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12:30 PM -- Put this down to "it's a Monday, so we're looking for reasons to be cheerful," but we've decided it's time to crow about some of our news coverage that's then confirmed as breaking news by other outlets -- albeit some time later.

Take the Financial Times, for example. It ran an article today about how Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT)'s board is "sizing up potential candidates for the top job at Europe’s largest telecoms group," and that BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) CEO Ben Verwaayen is among those being considered.

That'll be the story we ran two weeks ago, then. (See Does Deutsche Telekom Want BT's Boss?)

We'd link to the FT story, but it's a subscription-only site.

The FT isn't the only news organization trailing our coverage. On September 28 we reported that the Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA)/Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU) marriage had entered the extended review stage at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), with the final OK heading for the Dubya's desk. (See Alcatel/Lucent Wait on W OK.)

On October 4, Reuters reported the story, citing "a source familiar with the situation." (See Review of Alcatel-Lucent in extended review-source.)

Keep an eye on the site, y'all. More ground-breaking news to come...

— Ray Le Maistre, Smug Editor, Light Reading

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