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Beats Music isn't interested in freeloading listeners, CEO says

The new subscription-music service lacks an ad-backed, free version. Its chief executive says he fundamentally disagrees with anyone who wants the option.

By January 21, 2014


AT&T, Verizon may join Comcast in Netflix streaming deal

Representatives from AT&T and Verizon confirm that the companies are in talks with Netflix to strike a similar content distribution deal that it announced with Comcast earlier this week.

By February 24, 2014


Cook hits back at tax critics, says Apple pays its fair share

Apple CEO Tim Cook offers impassioned rejoinder to critics claiming the company uses gimmicks and tax loopholes.

By May 21, 2013


Start-Ups Silicon Valley Ep. 6: Booty calls and booted dolls

The sixth episode of Silicon Valley's most valuable reality show reveals that there is no end to drama when a man tries to run more than one company and more than one woman.

By December 11, 2012


U2 manager still thinks ISPs are freeloading

Paul McGuinness is once again blaming ISPs for falling music revenues. I agree with his plan: subscriptions are the answer. The problem is how to implement them.

By August 20, 2010


Freeloader solar charger wears many plugs

Solar Power International's latest solar charger has an attachment for charging digital camera batteries of different sizes. The unit also doubles as single USB charging unit for multiple gadgets.

By January 7, 2010


Freeloader Pro

Brian Cooley shows off some camping tech with this solar powered charger called the Freeloader Pro at CES 2010 in Las Vegas.

By January 7, 2010


Open-source freeloaders, inventions and replacements

Much has been made of open-source disruption. But what does it take to be successful as a stand-alone open source company?

By June 4, 2009


Web freeloaders can breathe easy at Web 2.0 Summit

The freemium model makes more sense than ever in this rough economy.

By November 4, 2008


Solar chargers no longer ugly ducklings

Latest options for charging small electronics with solar panels are designed for home use, rather than just camping. Another improvement: manufacturers offer take-back programs for spent batteries.

By January 12, 2010