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Curious case of lawsuit over value of Twitter followers is settled

PhoneDog sued ex-employee Noah Kravitz, alleging he took 17,000 of its followers -- which it valued at $2.50 each -- with him when he left. Now, the two sides have settled their dispute.

By December 3, 2012


Tesco's £30 voucher deal means free broadband for a year

Tesco ups its game with a £30 voucher for customers who opt for its £2.50 per month offer, effectively giving you your money back.

By August 13, 2012


Tesco unlimited broadband now £16.25 per month

Tesco Broadband offers unlimited Internet access for just £2.50 per month -- plus £13.75 line rental, of course.

By February 13, 2012


PS3 firmware 2.50 adds support for Flash 9--but don't expect glitch-free Hulu viewing

The 2.50 firmware is now available for download on the PS3. Flash 9 video compatibility is among the included improvements, but it's not smooth enough for flawless playback of video sites such as Hulu.com.

By October 15, 2008


The Sprint Music Store fits the bill if you're looking for instant gratification on the digital music front, but the $2.50-per-track price tag is hard to swallow.

The Sprint Music Store fits the bill if you're looking for instant gratification on the digital music front, but the $2.50-per-track price tag is hard to swallow.

May 21, 2008


Disney ring tones to feature Goofy, Pooh, others

For $2.50, you can have Mickey Mouse say "answer your phone" whenever it rings. No, it won't be at all annoying for those in earshot.

By January 10, 2005


Yahoo delivers the Times for some fees

The Web portal and The New York Times alter their distribution deal so that only "top stories" are free on Yahoo News. All other stories will cost $2.50 apiece.

By May 15, 2002


Fashionmall to buy back shares

Clothing e-tailer Fashionmall.com said Monday that it plans to buy back up to nearly 17 percent of its outstanding shares. The New York-based company is offering shareholders $2.50 per share under the buyback plan. Shareholders can sell stock to the company under the offer until July 30. Fashionmall, best known for resurrecting British fashion site Boo.com, plans to purchase up to 1.2 million shares. Fashionmall did not explain the reasoning for the buyback in a statement, and company representatives did not return calls seeking comment. However, companies typically buy back shares to boost sagging prices. Fashionmall's stock closed Monday up 30 cents, or 15 percent, to $2.30, down more than 50 percent from its 52-week high of $5.

July 2, 2001


HomeRuns nixes fee for higher orders

HomeRuns.com, an online grocer that serves the Boston and Washington, D.C., areas, changed its pricing policy to offer free service to orders placed over $125, the company said. The company has continued to refine its pricing structure. Two months ago, the Burlington, Mass.-based Web supermarket hiked service fees from $2.50 to $5.95. Webvan, the nation's largest online grocer, also raised and restructured its delivery fees this month. Five-year-old HomeRuns sent e-mails to its customers saying, "Many of you have asked us to reward customers on larger orders. We heard you."

By May 18, 2001


SightSound showcases films

Online video distributor SightSound Technologies says it will release 20 new films for download beginning Friday. The films include, "Eye of the Beholder" with Ashley Judd and Ewan McGregor, "Drowning Mona" with Bette Midler and Danny DeVito, and six new episodes of "South Park." SightSound said that this summer it will release new titles every week, which people can download from its Web site. The films cost $3.95 for a two-day rental or $14.95 for a two-year ownership, according to the company. The "South Park" episodes will cost $2.50 for a two-day rental or $4.95 to purchase. The Pennsylvania-based company said it has been downloading movies to consumers for more than two years. Last year, the company reached an agreement with Miramax Films to distribute 12 films on the Internet. It also has said it will try to sell videos using Gnutella's file-sharing software.

May 18, 2001