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Zuckerberg: Facebook only spends big on 'rare' companies

The social network has made headlines with two multibillion dollar acquisitions in two months. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg stresses that's the exception and not the rule.

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President Obama speaks on NSA reform Friday.

Obama talks spying with Facebook's Zuckerberg, Google's Schmidt

Zuckerberg and Obama "had an honest talk about government intrusion on the Internet," says Facebook -- just days after the CEO posted an indignant statement on his Facebook page.

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TrustyCon co-organizer and host Alex Stamos, encourages attendees to rethink how to build trustworthy computing systems at the AMC Metreon on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

Yahoo appoints new head of information security

The company has announced veteran security executive Alex Stamos as its CISO, confirming a rumor that he would be tapped for the role.

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CEO Marissa Mayer wanted to showcase Yahoo's news efforts, and who better to bring along to CES 2014 than recently hired <a href="http://ces.cnet.com/8301-35300_1-57616819/yahoo-launching-news-digest-digital-magazines/" >Katie Couric</a>?

Katie Couric to make Yahoo debut on Friday

The anchor will begin her tenure at the tech company with an interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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CES 2014 attendees got a real treat when <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57616837-1/christopher-lloyd-arrives-at-ces-in-iconic-time-machine/" >Christopher Lloyd appeared</a> as his "Back to the Future" character Doc Brown, complete with the fabled time-traveling DeLorean. Lloyd was there on behalf of Gibson Guitars, as the company celebrates its 120th birthday.

Celebrities bring some glitz to CES 2014 (pictures)

This week has seen several celebrity appearances at CES 2014, some doing promo for companies, and at least one terrorizing the show floor. Here's a look at the famous (and infamous) we've spotted.

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LAS VEGAS -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Tuesday took the CES stage, where she announced several new news products, including a twice-daily summary of trending headlines called Yahoo News Digets, and digital magazines, starting with Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food.</p>

Yahoo entertains, unveils news products from CES stage (pictures)

During her star-studded CES keynote Tuesday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announces news initiatives like digital magazines and a twice-daily new digest. But she also throws in some live SNL schticks and a smooth Beatles rendition by John Legend.

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CNET's Tech Turkeys of 2013 (pictures)

A compilation of the worst, most embarrassing gaffes in technology this year. Gobble gobble.

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At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explains how Yahoo is dealing with government surveillance requests, why she doesn't like phone passcodes, and what the heck happened with the new logo.

Yahoo's Mayer doesn't want to go to jail for treason over NSA scandal

At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explains how Yahoo is dealing with government surveillance requests, why she doesn't like phone passcodes, and what the heck happened with the new logo.

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At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explains why she doesn't like using a passcode on her smartphone and why she's a fan of fingerprint sensors.

Yahoo's Mayer admits she doesn't use a phone passcode

At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explains why she doesn't like using a passcode on her smartphone and why she's a fan of fingerprint sensors.

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So long, Loeb: Yahoo buying back 40M Third Point shares

The company will pay $29.11 per share, according to Yahoo, and three directors appointed by Third Point have resigned.

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Glassdoor Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance 2013

Nokia, Yahoo rank among top companies for work-life balance

Sixteen tech companies claim a spot on Glassdoor's annual "Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance." Maybe canceling the work-from-home option at Yahoo wasn't such a terrible move after all.

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SUNNYVALE, CA - JULY 18:  A sign is seen in front of the Yahoo! headquarters July 18, 2006 in Sunnyvale, California. Yahoo! Inc. reported  second quarter earnings of $164.3 million or 11 cents a share, down 78 percent from the second quarter of 2005 when the company reported earnings of 754.7 million, or 51 cents per share.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo buys Chinese startup with social network analysis focus

Acquisition just the latest in Marissa Mayer's one-year stewardship as Yahoo CEO.

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