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Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | 07/21/14 06:40 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time. The gains announced Monday include an additional 570,000 U.S. subscribers,...
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Microsoft makes design central to its future

By RYAN NAKASHIMA | 07/21/14 03:16 PM

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two...
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Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

By PETER SVENSSON | 07/21/14 10:47 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online. Starting Monday, all new subscribers will get "symmetrical" connections....
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