| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:54 PM
It's a perk wireless customers have come to expect: Sign up for a two-year service contract, and get a new smartphone at a deeply discounted price or sometimes even free.
But the reign of cellphone subsidies could be ending as customers demand more...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Apple has released a statement denying having worked with the National Security Agency to create a "backdoor" for the government to have complete access to users' iPhones.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant issued the statement after another NSA...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's biggest pay-TV distributors with millions of subscribers in New York and Los Angeles, has agreed to carry the news channel Al Jazeera America.
The agreement, unveiled Thursday, means that the channel, owned by...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
The Skinny: My Miley Cyrus costume didn't arrive in time so I guess I'll just have to stay home this Halloween and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" unless one of my loyal readers...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Rising above the Sturm und Drang, the entertainment stories that managed to captivate Twitter and move the cultural thermometer during this past week's news cycle seemed to cohere around a thematic grouping.
Call it a kind of autumnal stirring. Last...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before unloading the leftover candy.
The Skinny: After having to get up at 5 a.m. for earnings calls the last two days (thank you, Comcast and Time Warner Cable), I got to sleep until 5:35 a.m. this morning. Boy do I feel rested! Hope...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Time Warner Inc. said its profit grew by 44% in the third quarter while revenue remained flat.
The media giant, whose holdings include Warner Bros., HBO and Turner Broadcasting, posted profit of $1.18 billion thanks to its cable unit as well as...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing.
The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday'...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:57 PM
U.S. cable television operators -- including Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications -- are allowing more customers access to the Filipino Channel in the wake of last week's devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
The channel has been providing special coverage...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Car markers are starting to connect vehicles directly to high-speed cellular data networks, bringing Google Streetview, Facebook and other apps directly onto on-board screens.
Audi confirmed Tuesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the 2015 A3 will...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The brilliant brains of many new cars can share their secrets through the Internet, allowing car owners to be alerted through their smartphones about when exactly to fill up with gas, what might be causing that funky engine noise and when their children...