Time Warner Cable pairs with Fan TV in Kansas City

Time Warner Cable has teamed up with California-based Fanhattan Inc. to offer its Fan TV service and button-free remote to subscribers. Fan TV’s set-top device, with its button-free remote, seeks out video content from various sources. It is available through preorders, with shipments expected in June.

Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation.

Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

On Tuesday, the tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work. Five charities that propose the best ideas by May 20 will get a free pair of the glasses, a trip to Google for training and a $25,000 grant to help make their project a reality.

E-cigarette industry awaits looming federal regulation

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month.

Comcast 1Q earns surge on upbeat NBC results

Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."

AT&T might challenge Google Fiber with high-speed Internet service in KC

AT&T Inc. announced Monday that Kansas City is among 24 markets where it may outfit its U-verse network to bring dramatically faster Internet speeds to homes and small businesses. It would be a direct challenge to Google Fiber, which has offered 1-gigabit-per-second Internet connections to much of the Kansas City area since late 2012.

Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.