John Paczkowski

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Best Buy: Our RIM PlayBook‎ Prices Are INSANE

Add Best Buy to the list of retailers heavily discounting Research In Motion’s struggling BlackBerry PlayBook.

The company slashed $200 off the price of the tablet today, following similar moves by Office Depot and Staples. Beginning today, the 16GB model is now available for $299, the 32GB for $399, and the 64GB for $499.

Quite a discount. Question is, will anyone care? At $299, the 16GB PlayBook is still $100 more than Amazon’s new $199 Kindle Fire. And as I noted here earlier this morning, the Fire is a pretty compelling proposition for consumers looking at 7-inch tablets like the PlayBook.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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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