Consumer Technology


  • Verizon to Sell Apple's iPad Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 10:27 AM ET
    Verizon Wireless

    Verizon says it will start selling Apple's iPad in its retail stores beginning Oct. 28.

  • Technology Brings Connection, Stress in College: Poll Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    Technology has become so entwined with college students' often frantic lives that most in a new survey say they'd be more frazzled without it.

  • Apple, Verizon to Launch iPhone Next Year: Report Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 4:49 PM ET

    Apple will partner with Verizon to debut a new iPhone early next year, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal Wednesday.

  • US Widens Probe of HP Bribery Allegations Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 8:16 AM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    U.S. investigators are widening their probe of alleged kickbacks paid to Russian authorities by employees of a Hewlett-Packard subsidiary in Germany.

  • All Eyes on Apple Ahead of Mystery Media Event Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 1:32 PM ET

    Apple is hosting a music-themed event that is likely to yield updated iPods, though the event is in the very early going and the company has revealed little yet.

  • Poll: Was This the Right Response From Apple? Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 3:02 PM ET

    Apple held a rare news conference on Friday to address complaints about reception issues with its iPhone 4 smartphone.

  • Patent Holder Sues Smartphone Makers Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    The patent-holding company that won a settlement of more than $600 million from the maker of the BlackBerry is suing six other makers of phones and phone software.

  • Mobile Apps: Bigger Than the Music Industry? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 6:46 PM ET

    Online application store GetJar, the world's second largest consumer app provider, crossed the one billion downloads mark this week, making it second only to app powerhouse Apple.

  • Why Amazon Should Give Away Kindle Free Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

    Jeff Bezos should give away the Kindle free of charge, to spur more sales of higher-profit online books.

  • Venting Online, Consumers Can Find Themselves in Court Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    Web sites like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp have given individuals a global platform on which to air their grievances with companies.  But legal experts say the soaring popularity of such sites has also given rise to more businesses suing an individual for posting critical comments online.

  • Microsoft Gets More Aggressive With Free Software Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    Microsoft is rolling out a new edition of its Office programs to businesses Wednesday, and for the first time it's adding versions of Word and other programs that work in a Web browser and will be free for consumers.

  • Apple's 'Disruptive' Strategy Targets New Rivals Monday, 10 May 2010 | 4:09 PM ET

    As Apple continues its foray into the mobile computing market with the introduction of the iPad, it has an even greater opportunity to redefine computing.

  • Coming Soon: Take Photo Of Check, Deposit It in Bank Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 12:27 PM ET
    Mobile Check Deposit

    Soon, consumers will be depositing paper checks straight into their bank account by taking a couple of photos with a smartphone.

  • Hot in Europe, Free Music Streaming Site Plans U.S. Debut Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    Monetizing a streaming music website may seem like a far-fetched idea in a day and age when piracy is running rampant, but it's exactly what Daniel Ek, CEO of online music service Spotify.com sees in his company's future.

  • Buzz on Apple Ahead of Tablet Debut Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 2:16 PM ET

    Tech insiders discussed Apple ahead of the highly anticipated debut of the tablet tomorrow.

  • With so many consumers reaching for their phones to make a donation to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the response could be seen as a small breakthrough for the use of mobile payments.

  • Google, Book Publishers to Reveal New Settlement Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 11:03 AM ET

    Google and book publishers are expected to show a federal judge in New York a new settlement in the copyright lawsuit over Google's book-scanning project.

  • California Official: No Plan to Ban Big-Screen TVs Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 6:57 PM ET

    Despite widespread reports in the media, California is not planning to ban the sale of large-screen TVs, an Energy Commission spokesman said

  • Google To Launch Google Editions Platform Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 8:52 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google is launching a new service for booksellers next year called Google Editions, which will let readers buy books and read them anywhere on gadgets ranging from cell phones to possibly e-book devices.

  • Disney Adds 'Halo' Co-Creator to Its Gaming Ranks Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 3:00 AM ET

    Alex Seropian, the founder of Bungie Software and co-creator of the "Halo" franchise has joined the company to oversee creative development across Disney’s in-house video game development teams.

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