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New York Times | May 26, 2022, 6 a.m.

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BT/Altice: Drahi stakebuilding is worthy of M&A watchdog’s scrutiny

FT | May 26, 2022, 12:31 p.m.

Leveraged private investment vehicles do not look like natural owners of national telecoms infrastructure businesses

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Analysts: Cable Gained the Lion's Share of 1Q Wireless Subscriber Gains; + more notable news -

DSL Reports | May 26, 2022, 8:52 a.m.

Analysts: Cable Gained the Lion s Share of 1Q Wireless Subscriber Gains telecompetitor.com Broadcom announces plans to acquire VMware for around $61B in cash and stock, paying $142.50 per share, and will assume VMware's $8B in net debt reuters.com Brightspeed Aims to Serve 1M Fiber Locations by the End 2023 telecompetitor.com Gigabit competition among drivers impacting broadband sub growth at Charter lightreading.com Data.ai and IDC: consumer spending on video games will hit $222B globally in 2022, with mobile gaming accounting for more than 61% of the total gamesindustry.biz Twitter agrees to pay $150M to the FTC, settling allegations that it misrepresented the security and privacy of user data between May 2013 and September 2019 reuters.com Ransomware Causes Airliner to Ground Flights, Leaving Customers Stranded pcmag.com

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Taiwan Mobile taps Nokia for 5G coverage upgrade

Mobile World Live | May 26, 2022, 6:33 a.m.

Taiwan Mobile turned to Nokia to improve 5G coverage by expanding its existing standalone core ...The post Taiwan Mobile taps Nokia for 5G coverage upgrade appeared first on Mobile World Live.

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Expanded 5G portfolio fuels Lenovo growth

Mobile World Live | May 26, 2022, 5:56 a.m.

Lenovo credited double-digit revenue and profit growth in its mobile division to an expanded smartphone ...The post Expanded 5G portfolio fuels Lenovo growth appeared first on Mobile World Live.

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UK government to probe Altice’s BT stake

FT | May 26, 2022, 3:44 a.m.

Business secretary uses new ‘call-in’ powers to examine national security implications

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VMware Should Not Expect a White Knight; Wish Sidelined as Dollar Stores Rally

The Information | May 26, 2022, 10:08 p.m.

Broadcom made official its plan to acquire VMware in a cash-and-stock deal worth around $61 billion. The deal underscores the degree to which CEO Hock Tan has transformed Broadcom from a maker of networking chips into a formidable player in enterprise software. The agreement includes a “go-shop” provision allowing VMware to solicit bids from other companies until July 5. But Broadcom is paying a rich premium, which may dissuade other bidders. The deal works out to about $138 per VMware share, about 44% above where VMware was trading before word of the deal leaked last weekend. And VMware was starting from a relatively higher base: Its shares were down 18% this year through last Friday, compared with a 28% decline for the Nasdaq.

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Cost, climate efficiencies can keep air, land & rail fleets trucking along

TechHQ | May 26, 2022, 7:50 p.m.

The logistical and supply chain shortfalls precipitated by the lockdowns and other subsequent aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic have had disastrous dual impacts on fleets and transport management of all sorts. Even as the health crisis has fueled online purchases and thus led to a big rise in demand for e-commerce warehousing and fulfillment, it... Read more »The post Cost, climate efficiencies can keep air, land & rail fleets trucking along appeared first on TechHQ.

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Sony forecasts PS5 supply won't meet demand

Supply Chain Dive | May 26, 2022, 5:38 p.m.

China-based procurement issues continue to plague the electronics maker's manufacturing plans.

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World Video Telematics Market Report 2022 with Profiles of 40 Companies Offering Video Telematics Software and Hardware - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Business Wire | May 26, 2022, 9:16 a.m.

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "The Video Telematics Market - 3rd Edition" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Video Telematics Market is the third consecutive report in the series, analysing the latest developments on the market for video telematics solutions. This strategic research report provides you with 200 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions. The analyst estimate

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Collision Data Points to Increasingly Dangerous Roads this Summer

Business Wire | May 26, 2022, 9 a.m.

NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An analysis of proprietary Allstate collision data for the five years between 2017 and 2021 reveals that the U.S. is likely to see riskier roadways this summer. Over the past two years, numerous roadway safety organizations, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Safety Council, have noted an alarming increase in traffic fatalities in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. A new analysis of Allstate collision data highligh

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MiX Telematics Reports Preliminary Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2022 U.S. GAAP Financial Results and Changes to the Board of Directors

Business Wire | May 26, 2022, 7:05 a.m.

