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Mobile Minutes: FCC releases 5G spectrum; Tech leaders on Trump; Line’s IPO debut; Twitter scores sports deal

US FCC votes to advance next-generation 5G networks
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Thursday to open substantial spectrum for next-generation high-speed 5G wireless applications and networks – a move that could eventually reshape significant portions of the U.S. economy.
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An open letter from technology sector leaders on Donald Trump’s candidacy for president
We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector. We are proud that American innovation is the envy of the world, a source of widely-shared prosperity, and a hallmark of our global leadership.
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Japanese chat app operator Line Corp soars in New York debut
Shares of Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp soared as much as 36 percent in their U.S. market debut on Thursday, valuing the high-profile tech startup at $9.34 billion in the biggest tech IPO this year.
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Twitter signs another live sports deal: Pac-12 to live-stream 150 events next season
Twitter keeps plowing forward in its vision to become a virtual cable TV player — at least for live sports and news.
Read more on Variety