Thursday, August 25, 2011

Google Music Increases Invites

Well it looks like Google Music users can now invite up to five friends instead of just two.  This flows well with Google's scaled approach in beta testing for many of it's products. (See Google+ which also followed this scheme and now allows current users to invite up to 150 friends.)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Free SlingBox to Insight Customers?

Oh yes there's a catch, there's always a catch.

For those of you who don't know a SlingBox is a set top box that is connected to your existing cable box and the internet via your existing broadband connection that allows you to stream your TV to any capable mobile device computer all for a one time fee of $300 for the box and $30 for the app.

Time Warner announced Tuesday the beginning of a sales promotion that it would reimburse subscribers to it's $99 50Mbps broadband plan the entire cost of a SlingBox.  What does that have to do with Insight customers? Well as it turns out, Time Warner will be acquiring Insight Communications for a cool $3 billion cash.

Depending on the duration of the promotion and the transition to complete, it is plausible for current Insight 50Mbps broadband customers to get a piece of this pie.