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BEIJING (AP) - China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.
Under a draft proposal, service providers could charge content firms more for faster access.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday will circulate proposed rules that could give high-speed Internet providers more power over what content moves the fastest on the Web based on which firms pay the most, according to a person familiar with the plans.
It could be one of the biggest court cases in the television industry in years, or a narrowly decided case affecting only the survival of a small New York-based streaming company.
The Street: Steve Jobs would have taken a baseball bat to the Samsung television set that was sitting, front and center, at the Santa Monica Apple Store Monday morning.
The Street: Netflix continued to criticize Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, calling the merger anti-competitive in a letter appended to the company's better-than-expected first quarter earnings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online entertainment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing.
NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon's first-quarter profit rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps.