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New Apple webpage touts company's ConnectED participation

10/27, 3:21pm

Says 114 schools getting iPads, MacBooks, Apple TVs

Apple has launched a minisite promoting the company's involvement in the US federal government's ConnectED initiative. The program is concerned with getting better Internet access and computing equipment to underfunded schools, and Apple has pledged some $100 million. Newly revealed in the minisite is that Apple's grants have reached 114 schools in 29 states, and that 92 percent of the students at those schools "are of Hispanic, Black, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Asian heritage."

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Best Buy Connect shuts down service: leak

04/26, 4:35pm

Best Buy to shut down Connect business on June 1

Best Buy Connect, the branded mobile 3G and 4G data service that went live in June of 2010 is now being discontinued, Engadget learned. A leaked memo indicates that new activations will no longer be accepted, effective immediately. Current customers will see their service end on June 1.

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