MIDRAND, South Africa and BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MiX Telematics Limited (“MiX Telematics”) (NYSE: MIXT, JSE: MIX), a leading global Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) provider of connected fleet management solutions, today announced preliminary unaudited financial results, in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”), for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2022, which ended March 31, 2022. MiX Telematics also announced today that John Gr

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RoboDK releases automatic robot tool calibrator TwinTool

The Robot Report | May 26, 2022, 5:31 p.m.

RoboDK has released TwinTool, an application that offers fully automated robot tool calibration for industrial robots.The post RoboDK releases automatic robot tool calibrator TwinTool appeared first on The Robot Report.

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DAT: Truckload Volumes Slipped in April; Spot Van, Reefer Rates Dive

Business Wire | May 26, 2022, 7:11 p.m.

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Truckload freight volumes retreated and spot-market rates dropped sharply in April, compounding pressure on small trucking companies and independent operators already strained by record fuel prices, said DAT Freight & Analytics, operators of the outindustry’s largest truckload freight marketplace and DAT iQ data analytics service. DAT’s April Truckload Volume Index (TVI) for dry van freight was 273, 10% lower compared to March; the refrigerated TVI was 190, down 10%

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California DMV suspends another Pony.ai test permit

The Robot Report | May 26, 2022, 3:25 p.m.

Pony.ai's permit to test its autonomous vehicle technology with a driver was revoked due to the DMV's concerns about its safety drivers.The post California DMV suspends another Pony.ai test permit appeared first on The Robot Report.

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US Cellular selects Ericsson, Nokia for C-band deployment

5G RCR Wireless | May 26, 2022, 11:25 a.m.

US Cellular expects to activate its mid-band spectrum for customer use by the end of 2023 US Cellular announced new agreements with Nordic vendors Ericsson and Nokia to boost the carrier’s 5G network infrastructure. US Cellular and Ericsson inked a deal which includes the deployment of the telco’s recently acquired C-band and 3.45 GHz spectrum, […]The post US Cellular selects Ericsson, Nokia for C-band deployment appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

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To Combat Declining Staff Morale, FTC Chair Khan Lifts Public Speaking Ban as Deputy Issues Apology

The Information | May 26, 2022, 7:21 p.m.

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, facing mounting concerns among her 1,100-plus employees about the agency’s direction and her governing style, on Thursday walked back restrictions that prevented staff from participating in most conferences and other public events. In an apologetic email, Khan’s chief of staff, Jen Howard, took blame for the unpopular policy, which was one of Khan’s first acts when she took over the antitrust enforcement agency a year ago, according to a copy of an email viewed by The Information.“I deeply regret that I made people feel like they do not have our trust and respect. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Howard said.

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#TBT: 5G turn-ups; 5G chips ramp up; 24 GHz auction wraps up … this week in 2019

5G RCR Wireless | May 26, 2022, 11:16 a.m.

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Sprint lights up 5G in its first four markets Sprint has officially launched […]The post #TBT: 5G turn-ups; 5G chips ramp up; 24 GHz auction wraps up … this week in 2019 appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

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What a Potential Recession Means for Creators; OnlyFans Founder’s Next Act; Pinterest Is Hiring

The Information | May 26, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

The Information’s Creator Economy Summit on Wednesday took place against the backdrop of a looming downturn and rising inflation. Reduced consumer spending would cut to the core of the creator economy. Sponsorships with brands are the top way many creators make money. If advertisers reduce spending this year, that could impact creator earnings—and the startups serving them.It was a topic that came up throughout the day, and I heard a range of views on what this means for the creator economy. For Dominique Broadway, a personal finance creator who sells online courses, brand partnerships are not her main income source. But there are still reasons she is bracing for tougher times. “People will be holding onto their purses a little bit tighter,” she said. “People aren’t buying things that are considered luxuries.” 

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Romeo Power Supplies Batteries to Leader in Powertrain Performance Products

Business Wire | May 26, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Romeo Power, Inc. (“Romeo Power” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RMO), an energy technology leader delivering advanced electrification solutions for complex commercial vehicle applications, today announced that the Company is supplying batteries to a leader in powertrain performance products. “We are pleased to supply Romeo batteries to an established provider of aftermarket solutions, marking another encouraging step that supports our growth trajectory,” said Romeo Power

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