Jon Van

Ultrafast Internet nearly up to speed

Three-dimensional high-definition TV is ready, and viewing it is breathtaking. But will people like the technology enough to pay extra? And can it pay off...

Patent backlog hampers nanotech sector

Just as it's getting traction spawning new companies and products, the hot nanotechnology sector is running into a roadblock at the U.S.S. Patent Office...

Verizon unveils low-cost DSL service

In a reversal of a previous pricing strategy, Verizon Communications said yesterday it will sell a high-speed Internet service for $14.95 a month. Earlier this...

Verizon sweet enough for MCI

Once again, MCI said it wants to marry Verizon after the New York phone company yesterday sweetened its proposal by almost $1 billion to...