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  • How much to tour Bill Gates' house? About $35k

    Microsoft (and particularly Bill Gates) is well known for it’s philanthropic work, including a charity auction conducted each fall. One of the most popular items donated is a tour of the Bill’s famous Lake Washington home. Last year, the highest bid was $8,600. This year, the bidding skyrocketed up to $35,000! Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Help out Child's Play, check out the eBay auctions

    Wiimbledon is days away and we’ve got a ton of great stuff up for auction on eBay. If you want to play in the tournament this Saturday in Brooklyn at Barcade then sign up at Eventbrite. Otherwise just drop on by Barcade between 10AM and 5PM to enjoy all the fun. So, what’s up for grabs? Read More

  • Wendy's is giving out free stuff like Xboxes, cars, laptops and HDTVs

    Wendy’s, yeah the fast food chain that claims to be “waaaay better than fast food,” is having a promotion. They’re running a bunch of reverse auctions for the next two weeks and will be giving away Xboxes, ThinkPads, Plasma HDTV, cash, a Car and tons of other stuff. Read on to see how to win. Read More

  • Google accused of 'gaming' last month's spectrum auction

    So a Michigan congressman is accusing Google of “gaming” last month’s spectrum auction. The congressman, Michigan’s Fred Upton, who is a Republican, says Google bid just enough to trigger those pesky open access rules. He also called the way the auction was set up a big exercise in social engineering. Isn’t “social engineering” just a fancy way to… Read More

  • How does AT&T feel about the FCC auction results?

    Earlier today the FCC announced the winners of the 700MHz auction and AT&T swooped up the B-block in case you were wondering about the image. Instead of AT&T’s logo I decided to give you folks some eye candy. “AT&T’s strong spectrum holdings position the company to further enhance the quality and reliability of existing wireless broadband and voice services, and… Read More

  • 700MHz spectrum auction is now over


    Well, the largest and most lucrative airwaves auction in the history of the US is now over with bids totaling up to $19.6 billion, but the FCC has its lips sealed (for once) on the 1,099 license winners. We’ll find out in 10 days who won the C-block that went for $4.74 billion while the D-block found no love from anyone and the FCC will be hashing out a new plan to divvy up the block… Read More

  • FCC Spectrum Block 4.6Billion reserve met L@@K


    The big auction is in full swing, and the anonymous bids are flowing in. After two weeks of bidding, the FCC is set to receive more than $12 billion for the various blocks of spectrum, with the valuable C block bringing in $4.7b of that with the most recent bid. Breaking the reserve means that the restrictions Google suggested — making the spectrum open to outside devices and… Read More

  • Get out your piggy banks; the FCC spectrum auction starts thursday


    The big day is almost here! All the heavy tele-hitters will be making offers on the chunk of wireless spectrum being made available by the FCC. There are 5 blocks, A through E. A and B are regional and may be bought by carriers hoping to strengthen their coverage in certain areas. E is one-way, so it’s useless for cool stuff like email, mobile web, and so on. C and D are where the… Read More

  • WSJ: Google to announce wireless spectrum bid today

    Google could announce its intention to bid on that sweet, unused spectrum as early as later today, according to the WSJ. We’ve all pretty much assumed Google was going to do so, especially in light of Android, but at least we now have a date. The auction is scheduled to take place on January 24 and the FCC imposed a December 3 deadline for companies to announce their intention to… Read More

  • Have A Million Bucks? Buy Some Anti-Piracy Technology On eBay!

    In a rather odd move not normally seen in the business world, anti-piracy company ViralG has put some of its technology up on the digital auction block. For $1 million, you can acquire all of the patents and (I suppose) software that ViralG has developed to combat P2P piracy. This is no joke either, as the company has won awards such as the ICT Prize in 2005. Its client list includes… Read More