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September 2, 2013, 9:15 PM

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Verizon:
Verizon Reaches Agreement to Acquire Vodafone's 45 Percent Interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion  —  Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vodafone Group Plc (London, Nasdaq: VOD) to acquire Vodafone's U.S. group …
Bloomberg:
Verizon Doubles Down on U.S. as AT&T Seeks a Hedge in Europe  —  Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)'s decision to buy out its wireless partner for $130 billion is a bet that the U.S. mobile-phone market still has room to expand even as competition intensifies and smartphone demand slows.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
As Expected, Vodafone Sells Its Stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion, Giving Verizon Communications Full Ownership  —  Verizon Communications and Britain's Vodafone announced a deal Monday that will give Verizon total ownership of the wireless company that bears its name.
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
CBS and Time Warner Cable reach deal, finally end month-long blackout  —  CBS channels have been missing from Time Warner Cable for a full month now, but the companies have finally solidified a deal.  In a press release, the companies report that they've reached a retransmission agreement …
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Acer announces 6-inch Liquid S2, ‘first 4K-recording smartphone’  —  Compared to many other companies, Acer's taken a rather cautious approach to super-sized phones.  Its first attempt was the 5.7-inch Liquid S1, a rather straightforward Android handset unveiled back in June at Computex.
New York Times:
Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.'s  —  For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans' phone calls …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Which Start-Up Could Be the Next Big Thing?  —  When it comes to technology start-ups, there are a lot of paths to success.  —  Some successful start-ups sell for a billion dollars, as Tumblr did this year to Yahoo.  When that happens, it's a windfall for the founders of the start-ups as well as for the investors and some employees.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Photos claim to show ‘iPhone 5C’ packaging, color-matched wallpapers  —  As Apple's September 10th iPhone event approaches, a few new photos claiming to show packaged “iPhone 5Cs” and accompanying materials have surfaced online.  The first photo comes from website iApps.im …
John Siracusa / Hypercritical:
Nintendo in Crisis  —  When Apple was on the ropes sixteen years ago, there was no shortage of advice about what the company should do to save itself, much of it fueled by a deep love for Apple's products.  It takes a diehard Apple fanatic to create something like the iconic “Pray” …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Happy 10th birthday Skype.  You changed everything; too bad you didn't change Microsoft  —  Very quietly today, Skype turned ten years old.  Ironically, I didn't even remember its 10th birthday.  I forgot, mostly because ever since it was acquired by Microsoft, Skype as we know is slowly losing its identity.

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