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  • Yahoo NYC press event liveblog

    Yahoo NYC press event liveblog

    News of Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr is already official, so today’s NYC event will likely shed some light on that $1.1 billion deal. CEO Marissa Mayer will be on hand to address the crowd — and we’ll be there to give you the play-by-play. Will we hear exactly what Yahoo means when it says won’t “screw it up?” Will Tumblr CEO be there to contribute his take on the merger? Park your browsers here to find out; the liveblog goes down at 5PM EST.

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  • Spot satellite-powered Global Phone keeps adventurers connected for $499

    Spot satellitepowered Global Phone keeps adventurers connected worldwide for $499

    Sick of that spotty (read: non-existent) cell coverage 1,000 miles off the coast of Alaska? This time, you can’t blame AT&T. There is an option for getting connected, though, and it’s not quite as pricey as you think. Spot, a subsidiary of satellite communications giant Globalstar, recently announced its new Global Phone, a fairly basic lightweight handset that supports phone calls, SMS and compressed data at speeds of up to 28 kbps for $499. Usage fees are also fairly reasonable, with plans ranging from 10 minutes per month for $25 to unlimited calling for $150, plus a $50 activation fee. There’s also an 80-minute plan for $40, 200 minutes for $65 or 400 minutes for $100 with monthly billing. The device itself sports four hours of talk time or 36 hours of standby, and provides direct access to GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center when you dial 911. The Global Phone is available now through a variety of retailers, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and REI.

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    Source: Spot

  • Wacom releases Bamboo Loop photo-sharing digital card app (video)

    Bamboo releases Loop photosharing digital card app

    Wacom’s Bamboo line of products have always been far more whimsical and user-friendly than the rest of its professional offerings, and it’s taken that a step further today with the introduction of the Bamboo Loop digital card app for iOS. Essentially, the app lets you doctor up a photo with graphics and different styles to create a greeting card of sorts that you can ship off to a friend. If you’re on the receiving end of the card, you can scribble on it and “loop” it back to the sender — sort of like a digital version of passing notes back and forth in class. Of course, you’re free to upload your cards to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram too if you feel like sharing them with the world. The app itself is free, though you can cough up an extra $2 if you want to get additional style packs. It runs on iOS5 and higher, and you can download it from the iTunes store starting today. As for those on Android, hold tight, because Loop should be available to you as well pretty soon.

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    Source: iTunes, Wacom

  • Bloomberg: Dish offers $2 billion for LightSquared's wireless spectrum

    The last few years have been a tumultuous time for LightSquared, with the company’s LTE plans facing one hurdle after another that eventually led to a bankruptcy filing. It looks like at least one company is now looking to buy its most valuable asset, though, with Bloomberg reporting that Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has put a $2 billion offer on the table for the company’s wireless spectrum. That’s yet to be confirmed by either party, and Bloomberg reports that the offer is a so-called stalking horse bid, which could still let others put in a higher offer of their own. As Bloomberg also notes, this all comes at the same time that Dish is looking to buy Sprint for over $25 billion, both of which would need regulatory approval before going through.

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    Source: Bloomberg

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