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March 26, 2013, 3:40 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
T-Mobile to carry the iPhone 5 on April 12th for $99 up front  —  At long last, T-Mobile will carrying the Apple iPhone starting on April 12th.  The fourth place carrier announced the news during a press event in New York on Tuesday.  T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the US …
T-Mobile:
T-Mobile Makes Bold “Un-carrier” Moves  —  T-Mobile has been talking the talk; now it's walking the walk.  The company, known for its “Un-carrier” attitude, today announced a series of moves to address consumer frustration with the unnecessary cost and complexity of wireless.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
T-Mobile lights up LTE in seven markets nationwide  —  T-Mobile's LTE rollout has been a long time coming, but as of today that network is finally live.  At an event in New York City, the carrier made its initial batch of LTE cities official — seven markets in total.
Times of India:
Apple plans to scale up presence in India, to triple exclusive stores to 200 by 2015  —  KOLKATA/ NEW DELHI: Buoyed by the success of the iPhone in India, Apple Inc has decided to scale up its presence in the country and plans to triple its exclusive stores to around 200 by 2015, said three of its dedicated franchisees.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft talks publicly about Blue and Build 2013  —  Summary: Microsoft officials are going public with positioning around Blue, as well as about the next Windows development conference, Build 2013.  —  It's a new world at Microsoft these days.  The latest proof points …
Reuters:
Wal-Mart to test online delivery lockers in stores  —  SAN BRUNO, California (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will test the use of lockers in its stores to hold goods ordered online until shoppers pick them up, Neil Ashe, chief executive of its e-commerce unit, said on Tuesday.
More: TechCrunch and CNET
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8 update to activate FM radios, enable double-tap to wake Lumia 920  —  Microsoft is currently preparing a new Windows Phone 8 update, The Verge has learned.  Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed that the software maker plans to support FM radio hardware in its latest update …
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Sweden drops the word ‘ungoogleable’ following pressure from Google  —  The Language Council of Sweden has dropped the term “ungoogleable” from its list of new words, following pressure from Google to adapt its definition to something more flattering for the company.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
HTC ‘Tiara’ and Samsung Ativ S Windows Phones arriving at Sprint this summer  —  Sprint is bringing two Windows Phone 8 devices to its network this summer, from HTC and Sammsung.  After committing to Windows Phone earlier this year, The Verge understands that Sprint will carry the Samsung Ativ S and an unannounced HTC “Tiara” handset.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox Music updated with volume control, cloud sync options, and performance improvements  —  Hot on the feels of a significant Windows 8 Mail app update, Microsoft's Xbox team is releasing a new version of Xbox Music.  The update brings performance improvements on the RT side …
Bloomberg:
Intel Said Nearing Media Company Deals for Pay-TV Service  —  Intel Corp. (INTC) is making progress in talks with Time Warner Inc. (TWX), NBC Universal and Viacom Inc. (VIAB) to obtain TV shows and films for a first-of-its kind online multichannel pay-TV service, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
FWIW, Mark Hurd squelches Dell rumors  —  This is what happens when you're a high-profile job switcher, especially in the gossip-mad tech world.  People talk about you.  And that's what happened to Mark Hurd.  —  Reports surfaced last week that Hurd, who is co-president of Oracle …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @dhellinger
Russ Martin / Marketing Magazine:
Sprouter and BetaKit folded into Financial Post  —  BetaKit and Sprouter, two of Canada's leading startup resources, are now part of the Financial Post.  As of March 22, both Sprouter.com and BetaKit.com redirected to FP Startups, a long-standing section of the Financial Post dedicated to reporting on young technology businesses.
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