RE: [telecom] Sprint puts T-Mobile talks on hold to negotiate with cable duo, report says

Sprint has put merger talks with T-Mobile US on hold to pursue two months

> of exclusive talks with cable giants Comcast and Charter Communications, > according to a published report.

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This claim puzzled me tremendously because it seems completely at odds with the current status of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger, which is not in fact currently on hold in the manner described above.

A bit of digging revealed that the news article in question was originally published in the Kansas City Star almost two and a half years ago ...

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I've never heard of, but it appears to be stealing other publishers' articles and reposting them under the (presumably phony) byline of "Robert Smith". All those reposted articles get a dateline automatically set to today, so old news ends up misleadingly appearing to be current.

Caveat emptor.

Bob Goudreau Cary, NC

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Thank you, Bob: it's always good to have another pair of eyes checking the facts.

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