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Microsoft Buys Skype For $8.5 Billion

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2011

Microsoft has now officially confirmed their acquisition of Skype, in a deal which is said to be worth $8.5 billion. The big M announced the deal on their website and they say that the deal is worth $8.5 billion in cash, and that includes taking on Skype’s debts. The deal was approved by both the board of Microsoft and the board of Skype.

Does this mean that we should start calling them MicroSkype or Skypesoft? The rumor had been that Google and Facebook were looking to buy Skype, but it seems like no one guessed that Microsoft would be acquiring them.

HP takes over Palm for $1.2 Billion

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2010

Palm has fallen quite a long way since those heady days before the Palm Pre was actually offered. HP has now bought Palm for $1.2 Billion. That’s about $5.70 per share of Palm stock. This will help HP get some firm footing into the mobile segment, with Palm’s entire patent history at their disposal. Can we expect some HP phones as soon as within the next two years?

The deal will be official by July 31 2010 and the Current CEO of Palm, Jon Rubinstein might be staying.

Apple and HarperCollins negotiating e-book deal for tablet

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2010

According to The Wall Street Journal, publishing company HarperCollins is in talks with Apple about bringing e-books to Apple’s rumored tablet. You know, the one that’s expected to be the focus of its January 27th event. That tablet.

Apparently other publishing companies have been in talks with Apple as well. Sure, e-book readers are what it’s all about at the moment, but soon after it will be all about being integrated into slates. It’s still unconfirmed and just a rumor, but this one makes logical sense and gels with what we’ve been hearing.

Early Amazon Black Friday Wii bundle deal with $50 Gift Card

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2009

Early Amazon Black Friday Wii bundle deal with $50 Gift CardThe Wii has had it’s time in the sun, but lately it seems to have lost some traction and given way to it’s higher resolution competitors. Lately I’ve been seeing all kinds of Wii deals. Even businesses giving them away as promotions.

Well, Amazon has a great deal if you haven’t bought a Wii yet. When you buy the Nintendo Wii console along with a Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board you get a free $50 Gift Card. Normally the Wii sells for $199.99 and the Wii Fit Plus with Balance board sells for only $89.99. The overall cost is $289.98. But subtract the $50 gift card value and you get this Wii bundle for $239.98 on Amazon.

Walmart offering $100 gift card with BlackBerry purchase next week

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2009

Walmart offering $100 gift card with BlackBerry purchase next weekSo you’ve put off that purchase of a Blackberry, right? You’ve been waiting for a deal. Well, don’t wait any longer than next week. That’s when Walmart shoppers will be given a $100 gift card if they purchase nearly any BlackBerry phone on a 2-year contract from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless.

The offer starts at 8AM local time this Saturday and is in effect through November 20th.

Walmart selling $200 Xbox 360 this weekend with free $100 Gift Card

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2009

Walmart selling $200 Xbox 360 this weekend with free $100 Gift CardRumors have been swirling for the past couple of days, and it looks like the rumors were real. This weekend, Walmart is kicking off their pre-Black Friday deals, including a $199 Xbox 360 Arcade that comes with a free $100 gift card. That basically drops the price to $100.

And that isn’t the only good deal they have either. The sale starts at 8 a.m. Nov. 7 and lasts through Nov. 13. Probably these deals will be finished on the first day. I know where I’ll be

Zune HD arrives tomorrow, save 15 percent at Dell

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on September 14th, 2009

Zune HD arrives tomorrow, save 15 percent at DellThe new Zune HD arrives on Tuesday in the U.S., and if you haven’t already pre-ordered from Amazon, just enter the right coupon codes at Dell and you can save $43 on the 32GB model and $33 on the 16GB model.

That’s 15% off with free two-day shipping. It probably won’t arrive by Tuesday, but you’re getting a great deal. So grab your credit card, or fire up your PayPal account and check out LogicBUY for the code.

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Tape Dispenser USB hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2009

Tape Dispenser USB hubStill using a lot of tape? Well now you can have your tape and data too, all in one place, with this USB Tape Holder. This very useful device will hold a standard roll of tape and it also sports 4 USB ports.

It’s a great space saver for the home office desk. The USB ports are on the opposite side of the dispenser so it’s easy to plug in all of your gadgets. Sure, it isn’t all that flashy, but desk space is important, you messy slob. Time to clean up your act. It’s only $9.

T-Mobile G1 available at Amazon for $97

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2009

T-Mobile G1 available at Amazon for $97Have you been hoping to score a deal on the T-Mobile G1? You got it. Instead of $200 w/ contract directly through T-Mobile, you can get one from Amazon for $97! Sure there are some strings, what did you expect?

You have to be a new customer and sign up for a two-year contract. But if you really want it, it’s worth considering. Oh, no white version for you. Amazon is only offering the black version for this deal.

VUDU cuts retail price of movie set-top-box in half

Posted in VUDU by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2009

VUDU cuts retail price of movie set-top-box in halfMost of us thought that after Christmas those promotional prices would change, but instead of prices going back up on the Vudu set-top-box, the retail price is now permanently reduced by 50%. You can get a box for $149 (previously $299).

The VUDU XL is also down by half, dropping from $999 to $499, which includes a home theater connectivity software package. Even the VUDU XL2 is getting in on the action, dropping from $1,299 to $799. So, are you gonna buy one now?

LG planning a Formula One phone

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on November 26th, 2008

LG planning a Formula One phoneLG loves to collaborate with other brands. Looks like the newest brand will be that of Formula motorsports. They want some of that racing action so they can get back into that whole “Life Is Good” thing they killed. It’s as if the company is having a mid-life crisis and just wants to go really fast, like vroom.

It looks like they will be rolling out a Formula One handset sometime next year. The news comes on the heels of a new sponsorship deal with F1 earlier this morning, where LG’s Chief Marketing Officer, Dermot Boden, said that the Korean consumer electronics company is “looking to develop products in the future with Formula One.”

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Yahoo: “no thanks” to Microsoft’s $44.6 billion offer

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2008

Yahoo saying “no thanks”You can be pretty certain we haven’t heard the last from Microsoft regarding their offer to buy Yahoo!, but for now Yahoo! is saying a “no thanks” to the $44.6 billion buyout offer. Jerry Yang and other directors say Yahoo! are seeking at least $40 a share, or nearly $60 billion. Microsoft may not be willing to pay.

The bean counters of Yahoo! feel the number is on the low end. Others would like to get cozy with Google in order to improve search revenues, despite the fact that there may be some antitrust implications with that. Stayed tuned on this one. Things are getting very interesting.