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HBO fans can catch their favorite shows – Original Series, documentaries, movies and sports -- via computer with HBO GO. Right now, the service is specifically for HBO subscribers who use Verizon FiOS and Comcast. The site lets you personalize its content using Watchlists and the HBO GO Series Pass, which will give you the latest from your favorite series automatically, each time you visit the site. Verizon FiOS customers can sign up for HBO GO by entering their Verizon Online user ID at hbogo.com. And Comcast subscribers can watch HBO content by visiting fancast.com.
eBay (EBAY) just launched two new iPhone apps, and says it will have an app for iPad on April 3. The new eBay selling app is free to download, and lets you share your listings on Twitter and Facebook. And the new eBay Classifieds app lets you list ads on eBay Classifieds, the site’s U.S. version of Kajiji, post items for free using up to eight images.
Discounts Go Mobile
Small businesses looking to attract customers through deals and discounts can now use mobile technology to offer the best bargains. MixMobi is a web-based application that lets you create coupons to send to your customers’ mobile phones, and instantly track how many people have actually used the discount. You can try MixMobi for free, with two offers and up to 5,000 hits, by visiting MixMobi.com.
Linked to BlackBerry
Professional networking site LinkedIn just launched LinkedIn 1.0 for BlackBerry (RIMM). That means you can access your LinkedIn account, connections, messages and invitations from your BlackBerry Tour, Curve, Bold or OS v4.3. LinkedIn is accessible through the BlackBerry’s App World.
iPhone & Verizon?
Over the past few years, Apple (AAPL) has brought us some very special announcements in the month of June. (The first iPhone came to us in June 2007.) And there are reports that this year’s surprise could be an iPhone that works with the Verizon (VZ) network. Verizon’s (and Sprint’s (S)) network offers CDMA technology instead of AT&T’s (T) GSM technology. But at this time, Verizon’s CDMA technology doesn’t allow you to multi-task, meaning those AT&T commercials you see advertising iPhone users surfing the web while talking on the phone likely won’t be possible with Verizon.
WiFi in the Sky
Five US Airways (LCC) Airbus jets are equipped with in-flight WiFi service through Gogo, and more are set to start offering the service in time for summer travel. WiFi access will be specifically for domestic flights, and pricing varies according to flight time. Laptops will have access to Gogo for $4.95 to $12.95 per flight, while personal handheld devices will use Gogo for between $4.95 and $7.95. US Airways will start listing the flights offering Gogo WiFi in June.
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