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Netflix inks multi-year instant streaming deal with Miramax

May 16th, 2011

Netflix announced on Monday that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Miramax to offer several hundred Miramax films, including hits like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Good Will Hunting, through its instant streaming service. “From day one, we’ve been very clear about the importance of digital and our desire to respond to the significant …

Throwback Thursday: AT&T Wireless

May 12th, 2011

As you can see from the above image, the destruction and slow reconstruction of AT&T is quite a story. With the T-Mobile merger currently being debated by Congress, potentially adding another chapter to the saga, we thought it might be a good idea to look at the genesis of AT&T Mobility as it stands today. …

Microsoft to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion

May 10th, 2011

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion in cash. The news comes just days after reports surfaced that Facebook and Google were both interested in purchasing, or at least creating a joint venture with the online video chat company. However, sources said Facebook was considering spending $3 to $4 billion …

T-Mobile offering $100 off G-Slate for early adopters

April 23rd, 2011

Are you dead-set on acquiring T-Mobile’s G-Slate Honeycomb tablet? Listen up. According to information garnered by TmoNews, you can chisel $100 off the device’s price tag by acting early. Here’s how it’s done: call T-Mobile at 1-866-464-8662, select option”3″, and reference promotional code “GSLATE100.” If you complete your tablet purchase using the above method before April 27th, T-Mobile will …

AT&T makes its case to the FCC regarding T-Mobile acquisition

April 21st, 2011

AT&T on Thursday filed documents with the United States Federal Communications Commission regarding its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA from Deutshe Telekom. The potential merger has been strongly opposed by many, such as Sprint, and one FCC official has a hard time believing such a deal could ever be approved. AT&T has a lot to lose of …

Microsoft, Nokia ink definitive agreement; Nokia-branded Windows Phones closer [video]

April 21st, 2011

Nokia and Microsoft have inked a “definitive agreement” that will see the Redmond-based software company’s Windows Phone mobile operating system running on the Finnish manufacturers hardware. Promising “unique innovation,” the announcement notes that they two companies are on schedule to delivery mass shipments in 2012, although “the pressure is on for first delivery in 2011.” The …

Samsung divests its hard-drive unit, sells to Seagate

April 19th, 2011

Reuters is reporting that Samsung Electronics has agreed to sell its hard drive business to Seagate Technology for $1.4 billion in cash and stock. The move is seen as two pronged: first, it will allow Samsung to exit an extremely competitive market and refocus its efforts on its successful memory-chip business. Secondly, it will allow Seagate to be more competitive with …

Wirefly prices HTC ThunderBolt at $150 on-contract

April 13th, 2011

Looking to get your LTE on without breaking the bank? Third party wireless retailer Wirefly has Verizon’s coveted HTC ThunderBolt handset priced for a very svelte $149.99. Now through Monday, interested, eligible parties can add the ThunderBolt to their shopping cart, agree to a new two-year service term, and enter the code THUNDER0418 at checkout to take …

RIM granted access to Intellectual Ventures’ treasure trove of patents

March 30th, 2011

Research In Motion has reached an agreement with Intellectual Ventures that will provide the Canadian BlackBerry manufacturer with access to the company’s library of over 30,000 patents. With other technology giants engaged in a seemingly endless loop of lawsuits , RIM is hoping to provide itself legal cover for future smartphone innovations by purchasing the rights to this war chest of intellectual property. …

T-Mobile CEO to employees: AT&T is the best possible solution for our business

March 21st, 2011

In conjunction with yesterday’s AT&T and T-Mobile merger announcement, T-Mobile USA’s President and CEO — Philipp Humm — sent an email to company employees explaining the move. Referring to it as “the best possible solution for our business and for our customers,” Humm assured his workforce that AT&T was committed to “keeping talented people through the transition.” …