Can Technology News Byte: Gillmor Gang: Interdependance Day
Gillmor Gang: Interdependance Day
The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — marvel at the mutually assured creation of a partnership between Larry Ellison’s Oracle and Marc Benioff’s Salesforce.com. Few would have predicted such a stunning partnership just a few years ago, but the crescendoing intersection of cloud, social, and mobile has borne sudden fruit.
T-Mobile expected to report first postpaid subscriber gain since 2009
T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier intuitive may already be paying off. Analysts forecast that the carrier will soon record its first postpaid subscriber gain in more than four years. Macquarie Capital estimates that T-Mobile will add 98,000 postpaid customers in the second quarter, compared to having lost 557,000 subscribers in the same quarter in 2012. Barclays is a little more conservative with its estimates, projecting the carrier will add 50,000 postpaid customers. Roger Entner of Recon Analytics, per Investors.com, noted that a majority of T-Mobile’s success can be attributed to the iPhone, on top of the carrier’s unique payment plans. “There was huge pent-up demand for a cheaper option,” the analyst said.
Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter Again After Defending Wife Hilaria in Latest Rant
Alec Baldwin is taking another breather from Twitter—and it’s probably for the best. The former 30 Rock star pulled the plug on his @ABFalecBaldwin account Thursday after after lashing out at the U.K.’s Daily Mail for claiming in a story that his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, was tweeting “upbeat posts” while the couple attended James Gandolfini’s funeral.