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How new tech standards wind up stillborn

Appearance of the "Open Cloud Manifesto" immediately runs into a snag as Amazon and Microsoft opt out. What's needed now is the intervention of cooler heads who can rise above the fray to figure out how to heal the rift before it widens.

By March 27, 2009


The rocky road to Tru2way

Do the reports of a "disastrous" certification test for Panasonic's Tru2way TVs mean that the successor to CableCard will be stillborn?

By June 12, 2008


Sony to shut down Connect music store

A year after the stillborn iTunes competitor was launched, Sony to finally bury music service sometime after March 2008.

By August 30, 2007


Ghost invades Peaches Geldof's selfie?

Nothing sets apart an Instagram image like a photobombing spirit. But is it the work of a haunting or a photo app?

By December 16, 2013


Does fixing Microsoft mean ending Microsoft as we know it?

First, choose Steve Ballmer's replacement for the CEO's hot seat. Then comes the really hard part.

By November 14, 2013


Five ways Netflix still needs to improve itself

Netflix's new pricing plan is problematic to some, but there are other issues with Netflix, too. Fix these, and maybe we'd pay more money.

By July 14, 2011


Sony's Qriocity aims to put Connect, iTunes behind

On the music front, Sony long ago ruled with the Walkman, and stumbled badly with its Connect service. Can it reclaim lost glory by relying on the cloud and its PlayStation network?

By February 17, 2011


News.com Daily Podcast: Can YouTube take its act to Madison Avenue?

YouTube may take a stab at long-form video; Philly gets a second try at muni Wi-Fi; and Corvettes lead the Daniel Terdiman road show.

By June 18, 2008


Would Zune 2.0 pack a phone?

By February 2, 2007


Another wireless HDMI casualty: Belkin cancels FlyWire

Long awaited and oft-delayed, the FlyWire wireless HDMI accessory will now never see the light of day.

By July 16, 2009