Kelly Phelps

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Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers …

Why privacy is like the frog in the pot of boiling water

There’s a well-known anecdote that has been used to describe the gradual shifting of our world, from the politics of war to climate change: the …

Lee Rigby murder: internet firm could have picked up killer’s message - report

Internet companies face intense demands to monitor messages on behalf of the state for signs of terrorist intent after an official report into the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby said one of his killers wrote on a website – later named as Facebook – of his desire to slaughter a soldier, without the …

BT in talks to buy O2

Deal would reportedly give Spain's Telefonica a 20pc stake worth around £9bn in exchange for O2<p>BT is in talks with reclaim ownership of O2, the mobile operator it span off more than a decade ago, for an estimated £9bn, it was revealed on Monday.<p>A deal would cement its position as Britain’s most …

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HBO CEO Eyes 15 Million Cord Cutters With HBO Go

HBO is going after cord-cutters with its upcoming 2015 launch of a stand-alone version of HBO Go. More specifically, about 10 million to 15 million …

The Real Reason Facebook Bought Oculus: 'Virtual Reality Will Be The On-Ramp To Optical Computing'

As we've reported before, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said they bought the company because it was a "a new communication platform."<p>At the Paley International Council Summit on Thursday, we learned a little bit more about those plans.<p>It came up during a conversation between Dan Rose, Facebook's VP …

TV Industry Poised for Revolution as Consumers Take Control of Content

The television industry is bracing itself for an overhaul akin to how the iPhone revolutionised the mobile market, according to a panel of experts at …

UKTV profits slide as it invests for growth

BBC-backed pay-TV operator, part owned by US firm Scripps, blames drop on cost of launching 11th channel Drama<p>The BBC-backed pay-TV operator UKTV, home to channels including Dave and Gold, has blamed a fall in profits on the cost of launching its 11th channel, Drama.<p>Operating profits at the …

Take that, Netflix: Amazon says Prime grants free 4K streaming

Begun, the 4K streaming price war has.<p>Today Amazon said users who subscribe to its $99 per year Prime program won't have to pay extra to get 4K versions of its video streams.<p>"We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We're confident that offering Ultra HD content, whether it's …

Twitter Is Soaring After The CEO Promised Major Changes Were Coming

Speaking at his company's analyst day, Costolo said Twitter is going to get better for people using Twitter, people that just signed up for Twitter, and people that aren't logged-in users.<p>Costolo says Twitter plans to deliver an "instant timeline" for new users that will deliver tweets built around …

Sesame Street is the perfect TV show

<i>For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that</i> …