John Paczkowski

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Palm’s Pixi: Soon to be a Great Happy-Meal Prize

Here’s one way for Palm (PALM) to get rid of the 197 days of inventory it reportedly hasn’t been able to move off the shelves: a free-with-2-year-contract deal. That’s what Sprint’s (S) done with the Pixi, the Palm Pre’s underpowered sibling. The offer is currently good at the carrier’s online store only, but I suspect it will soon extend to its brick-and-mortar outlets as well. Given Palm’s aforementioned inventory problem and recent news that retail partners like Radio Shack are phasing out its poorly selling smartphones, it was only a matter time before we saw the zero-dollars-on-contract-scheme come into play here.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik