Today in Tech: Big T-Mobile layoffs coming

March 23, 2012: 3:30 AM ET

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* T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm told employees that the company is eliminating 5% of its workforce, or nearly 1,900 jobs in the U.S., and closing seven call centers as part of a reorganization. The announcement comes three months after AT&T's planned acquisition of T-Mobile fell through. (The Verge)

* Research in Motion (RIMM) is no longer the number one smartphone in Canada, the company's home turf, having been supplanted by the iPhone. (The New York Times)

* Facebook bought 750 patents from IBM (IBM) covering technologies like software and networking. The acquisition could help Facebook fend off Yahoo, which sued the social network earlier this month over a wide area of alleged patent infringements. (Bloomberg)

* The inside story of how Zynga (ZNGA) wooed and acquired Draw Something-maker OMGPOP for a reported $210 million. (TechCrunch)

* The case against Google (GOOG). (Gizmodo)

* According to the research firm IHS iSuppli, American movie watchers will pay more to watch movies online than watch on physical media like DVDs. (CNNMoney)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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