Technology

Technology Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure
Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies.
Technology Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online? Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?
Would you pay to see some of the Internet's best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it.
Technology Streaming TV services: What you get, what it costs Streaming TV services: What you get, what it costs
Sony jumped into the pay-television business Wednesday with an online package of more than 50 channels starting at $50 a month. It's the most complete of the Internet-only offerings, but also the most expensive.
Technology Live-streaming apps dominate buzz at SXSW Live-streaming apps dominate buzz at SXSW
A live-streaming app called Meerkat, calls to online activism and pedicabs with a "Game of Thrones" Iron throne seat were the top topics of conversation at South by Southwest over the weekend.
Technology Review: Google laptop impresses, but don't try it offline Review: Google laptop impresses, but don't try it offline
There's a lot to love about Google's new high-end Chromebook Pixel laptop: a vivid, high-resolution touch screen, powerful speakers and next-generation USB ports meant to standardize power chargers. All for $300 cheaper than the original model.
Technology At odds with Google, US seeks new rule on computer access
The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications.
Technology How short-term viral hits can transform a small business How short-term viral hits can transform a small business
Whether it's a photo that gets shared on social media like the recent controversy over the color of #TheDress or a funny review that gets passed around, sales of products that go viral often skyrocket. And although the sellers struggle at first to deal with the extra attention and demand, the sudden celebrity can boost business for years to come.