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Is a la carte streaming a better deal?
Sign a contract for goods or services, and you've got at least three days to back out, right?
The Street: Karma Go is a teeny-tiny Wi-fi hotspot. You buy the device (currently available for pre-order at $99) and then pay only for the connectivity you use. This and six other coming-soon high-tech toys and services from the "Get Geeked NY" event.are showcased here.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Advocacy groups have appealed a judge's ruling that denied them access to police records of license plate scans in Los Angeles, saying they are crucial to understanding the scope of government surveillance.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau police used the social media site Facebook to try to find the next of kin for a man killed in a car crash last week. But they used the page for the wrong Justin Priest.
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.
CBS Corp. launched a $6-a-month streaming service Thursday in Philadelphia and 13 other cities, a day after Time Warner Inc. said it would offer HBO as a stand-alone Internet service in 2015.
CBS Corp. launched on Thursday a $6 a month streaming service in Philadelphia and 13 other cities, a day after Time Warner Inc. said it would offer HBO as a stand-alone Internet service in 2015.
BEIJING (AP) - China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.
HELSINKI (AP) - Nokia appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. Sales grew 13 percent.
BEIJING (AP) - China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.
NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.
SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) - Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.