Verizon is buying EdgeCast, a content-delivery network. The telco didn’t announce a price, but TechCrunch, which first reported the deal, said the transaction would value EdgeCast at $350 million. The deal is supposed to close in early 2014.
In the first of the 12 daily deals, Microsoft will offer Dell’s Venue 8 Pro for a significant discount off its already fairly modest $299 price tag. The first 20 customers at retail stores will pay just $99.
The streaming-music service, Spotify, which has six million paying subscribers and 20 million active users worldwide, is planning a free, ad-supported version for mobile devices, after previously making mobile users pay a monthly fee.