Rented computers had software on them that was used to surreptitiously log key strokes, capture screen shots and take photos of people who were late on payments, FTC says.
The media industry is casting about for a winning business model, with streaming, or rental, models seeming to work alongside buy models like Apple's iTunes. What's most important?
The rent-to-own computer company settles a complaint that accused it of secretly taking Webcam photos of users in their homes and recording keystrokes of Web site login credentials.
"Own the base, rent the spike," becomes mantra for Zynga as it builds own infrastructure to replace its reliance on Amazon.
New service exploits copyright loophole by playing DVDs on its own DVD players, and streaming you the output. Think of it as a wall of Slingboxes, available for rent.
By using a digital textbook you're able to save a few trees, take notes inside, and lighten your backpack.
Talk Abroad Travel Phone is made for consumers who travel frequently. You can own or rent; no contract required.
The peer-to-peer vacation-rental company says it would use its scale to deflect harm policy makers might throw at other firms.
Thanks to its clean design and wealth of apartment search tools, Lovely is a great resource for finding a new place to live.
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Critics of the subscription-based model for digital music claim it can't work because listeners want to own their songs, not rent them. But the founder of Naxos Records begs to differ.