| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:00 PM
AT&T has come up with a new way to make money off Netflix, Google and other companies that stream content onto mobile devices: Have them pay for subscribers' wireless access.
Think of it as a toll-free 800 number for streaming audio and video.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:52 PM
I almost feel sorry for telemarketers. Almost.
Last week, I solicited advice from readers about the best ways to get telemarketers to stop bugging you, especially robocallers like "Rachel from cardholder services," which the former head of the Federal...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- Private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Permira have completed their exit from German broadcaster ProsiebenSat.1.
The firms have sold their remaining 17% stake in the company to unnamed institutional investors for Euros 1.26 billion ($...
| Jan 19, 2014
There is no question that smartphone and tablet apps can improve your travel experience — whether it's for business or pleasure — by helping to inspire, plan, organize and save time and money. The travel apps below are either new, recently...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Imagine a Grammy trip for the Lakers that starts in London before going on to Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin.
Maybe they would rename it the Royal Albert Hall trip.
Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said this week he was open to the idea of...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Obamacare was intended, in part, to rein in sky-high healthcare costs.
Yet some doctors and hospitals are responding to the reform law with outstretched palms and brother-can-you-spare-a-dime pleas for more money from patients.
Evelyn Stern, 75, of...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A recent study released by Harvard Business School professors says black hosts on Airbnb typically charge lower fees than non-black hosts for similar properties, signaling the black hosts may be facing discrimination through the online service.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Pay-TV channels HBO, Showtime and Starz are blasting a much-ballyhooed study from a research firm that said all were losing subscribers to digital services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
The study from NPD Group released Monday said pay-TV...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before again trying to shake this cough.
The Skinny: Got my power steering fixed. Nice not to have to feel like I did 50 push-ups after driving my car. Now I just have to get my health back! Wednesday's roundup includes Verizon's deal...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:39 PM
A study by Princeton University researchers says Facebook could lose 80% of its users by 2017, but that if that sounds far fetched to you, it's because it is.
To forecast Facebook's downfall, the researchers applied a model that is used to study the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:56 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — As far as Wall Street is concerned, Google Inc. can build all the robots and self-driving cars that it wants as long as it keeps growing its main business: online advertising.
And increasingly, that means selling ads that are shown...