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Stories by Zach Miners

70 percent of US residents have broadband access, study finds

As of this past May, 70 percent of U.S. residents ages 18 and older access the Internet via high-speed broadband, although the rate of broadband adoption has been sluggish, according to survey results released Monday by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project.

Written by Zach Miners26 Aug. 13 20:31

Report: Apple buys Embark, yet another mapping app

Apple is reportedly acquiring mapping app developer Embark, in a move that could lend more real-time navigation features for public transit to Apple's own Maps app.

Written by Zach Miners22 Aug. 13 22:51

YouTube gets an update on mobile, with Chromecast in mind

YouTube is adding some new video-playing functions to its mobile app on both iOS and Android devices. Some of the tools are aimed at giving users more control over how they stream video to their television sets using Chromecast, Google's new video streaming device.

Written by Zach Miners20 Aug. 13 17:04

Facebook to test new mobile payment service

Facebook plans to test a new service designed to streamline the check-out process for people shopping on their mobile devices. It could become a competitor to other e-commerce players like PayPal.

Written by Zach Miners15 Aug. 13 22:08

Google kills the Messenger in latest Google+ Android update

Google is shutting down its Messenger group chatting service as part of an update to its Google+ app for Android-based devices, the company recently announced. Google will also be ditching the service on iOS devices.

Written by Zach Miners14 Aug. 13 18:29