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Google to spin out game maker Niantic Labs as independent company

The search giant is splitting from the maker of the game Ingress, only days after Google announced a massive restructuring.

By 13 August 2015


For startups in Vietnam, independence has its challenges

Road Trip 2015: The second half of a two-part series about Vietnam's startup scene takes a deeper look at some rare success stories and how the country is fostering -- and hindering -- its homegrown tech community.

By 27 July 2015


Now independent, PayPal worth nearly $50 billion

The digital-payments company should see a bright future as a standalone business, in contrast to former parent eBay's need for a turnaround.

By 21 July 2015


eBay gives investors a date for PayPal's independent market debut

The e-tail giant will be separating its online payment and commerce companies in mid July. Shares will be split, tax-free, right down the middle for current shareholders.

By 27 June 2015


Why some of today's hottest video games are coming from small, independent studios

Affectionately known as "indies," these developers and their eccentric games are now sought after by the biggest names in the industry.

By 17 June 2015


Uber hit with lawsuit over alleged sexual assaults

The ride-hailing company is being sued after two women allege they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers. The plaintiffs say Uber needs to do more to keep passengers safe.

By 9 October 2015


ALS patient more independent with tech

Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology, including a brainwave-sensing headset, has let him maintain a high quality of life. CNET's Kara Tsuboi visits him at home to learn how.

By 30 August 2014


Twitter's next year will be about making site easier, adding functionality

Kevin Weil, senior vice president of product at the social media site, also says he's "super excited" that "Jack is back" as CEO and Twitter plans to stay independent.

By 8 October 2015


Samsung says customer payment data not affected by hack attack

A March attack was aimed at LoopPay, a payments company owned by Samsung, but the electronics giant insists customer data is safe.

By 8 October 2015


Australian electronic program guide IceTV heads into voluntary administration

IceTV, the online program guide and hardware supplier, has gone into voluntary administration leaving the fate of those customers still awaiting delivery of its Skippa PVR up in the air.

By 8 October 2015