Month: July 2008

Blockbuster Bags Circuit City Deal

July 3, 2008 | Author: Ibex Marketing
On Tuesday, Blockbuster issued a statement that the company has "decided to withdraw its proposal to acquire Circuit City." The release quoted company chairman and CEO, Jim Keyes: "Based on market conditions and the completion of our initial due diligence process, we have determined that it is not in the best interest of Blockbuster's shareholders to proceed with an acquisition of Circuit City. We continue to believe in the strategic...

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Tru2way to Dominate Cable

July 2, 2008 | Author: Ibex Marketing
According to a new report from ABI Research, half of all cable subscribers will use tru2way technology for their cable connection by 2013. Originally named Open Cable Applications Platform (OCAP), tru2way supports interactive television features for cable services. The technology can be built into traditional set top boxes, or can be incorporated directly in television sets. The tru2way technology lets the consumer decide how they want to connect to cable...

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DISH Sells Converter Boxes

July 1, 2008 | Author: Ibex Marketing
The DISH Network has started selling a converter box -- called the DTVPal -- for terrestrial television broadcasts, through a dedicated Web site at Originally, the company had hoped to bring the converter to market at the $40 price of the US government rebate coupon, but the price has turned out to be $59.99 plus $8.95 each for shipping and handling. You can use a government coupon even if...

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