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Amazon Fire TV has videos, games -- where’s the shopping cart?

Fire TV breaks Amazon’s mold of a device that undercuts rival gadgets on price to move consumers back to the company’s core e-commerce business. What's Amazon's ultimate plan?

By April 5, 2014

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Amazon renews 'Alpha House,' picks up 6 series

Amazon Studios is keeping the John Goodman-led comedy and picking up six of the 10 shows it tested in its latest "pilot season," including one that gives Amazon its best shot at taking on Netflix's Emmy cred.

By March 31, 2014

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With its original shows so far, Amazon is no alpha

Early popular reception to Amazon's original series like "Alpha House" suggests Netflix may be in another league.

By December 1, 2013

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Amazon debuts first original series 'Alpha House'

Amazon premieres its first stab at the kind of homegrown TV that Netflix has made the star of its competing streaming-video service. Unlike its rival, Amazon makes the first shows available to all, just not all at once.

By November 15, 2013

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How Amazon Studios went from grassroots idealist to Hollywood threat

Amazon's arm for making movies and TV shows veered away from its early ambitions with a grander plan to lure Prime customers and crush Netflix. Now it has some in Hollywood on edge.

By November 14, 2013

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Netflix, YouTube gobble up half of Internet traffic

Netflix and YouTube together make up half of peak Internet traffic in North America while their main rivals barely register, a study says. At the same time, file sharing is a sliver of its former self.

By November 11, 2013

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Twitter facing $124 million lawsuit alleging fraud

In a private stock sale gone awry, the social network is accused of misleading two firms to boost its value prior to going public.

By October 30, 2013

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Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Two electronics titans target each other, waging war over your wrist.

By September 6, 2013

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Is AT&T's 'admin fee' just a sneaky way of raising rates?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon discusses AT&T's new 61 cent wireless fee and explains how carriers can raise prices even when you're under contract.

By June 6, 2013

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Yahoo Q4 subtext: 'Marissa Mayer effect' starts to show up

Company beats expectations as it posts better-than-expected profit, sales during the fourth quarter.

By January 28, 2013