Google continues free U.S., Canadian calls in 2012; Apple's corporate contract auctions for $1.59M

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> A new Strategy Analytics report illustrates that by the end of 2011, six million U.S. households will be using wireless as their only broadband connection. Release

> TM Forum has secured the participation of three APAC-based service providers--Axiata Group, PLDT and Reliance Communications--as Strategic Partners for Management World Asia 2012. Release

> Google plans to continue offering free domestic calls within the U.S. and Canada throughout 2012. Article

> Swisscom's full-year 2011 net income will take a $1.3 billion hit due to a writedown on its Italian wireline and broadband subsidiary FastWeb. Article

> Parks Associates will colocate CONNECTIONS Conference at the TIA 2012 Conference and Exhibition. Release

> Harris was selected as one of the 21 companies for GSA's Connections II contract. Release

And finally ... Following the death of co-founder Steve Jobs, the contract that established Apple as a corporate entity in 1976 fetched $1.59 million at an auction on Tuesday. Article

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