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Who should control the internet? The Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules and they’re not without controversy.

Amazon’s breakthrough content deal

The battle to stream video into your living room just ramped up with a breakthrough deal that could help Amazon Prime take on the industry giant Netflix.

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The fate of a small TV streaming company facing its accusers in a Supreme Court case this week could have big implications for how consumers experience live, streaming TV content over the Internet. Subscription service Aereo is being accused by the likes of ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox of illegally acquiring and re-transmitting copyrighted broadcasts …

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A case involving Aereo, a web TV service start-up, and broadcast television networks, is before the Supreme Court Tuesday. And the final outcome could impact how consumers watch programs going forward—and at what cost. Aereo, based in New York City, allows paying customers to watch broadcast TV signals live on mobile devices or record the …

Tech earnings outlook

David Garrity of GVA Research Principal joins us to talk more about tech earnings and what to expect when out tech companies report later this week.

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Investors will want to keep a close eye on Netflix’s subscribers numbers, when the company releases its quarterly report after the bell on Monday. The video streaming service is expected to post earnings of 83 cents per share on revenue of $1.27 billion, which would be a year-over-year increase of 24 percent and 155.6 percent, respectively, according …

Farmville is going mobile

If you’re an internet gamer, this is a big day and if you’re addicted to Farmville on Facebook, it’s a really big day. Farmville is going mobile, Farmville anywhere you could say.

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A newly published survey suggests that Americans expect the next 50 years to bring innovations of science-fiction proportions—including old standbys like flying cars and “Star Trek” teleportation. But the future that Americans expect isn’t totally bright, according to the survey issued by the Pew Research Center in partnership with Smithsonian Magazine. “Even though people are optimistic about …

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Samsung Electronics is spending more to build its new flagship Galaxy S5 than the previous model despite a slowdown in the high-end smartphone market. The 32-Gigabyte Galaxy S5, which is water resistant and features a heart-rate monitor and fingerprint scanner, costs an “astronomical” $256.52 to build, according to teardown analysis by IHS. The model, which was …

Meta attracts big investors for new augmented reality glasses

Up in the hills above Silicon Valley, a group of 30- and 20-something engineers are living and working together in Portola Valley, Calif., in what could be called part modern-day commune, part high-tech kibbutz. The company is called Meta, and the team is working on a potentially revolutionary augmented reality eyeglass product. One thing to …

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An Apple analyst said the tech behemoth plans to release two new iPhones this year with different sized screens. iPhone 6 slated for September release: Report Apple Insider reports that Ming-Chi Kuo said the company will release a 4.7 inch phone, and a high-resolution 5.5 inch phone. Both are said to be 10 to 20 percent thinner than …

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Facebook‘s $2 billion deal to acquire Oculus last month marked the biggest bet yet on the resurgence of virtual reality. While any price tag that hefty for an unfinished, unproven technology is bound to spark investor second-guessing, it’s hardly a surprise that this purchase is being especially scrutinized. Like 3-D, virtual reality is a concept …

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Changing your password may not be enough to protect users of the world’s leading websites from the security flaw known as the “Heartbleed bug”, experts have warned. Read More What to do about tech’s latest ‘heartbleed’ Following revelations of the breach in sites’ security programs, web-users were recommended to change their passwords, but security experts told …

Windows XP & the power grid

Some utilities may find their power grids more exposed to hackers and service disruptions as Microsoft stops giving tech support for its Windows XP software, which is still used by several power companies. Josh Lipton has more on who’s vulnerable and what’s being done about it.

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The popular operating system Windows XP is about to become a lot less secure, yet a surprisingly high number of enterprises still expect to run parts of their business on the software, analysts say. As long planned, Microsoft ended support on Tuesday for XP users—meaning no new security updates will be offered. And without these security patches, …