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The Street: Sprint has announced a new, lower-cost family service plan to begin helping it to regain market share versus rivals Verizon, AT&T Wireless and especially T-Mobile US.
PhillyDeals: What happens to your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts, online texts and other assets, when you die? You go through Digital Death, except in Delaware which is pioneering a new law.
Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable."
The Street: Most analysts are going to miss the story. They're going to write that there are now more Internet subscribers than there are cable subscribers. That is not the story. The story is people want speed and cable has it. Cable is killing the phone companies because cable wires are thicker and deliver more bits for less capital investment.
The Street: We took some time to go app shopping and found five that will help you brave the elements at the stadium, but also make life a little easier if you're juggling games and managing a fantasy football roster at home.
Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He's not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players - and millions of fans - can't wait to see what he has to say.
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.
The Street: For the first time, Internet service subscribers now outnumber TV service subscribers at the country's top cable companies, according to a newly published survey.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
BEIRUT (AP) - The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.
Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.
NEW YORK (AP) - Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.