The iPhone 4 is certainly no longer the secret it was when Gizmodo revealed all last year, but that doesn’t mean some original prototypes aren’t still finding their way into the wild -- and onto eBay, where one such model is currently fetching upwards of $2,000 after hitting a million bucks thanks to phony bidders.
There’s been a lot of chatter in recent days about Nortel’s auction for its more than 6,000 patents and patent applications, with Apple one of the interested parties. With the auction now closed for $4.5 billion, the winner has been revealed -- and it’s a consortium of six tech companies, including Apple.
Software developer PopCap Games has announced that the company, beginning today at noon PST, is launching the third wave in a month-long series of online art auctions giving consumers a chance to bid on items from the PopCap vault.
The charity art auction items can be found at www.ebay.com/popcap and include nifty items like a Plants vs. Zombies Dr. Zomboss original concept sketch, a Plants vs. Zombies zombies concept sketch on canvas, a Plants vs. Zombies zombie head costume, a Plants vs. Zombies zombie DJ painting that is 6-foot-by-6-foot, a Peggle Splork concept sketch, Zuma Blitz ceramic tea cup and saucer set, a personalized sketch to be done post-auction with buyer input, and finally a Bejeweled neon blue diamond that you have to see to believe. Opening bids for ALL of these items start at just $1.00
The Antitrust Division of the Justice Department has approved Apple's request to participate in an auction against Google for an estimated $900 million of intellectual property from bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp. While this ruling lets Apple in the door to the private auction, the Antitrust Division will continue to review any anticompetitive issue that may arise should Apple win.
Remember the Apple I computer that was to go up for auction? Well sorry to burst the bubble, but if you were hoping to get your bid in, it's a bit too late. A version of Apple's first computer, dubbed the Apple I, was sold for $174,000 at an auction in London on Tuesday.
Greg Grunberg knows how to stay busy. In addition to starring as Matt Parkman in NBC's Heroes, he's also getting ready to launch an iPhone app as a co-founder of Yowza!!. When he's not at work, he is also a co-founder of TV star charity cover band Band from TV, for whom he plays drums. Now, he's got another charity project on his plate: he's auctioning off 30 minutes of video chat time to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of America.