Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet
The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. That is the message from US tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.
Hand out money with my mobile? I think I'm ready
A service is soon to launch in the UK that will enable us to transfer money to other people using just their name and mobile number. Paym is being hailed as a revolution in banking because you can pay peopl ...
Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment
A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.
Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video
Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in the past 17 months now that Netflix is paying for a more direct connection to Comcast's network.
Dish Network denies wrongdoing in $2M settlement
The state attorney general's office says Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for what it calls a deceptive surcharge, but the satellite TV provider denies any wrongdoing.
New research on gigabit wireless communications
Research on gigabit wireless communications has been presented by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world's leading wireless communications and networking conference, IEEE WCNC 2014, in Turkey ...
Fujitsu develops technology enabling high-speed search while accumulating data at 40-gbps
Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of industry's first software technology that can perform high-speed searches on information even as it is being accumulated at a speed of 40-Gbps. While this ...
European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law (Update)
The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks—a step cheered by consumer groups and startups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry.
Amazon steps up TV push with streaming video device (Update 2)
Amazon stepped up its battle for television viewers on Wednesday, unveiling a new media streaming device touted as simplifying the experience of watching video online.
Comcast, lawmakers debate mega-merger benefits
Comcast and skeptical lawmakers sparred Wednesday over the merits of a proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable which would boost the position of the largest US cable and broadband provider.
Comcast defends mega-merger amid stepped-up criticism (Update)
Comcast opens its campaign to get approval of its mega-merger with rival Time Warner Cable at a congressional hearing Wednesday, amid intense criticism from some activists.
Lights, action: Tech giants rush into original TV
The battle of the tech giants is now moving into television. Following the success of Netflix and a fresh push by Amazon in online video, the latest players looking to get into the gold rush may be Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL, ...
Fujitsu develops data-transfer acceleration technology
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of a technology for accelerating data transfer speeds that can be applied to various types of network environments used for cloud, mobile applications ...
A faster internet for your smartphones
Most of us spend a significant portion of our time on our phones. So when the Internet connection slows or stalls, it can interrupt our lives to a maddening degree. We complain about the network, shut down apps, and double-check ...