Sony Reader Redesign: Smaller, Lighter, but Not Cheaper

Sony unveiled a refreshed lineup of its e-book Readers on Wednesday that features a lighter and smaller model, and adds touchscreen displays to all three models. But while Sony's new designs take a page or two from the competition, its heftier price tags don't.

Will Passengers Pay for WiFi in the Sky?

Airlines plan to nearly triple the number of planes with in-flight Internet access this year, but fewer than one in 50 passengers currently pay for the service. When will WiFi revenues start to take off?

Apple to Sell Users' Location Data; 3 Million iPads Sold

Under Apple's newly updated privacy policy, the company will collect and use information about its customers' real-time geographic locations to provide stronger location-based services. Meanwhile, Apple announced it has sold 3 million iPads in the 80 days since the device was launched.

Conn. Leads Google WiFi Breach Probe

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Monday he will lead a multistate investigation into how Google collected users' Web activity data as its Street View cars crawled through cities in 30 countries worldwide, taking pictures for Google Maps.

Legal Briefing: Music Publishers Pile on LimeWire

LimeWire, a peer-to-peer file sharing network that was recently found liable to recording artists for massive copyright piracy faces an additional threat to its existence: Music publishers are suing it too, alleging the same piracy.

Starbucks Will Offer Free WiFi and New Content Deals

Beginning July 1, the coffee company is joining -- somewhat belatedly -- other chains that offer free WiFi service. The nationwide partnership with Yahoo will soon after expand to provide free access to many paid websites and services.

Google's Privacy Woes Expand to Australia

Google's legal woes over privacy issues in Europe have expanded to Australia after residents in that country recently complained about photographs being taken for Google Maps.

Google to Offer New Encrypted Search Option

After revealing Friday that its Street View cars have been inadvertently snooping into Web surfers unsecured WiFi traffic for years, Google has announced plans to begin offering its users an encrypted version of its search this week.

WiFi to soon debut in Ford cars

You may soon be able to tweet, google and skype from the back seat of your car. Ford announced that some of its 2010 models would carry WiFi...

McDonald's Will Serve Up Free Wi-Fi

McDonald's (MCD) will offer free Wi-Fi at almost all of its U.S. restaurants starting early next year. Until now, the fast food chain has been...

Bus lines: Staying wired on the road

Over the past few months, one of my favorite stories has been the tale of BoltBus. A subsidiary of Greyhound, the bus line charges $25 for a one-way...