The end of August tends to be a slow time on the news desk, as last minute vacations are crammed in, as sleepy vacationers slowly get back in the groove of things, and as parents start bundling their kids off to school once more. Who has time for the news under those circumstances? Well, here's the stories that were heating up our thermometers this week, burning up the wires.
The United States Department of Justice has filed suit to block the pending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.
AT&T claims it was surprised by the lawsuit brought by the government, and that they would be seeking an expedited hearing in the matter. The proposed merger would have created a new market leader among wireless carriers, surpassing current leader Verizon and leaving now third place carrier Sprint in the dust.
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This week we already start missing Bertrand Serlet, OS X gets an update and AT&T opens up its piggy bank to buy T-Mobile. Plus, Flo gets a foot taller.