Today in Tech: What happens to T-Mobile?December 21, 2011: 3:40 AM ET
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* Now that the AT&T (T) and T-Mobile merger is dunzo, the next step for T-Mobile, which is losing subscribers, remains unclear. "There's no Plan B," said a spokesman for Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications company that owns T-Mobile. "We're back at the starting point." (The New York Times)
* Oracle (ORCL) reported earnings that missed projections: a 2% increase to $8.8 billion in revenues compared with the 7% originally estimated. That news, along with the company's forecast of minor growth for the current quarter, caused shares to drop more than 8%. (The Financial Times)
* Starting this January, Facebook will begin introducing Sponsored Stories advertisements directly into the News Feed. (TechCrunch)
* Some 700,000 Android devices are now activated everyday. (9 to 5 Google)
* First Round Capital put together this awkward holiday-themed, severely auto-tuned spoof of the notorious "Friday" viral music video. Watch at your own risk. (YouTube via VentureBeat)
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