A word to pay-TV services looking to join Comcast and Verizon FiOS in launching movie electronic sell-through services--it's a highly competitive business right now. Target has announced that it will shutter its Target Ticket transactional movie and TV store March 7. The closure follows the shuttering of Redbox Instant in October.
T-Mobile US updated its GoSmart Mobile prepaid brand to increase the data speeds of its mid-level plan and to cut the price of its high-end plan. Brightspot, an MVNO sold by Target that runs on T-Mobile's network, also updated its pricing.
Super Bowl XLVIII was a dud of a game, with the Seattle Seahawks crushing the Denver Broncos 43-8, but it was still the most-seen broadcast in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen, Fox's Super Bowl broadcast delivered an average 112.2 million viewers. In fact, the advertisements may have been more entertaining than the game, and this year there were an unusual number that either directly or indirectly related to the wireless industry or technology.
Best Buy, which has suffered from recent financial struggles, is the largest single retailer for mobile phones in the United States with 13 percent of sales, according to a survey from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
As the online video market continues to grow rapidly, streaming providers are looking at new ways to package and deliver content to consumers.
Target struck a deal with T-Mobile to launch a prepaid wireless phone and Internet service called Brightspot, beginning this weekend.
Retailer Target confirmed it will team with T-Mobile US to launch a new prepaid wireless service dubbed "Brightspot" starting this weekend.
T-Mobile US will power a new prepaid wireless service that retailer Target plans to offer starting this weekend, according to several postings on the Web.
The latest entrant to the online-video distribution business already has a bull's-eye on its chest. Target, the Minneapolis-based retailer, is said to be nearing the commercial introduction this fall of its Target Ticket service.
RadioShack ended its mobile retail relationship with Target, saying the two companies could not agree to terms that would have created more profit for both parties.