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In Policy Shift, F.C.C. Will Allow a Web Fast Lane
Planned new rules would allow an Internet provider to negotiate separately with content companies and charge them for priority service.






Bits Blog: Zynga Founder Leaves Daily Role at Struggling Game Maker
Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga, is leaving the once-hot social gaming company as its new leader seeks to turn around the company.






Facebook Profit Tripled in First Quarter
The company reported 1.28 billion monthly users, most on mobile devices, and easily exceeded analysts’ expectations for revenue and profit.






Apple’s Profit Still Climbs, but Pressure is Growing
The increase was small compared with huge growth the company had even just a few years ago. Apple also announced a stock split and expanded its buybacks.






Amazon to Stream Original HBO Content
In a deal believed to be worth at least $300 million, Amazon is forming an alliance with HBO.






Bits Blog: Some Setbacks for the Sharing Economy
San Francisco sued two landlords who allegedly evicted tenants to cater to tourists; New York State is investigating Uber for price-gouging during storms.






State of the Art: App-Controlled Hearing Aid Improves Even Normal Hearing
As they work more closely with our mobile computers, devices that once simply fixed whatever ailed us will begin to do much more.






Gadgetwise: Cellphone Cases to Prepare You for Anything, Even a Flat Tire
These cases can add speakers, encryption, a hard drive and even a bike repair kit.






Machine Learning: Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Catches Up to Its Rivals
With the addition of Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now, the mobile operating system can be considered an equal in most areas.






Bits Blog: IBM Opens Chip Architecture, in Strategy of Sharing and Self-Interest
The first server designs resulting from IBM’s decision to open up its Power chip technology are being announced on Wednesday.






Bits Blog: Etsy Buys Grand St., a Boutique Electronics Start-Up
Grand St., which led by serial entrepreneur and Y-Combinator graduate Amanda Peyton, raised $1.3 million in seed funding, and operates similarly to a flash sample sale site.






App Smart: Making Your Selfies the Talk of Instagram
Most people take photos of themselves with the standard apps on a smartphone, a shame when there are specialized apps that can elevate the pictures.






Comparison Shopping: Amazon.com is learning the hard way that people care more about price than brand loyalty.
Surveys have shown that people will gladly leave a site for another that offers free shipping or a price that is even a few dollars lower.






Bits Blog: Lytro Goes After Prosumer Photographers With New Camera
The new Lytro Illum camera offers photographers a range of new features, while still allowing them to refocus a photo after the fact






Justices Skeptical of Aereo’s Business
Television broadcasters are challenging Aereo, an Internet start-up that uses arrays of small antennas to stream over-the-air signals to subscribers.






A Million New Wireless Subscriptions Lift AT&T Revenue, but Profit Is Flat
The telecommunications company’s first-quarter earnings were flat compared with the previous year, but its revenue grew 4 percent, to $32.5 billion.






New York’s Case Against Airbnb Is Argued in Albany
Little ground was given in an Albany court by New York regulators or by Airbnb, the apartment sharing service that is fighting a state subpoena.






Advertising: With a Mouthful, A&W Hopes to Draw Baby Boomers’ Offspring
The restaurant chain, which peaked in the 1960s and ’70s, hopes a campaign that includes a 304-character hashtag will attract the younger generation.






Brazilian Congress Passes Internet Bill of Rights
Brazil’s Senate unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of spying revelations.
The Media Equation: At Stake in the Aereo Case Is How We Watch TV
The case has a little bit of everything, including the first big test at the Supreme Court of who owns and has rights to things stored in the cloud.






Video Games: Reviews: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, FarmVille 2: Country Escape and Monument Valley
New releases include a portion of the next chapter in the Metal Gear Solid series; a FarmVille 2 with the mobile gamer in mind; and a premium perceptual puzzle game.
Bits Blog: Focus Turns to Samsung’s Patents at Trial
On Monday, Samsung said Apple had copied some technology — including a method for transmitting video over wireless devices.






Bits Blog: Americans Predict a Future Like Science Fiction
Who wouldn’t want to travel through time? According to a recent survey, Americans are hopeful that they will be able to do that, and enjoy many other technological advances.






DealBook: Chernin Teams With AT&T in Online Video Investment Venture
Peter Chernin, the former News Corporation president, has joined with AT&T to commit more than $500 million to a new investment vehicle focused on online video.






Bits Blog: GitHub Founder Resigns After Investigation
The company said the investigation, into gender-based harassment, found no evidence of illegal practices.






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