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Google Lunar XPrize

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. It's the Google Lunar XPrize, and we're giving you an inside look at how the teams are preparing for lift-off.

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AT&T to pay $105 million to settle charges over mobile billing

The carrier is paying the fine to the FTC and other US government agencies as a result of charges that it unlawfully billed customers for items from other companies.

By October 8, 2014

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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

By August 27, 2014

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​T-Mobile reaches $90 million settlement with feds over cramming

As part of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in customer refunds, as well as penalties and fines over complaints that it put bogus charges on customer bills.

By December 19, 2014

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Spotify family plan: Separate accounts, one discounted bill

The streaming music service introduces a plan that allows up to five family members to have separate premium accounts on one bill.

By October 20, 2014

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Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans

The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife donated $2.65 billion last year in an effort to combat deadly diseases around the world.

By October 4, 2014

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Bill Gates tops Forbes list of 400 richest people in America

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw the biggest jump in wealth among all the people on the list, earning him the No. 11 spot.

By September 29, 2014

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Startup funding hit $47B in 2014, surpassing dot-com bubble levels

Venture capital funding for mobile apps helps end 2014 with a big influx of money for startups.

By January 15, 2015

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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

By August 25, 2014

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Apple board member Millard Drexler to retire in March

Apple also reveals that CEO Tim Cook's total compensation more than doubled last year to $9.22 million, while retail chief Angela Ahrendts made $73.4 million.

By January 22, 2015

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Net Fix: FCC chief on solving the Open Internet puzzle (Q&A)

With a vote looming on new rules for Internet access, Tom Wheeler talks candidly with CNET News in an exclusive interview about legal challenges, President Obama's role and being the butt of late-night TV jokes.

By January 14, 2015