Howard Stern on the verge of inking three-year deal with Apple?

By on December 3, 2010 at 1:20 PM.

Howard Stern on the verge of inking three-year deal with Apple?

Is controversial radio-host Howard Stern on the verge of signing a three-year deal with Apple, Inc. to host an iTunes radio program? According to whomever operates the Sirius Stock News (@SIRI_STOCK) Twitter account, yes. Yesterday, the account posted a tweet that stated:

Howard Stern on the verge of signing $600 million 3 year agreement with Apple to host an Internet/TV/iTunes broadcast. $SIRI

The idea of Stern and Apple joining forces seems unlikely, but is — if you really stretch your imagination — plausible. We’ve reached out to both Apple and Sirius and will update this report with any additional information provided.

UPDATE: Blog softsquatch.com has published a post taking credit for the tweet and calling the whole thing a hoax. This new information, like the original post on Twitter, has not been authenticated by anyone of authority from Sirius or Apple. More →

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Verizon Wireless to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 11 for $600

By on October 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM.

Verizon Wireless to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 11 for $600

Today, Verizon Wireless announced that the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab would be available, starting November 11, for $600. The device will be sold for its full retail price with no data plan requirement; a $20, 1GB monthly plan can be added post-purchase. No word on whether the $20 data plan is month-to-month (like the iPad) or contract based; we’ve reached out to Verizon for clarification and will update the article when we hear back.

Hit the jump for the full press release. Anyone adding this to their holiday wish-list? What do you think of the price?

UPDATE: Verizon Wireless has just responded to our query. The $20 data plan is a month-to-month offering — just like the iPad — no contract required. More →

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