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