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How would you fix Sony?

PARIS/NEW YORK, May 23 Executives and officials from the technology industry joined Reuters reporters at the Technology Summit in Paris and New York last week. They were asked how they would fix Sony. Here are some of their responses:


Carriers to revamp tablet service pricing

NEW YORK Mobile service providers are reworking charges for wireless connections on tablet computers to lure in customers put off by costly fees.

Homes, cars and phones slowly linking up

NEW YORK Chat by video on multiple screens as you stroll around your house. Start a game on your living room TV and finish it on your car entertainment system.


Foursquare, LivingSocial eye local ad dollars

NEW YORK LivingSocial and Foursquare are both fighting for local ad dollars from mom and pop stores, neighborhood restaurants, and even big box retailers as online social media companies set their sights on a largely untapped pool of revenue. | Video


Mobile wallet roll out starts with small change

PARIS Virtual wallet technology that lets people pay for a coffee, newspaper or sandwich by swiping a cell phone at a checkout is finally set to start rolling out, executives told the Reuters Technology Summit this week in Paris.


Facebook looks at China

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to make his second visit to China as the world's No. 1 social networking company looks for the best way to expand into that country.


Competition gets ugly in hot mobile games market

PARIS The online gaming industry is hotter than it has ever been thanks largely to Facebook and Apple's iPhone, which are bringing video games to vast new audiences who have never been gamers before.

Top quotes from the Global Technology Summit

PARIS/NEW YORK Executives and officials from the technology industry joined Reuters reporters at the Technology Summit in Paris and New York this week.


Verizon eyes family data plans

NEW YORK Verizon Wireless expects to offer family plans at some point in the future for data services supporting multiple devices including smartphones and tablet computers, according to a top executive of parent company Verizon Communications. | Video


Alcatel CEO looks to future growth

PARIS Chief Executive Ben Verwaayen is preparing the next stage of telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent's development armed with a refreshed product portfolio and a slimmer cost structure.

Verizon eyes small software acquisitions

NEW YORK Verizon Communications Inc may seek acquisitions of small software companies worth less than $100 million to complement its recent Terremark deal, the company's chief financial officer said.


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