ATT’s CEO Says T-Mobile Deal Will Help In Improving Service For iPhone

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Mar 302011
 

AT&T’s Randall Stephenson said that acquiring T-Mobile will boost network capacity and improve service for devices such as iPhone.

When AT&T announced that it will be acquiring T-Mobile USA, we had also mentioned that the acquisition should help in AT&T and T-Mobile to improve the voice quality thanks to the increased cell tower density and broader network infrastructure. Continue reading »

Apple acquires virtual assistant search app maker Siri

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Apr 282010
 
Apple has acquired Siri, a company that makes a virtual assistant app. Siri was inspired by DARPA’s CALO — the Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes — project. Originally designed to help streamline military personnel’s activities, the consumer app focuseson helping you find things like restaurants, making use of speech recognition to boot. Essentially a smart search, there’s plenty of speculation of course as to what this means about the direction that Apple might be taking… and that direction seems to lead towards Google-y territory. Now we don’t want to speculate too much, but we’ll be watching to see how this plays out over the next few weeks. The terms of the acquisition aren’t known, meaning we have no idea how much Apple paid for the small startup, but Business Insiderguesses the deal could be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 to $200 million.