The iPhone 5 is trending as Apple's ( AAPL) latest smartphone will hit Wal-Mart ( WMT) stores on Friday with Straight Talk Wireless. The phone will be available without a contract for $45 a month, including unlimited talk, text and data. Customers can also opt for an international plan for $60 a month that will include unlimited calls to select countries. Wal-Mart said the iPhone 5 as well as the iPhone 4 will be available at more than 2,000 Wal-Mart locations and at walmart.com. The 16GB iPhone 5 will be sold for $649 and the 8GB iPhone 4 will cost $449. Users can buy the smartphone over time through a financing offer of $25 per month. Through the offer, Straight Talk Wireless claims to save users around $950 a year, compared to traditional unlimited plans. Prior to this deal, the iPhone 5 had been available at Wal-Mart stores only with a two-year contract. In November, Apple began selling the unlocked iPhone 5, which lets consumers opt for prepaid plans on their own.
Google ( GOOG) is another popular search. The online search giant has poured $200 million into a Texas wind farm. The Spinning Spur Wind Project is the latest addition to Google's $1 billion renewable energy portfolio. The wind farm has 70 Siemens wind turbines with a 2.3 megawatt capacity.
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