News of Note—Qualcomm vs. Apple; Black Friday deals; Voxox data leaks and more

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T-Mobile's CFO said the company's merger with Sprint could close as early as the first quarter of next year. (Pixabay)

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> A handful of senators introduced new legislation aimed at setting a monetary value on the government's spectrum holdings. Release

> T-Mobile's CFO said the company's merger with Sprint could close as early as the first quarter of next year. Reuters article

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> According to a new report, Apple is working to hire engineers in Qualcomm's hometown of San Diego. Bloomberg article

> AT&T replaced its old Smart Limits service with its new AT&T Secure Family app. PhoneScoop article 

> The research firm Facebook hired appears to be conducting an anti-Apple campaign, an effort that may be backed by Qualcomm. Business Insider article 

> A service by Voxox appears to have made customers' text messages available to anyone on the internet. TechCrunch article

> According to Dell'Oro Group, the North American mobile infrastructure Radio Access Network (RAN) market grew "at the fastest pace in over five years since 2013." Release

> Data from OpenSignal shows that New Jersey offers the nation's fastest overall mobile download speeds. OpenSignal post

> Black Friday discounts from the likes of Cricket, Google, Metro by T-Mobile and others are popping up.

> Verizon introduced a new service called Verizon My Numbers that allows customers to add up to four lines to their account for $15 per month each. Droid Life article

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