Washington -- Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. would offer $6.99 "a la carte" pricing plans if they merged, the U.S. companies said Monday.
The companies said listeners could choose from 50 radio channels for $6.99 a month, compared with the current standard $12.95 a month. Customers would have to buy new radios, "which will be developed following approval of the merger," the companies said.
Apple has always positioned itself as the underdog computer company standing alone against the overpowering corporate giant Microsoft. This stance was further strengthened by early marketing campaigns positioning Apple as a way to break out of the “clone” mentality that was supposedly being brought into being by other computer firms.
London -- The social networking Web site Facebook has a new claim to fame -- the creation of its first "boy band," a British quartet of classical musicians.
The four, who met on Facebook and share a love of classical music, have signed an album deal with Universal, Britain's Sunday Telegraph reported.
Stephen Bowman, 25, from Bath; Jules Knight, 25, from Sussex; Dominic Tighe, 24, from Devon; and Oliver Baines, 24, from Wiltshire; met through friends on Facebook. They quickly formed the band Blake, named after the poet William Blake.
Scientists working with the rovers on Mars are starting a fresh study of the atmosphere around that planet using an instrument developed at the University of Chicago, the Alpha particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS).
Atlanta -- Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology could eliminate the tangled wires of computer areas in favor of a wireless electronic setup.
A study at the school's Georgia Electronic Design Center is focused on using extremely high radio frequencies as a means to replace the numerous wires that accompany most electronics setups, a Georgia Tech news release said Thursday.
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