Thursday, January 10, 2013

    Around The Net

    • Apple Building Cheaper iPhoneThe Wall Street Journal

      Confirming a year of rumors, sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Apple is indeed working on a cheaper iPhone. If and when the phone debuts, it will help the company compete against less rivals like Samsung, while giving more consumers access to the mobile computing revolution. WJS calls the move “a big shift in corporate strategy as [Apple’s] supremacy in smartphones has slipped.”  ...Read the whole story

    • Walmart Launches IPhone No-Contract Plan Chain Store Age

      Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless, America's largest no-contract cell phone provider, announced that starting on Jan. 11, customers in more than 2,000 Walmart stores and online at will have access to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 on Straight Talk's $45 no contract unlimited talk, text and data plan. Walmart will also offer customers who purchase the phone in the store a no-interest, fixed monthly payments special financing offer for only $25 a month with a Walmart credit card. ...Read the whole story

    • Hulu: Beginning Of The End?Fortune Tech
    Tablets Could - And Should - Be Driving Even More Of The 'M-Commerce' Charge

    Given the obvious power of the tablet device and use case in e-commerce, it is amazing that both retailers and the Tablet OSes have not done more to optimize t-shopping. ...More