Lauren Goode

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Boost, Virgin Mobile Roll Out No-Contract LTE Phones

Virgin Mobile today said that it would sell the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE smartphone with the company’s BeyondTalk unlimited data plans, marking the first LTE phone the wireless brand is offering without a contract. The smartphone is available for $300 with plans that start at $35 a month. Boost Mobile, another Sprint-owned brand, is now offering the HTC One SV phone for $300, along with Boost’s $55 Android Unlimited monthly plan. The smartphone will run on Sprint’s 3G and 4G networks (where available).


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work