By Alastair Sharp and Euan Rocha – One of the sources said Verizon had last week presented a tentative offer of $600 million to $800 million for Wind Mobile, with final pricing subject to due diligence. Another source cited Verizon’s talks with Mobility, a rival startup.
The U.S. telecom leader, which sold its minority stake in Telus Corp (T.TO) in 2004, is looking to re-enter the Canadian market to boost its growth prospects. more> http://tinyurl.com/pw9mt6l
Posted in Broadband, Business, Economy, Net, telecom
Tagged Broadband, Business, Canada, Industrial economy, Mobilicity, Telus, Verizon, Wind Mobile, Wireless
By Dee-Ann Durbin – An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it’s made. Other markets will follow.
The Spark EV will also be cheaper than most of its electric rivals, GM says. Exact pricing hasn’t been revealed, but the car will start for less than $25,000 in the U.S. when a $7,500 federal tax credit is factored in. The electric Nissan Leaf starts at $27,700 with the tax credit. Like all electrics, though, the Spark is much pricier than its gasoline-powered equivalent. The gas-operated Spark starts at $12,245. more> http://tinyurl.com/btal9jq
Posted in Business, Economy, Energy & emissions, Product, Technology, Transportation
Tagged Business improvement, California, Canada, Climate change, Electric vehicle, General Motors, LA Auto Show, Oregon, South Korea, Super regions
By Samantha Grossman – Despite the ongoing financial woes across the globe, though, many think that college is still worth the investment. A new study shows that we’ve continued to flock to institutions of higher learning, enrolling at record rates over the past few years.
The top 10 most-educated countries are:
- United States
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
English: CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee Mitt Romney offering remarks before a curling event (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Geneva Sands – “If I’m the president of the United States, in a few months here, I will set a national goal of America and North America, North American energy independence by 2020 … that means we produce all the energy we use in North America, and there are a number of things that I’m going to do to make that happen,” said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Additional energy production would come from offshore oil drilling, “tight oil” from fracking, Alaskan drilling, natural gas, biofuels and a partnership with Canada. more> http://tinyurl.com/8eutxl3
Posted in Business, Economy, Leadership
Tagged Alaska, Canada, Energy development, Government, Industrial economy, Leadership, Mitt Romney, North American energy independence, Offshore drilling, United States