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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sprint lays off 330 techs, shutters 55 stores as part of broader cuts   —  Sprint recently cut a significant chunk of its staff dedicated to repairing and refurbishing phones and shut down its slower-performing stores, part of a broader effort to reduce the company's costs in the face of continued financial struggles.
Mar 21, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Lenovo buys mobile patents from Unwired Planet for $100M   —  Lenovo on Thursday continued ramping up its mobile arsenal.  —  The Chinese computing giant, which in January agreed to buy Motorola for $2.9 billion, now has reached a deal to purchase 21 patent families owned by Unwired Planet for $100 million in cash.
Mar 20, 2014, 5:30 PMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla scraps “Metro” version of Firefox for Windows 8, cites less than 1K active daily users for beta   —  Mozilla scraps Metro version of Firefox, citing low interest  —  After more than two years of work, Mozilla has scrapped its effort to build a Metro-specific version …
Mar 14, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET:
Pwn2Own 2014: Firefox, IE, Safari, Chrome, Adobe Flash and Reader already hacked   —  All hacking eyes on the prize money at CanSecWest  —  VANCOUVER, Canada — When it comes to hacking, it turns out that greed really is good.  —  All four of the major desktop browsers …
Mar 14, 2014, 1:05 AMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Tim Berners-Lee: 25 years on, the Web still needs work (Q&A)   —  Twenty-five years ago, on March 12, 1989, Tim Berners-Lee proposed “a universal linked information system” to help itinerant academics from across the globe run a complicated particle accelerator.  —  Boy, did the World Wide Web ever exceed those initial expectations.
Mar 12, 2014, 10:10 AMIn context
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Beats Music opens up, making its API public   —  Streaming-music service Beats Music is opening up some of its programming to outsiders, with the goal of proliferating the new $120-a-year subscription player in the broader online universe.  —  “If you're willing to pay $100 a year for music …
Mar 7, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Corning exec: sapphire crystal displays are expensive, heavy, and environmentally unfriendly   —  Corning exec slams sapphire —rumored for Apple device  —  A Corning executive launched a blistering critique of sapphire crystal, used as a protective material for displays, on Tuesday.
Mar 5, 2014, 11:40 AMIn context
Tim Stevens / CNET:
2014's battle for dashboard supremacy: Apple's CarPlay vs. Google's OAA vs. MirrorLink   —  Cars have been getting smarter and smartphone connectivity is better than ever, but 2014 should be a quantum leap forward for smartphone connectivity.  Join us as we look at the main contenders.
Mar 4, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Scoop: Spotify hires Beats Music former head of product   —  Fredric Vinna, part of Beats Music's early team of creators, recently left the streaming music service and will soon begin work at its main rival, Spotify.  —  The rivalry between Spotify and Beats Music, two key streaming music services, is deepening.
Mar 4, 2014, 2:40 PMIn context
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Nintendo starts health business to improve your quality of life   —  Nintendo is looking toward your quality of life and trying to find a business model in it, the company's president, Satoru Iwata, said Monday.  —  In a public letter, Iwata said that due to the changing “business environment …
Mar 3, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context

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