Mobile Minutes: T-Mobile grows; Windows 10; Yelp struggles; SMBs embrace mobile
The competition between T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint’s chief Marcelo Claure is about to get heated — again. Research firm GSMA Intelligence, which tracks the mobile industry, is predicting that T-Mobile may have finally surpassed Sprint in the three-month period ended in June to become the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier.
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Windows 10 marks turnaround moment for Microsoft
Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, head of the software operating systems group, is in Redmond, Washington, preparing to press a very important button. Once pressed, it will send a notification around the world reminding hundreds of millions of people that Windows 10, Microsoft’s flagship software, is ready to download and install — for free.
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Yelp cuts revenue guidance, chairman to step down
Yelp Inc. lowered its revenue guidance for the year, citing slower sales headcount growth and the elimination of its brand-advertising product. The reviews site expects revenue of $544 million to $550 million for the year, down from prior guidance of $574 million to $579 million.
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Mom-and-pop shop? There’s an app for that
Wray Serna, a Brooklyn-based apparel designer, started selling her first collection online in May via an digital platform called Tictail. A few weeks later, as orders poured in for her Relax Romper ($195), she was in Italy with her fiancé for 18 days.
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