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Technology Spiked Sprint-T-Mobile deal may mean lower prices Spiked Sprint-T-Mobile deal may mean lower prices
The collapse of Sprint's push to buy T-Mobile US could mean fresh options in wireless plans and lower prices for U.S. consumers. But in the long run, tougher competition on prices could lead to slower service and slower expansion of coverage.
Technology 7 ways to create better, stronger passwords 7 ways to create better, stronger passwords
This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.
Technology Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists
Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations.
Technology Microsoft hires Qualcomm exec to make more deals Microsoft hires Qualcomm exec to make more deals
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has lured away an executive from smartphone chip maker Qualcomm to hammer out more deals that will expand the software maker's presence in the mobile device market.
Technology Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping
Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.
Technology Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge
Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.