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Snapchat Discover is like Stories, but for publications
This is how Snapchat will make money

Snapchat Discover is like Stories, but for publications

Derek Kessler 2

Snapchat is launching a new Discover feature that is, in essence, Snapchat Stories but for online video and photo publications. Snapchat Discover brings together photos and videos from a variety of external sources, as well as Snapchat's own internal content. Discover is different because it has been built for creatives. All too often, artists are forced to accommodate new...

T-Mobile's Score! upgrade program could save you a bunch
$5-a-month for bi-annual updates

T-Mobile's Score! upgrade program could save you a bunch

Derek Kessler 59

T-Mobile's today rolling out yet another program for customers that aims to make upgrading even easier. It's called Score! (yes, with the exclamation point) and at $5-a-month for both postpaid and prepaid T-Mobile customers it offers a free upgrade to an entry-level smartphone after just six months, or a steep discount on a mid-range-to-premium phone after 12 months. Okay, but what...

Sprint *really* wants to poach T-Mobile customers
$200 for your phone + $350 in credit

Sprint *really* wants to poach T-Mobile customers

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Sprint's taking the fight straight to T-Mobile and is offering customers of the Un-carrier a guaranteed minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current working T-Mobile smartphone. That's in addition to the current contract buy-out offer (though T-Mobile ditched traditional contracts nearly two years ago) or up to $350 in credit to pay for their new Sprint phone. The offer's good...

The Tri-band Galaxy Note 4 has stupid fast downloads
300Mbps... over the air!

The Tri-band Galaxy Note 4 has stupid fast downloads

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is already a speedy phone, but there's a new version that can download over LTE even faster than before. The current version of the Galaxy Note 4 includes LTE-A with dual-band carrier aggregation — the ability to combine two frequency bands (carrier, in this case, is frequency on which the tower is broadcasting) — for downloads up to 150Mbps. The new version,...