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U.S. is exception in airing World Cup on pay TV


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S., where cable network ESPN holds the World Cup rights, is one of the few participants not offering all of the matches for free viewing on TV. Countries as disparate politically as China, Russi… Read More

DISH sets sights on 2015 wireless spectrum auction


  • Reuters
  • Re/code

DISH Network will bid on wireless spectrum in the planned 2015 incentive auction, the satellite provider said in a government filing Wednesday, two days after executives met with Federal Communication… Read More

Calif. company tackles lithium-ion battery for cars


  • TechHive

Farasis Energy, based in Hayward, Calif., is looking to scale up the lithium-ion battery, commonly used in mobile devices, so that it can power electric cars. The company's key to longer battery life … Read More

Mossberg: PC trying to adapt to phones to survive


  • Re/code

PC sales may be slumping due to the rise of wireless devices, but the computer industry is trying to cope by incorporating some of the smartphone's more popular features, according to Re/code columnis… Read More