12/01/2011, It looks like China Telecom is making good on its plans to enter the US market. Earlier this month we reported that the largest carrier in China had its eyes on entering the US market. Their initial plan was to provide services to Chinese Americans and tourists with a line that works in the US, and another line that will work in China. Now it appears that China Telecom has […]
10/21/2011, One of the reasons why the AT&T and T-Mobile deal has not gone through, despite it being announced months ago, is that not just their competitors, but antitrust regulators who feel that through AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile, competition will essentially be dead, at least as far as the small carriers are concerned. One of the ways that AT&T has tried to appease the courts and their competition is by offering […]
10/04/2011, About a week ago, Samsung came forward and offered Apple a deal that would allow them to continue selling their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in Australia. Given that Christmas is only a couple of months away, obviously Samsung wanted their products to be available in time for the festive shopping season, but it looks like Apple has decided to decline their offer.
09/30/2011, The patent war between Apple and Samsung seems to be ongoing with no end in sight, or so it seemed until Samsung decided to step forward and offer Apple a deal which would allow them to sell their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia in time for the holidays.
08/31/2011, Facebook has decided that they will no longer support the daily ‘Deals’ service that has yet to see action outside of the US, and at least it is rather comforting to know that the closure of this service will not affect check-in Deals that enables Facebook users to obtain access to a bunch of discounts as well as offers in shops or restaurants that they happen to ‘check into’.
08/05/2011, We all know that Hulu, one of the web’s premium internet streaming services, has recently been put up for sale by its stakeholders – Fox, NBC and Disney. And joining the list of potential acquirers (Apple, Yahoo, Google, Verizon, AT&T and Amazon) is DirecTV, a direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster. At yesterday’s earnings call, Mike White, the CEO of DirecTV, admitted that the notion of owning Hulu is […]
05/17/2011, According to reports, Nintendo and Best Buy have struck a deal to turn Best Buy stores into places for folks with the 3DS to hang out in. Starting this June, Best Buy will be offering free wireless access to 3DS owners inside 1,000 of their stores. Through the console’s SpotPass feature, 3DS owners will be able to take advantage of the free WiFi to download movie trailers, gaming extras and […]
05/16/2011, Movie buffs will be glad to know that their favorite movie distributor has just signed a deal with Netflix to provide hundreds of movie from their catalog. Get ready to enjoy movies like Clerks, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction as well as Scream with your Netflix subscription. Financial details about the deal weren’t released, but the Wall Street Journal reports that Netflix and Miramax were close to […]
04/21/2011, The Nokia-Microsoft alliance came as a shocker when it was announced a quite awhile ago, but back then details weren’t confirmed, and everything seemed a bit sketchy. Even the release dates for the upcoming Nokia-Windows Phone 7 devices were all over the place, with reports of the phones arriving later this year, and some say next year, and the fact that rumors of prototypes already made didn’t help clear things […]
04/15/2011, According to the latest report from All Things D, we might not be seeing Google Music being released – at least any time soon or in its originally intended form. Apparently the search engine giant’s negotiation with music labels are now “broken” and have moved backwards instead of forward. Chances of us getting access to an online music streaming service or store from Google might now be next to none. […]
03/28/2011, While Sprint appeared calm and collected about the whole AT&T-T-Mobile buyout when it was first announced, it looks like they haven’t been so cool after all. Sprint has just announced that they oppose the whole $39 billion takeover. At present, AT&T is the second largest carrier in the US, with Verizon in the lead. If AT&T takes over T-Mobile, it would make them the largest carrier in the US, leaving […]
03/11/2011, Here’s some very interesting news – according to the latest reports online, it appears that the Microsoft-Nokia deal for the Finnish phone manufacturer to create Windows Phone 7 handsets has not been finalized yet. Apparently the two giants are still going over the final details of the deal before coming to an agreement. No wonder there hasn’t been any official announcement or confirmation of when we’ll be seeing WP7-Nokia devices. […]
03/01/2011, One of the world’s largest publishers of physical books, Random House has finalized a deal with Apple to sell their books on their eBook store – iBooks. Random House has stated that they will be changing their pricing in order to accommodate the 30% cut that Apple requires for putting their books on sale on their eBook store. This means that iBooks users will soon have access to Random House’s […]
01/20/2011, Amazon has announced today that they have reached finally acquired LOVEFiLM International Limited. In case you didn’t know, LOVEFiLM is pretty much the equivalent of Netflix in Europe – a subscription entertainment service that allows you to rent movies and games through the mail or streaming on demand. The service is compatible with PCs, internet-enabled TVs and on the PlayStation 3. Amazon’s acquisition of LOVEFiLM gives them a bigger foothold […]