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Sony sees $2.1B loss for fiscal year as mobile woes take a toll

The situation is so bad that Sony is suspending its dividend -- the first time it won't be making a payout since it listed in 1958.

By September 17, 2014


Vexed in the city: The 'sharing' economy's hidden toll on San Francisco

Under the guise of "sharing," companies like Airbnb and Uber are cashing in. While they're providing services beloved by many, their impact is also causing reverberations on the ground

By August 20, 2014


AT&T dials up toll-free 'Sponsored Data' as CES starts

Long-talked about, AT&T is the first of the carriers to pull the trigger on the 1-800 equivalent of data that wouldn't count against customers' caps.

By January 6, 2014


AT&T CEO says 'toll free' data plans coming soon

Bummed over tiered data pricing? AT&T's Randall Stephenson tells conference goers that content providers are willing to pay for customers' access.

By June 1, 2012


Verizon CTO predicts 'toll free' data

Verizon's Tony Melone says there's a good chance carriers will introduce a toll-free-like service that will allow destination sites, such as Netflix, to pay for prioritized access to customers.

By May 8, 2012


Acer Iconia Tab A200 review: The 'Toll Road' of Android tablets

The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is capable and functional, but not particularly memorable.

By February 15, 2012


Microsoft seeks patent for TV-viewing tolls

The software company filed for a patent on technology that would let content owners charge people if they skip over commercials or replay on-screen action.

By March 16, 2012


Would an AT&T 'toll-free' data service stifle app innovation?

Mobile-app developers say a proposed AT&T plan that would allow some apps to pay for a 1-800-like service to provide consumers with free data access could hobble innovation.

By February 29, 2012


Japan quake death toll expected to top 10,000

Japan's prime minister calls the quake, tsunami, and nuclear threat the country's biggest crisis since the end of World War II.

By March 13, 2011


As death toll mounts, nuclear scare widens evacuation

As many as 1,700 people are so far confirmed dead, with another 10,000 missing; meanwhile, Japan braces for a possible second explosion after what are presumed to be two partial meltdowns.

By March 12, 2011