Competition Spurs Ultra-Fast Internet
Google Buys Streaming Site Twitch
T-Mobile Calls 'BS' on AT&T Promo
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Samsung Postpones Tizen Phone
Seeing little competition and questionable demand, Internet service providers have traditionally shrugged at spending the billions of dollars needed to boost U.S. Internet speeds. Until now.
Tech giant Google has reportedly finalized a deal to buy game live-streaming service Twitch Interactive for $1 billion and fold it into its YouTube unit, making a big bet on streaming games.
While Verizon Wireless is moving to throttle bandwidth hogs, a scrappy T-Mobile is taking on the giants with a limited-time promotion it hopes will drive up the churn rates of its wireless rivals.
Stanford researchers have found a way to use lithium in a battery's anode, a breakthrough that could triple capacity and has been described as the "holy grail of battery science."
The possibility that the Tizen operating system can survive is dropping. So the scheduled third-quarter launch in Russia of the Samsung Z smartphone, which is designed for the mobile OS, is being postponed.