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AT&T to DirecTV Customers: Let’s Stick Together

AT&T on Monday announced its first-ever nationwide package of TV and wireless services. The new bundle, which is being offered for US$200 per month, will be available beginning Aug. 10. It will include HD and DVR service for up to four TV receivers, along with unlimited talk and text for four wi...

Major Tech Firms Join White House in Climate Change Pledge

President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other senior White House officials on Monday met with a group of executives who pledged their companies' support for the administration's efforts to reach a strong climate change agreement in Paris this December. Thirteen major companies -- ...

Apple Leaves Nest Thermostat Out in the Cold

Apple reportedly has pulled the Nest smart thermostat from both its online and brick-and-mortar stores, possibly paving the way for its own line of smart home appliances. The thermostat apparently disappeared from Apple's product offerings earlier this month. Apple's stores now are selling the Ecobe...

Walmart to Crash Amazon’s Prime Day Party

Walmart on Monday announced it will offer an online sale to rival Amazon's Prime Day this Wednesday. The Walmart.com sale will be open to all customers, emphasized CEO Fernando Madeira, unlike Amazon's Prime Day, which is open only to members of Amazon's Prime program, which currently costs $99 per ...

Cisco Erects 6 Pillars for the IoT

Cisco on Monday launched Cisco IoT System -- a new Internet of Things initiative comprised of 15 products geared toward improving device interoperability. As many as 50 billion devices and objects could be connected to the Internet by 2020, the company forecast, yet today more than 99 percent of thi...

Skies May Soon Be Friendlier to Amazon Drones

Amazon on Wednesday appealed to members of Congress to approve use of its fleet of drones for package deliveries. Electrically powered drones could deliver packages to consumer homes and offices faster, more efficiently and with less environmental impact than automobiles, Paul Misener, vice presiden...

Can Android Give BlackBerry New Life?

BlackBerry could be considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google's Android operating system, Reuters reported last week. The move would be consistent with BlackBerry's strategy to focus on software and device management instead of handsets. Such a pivot would take the company away from i...

E3 2015: Evolution or Stagnation?

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo officially kicks off in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but the festivities already have begun with a number of press events leading up to the opening. The trade show for the video game industry regularly draws in game developers, retailers and journalists from aroun...

It’s Streaming Time for Showtime

CBS-owned pay-TV service Showtime on Monday announced that it will make its standalone streaming service available on Roku players and Roku TV models, as well as via Sony's PlayStation Vue, for US$10.99 per month. The service will be accessible through those channels in July -- coinciding with the s...

Intel Buys Altera to Fulfill Moore’s Law Promise

Intel on Monday announced that it will acquire Altera, which makes field-programmable gate array technology, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $16.7 billion. Intel will pay $54 a share for Altera. The deal paves the way for Intel to develop new classes of products in the data center...

Netflix Stars in the Internet’s Big Motion Picture Show

Streaming video accounts for more than half of all of fixed network Internet traffic, according to a newly released report from Sandvine, which based its findings on data from 250-plus communication service providers, or CSPs. Web browsing and social networking accounted for far less peak traffic --...

Google Makes It Easier for Online Hunters to Gather Food

Google last week added an option that lets users place a food order directly from search results. Six providers are participating in the service: Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu and MyPizza.com. More are expected to join later this year. This could provide Google with an entry int...

Discover Card Completes Apple Pay

Discover last week announced that it would allow its cardmembers in the United States to make contactless payments in participating stores through Apple Pay. Users will be able to pay for goods and services beginning this fall via iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, as well as the iPad Air 2 an...

Comcast Blithely Juggles Its Options

Comcast on Monday reported a 10 percent earnings hike for its first quarter, driven by growth in its high-speed Internet business. Its total revenue increased by 2.6 percent to $17.9 billion for the quarter. Revenue increased 7.2 percent year-over-year, despite the $99 million in costs related to it...

When Elon Met Larry

Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk reportedly almost sold his electric car company to Google. Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy, and Musk had all but signed the documents that would have handed over the company, according to an upcoming book. In March 2013, Tesla Motors was all but running on...

EC Officially Tosses Google Into Hot Soup

The European Commission on Wednesday began official antitrust proceedings against Google, alleging abuses of its dominance in Internet search. The EC further opened a probe into Google's Android mobile operating system. In a Statement of Objections sent to Google, the EC notes that its preliminary i...

EFF Lambasts ESA for Hindering Video Game Preservation Efforts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation last week called out the Entertainment Software Association for opposing its video game preservation efforts. The EFF and law student Kendra Albert earlier this year petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's ant...

Apple TV Won’t Go Out on 4K Limb

The fourth generation of the Apple TV set-top box won't support 4K video when it arrives later this year, according to a Monday report on Buzzfeed News, which cited unnamed sources in a position to know. This is a bit of a surprise, given that the third-generation Apple TV incorporated the higher-re...

Amazon Wants to Help Clean Your House

Amazon on Monday launched a new marketplace for professionals who can help with everything from basic home cleaning to skilled labor, including electric, plumbing and appliance installation. Amazon Home Services enlists professionals who have been prescreened through background checks and are offici...

FTC Blasts WSJ’s ‘Misleading Narrative’ on Google

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, along with Commissioners Julie Brill and Maureen Ohlausen, on Wednesday released a statement reaffirming the agency's decision not to prosecute Google over its search practices, and insisting it was in line with the recommendations of the FTC's staf...

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