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The lead-up to the government’s wireless spectrum auction is going to be a little longer than expected, according to the Official FCC Blog. Partly because the government needs to finalize the event’s rules and bidding structure. FCC Chairman Tom …
Wind Mobile apparently isn’t worried that it has to fend without Verizon’s help: the carrier has confirmed to MobileSyrup that it will participate in Canada’s 700MHz wireless auction. While the provider doesn’t have much more to share at this stage, it sees the LTE-friendly spectrum bid as proof of a “long-term commitment” to the country. The company will still have to win spectrum to better compete with Bell, Rogers and Telus, but its entry should assuage Canucks worried that only the incumbents can afford to buy more bandwidth.
The FCC announced Friday that, on January 14, 2014, it will be auctioning off the first major piece of spectrum to hit the market since 2008, the board announced today. The auction will offer up 10 MHz from the H-Block, currently used for PCS service, for a minimum of $ 1.56 billion. Analysts expect Sprint to be the major bidder for the spectrum, as the company has expressed interest in the H block before, but Dish Network already controls spectrum adjacent to the bandwidth and could make a strong play on that basis.
Unlike the FCC’s planned incentive auctions, which will offer broadcasters money in exchange for shifting spectrum over to the wireless industry, this spectrum is considered underused, and the revenue will be directed to the…
Ebay user smpratte is selling among the rarest Pokemon cards in the world– a 1998 Illustrator card that was just sent to the winners of the Pokemon Card Image Contest. There are only six known to be around, seven if you consist of the one I’m forging today. The text reviews, “We license that your illustration is an outstanding entry in the Pokémon Card Game Image Contest. For that reason, we state that you are a Formally Licensed Pokémon Card Illustrator and admire your skill.” Guy, I wish someone admired my ability. Enjoyable realities!:.
This card is thought about to be among the rarest worldwide. Only 5 copies are confirmed to be distributed, while another is in the hands of the Authorities Pokémon TCG Blog site, making a total of 6 printed.
The card includes the word “Illustrator” on top instead of “Trainer”, and is the only card to do so.
This card is also the only card with the special pen sign in the bottom right corner of the card.
This is one of just a handful of Japanese advertising cards that showcase a double-star rarity.
This card is typically called Pikachu Illustrator, in reference to the Pikachu in the illustration.
Only 4 copies of this card have actually ever before been sold.
This card has cost over $ 20,000 strengthening it as one of the most important Pokémon cards around.
The auction’s Buy-It-Now cost is set at $ 100,000, but the seller is accepting offers and expects the card to choose somewhere around $ 50,000. It’s insane the rarest Pokemon card around can’t even be utilized to play the game. OR CAN IT? \* game starts, instantly tosses Illustrator card \* I WIN. “However the game simply started.” That’s a $ 50,000 card bro, I’m rather sure I won– at Pokemon AND life. \* lights stogie with burning diamonds \* “You cannot smoke in right here.” I bet I can if \* unrolling deed \* I SIMPLY PURCHASED THE STRUCTURE. Now you’re trespassing, leave before I call the police.
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The FCC may be most concerned with portioning out lower frequencies to bandwidth-hungry carriers, but it’s devoting some attention to higher bands today. The agency has voted in favor of auctioning off two slices of 1,900MHz spectrum, the lower H block (1,915MHz to 1,920MHz) and upper H block (1,995MHz to 2,000MHz), for the sake of mobile broadband. Both are relatively close to Sprint’s PCS airwaves, but the provider reportedly has nothing to fear when rules are in place to minimize interference. If all goes well, an auction could take place in late 2013 or early 2014 — just soon enough to deliver a quick capacity boost ahead of larger spectrum wars.
If you weren’t able to scrounge up enough coin to snap up the last few Apple I computers to be auctioned off, another chance to score one — and empty your bank account — is headed your way. Starting today, Christie’s will be auctioning a functional Apple I until July 9, with a starting bid of $ 300,000. If last month’s record-breaking $ 671,400 sale of a similar rig is anything to go by, this machine may rake in more than its estimated $ 500,000 value. The owner of the Apple I, who picked it up over three decades ago in a swap, modified it with a keyboard, monitor and a tape deck for storage – in other words, just the motherboard is original. Those more interested in window shopping can ogle the classic hardware at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum beginning tomorrow.
[Image credit: Christie's Auction House]
A mural believed to be the work of famed street artist Banksy which mysteriously disappeared from a shop wall has sold for over $ 1.1 million at a private auction in London. The stencil, which depicts a child toiling over a textile machine making Union Jack bunting, originally resurfaced in an online auction from an art dealer in Miami, stoking outrage among residents of London’s Wood Green neighborhood, where the piece was found on the wall of a Poundland discount store.
At the time, the work was valued between $ 500,000 – $ 700,000. However it was unknown whether the building’s owners or someone else arranged for the removal, and ongoing controversy caused the auction to stall. The current dealer, London-based Banksy specialist Robin…
The Charitybuzz auction offering a chance to meet and have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has ended with a final bid of $ 610,000. In all, 86 bids were placed for the opportunity to sit down with Cook (and a friend of the winner’s choosing) for between 30 and 60 minutes at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. With such large chunks of cash at stake, Charitybuzz required independent bank qualifications once bids crossed the $ 500,000 mark. Proceeds from the record-tying auction (a Lamborghini Roadster went for the same total earlier this year) will go to The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. The coffee rendezvous was valued at $ 50,000 according to auction terms — travel costs not included — but that figure was eclipsed soon after…
Most likely to dig us out of this huge deficit, the government is auctioning a former Flying force One flight, which it will probably change with an additional Air Force One flight that’s more recent and 10x more pricey. You know, I wish we might select where our tax dollars went since I ‘d desire mine simply flushed down the shitter and the video broadcast over the web.
It’s rarely we get to sell a piece of history like this, however GSA Auctions is offering this plane that flew Head of states Ford, Carter, Reagan, Shrub, Clinton & Bush (as well as the Vice-President, First Lady, Cabinet secretaries, 4-star generals, admirals, foreign dignitaries and even more).
Enjoyable fact: did you understand a plane is technically just referred to as Air Force One if there’s a head of state aboard? Otherwise it’s just a fancy aircraft. Quick forward to some bad funny flick about a dumb however adorable head of state stepping on and off the airplane shouting, “Flying force One, routine airplane! Flying force One, routine airplane!” When I close my eyes I see Adam Sandler or among the Wayans brothers.
Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who’s so wicked he’s plotting how he can take over the world from 35,000-feet even as we talk.
If you & rsquo; re trying to find a bargain on an old film Leica, following month & rsquo; s WestLicht Photographica Auction in Vienna is most likely not the location to be. But if you wish to take house a piece of photo history, the IIIa rangefinder that Alfred Eisenstaedt used to take the famous V-J day image Kiss in Times Square will be going on sale, expected to sell for & euro; 20,000 to & euro; 25,000, or about $ 26,000 – $ 33,000, reports Amateur Photographer.
The camera has a lengthy history. Eisenstaedt made use of the old handbook focus Leica through many of his renowned 60-year profession shooting leaders and stars for Life publication. He even used it on his last shoot, capturing President Costs Clinton and his household in 1993, simply two years before he passed away at 96 … Continue reading & hellip;