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AT&T to purchase FLO TV spectrum from Qualcomm

December 20th, 2010

The holidays are a time for giving, but AT&T decided it would scoop up a little stocking stuffer for itself this holiday season — a $2 billion stocking stuffer. The nation’s No. 2 carrier announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with Qualcomm to purchase blocks of 700MHz spectrum for $1.925 billion. The blocks …

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

December 3rd, 2010

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 …

Dell will pay you to take an HTC DROID Incredible

November 24th, 2010

Looking for more excuses to avoid battling the Black Friday crowd? How’s this for a deal: the Dell Mobility Store will pay you $25 to take an HTC DROID Incredible — seriously. Dell is currently offering Verizon Wireless’ HTC DROID Incredible for free with a 2-year activation. Shipping is also free, and Verizon’s activation fee …

T-Mobile launches "Kids Are Free" promotion

September 8th, 2010

Today, T-Mobile announced a new, cost-saving feature for those that have family plans and progeny called Kids Are Free. As T-Mobile explains, “With Kids Are Free, new and existing T-Mobile customers who sign up for a qualifying family plan through Nov. 2, 2010, receive free add-a-line service on up to three lines of their plan until 2012.” …

Amazon selling Samsung Captivate for a penny

August 25th, 2010

Last week, AmazonWireless had the Samsung Vibrant on sale for one, shiny penny. Now, this week, it looks like the gang over at A.W. are giving the Samsung Captivate the same treatment. If you’re up for a new 2-year contract, or are porting your number over to the Death Star, you can pick up the …

Intel to buy McAfee in $7.7 billion deal

August 19th, 2010

Today, Intel announced that it would purchase antivirus maker McAfee for $7.68 billion in cash. The deal will see McAfee shareholders paid out at $48 per share, a 60% premium on the stocks current $30 price tag.  Intel CEO Paul Otellini had this to say: “In the past, energy-efficient performance and connectivity have defined computing …

Miss yesterday's $99 Vibrant deal? How about a penny?

August 19th, 2010

Yesterday, T-Mobile had a one-day sale on the Samsung Vibrant; pricing the unit at $100-off the usual $199 for 2-year contract signers. Today, AmazonWireless has the device for one shiny penny. The terms of the deal look like this: When you purchase your device with service from AmazonWireless.com, we automatically pass along an instant discount …

Samsung Vibrant $99 from T-Mobile for next 24-hours

August 18th, 2010

If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a Samsung Vibrant from T-Mobile, ol’ Magenta is going to throw some cash your way in an attempt to sway you. For the next 24-hours, you can purchase T-Mo’s variant of the Galaxy S for $99 with a 2-year contract (normally $199). The deal is online only and won’t …

Netflix and EPIX ink multi-year deal, new releases to be streamed via Netflix

August 10th, 2010

Today, Netflix and EPIX announced a multi-year partnership that will bring “an array of new releases and library titles from EPIX” to Netflix subscribers beginning September 1st. EPIX is “a joint venture between Viacom, Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios [MGM] and Lionsgate,” and “has subscription pay TV rights to new releases and movies from the libraries of its partners.” …