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Hey Internet Providers: Data Wants to Be Free, Too!

Last summer, the fastest way to spend $50 in America was to fill up at the pump. This summer, the fastest way to blow through $50 might be streaming videos and music from the Web to your smart phone. From cable companies to wireless providers, the companies that provide the tubes of the Internet are waking up to the sheer amount of data that’s coursing through their networks and cooking up new pricing plans that are based on data usage.

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Bright Lights Project: Nokia

The news just goes from bad to worse for Nokia. A huge cut in its sales and profit forecast at the end of last month cratered its stock to its lowest price in 13 years. Then the company was put on credit watch and its rating cut by Standard & Poor's. Nobody's surprised (its fellow hardware maker Motorola has been ineffectually struggling for years).

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AT&T's Breakout Strategy

With a carrier-agnostic iPhone coming to market later this summer, the conventional wisdom is that AT&T will lose customers (its phone coverage and iPhone service haven't been stellar) and a lot of profits (some say the iPhone has been not only its brightest but biggest single source of earnings).

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Examples of Online Communities in the Telecoms Industry

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