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Now that Samsung and Google have postponed their special event, this morning's "Clash of the Titans" CTIA keynote is where it's at.  Sprint's Dan Hesse, AT&T's Ralph de la Vega, and Verizon's Dan Mead will all be on stage discussing a range of wireless topics.  You never know what could happen when these crazy kids get on stage.  Will we see any verbal fights between de la Vega and Hesse?  Is Dan jealous of Dan Mead's perfect mustache (which, admittedly, is pretty fantastic)?  Find out that and more right here, beginning at 9:30 PT/12:30 ET!


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and that's the keynote.  Stay tuned for more from CTIA!


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"Our industry has been a stunning success of vibrant growth, innovation, competition, and collaboration."


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"Envison Charlotte" is a project that uses wireless tech over the 4G LTE network to gather data" from uptown.


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"Thanks for viewing that video" <- As if we had a choice?


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Oh, and they're showing a video right now.


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I want Dan Mead's mustache.


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"Cooperation has enabled us to come a very long way in a very short time."


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"Cooperation and creativity are booming at Verizon Wireless"


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Talking about roaming agreements and making cross-carrier text messaging possible.


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"Even though the wireless industry is fiercely competitive...it has become the success story it is today because of mutual cooperation."


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"We've rescued hikers, boaters, and other people that have lost their way"


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"One month ago today, we marked the 10th anniversary of September 11th.  A day that changed our lives, and changed our view of safety and security..."


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Dan Mead coming up next


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Videos are focused on "innovation" - distracted driving solutions, etc.


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"We have connected cameras, health monitoring devices, dog collars, prescription bottles..."


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100,000,000 M2M connections


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Attending events like this is always a reminder of how far wireless reaches.  It's far more than retail/B2C...


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de la Vega hasn't said anything about T-Mobile yet...


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"DriveMode helps prevent texting while driving." <- Came from a Customer Service Rep in Detroit.


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AT&T Toggle gives your phone two sides - personal and business.


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More than 100,000 employees from 44 countries participating in TIP (The Innovation Pipeline).


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The innovation pipeline: Ideas > pitches > projects


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"Our emerging devices team held a special session, and there were people working on robotics.  There were robots all over the place..."


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Showing a video about the work at the AT&T Foundry.


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Talking about developer support.


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AT&T innovation hubs in Plano, TX; Israel; and Palo Alto, CA.


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"But we also face challenges.  The landscape has driven us at AT&T to rethink how we do business internally and externally."


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"Across the board, companies are opening up.  Boeing invited 50 partners to design the components of the 787 Dreamliner"


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"In this highly dynamic environment, it's clear that collaboration is key to ongoing innovation"


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"It's interesting being compared to an actor by the man who's the biggest actor in the biz" ZING against Hesse


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Second CTIA speaker is coming up - Ralph de la Vega


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"With the advances on the horizon, our best days lie ahead"


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"So in conclusion, this is a wonderful time for all of us in the wireless industry"


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"Research shows that a camera in the car reduces risky driving by 70 percent"


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Pitching Sprint's safe driving solutions.


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"CTIA supports legislation to ban texting while driving"


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"Most distracted drivers are under the age of 20."


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"George Carlin once observed 'have you ever noticed everyone going slower than you is an idiot and everyone going faster than you is a maniac?'"


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Talking about smart grids and wireless use within electric vehicles.


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"A lot of our power at Sprint's corporate headquarters is from wind...and that's not because the executives are there" lol


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Verizon has reported a 15 percent improvement in carbon efficiency from 2009 to 2011.


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CTIA members are demonstrating their environmental commitment with fleet management.


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As of January 2012, many of the US smartphones will have a universal charger solution.


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CTIA Board of Directors to set a goal of 20 percent recycled devices by 2015.


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"Today only about 10 percent are collected for reuse or recycling"


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It's interesting to hear Dan Hesse praise his competitors in his CTIA Chairman role.


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"Many notable companies lost their spot on the list this year."


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"I'm proud to say that Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon have each achieved a place on the [Dow Jones Sustainability] list"


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In 2011, CTIA focused on the environment and on distracted driving.  #good


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"Benefit of wireless is undeniable in healthcare"


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"Prepaid continues to grow"


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"2011 was a year with dramatic weather and natural disasters, and wireless communications have changed the way we deal with emergencies"


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Wireless is one of five billion dollar industries, along with automobiles, food, military, and tourism.


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"Dan Quayle once said 'I love California, I grew up in Phoenix!"


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"John Wilkes Booth looked a lot like Ralph de la Vega" HAHA


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Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint and Chairman of CTIA, on stage.


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If you'd like to read the report, it's on the CTIA website at CTIA.org.


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"Wireless plays a central role in smart grid technology"


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Environmental gains can be made in utilities, transportation, public services, and agriculture.


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Universal microUSB in at least half of all smartphones by 2012.  Made the commitment in 2009 (here in San Diego).


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Spectrum spurs (1) investements (2) jobs (3) growth


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56 percent Y2Y increase in smartphones.  Smartphone (Android or iOS) use is equal to nearly 100 dumbphones.


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Steve Largent is talking about data traffic and spectrum issues as the internet is failing in here.  Nice play!


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Alright, let's get this party started!  Internet isn't doing so well (what else is new at a show), so if it fails, I'll go to twitter.  @PhoneDog_Aaron


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Victoria Quintanilla awh that would happen to me cuz i just bought the htc sensation
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Abram Wenevermet Dennis Unlimited dial up data..smh
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Cyr Parlapiano F u dan is the man. Nobody still has ultd. Data but sprint virgin and boost. Sprint ftw
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