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Monday: November 14, 2011

Best Buy has the current generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping.Best Buy has the current generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping.

Posting this here because I've grown to love this product in the few short weeks I've had it. It's a great implementation for getting your Internet media as close to your television as you would need it. My kids love watching clips on YouTube and Vimeo so having that readily available in the living room is a big plus. Also, having the entire media contents of your Mac is just great as well. Bonus: using the Apple Remote app for any of the iDevices may make you want to chuck the included remote.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 10:53 AM | Tags (9) | apple | appletv | bestbuy | deals | shipping | media | tv | television | remote |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 1, 2011

The fine print on the debt deal according to The New York Times.The fine print on the debt deal according to The New York Times.

The bill, in short, is not likely to have profound effect on the recovery in the near-term. It should be noted, of course, that the recovery still has plenty of its own problems, and that fiscal policy in 2012 will tend to be contractionary on the whole as the last vestiges of the 2009 stimulus roll off the budget and as the payroll tax cuts agreed to for 2011 expire. But that would be true even if a 'clean' debt ceiling increase had been adopted with no changes to fiscal policy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Politics @ 2:05 PM | Tags (7) | fine | print | debt | deal | nytimes | nyt | politics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 25, 2011

Netflix may get a small dose of animated movies via new streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation.Netflix may get a small dose of animated movies via new streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation.

According to Bloomberg News, the deal would kick in after the pay TV agreement with HBO expires, but a source tells THR that HBO has offered to end DWA's output deal two years early because HBO recently signed a pact with Summit Entertainment that gives the pay cabler 10-12 live action films a year versus the two animated films a year that DWA offers. Plus, animated fare is more common now that HBO content partners Warner Bros., Fox and Universal are all producing those films.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:21 PM | Tags (11) | dreamworks | animation | netflix | streaming | deal | hollywood | reporter | movies | contracts | content | hbo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple Store definitely coming to Grand Central Station at some point in the near future.Apple Store definitely coming to Grand Central Station at some point in the near future.

According to The Real Deal, Apple will be shelling out $800,000 per year in rent, which seems a little high given that the previous tenant was paying about half that. As for me, I am both happy and sad for this news all at once. Happy because I will be frequenting this location quite often and sad because of the overall effect it will have on my bank account. The crowding of my overall commute to NYC will most likely be more annoying but I'll learn to live with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:21 AM | Tags (8) | apple | grandcentral | lease | manhattan | nyc | retail | store | therealdeal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.

Have a need to travel in the immediate future or more importantly, the very immediate near future? Then this deal might have your name all over it. You can grab a ten buck seat to a choice of ten destinations but you'll have to book it for Tuesday or Wednesday (and while seats are still available). Happy jetting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:43 PM | Tags (8) | travel | jetblue | deals | steals | discounts | destinations | airplane | jetting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Ten year search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo finalized and approved by regulators.Ten year search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo finalized and approved by regulators.

Microsoft is hoping to give Google some viable competition with this new deal. Also, Yahoo's search will soon be powered by Microsoft perhaps spawning an even sillier name for a search engine like Bahoo or YaBing. One last point, both names are actually sounds (try it, YAHOO... BING!).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:54 AM | Tags (8) | approval | competition | deal | google | microsoft | regulators | search | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Amazon offering up forty dollar credit when you spend eighty bucks on select titles.Amazon offering up forty dollar credit when you spend eighty bucks on select titles.

An interesting deal from Amazon that asks you to spend $80 on select title and then you'll receive a $40 promo code which can be used towards a future Wii, Xbox 360 or PS3 game. Hurry though, offer ends on Halloween.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 7:54 AM | Tags (5) | amazon | games | credit | deals | cag |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

World of Goo on sale for a limited time for whatever price you want it at.World of Goo on sale for a limited time for whatever price you want it at.

2DBoy pulls a Radiohead and lets you pay whatever you want for the game. I've never actually played World of Goo but this little promotion might persuade me to give it a whirl.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:33 PM | Tags (10) | 2dboy | deals | donation | gaming | purchase | radiohead | steals | videogames | worldofgoo | worth |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Woot.com is having a Woot Off today.Woot.com is having a Woot Off today.

Some deals on an interesting array of mystery products. Get em' while you can.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 8:16 AM | Tags (4) | deals | steals | woot | wootoff |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.

More worrisome, in Amazon's view, is that the Registry will bring disparate publishers and rightsholders together under a single umbrella, essentially forming a pricing cartel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | books | deals | google | plan | copyright | publishers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Need a cheap 2 gigabyte SD card? This post is for you.Need a cheap 2 gigabyte SD card? This post is for you.

No, the '50x' designation doesn't mean you'll be getting fifty of them; that's just the model number.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 7:12 AM | Tags (4) | 2gigs | deals | sd | steals |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Woot.com opens up a site specifically for deals on kids toys.Woot.com opens up a site specifically for deals on kids toys.

Great, now I have to visit two Woot sites on a daily basis now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 10:15 AM | Tags (5) | deals | kids | steals | toys | woot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Buffet-style flying now available from the fine folks over at JetBlue.Buffet-style flying now available from the fine folks over at JetBlue.

Ponying up $599 gives you unlimited flights to any of their 56 destinations for the period of one month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:26 PM | Tags (6) | airplane | deals | flights | flying | jetblue | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Seven ridiculously cheap travel deals just for you.Seven ridiculously cheap travel deals just for you.

Link references that amenity-free hotel from yesterday's batch of links.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 7:49 AM | Tags (4) | cheap | deals | travel | amenities |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

You can snag Duke Nukem 3D for your iPhone for just $2.99 today.You can snag Duke Nukem 3D for your iPhone for just $2.99 today.

'It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of gum.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 1:42 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | iphone | videogames | dukenukem | 3d | deals |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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