Quantcast
Home » Topics » auction (Page 2)

FCC warns of ‘spectrum crunch’ from smartphones, iPads

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Some U.S. airwaves used for free, over-the-air TV signals must be repurposed for mobile broadband use to tackle a looming spectrum crisis, the top U.S. communications regulator said on Tuesday. The Federal Communications Commission wants Congress to grant it authority to hold incentive auctions that would compensate television broadcasters for giving…

Blockbuster auction to decide video chain’s owner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Multiple bidders are expected to vie for bankrupt movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc at an auction on Monday that will decide the company’s next owner and amount of money available to pay off claims. Once the world’s largest video chain, Blockbuster had a market cap of more than $5…

US to sell final Citigroup holding Tuesday

The US government plans to sell its last holding in rescued banking giant Citigroup, the Treasury Department said Monday. The Treasury said it would hold a one-day public auction Tuesday of its remaining 465 million warrants in the bank. “The proceeds of this sale will provide an additional return to…

Space oddities go on auction in US

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A freeze-dried beef pot roast, the business card of the first man to walk on the moon, and a Playboy calendar that rode to space in 1969 are among a mishmash of old space items on US auction this week. The collection is being offered for sale…

Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin goes under the hammer

LOS ANGELES — The coffin in which JFK alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was buried is to go under the hammer for the first time, the Los Angeles auction house organizing the sale said Wednesday. The pine coffin is partially water-damaged by the 18 years it spent in the ground…

MediaMatters wins lunch with Rupert Murdoch

WASHINGTON — A group which is a persistent critic of media mogul Rupert Murdoch said Thursday that it had paid 86,000 dollars and won a charity auction to have lunch with the News Corp. chairman. Media Matters for America said it submitted the winning bid for the lunch with Murdoch…

Do be careful with it, James: 007 Aston Martin on sale

LONDON — James Bond’s famous Aston Martin car, complete with gadgets including ejector seat, nail spreader and revolving number plates, was expected to raise more than five million dollars at auction Wednesday. The 1964 silver Aston Martin DB5 was driven by Sean Connery when he played the fictional British spy…

Picasso breaks pricing record at art auction

A 1932 painting by Pablo Picasso has set a world art auction record after it sold for a staggering 106.4 million dollars, the auction house Christie’s announced in New York. The Spanish master’s painting, “Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur” (“Nude, Green Leaves and Bust”), had been expected to bring in…

USGS claims Venezuela sits on Earth’s largest oil reserves

Venezuela may have just become the center of an energy-starved world. The Orinoco Belt, situated squarely underneath the South American nation, may hold some 513 billion barrels of crude oil, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). That’s twice the size of Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves,…

Grisly Skull and Bones trophies to be auctioned

Grisly trophies from Yale University’s mysterious Skull and Bones society, whose members include former president George W. Bush, are to go on auction in New York this month. The human skull and two large bones are estimated to sell for between 10,000 and 20,000 dollars on January 22 at Christie’s.…

Page 2 of 3123
Google+