Cynthia Wilson (RSS)
Consumer Finance & Funds Writer

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Sony’s New PlayStation May Pummel Retailers

Apr. 2, 2012, 1:16 pm EDT – A rumored switch to all-digital, account-controlled game play could put sellers like GameStop out of business. More 

Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold Service Beefs Up Its On-Demand Menu

Mar. 28, 2012, 5:30 am EDT – Microsoft's Xbox Live Service has added Comcast’s Xfinity TV, HBO GO, and MLB.TV to the content streamed to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. More 

Facing Privacy Concerns, Apple Begins Rejecting Apps that Use Mobile-Device ID

Mar. 26, 2012, 2:18 pm EDT – Facing privacy concerns, Apple has begun rejecting apps that track phones' UDIDs, or unique identification numbers, which have been key to mobile advertising. More 

LTE Wireless and the Upcoming Dominance of the Smartphone

Mar. 25, 2012, 5:30 am EDT – Wireless carrier upgrades to the high-speed network technology known as LTE will drive smartphone and tablet use well past that of features phones and PCs. More 

Acquiring 750 Patents from IBM Could Do Wonders for Facebook’s Patent Portfolio

Mar. 24, 2012, 4:45 am EDT – Facebook bought 750 patents from IBM, reports say, boosting its relatively small patent portfolio and enabling it to better defend itself against claims. More 

Is Google Wallet’s Mobile-Payment Strategy Getting Lost in the Crowd?

Mar. 22, 2012, 4:58 pm EDT – Launched last year, Google's its mobile payment service, Wallet, seemed to have a running start. Now it’s just one of many emerging options. More 

Another Day, Another Anxiety about App Risks

Mar. 21, 2012, 2:07 pm EDT – An analysis of apps that were available through Android Market focuses on code that could pose privacy and security risks. More 

Report: The Rise of Tech Is a ‘Mixed Blessing’ for News Organizations

Mar. 21, 2012, 5:45 am EDT – With PCs, tablets, and smartphones, access to news is better than ever, but the news industry is slow to shape technology to its needs, a Pew study shows. More 

An FAA Plan to Allow Use of e-Readers and Tablets Gate-to-Gate

Mar. 20, 2012, 6:00 am EDT – Because so many airline passengers use e-readers and tablets, the FAA may reassess the “gadgets off” rule imposed during taxiing, takeoffs, and landings. More 

Class Action Suit Aims to Keep the Spotlight on Privacy Practices

Mar. 19, 2012, 1:08 pm EDT – A class action lawsuit aims to challenge the privacy practices of companies such as Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp, Path, Twitter, and others. More