The Road to 52!
Here’s Week 1 of This Week In Tech, a compilation of the top headlines from the industry this week from bloggers I love and myself.
On The 6:
Nope it’s not the latest Drake release or even a throwback Thursday edition with J. Lo BUT an almost but certain confirmed rumor, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is on the way.
My friends over at TechGuySmartBuy put together a pretty comprehensive post on some of the details and what we should be looking for next in this smartphone line.
I’ve Got The Golden Ticket:
OnePlus One invites open
This week, relatively unknown Chinese handset maker OnePlus turned the entire smartphone world upside down as it announced that it’s widening its availability of the handset to every Tuesday. If you are familiar with the manufacturer OnePlus, you already know that you can only get the handset through an invite by an existing OnePlus owner or through a contest hosted by the company.
Why should you care:
This allows OnePlus to implement a manufacture on demand type model which keeps inventory low and at a price point where people can afford them. Right now in the US market, the phone sells for 299 unlocked.
The Perfect Pair:
Expedia buys Orbitz
If you’re frugal traveler like me, you know how important it is to get the biggest bang for your buck before you set off.
Guess how surprised when I saw Expedia was in line to buy its rival Orbitz for around $1.3 billion. Crazy right? Check out the memo here.
Expedia must have money to blow because just last month, they bought Travelocity as well. The company is merging just like the airlines are but the one question that everyone may have is “Will this make prices go up?” Considering that there is still competition out there for sites like Expedia only time will tell.
Welp! Those are three hot button items that I didn’t want you to miss this week.
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below!