Motorola Creates Newfangled Way to Securely “Skip” the Password

A wearable fob lets Moto X owners securely use their device without having to enter a PIN or password.
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How to Watch CNN for Free, Without Paying for Cable*

Go to Is there a catch? Of course there’s a catch.

Exclusive: PayPal Co-Founder Levchin Launches New Payments Startup, Affirm

He’s back, and this time the well-known entrepreneur wants to give you a digital charge card.

With New Sign-In Feature, Google Plus Makes Its Developer Pitch

Google wants developers to flock to its platform. Here’s how.

Exclusive: Synacor to Offer TV Everywhere Authentication Via Social IDs

Debugging a “TV Everywhere” hassle.

With or Without Jason Kilar, Hulu’s Overhaul Will Be Huge

A juicy Variety story puts a fresh timetable on the Hulu CEO’s (likely) departure. But the real story is about the constraints Hulu’s network owners are going to place on the pioneering site.

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NBC, Adobe Unveil Live Olympic Streaming App

NBC which plans to stream all of the London Olympics to Web viewers this summer, will also make the games available on iPhones, iPads and some Android devices. A free “NBC Olympics Live Extra” app, created by Adobe, should be available today; like NBC’s Web video, most of the app’s video will only be available to pay-TV customers.

Disney’s Cheng Talks About New Apple App That Lets You Watch “Phineas and Ferb” Live (Video)

The entertainment giant moves more of its content to more platforms.

NBC’s Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and “Painful”

You can watch every minute of the London Olympics on the Web, in real time. But first you’re going to have to do a bit of work — which is a bit of a problem for pay TV’s “TV Everywhere” plan.

Cable Fee Fight Takes Another Turn as Dish Networks Uses iTunes, Netflix and Amazon as Weapons

Wait long enough, or pay enough, and you can see repeats of last night’s “Mad Men” in lots of places. So why pay to see it on cable last night?