets, Verizon Wireless said, including Treos and PDAs. Verizon Wireless also is providing wireless broadband access cards to Chick-fil-A employees under terms of the agreement, which began in January. “As we [...]

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Sony shows picture-sharing program

Sony Corp. revealed new details about a digital photo program that is expected to allow users to view, upload and share pictures via various devices, including their televisions, computers and Web-enabled camera phones. The Share Everywhere product is scheduled to be available starting in April and includes a Java application that the company said would [...]

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Commerce open to significant spectrum reform: Fed speaker notes disconnect between economics, gov’t policy

WASHINGTON-The Bush administration signaled it is open to bold reforms on government use of the airwaves, a possible shift that could meet resistance from federal agencies at a time when the president’s struggling spectrum-policy initiative remains very much a work in progress. “Today, federal agencies are not affected by market forces. Federal spectrum management is [...]

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724 Solutions shareholder proposes $17 million takeover

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-724 Solutions Inc. says its minority shareholder, Austin Ventures L.P., has offered to buy the company’s 5.5 million outstanding shares of common stock for about $17 million, or $3.07 per share. News of the proposal came after the financial markets closed Feb. 27, but the low-ball offer has not helped the company’s stock [...]

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Nokia’s top handset designer steps down, replaced by team

ESPOO, Finland-Frank Nuovo, the designer who helped Nokia Corp. attain the world’s largest market share of the mobile handset business, will turn over his primary duties to a new design team, the company announced today. Nuovo has worked for Nokia for 16 years, and is credited with Nokia’s original design style and the personalization of [...]

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NTT DoCoMo offers simplified 3G handsets

TOKYO—As handset vendors and network operators worldwide spend untold resources to provide advanced functionalities and services to capture end users’ imagination with 3G services, NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced it will sell a new line of basic, compact handsets for customers who do not need or desire highly sophisticated functions. The announcement echoes a similar move [...]

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Proposed e-waste ban in California draws on EU model

A proposed law introduced in the California legislature last week would require makers of electronic equipment to phase out the use of hazardous materials in all devices sold in that state by 2008. Assembly Member Lori Saldaña (D) introduced Measure AB 2202, sponsored by Californians Against Waste , a grass-roots advocacy group with a track [...]

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AAT sale could fetch $1 billion

Tower circles are buzzing with speculation as to who will walk off with AAT Communications Corp. and its 1,900 or so towers, in effect pushing aside fourth-quarter results from Crown Castle International Corp. and American Tower Corp. that provided few surprises in the tower industry. Though the company has not announced that it’s for sale, [...]

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DVB-H market gains chip support from Qualcomm, backing from Microsoft

Call it hedging your bets. Qualcomm Inc. said it is developing chipsets based on a rival mobile television standard-Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld, or DVB-H-even while it works to complete its own MediaFlo network in the United States. Qualcomm is spending about $800 million to build its MediaFlo network, and, so far, Verizon Wireless has agreed to [...]

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