Who's 'Next'? Customers step up for AT&T no-contract plan

A surprisingly high number of customers are opting to pay for their own smartphones in monthly installments, avoiding a two-year contract. And that's good news for AT&T.

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HBO signs up for Amazon Prime, Fire TV

In a deal that's sure to sting Netflix, Amazon licenses tons of HBO programs for its Prime Instant Video service exclusively, and the HBO Go app -- one of the most popular video apps out there -- will soon be on its media-streaming box Fire TV.

Prime, Kindle users spend big on Amazon

As Microsoft’s Q3 awaits, it’s all Satya, all the time

CEO Satya Nadella, on the job since February, is suddenly everywhere, taking on the role of brainy technology visionary once held by Bill Gates as he seeks to steer Microsoft in a different direction.

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