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Facebook flying high with $2.59 billion in Q4 revenue

The social network continued to conquer on mobile with $1.25 billion in revenue from ads running on smartphones.

By Jan. 29, 2014

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WhatsApp grows to half a billion users

Adding 50 million active users in two months time, the messaging app is well on its way to reaching a billion people, just as Mark Zuckerberg anticipated.

By Apr. 22, 2014

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The story behind $255 billion in gold

Road Trip 2010: It may not get as much attention as the famous Kentucky depository, but the Federal Reserve of New York's collection of gold bars is the largest on the planet.

By Jul. 20, 2010

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Facebook to buy Oculus for $2 billion

The social network is looking toward the future by buying the maker of the virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift.

By Mar. 25, 2014

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How 3 billion Crayola crayons are made

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman gets a look at how the famous crayons are produced, and is too nice to keep such delightful information to himself.

By Jul. 3, 2010

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Tour the Milky Way in 20 billion pixels

NASA has launched an interactive map of the Milky Way galaxy, constructed over the course of 10 years from more than 2 million infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

By Mar. 21, 2014

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Apple dubbed top billion-dollar brand in US

The iPhone maker easily outscored Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and other tech players, according to a brand consulting agency.

By Mar. 19, 2014

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IPCom's $2.2 billion Apple lawsuit tossed out

The German court found that there was no infringement on Apple's part, possibly putting on ice any issues the company faces with IPCom.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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Tinder sparks half a billion matches

Like Hot or Not but for dating, the 15-month-old app is matching young people left and right.

By Dec. 13, 2013