It was a high-flying year in tech, with sky-high valuations and acquisitions, but there's also been plenty of controversy. Here are the biggest stories from the year.
The tech industry had a banner year in 2014, with sky-high valuations and acquisitions, but there's also been plenty of controversy. Here are the biggest stories from the year.
Sony Pictures gets the controversial film online a day before it hits some theaters. Eager viewers can rent the film for $6 or buy it for $15.
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As one of the commercial teams racing to get to the moon, Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic successfully tests its lunar rover prototype, getting a big, fat check in the Milestone Prize phase of the competition.
The Google Lunar XPrize is the next great space race, with a $30 million purse offered to commercial teams. Check out Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic's test, which won the team $750,000.
Team Astrobotic takes to an active quarry just outside of Pittsburgh to put its lunar rover through its paces. Tests complete, the team takes home two milestone prizes worth $750,000.
The company takes the wraps off a finished prototype as it forges ahead with plans to bring driverless cars to market.
The search giant continues its campaign against Mississippi's Jim Hood. Google says his request for company information is an "unjustified attack" that violates federal law.
A US district judge says she will likely dismiss the suit -- but she's giving the plaintiffs a chance to provide more facts to support their claim that Google stifles competition on Android devices.
Google is preparing the foundations for a version of its Android operating system that can be built directly into connected cars.
Using information from alleged documents leaked by the Sony hackers, Google said the Motion Picture Association of America and Mississippi's attorney general conspired to limit free speech on the Internet.
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