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Google to Shake Up Wireless Market?

With plans to begin offering its own mobile phone plan directly to consumers, Google could shake up the wireless telecom market. So far the industry's dominant business model is to supply service to customers through exclusive agreements with individual phone carriers, the most prominent of which are AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and …

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