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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Steve Ballmer, who resigned as CEO in February after 14 years, decides to depart the company's board of directors.

4 ways Google changed tech IPOs (and the tech world itself)

The technology landscape has changed drastically since Google made its market debut 10 years ago. Google's IPO and its co-founders had a big hand in that evolution.

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Dropbox's Gentry Underwood: Great design disappears

Dropbox's design chief arrived with his stylish email service, Mailbox. Now, he's helping it design a way into every facet of our digital lives.

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Twitter to delete images of deceased family members on request

Policy revamp comes a week after Robin Williams' daughter abandoned Twitter in response to gruesome images of her late father that were sent to her on the social network.

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Vexed in the city: If you're moving to San Francisco, bring cash. Lots of cash

Most cities would die for the problems San Francisco is having. But with so many techies flooding the city, the cost of renting or buying a place to live is soaring.

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Facebook reports enormous uptick in use of snoop-proof email

The social network sends billions of emails to users daily and says adoption of the encryption standard it uses has skyrocketed among webmail providers.

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AT&T exclusivity stunting Fire Phone growth, study suggests

Consumer are adopting Amazon's flagship phone at a much slower rate than other smartphones, but that's to be expected, since it's only offered so far on AT&T, Chitika Insights says.

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Sprint eyes budget-minded customers with the Sharp Aquos Crystal

As it attempts a turnaround under a new CEO, the wireless carrier aims to be an affordable option to its competition. Offering Sharp's newest smartphone is part of that plan.

20 hours agoMobileby

Apple reversible USB cable allegedly revealed in video

Video shows someone unplugging a USB cable from an Apple computer and plugging it back in via the reverse direction.

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Sprint fires Framily, offers new shared-data plans

Learn how Sprint's new Family Share Pack compares with other carrier plans and why its promotional prices may confuse new customers. Meanwhile, Roku keeps things simple with Roku TVs, and the Flappy Bird sequel, Swing Copters, prepares for landing.

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Vexed in the city: The 'sharing' economy's hidden toll on San Francisco

Under the guise of "sharing," companies like Airbnb and Uber are cashing in. While they're providing services beloved by many, their impact is also causing reverberations on the ground

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Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco 2014

The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.

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Omate X smartwatch talks to iPhone and Android, looks sharp doing it

The Omate X smartwatch is the wallet-friendly follow-up to the feature-packed TrueSmart, but doesn't compromise on style.

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App for beating jet lag takes off

As the summer comes to a close and you squeeze in one last big international vacation, let tech help you bounce back to school or work. In this Tech Minute, CNET.com Kara Tsuboi reports on a simple app that can help you overcome exhaustion and get back on schedule in no time.

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8 ways to transform your current ride into a cutting edge tech car

We round up 8 driver aid and infotainment technologies of today and tomorrow that can be added the ride that you already own.

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Is the Aston Martin DP-100 a vision of the future?

Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6. XCAR spoke to the guys behind it to find out what it means for the future of Aston Martin.

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Tips to stay safe on public Wi-Fi

When you're away from home or work, free public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient. But you do need to protect yourself -- here are some pointers on what you need to know.

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AT&T to deliver 1Gbps broadband to Silicon Valley

AT&T announced Wednesday that Cupertino will be the first community in Silicon Valley that will get its U-verse with GigaPower 1Gbps broadband service.

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