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Netflix prices are rising today. But existing subscribers will get a 2-year reprieve.

Get ready: The price hikes are here.<p>On Friday, Netflix announced that it's raising prices on new subscribers by $1 a month.<p>"We previously announced that we planned to increase our price slightly for new members. That increase is happening today," Netflix spokesman Joris Evers confirmed in an e-mail.<p>…

FCC chair responds to net neutrality backlash: ‘I could not agree with you more’

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler responded Friday to some of the most vocal critics of his proposal to allow Internet providers to charge content providers like Netflix for faster access to customers.<p>In a letter to a tech coalition that includes Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and …

Comcast is trying to improve its image with a program for low-income consumers

By Cecilia Kang<p>PHILADELPHIA — As Comcast tries to win over regulators reviewing its controversial merger with Time Warner Cable, its well-honed lobbying campaign often highlights a company program offering Internet to low-income families.<p>In the Washington area, ads promoting the program, known as …

eBay joins Apple, Google and Intel in settling anti-hiring cases

EBay, one of the Web's biggest e-commerce companies, settled a pair of government lawsuits Thursday alleging that it attempted to prevent its employees from being recruited by competitors.<p>The company said it had settled one of the suits, which was brought by the California attorney general, for …

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ trailer stars Kevin Spacey

Call of Duty is back, baby -- at least back in the promo phase.<p>After a spot for the newest installment of the hit series "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" was leaked ahead of a planned May 4 "world reveal," Activision decided to go ahead and officially announce that the next installment of its major …

After a long silence, the White House weighs in on online privacy rules that are decades out of date

A statute allowing law enforcement to occasionally access e-mails without needing a warrant needs to be reformed, according to a report released Thursday by the White House on big data and privacy.<p>Under a law crafted in 1986 called the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, e-mail and other digital …

As Google Glass come to market, will they first enter the home or office?

To hear executives effuse about the promise of computerized eyewear is to listen to pitches where present and future blend into one. The potential is palpable and the applications real, they say, even if the technology may be years away from mass use.<p>Nevertheless, the advent of Google Glass and …