Netflix blames slow speeds on Verizon, other Internet providers

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc is telling customers that Verizon Inc and other Internet providers are to blame for slow speeds as the video streaming service pushes to avoid paying for faster delivery of its movies and TV shows. Netflix has been calling on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to do away with fees […]

Amazon stirs smartphone launch talk with June 18 event | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO Wed Jun 4, 2014 5:56pm EDT   A zoomed illustration image of a man looking at a computer monitor showing the logo of Amazon is seen in Vienna November 26, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Inc revived speculation about its next major product on Wednesday, using a mysterious YouTube […]

Exclusive: A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming | Forbes

Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, Forbes has learned. It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conversation about wearables that till now has been dominated by Samsung and […]

U.S. regulator urges law to force disclosures by data brokers | Reuters

(Reuters) – Companies known as data brokers collect and sell information about “nearly all” U.S. consumers, drawing potentially harmful conclusions about them largely without their knowledge, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday. The Federal Trade Commission called on Congress to pass legislation that would enable consumers to learn more easily how data brokers collect, use and […]

Spotify to ask users to re-enter passwords after cyberattack | Reuters

(Reuters) – Music streaming service Spotify AB will ask some of its 40 million users to re-enter their passwords and upgrade their software in coming days after detecting unauthorized access to its internal systems and data. Chief Technology Officer Oskar Stal said in a blogpost on Tuesday that it has found evidence of attackers accessing […]