ParkBoston payment app for meters easy to use

The new smartphone app, ParkBoston designed to help drivers pay their meter fees, rolled out in the city on Wednesday.

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Should free data be a crime?

Net neutrality could kill off a consumer-friendly idea called sponsored data, which is just catching on in the States.

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For the Super Bowl, an inside look

Technology is enhancing the fan experience both for the couch-bound and those who pony up the money to see the game in person.

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Apple’s China strategy pays off as stock, earnings surge

Apple Inc. stock surged a day after the company posted $16.1 billion in quarterly revenue — just from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, that is.


The Download: State Senator Karen Spilka

State Senator Karen Spilka has been a champion of the region’s innovation community. She shares her digital habits with The Download.

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