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2011 in Review: The 52 Lamest Moments in Tech

If you like botched products, corporate mishaps, and just plain weirdness, you had a fabulous 2011.


Timeline: The Birth and Death of the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

In retrospect, it's not hard to see why AT&T thought its proposed $39 billion merger with T-Mobile would sail through with relatively no issues.

AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Collapse a Victory for Consumers

The multi-billion dollar AT&T takeover of T-Mobile is canceled. In a mobile market that already lacks competition, the merger would have meant higher prices for T-Mobile customers and mobile users in general.


AT&T Kills $39 Billion T-Mobile Deal

AT&T has scrapped its plans to purchase rival mobile carrier T-Mobile USA in the face of opposition from two U.S. agencies.

Wireless Carrier Survey: Smaller Players Rank High in Customer Satisfaction

The bottom line: Industry titan AT&T finished last, while two smaller carriers that piggyback on AT&T's network, Consumer Cellular and U.S. Cellular, ranked tops.

20 Best U.S. Airports for Tech Travelers

Looking for a place where you can get things done--or be entertained--while waiting for a flight? We tested Wi-Fi quality and cell reception (and counted electrical outlets) at the 40 largest airports in the United States, to find the ones that do the best job of keeping you plugged in at the gate and in the air.

Better Protection Needed for Those Who Shop by Phone?

A leading consumer group claims there is a wide gap of what kinds of protections carriers say they offer and what they really do.


Tech Stories of 2011: Jobs, Android, and Anonymous Rank in Top 10

Sony's PlayStation Network hack, Steve Jobs' passing, and the Stop Online Piracy Act were just three of the top tech stories of 2011.


AT&T, DOJ File Motion to Halt T-Mobile Proceedings

AT&T has asked a judge to put on hold the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit to block its merger with T-Mobile USA while the two companies decide whether to move forward with the deal.

UPDATE: Visual Voicemail App Removed from Android Market on T-Mobile Complaint

Google has removed visual voicemail app YouMail from the Android Market, thanks to a complaint by T-Mobile that the app "causes adverse network disruption."