Laura Sydell

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Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.


Anti-Poaching Agreements May Implicate Several Tech Titans

Monday, April 21, 2014

Silicon Valley is abuzz over a class-action lawsuit that accuses some of the world's most powerful technology companies of conspiring to suppress the wages of their employees. The sui...


U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Argentina Debt Case

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that has wide implications for Argentina's teetering economy and its relations with the U.S. The case has been dragging on for more than a decade.


A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.


Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

Friday, April 04, 2014

Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.


Apple And Samsung Face Off In Court Again Over Patents

Monday, March 31, 2014

Each company claims the other one has swiped its patents. This time Apple is going after patents in the Android operating system that run Samsung's Galaxy S3.


No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints

Thursday, March 27, 2014

King Digital Entertainment went public Wednesday, and the results were crushing — the stock sank. It may be a sign that investors are losing faith in the mobile gaming market.


Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Going back to ancient times, the aim of storytellers has been to immerse us in an experience — of another place, time or point of view. This past week at the South by Southwest film, music and technology conferences in Austin, storytellers and great technologists showed off new ways to ...


Kickstarter Campaign Begins For Neil Young's Music Player

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Young announced his long-planned, high-fidelity audio player, Pono, on Tuesday at SXSW. But at a time when music streaming is overtaking downloads, will anybody want it?


Path To Television's Future May Be Paved In Virtual Reality

Monday, March 10, 2014

On display at South by Southwest is an attempt to create the future of storytelling. HBO is working with Oculus — maker of virtual reality goggles — to put the audience right into Game of Thrones.


Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.


A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle

Thursday, February 27, 2014

An Australian record label that threatened to sue one of the world's most famous copyright attorneys for infringement has reached a settlement with him.

The settlement includes an admission that Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor, had the right to use a song by the band Phoenix.



iOS 6 Users Left In The Lurch After Security Flaw Discovered

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

As has been widely reported, Apple recently discovered a critical bug in its iOS and OS systems. The security flaw made users of its computers and mobile devices vulnerable to attackers that might want to intercept sensitive information sent during banking sessions, email and other communications while on ...


Wireless Companies, FCC Reach Deal On 'Unlocking' Cellphones

Thursday, December 12, 2013

U.S. wireless carriers reached a deal with the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that will make it easier for consumers to "unlock" their mobile phones and use them on a competitor's network.

The deal came in the wake of a consumer rebellion over the policy of locking cellphones to a ...

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For Advocacy Groups, Video Games Are The Next Frontier

Friday, November 29, 2013

Movies and books have long been used to advocate for causes, such as climate change or breast cancer. As video games become more mainstream, advocates are beginning to see how this art form can be a new way to reach out and get people engaged in a cause.



What Today's Online Sharing Companies Can Learn From Napster

Monday, November 11, 2013

This week on-air and online, the tech team is exploring the sharing economy. You'll find the stories on this blog and aggregated at this link, and we would love to hear your questions about the topic. Just email, leave a comment or tweet.

Perhaps no company ...


Raising Social Media Teens Means Constant Parental Learning

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This week on All Tech, we're exploring kids and technology with posts and radio pieces about raising digital natives. Look back at the stories and share your thoughts and ideas in the comments, by email or tweet.

The social media site has made headlines in ...


Long Before Most, Intel Chased The Smart Watch

Thursday, September 12, 2013

In the past couple of weeks, several major companies — Samsung, Sony, Qualcomm — have announced they will release smart watches this fall. As the name suggests, the gadgets do more than keep time.

The latest spate of computerized watches promise to do everything from working as a phone to ...


What Does A Song That Costs $5 Sound Like?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Last week, Sony Corporation announced a new line of high-end audio components that promise to deliver a better online audio experience. The announcement comes amid growing evidence that music fans are tired of the crappy sound they hear on their portable music players. Case in point is the success of ...