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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google's YouTube investing in its own stars

As competition in online video heats up, Google's video service wants to make sure its most popular performers stay put.

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In the summer of 2010, Larry Ellison was playing tourist at the Lincoln Memorial when CNET's Dan Terdiman snapped him mugging while an assistant took a photo.

Ellison retrospective: An original straight out of central casting

Oracle's founder, who stepped down Thursday as CEO, has carved out a unique -- and sometimes controversial -- persona as a titan of tech.

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The 404 Show 1,553: Google location history freak out, $200 Kindle Voyage too much?

Today we freak ourselves out over Google's location history map, decide $200 is way too much to spend on a Kindle Voyage and make an effort to start throwing more stuff out.

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CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 17:  Chief executive officer of Yahoo!Inc., Marissa Mayer speaks during her keynote at the 2014 Cannes Lions on June 17, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Didier Baverel/Getty Images)

With Alibaba windfall, all eyes on Yahoo's Mayer

The IPO promises to be one of the biggest events in Yahoo's recent history. But after the expected multibillion-dollar windfall, the company's going to be under intense pressure to improve performance.

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Rounding up Amazon's 7 new Kindles

Get a quick overview of Amazon's new Kindle tablets and e-readers. Also, learn about the delay with Apple's HealthKit and the big feature coming to the next Droid phone.

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Business magnate Larry Ellison thinks that without Steve Jobs, "our edison" and "our picasso," apple is in trouble.

Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO

Oracle's fiery frontman becomes CTO as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz become co-CEOs. Meanwhile, Oracle delivers another shaky quarter.

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Super slow-mo on the iPhone 6

Slow motion video can be recorded at 240 fps. Here's an example.

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Microsoft cuts 2,100 employees worldwide

As part of a second wave of cuts announced in July, Microsoft is laying off 2,100 employees worldwide on September 18.

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Once, Apple scoffed at large phones. Now it has two new ones.

When Apple says no ... before saying yes

The iPhone 6 continues Apple's history of embracing technologies it once derided. Far from fickle, the company has many reasons for changing its mind about what features it supports.

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Last year, at IFA 2013, Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai revealed the Xperia Z1. What's in store this time around?

Sony sees $2.1B loss for fiscal year as mobile woes take a toll

The situation is so bad that Sony is suspending its dividend -- the first time it won't be making a payout since it listed in 1958.

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Google representative Kevin Lo speaks at the Provo Convention Center to announce that the city has been chosen as the third city in the country to get Google Fiber on April 17, 2013 in Provo, Utah.

Google hires former Qualcomm exec to speed up Fiber

Dennis Kish now leads the search company's ultra-fast fiber Internet service as it expands to more US cities.

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Round two of Microsoft layoff expected Thursday

Job cuts will hit nearly all divisions later this week in the second wave of the company's larger plan to cut 18,000 employees, sources tell ZDNet.

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