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May 30, 2014, 01:03:00 AM
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Since it was in the Bitcoin Discussion thread secondary link
http://www.coindesk.com/dish-becomes-worlds-largest-company-accept-bitcoin/

Anyways Dish Network advertises a lot so most Americans and Canadians have a brand familiarity with their company
(Advertising on Cable)

Still its great news.

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May 30, 2014, 05:33:04 PM
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never heard of "dish" but maybe its a us thing

DISH is a true technological giant. One of the biggest stocks (in terms of market cap) in the NASDAQ exchange.  Grin

http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ%3ADISH&ei=psCIU-CtEMejkgWs84DgCw


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May 30, 2014, 06:12:05 PM
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It would not surprise me if At&t, Verizon, etc started accepted bitcoin within ONE YEAR from now.

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thx  Wink. there are alot of companys in the world that "nobody" knows but which are big companys in their field.

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May 30, 2014, 06:36:09 PM
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also here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/will-dish-bitcoin-payments-help-the-currency-VU9b1oqeS3mLPnXfEBfhOg.html


cant believe that there are 4 people on bloomberg that are ALL PRO BTC - lol .... times moved fast.

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May 31, 2014, 11:54:03 PM
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http://www.bloomberg.com/video/how-coinbase-partnered-with-dish-Nn_kUPvHTbyyMnnGLhvC5A.html

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June 01, 2014, 01:10:29 AM
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This is amazing. Great way to win over some customers from Direct TV. If DISH can steals away enough customers from Direct TV, it may cause Direct TV and their parent company (AT&T) to decide to accept BTC as a payment method as well.
Really huge deal to begin with...but this could turn into the biggest thing to ever happen to bitcoin.

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June 01, 2014, 01:15:00 AM
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I think Dish accepting it kind of boosted up the price a little, well the Media coverage, at least. And they're going to start on July 1st, right?
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June 01, 2014, 04:22:04 AM
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If we look at the volume of transactions, it is clear that DISH is much bigger than any of the currently existing pro-Bitcoin retailers (including Overstock). But still, this news has not received as much coverage as it deserves from the mainstream media.  Angry

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June 03, 2014, 04:03:49 AM
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If we look at the volume of transactions, it is clear that DISH is much bigger than any of the currently existing pro-Bitcoin retailers (including Overstock). But still, this news has not received as much coverage as it deserves from the mainstream media.  Angry

You know the media, sometimes they focus on it sometimes they skip things.
I'm sure we will see a lot of this type of news later when they catch up.

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June 03, 2014, 06:42:21 AM
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You know the media, sometimes they focus on it sometimes they skip things.
I'm sure we will see a lot of this type of news later when they catch up.

Hmm.. I was just comparing the media coverage on this announcement and comparing it to that when Zynga, Wordpress and Overstock made similar announcements on Bitcoin.

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