updated 04:44 am EDT, Tue August 6, 2013
Redbox Instant app downloadable on Roku in United States
Redbox Instant by Verizon is now available to use on the Roku set-top box. Downloadable through the Roku Channel Store and usable on Roku 3, 2, HD, and LT models as well as the Roku Streaming Stick, the Redbox service provides access to over 5,500 streaming movies and more than 1,500 movies at 43,000 Redbox kiosks. Redbox Instant with four DVD credits costs $8 per month.
XCom Global launches MiFi Internet service for US visitors
XCom Global has created a new wireless Internet plan for travelers visiting the United States. At a cost of $14.95 per day, tourists can rent a MiFi hotspot that can be shipped to their US destination in advance of their arrival, and can be shipped back through the mail. Though the service does not have a strict limit on the amount of data it uses, its Fair Usage Policy recommends using 400MB of data over a three-day period.