Tech Bytes: Tweets Sent in Manchester Concert Blast Aftermath; T-Mobile, Sprint Could Partner

May 23, 2017 06:34 AM

Here are today's tech bytes for Tuesday, May 23, 2017:

You could say it was Manchester united: In the wake of the Manchester concert tragedy, people turned to Twitter. Relatives and friends looking for the missing, tweeted their pictures and pleas for help. Meanwhile, local residents and hotels used Twitter to open their doors to those stranded in the locked-down city.

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T-Mobile and Sprint could be ready to join forces: They are the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers. Speculation about a possible merger follows comments from executives of both companies. It could mean higher prices. Any merger would have to be approved by regulators.

Apple is reportedly set to unveil a new generation of laptops next month: A new report says it will launch a brand-new version of its 12-inch MacBook, featuring a new processor and possibly a lower price.

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