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Hulu Plus Goes Into Prime Time

Hulu Plus emerged from its four-month preview on Wednesday, opening its streaming TV service to all and chopping $2 off its price tag at the same time. The service allows Hulu users to stream high-definition video to their computers, iPhones, iPads, select Samsung and Sony televisions and Blu-ray pl...

New Path Limits Photo-Sharing to Tight Circle

Everything about Facebook is big. A half-billion users, 700 billion minutes a month spent there. It has 900 million pages, groups and events, according to the Facebook stats page. A new social networking startup, Path, is aiming the opposite direction -- at least with its core functionality. The ne...

Verizon Serves Up Batch of Quirky New Handsets

Samsung and Motorola have dropped three new phones on the market, from an Android number with not one but two Super AMOLED displays to a flip phone that uses an E Ink display. All three are headed to Verizon Wireless stores by the end of the year. The Samsung phones, the higher-end Continuum and the...

Amazon’s Kindle Deal: New Way for Pubs to Close the Web’s Barn Doors?

Amazon.com will more than double the revenue share for periodical publishers as it faces rising competition, at least in public perception, with Apple and other rivals for magazine and newspaper publications. The move comes shortly after Amazon announced that it would make magazines and newspapers a...

Can WinPho 7 Close the App Gap?

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is in the wild, and one of the big questions about the launch involves the app ecosystem for the new mobile operating system. Microsoft promised about 1,000 apps on launch day, and it appears the company has managed to cover most of the bases for big-name apps, with offer...

New B&N Nook Colors Outside the E-Reader Lines

Barnes & Noble took a big swipe at Amazon's dominance of the e-reader market with the introduction Wednesday of a new color Nook reader and a program to encourage development of apps for its devices. The $249 Nookcolor is designed to appeal to readers interested in periodicals and graphic books ...

No Taxation Without Customer Privacy, Says Judge in Amazon vs. NC Case

Citing First Amendment protections, a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle has ruled in favor of Amazon.com in its battle with North Carolina over potentially sensitive customer data the state claims it needs to calculate taxes. Judge Marsha J. Pechman ruled Monday that Amazon is not obligated to pr...

Investors Shellack the Shack Despite Income Gains

Adding the iPhone to its product mix helped Radio Shack lift its net income 23 percent in the third quarter, the company announced Monday. But falling margins and continued uncertainty about the venerable brand's future left the market unimpressed. Radio Shack reported diluted earnings per share of ...

FCC Could Be the Winner in Fox/Cablevision Standoff

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has weighed in publicly in the dispute between the Fox broadcasting empire and cable provider Cablevision over payments for broadcasting Fox programming. The scuffle could wind up giving the agency greater power to regulate such standoffs. Genachowski's agency release...

When Worlds Collide: Galaxy Tab to Share Verizon Shelf Space With iPad

Verizon, the very same company that recently announced it will sell the iPad beginning next week, announced Wednesday that it will become the first U.S. carrier to stock Samsung's Galaxy Tab. The widely anticipated Tab is a 7-inch Android-based tablet -- the epitome of a class of devices that Apple ...

Microsoft Answers Google With Jumbo Biz Productivity Pack

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it will combine its Office productivity Web apps suite and integrated Shareport, Exchange and Lync services into a monthly package service beginning next year. The service, called "Office 365," is a significant step-up from the Web-based productivity apps Microsoft p...

Microsoft Faces Life After Ozzie

Ray Ozzie is out as chief software architect at Microsoft, opening a big void through which analysts are tossing innumerable opinions regarding what the departure means for the company. Ozzie's role was frequently seen as being Bill Gates' successor as the company's visionary technologist, a foil to...

Can Google Make Sony Stand Out in a Flat TV Crowd?

A week after Logitech rolled out the first standalone box running Google TV, Sony has revealed four new HDTVs and a Blu-ray player powered by the system. The TVs range from 24 to 46 inches and include a RF-based QWERTY keypad remote with a mouse built in, as does the Blu-ray player, a $400 device. T...

Facebook Gets Cliquey

Defying expectations that it would announce a complete site redesign, a new integration agreement with Skype or even a phone of its very own, Facebook instead unveiled a revamped groups feature on Wednesday, along with new tools to audit how apps are using personal data and to download all of a user...

IE Slinks Below the 50 Percent Mark

It comes as no surprise that venerable Microsoft's Web browser, Internet Explorer, has been on the decline in recent years, bowing under pressure from rivals like Firefox and Google Chrome. However, Web analytics firm StatCounter says while it's still the most-used browser family on Earth, fewer tha...

Twitter COO Takes Over in Quest to Spin Tweets Into Gold

Twitter Cofounder Evan Williams has stepped aside as CEO and placed Dick Costolo, the man he hired as chief operating officer, in charge of the company as it works to build its business model. "I am most satisfied while pushing product direction," Williams wrote in a blog post announcing his decisio...

Barnes & Noble Opens New Trade Route to the Indies

You can almost hear the old-timers growling: "Back in my day, you wanted to get published, first you had to cut down the trees yourself. In the snow. With only a pen knife." Now, it literally just takes a push of a button. The new Barnes & Noble PubIt e-book publishing service, unveiled on Monda...

Barnes & Noble Opens New Trade Route to the Indies

You can almost hear the old-timers growling: "Back in my day, you wanted to get published, first you had to cut down the trees yourself. In the snow. With only a pen knife." Now, it literally just takes a push of a button. The new Barnes & Noble PubIt e-book publishing service, unveiled on Monda...

Barnes & Noble Opens New Trade Route to the Indies

You can almost hear the old-timers growling: "Back in my day, you wanted to get published, first you had to cut down the trees yourself. In the snow. With only a pen knife." Now, it literally just takes a push of a button. The new Barnes & Noble PubIt e-book publishing service, unveiled on Monda...

India Gives RIM’s Secure Channel Access Thumbs Down

The Indian government has been unable to intercept communications carried over BlackBerry devices despite an interim agreement on data sharing that kept Research In Motion's service alive after a threatened August outage, according to a report published Friday in the Economic Times, an Indian news s...

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