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Yahoo continues to sputter as services fail to excite

No matter how hard Yahoo tries to restore its luster as a top Internet destination, its shares of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba are all anyone seems to care about. Still, CEO Marissa Mayer keeps trying. Her latest move: A new search-ad deal with Google.

By October 20, 2015


When are more expensive cables worth it?

HDMI, USB, speaker, and other cables come in a wide variety of prices. Is it ever worth it to spend more? Actually, sometimes yes.

By June 20, 2015


GTA V pulled from Target Australia for depictions of violence against women

After pressure from an online petition, Target Australia agrees to stop selling Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V.

By December 3, 2014


WhatsApp hits 600 million monthly active users

In the six months since Facebook announced it was buying the messaging app, the service's monthly active user base has grown by 150 million.

By August 25, 2014


Apple posts solid Q3 profit, but iPhone sales don't wow

Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the period -- good, but slightly below expectations. Sales of the iPad, however, continue to slump.

By July 22, 2014


How long can Apple's iPhone stay above the smartphone fray?

Apple is expected to post strong iPhone sales in its latest quarter despite stiffer competition, a slowing smartphone market in general, and a new iPhone still months away.

By July 21, 2014


Facebook rolls auto-play video ads into more countries

The social network's high-cost "premium video ads" will start appearing in users' News Feeds in the UK, Australia, Japan, and more.

By May 20, 2014


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 April 22, 2014


Sony PlayStation 4 passes 7 million in worldwide sales

The PlayStation 4 continues its steady sales climb, hitting another milestone nearly one month to the day after Sony announced its console had surpassed 6 million units sold.

By April 16, 2014


Ad blockers get ad-group exec's blood boiling (Q&A)

The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.

By April 4, 2014