RadioShack now has its own phone.
The electronics chain is now offering “a branded, prepaid wireless service powered by mobile provider Cricket Communications,” according to Online Media Daily.
The no-contract Smartphones and feature phones hit RadioShack stores nationwide today. The RadioShack No-Contract Wireless service will begin with the Android-based Mercury Ice and the Pillar cellphone from China’s Huawei Technologies.
Chatting Coke, Apple, Google
Beverage, technology and restaurant brands are ruling social media conversations, a new study shows.
Coke, Apple and Google are the most discussed brands on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to a monthly report tracking the social media “conversations” related to the top 100 consumer brands.
Apple (761,126), Google (606,805), Amazon (555,513) and Samsung (469,327) rounded out the top five.
Amazon Takes On Netflix
Amazon is partnering with EPIX in a bid to challenge Netflix’s domination of the streaming media market, the online retailer announced earlier this week.
Amazon and EPIX (a business enterprise between Lions Gate, Paramount and MGM) will distribute blockbusters as well as older movies through Amazon Prime, a streaming content service for members. The retailer also signed a deal with Warner Bros. earlier this year.
“We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to expand the Prime Instant Video library for our customers,” Bill Carr, vice president of video and music at Amazon, told The Wall Street Journal. “We have now more than doubled this selection of movies and TV episodes to over 25,000 titles in just under a year.”