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Google's retail ambitions may be floating away

Two Google Barges have sat idle and unfinished for months. Now a report says the software giant has sold one of them -- not good news for its retail hopes.

eBay has more female workers than other tech giants

The e-commerce company has more than doubled the number of women in leadership roles over the past three years.

'Valley Girl' Jesse Draper moves Web show to TV

Six years after starting her offbeat Internet-based talk show, Draper this week winds up on the big -- well, bigger -- screen.

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Best mobile games of July 2014

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in July 2014.

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Asus RT-AC87U router is a big step up in Wi-Fi performance

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