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Google closes $3.2 billion purchase of Nest

The acquisition brings with it the Learning Thermostat and the Protect smoke and CO detector as Google looks to make its mark in the smart home.

By February 12, 2014


Apple to lavish $10.5B on production line tech

The company wants to automate manufacturing tasks for iPads, iPhones, and more, says Bloomberg.

By November 13, 2013


Teens: Facebook's becoming more 'meh'

Research from Piper Jaffray suggests a declining number of teens see Facebook as their most important social network. They still, however, seem to love the iPhone.

By April 10, 2013


Facebook CFO calls Instagram a 'formidable competitor'

David Ebersman's statements about Instagram paint the photo app as both friend and foe.

By February 27, 2013


Venture capitalists give Snapchat a $13.5M poke

App that spawned a Facebook knockoff nails down a nice chunk of change, as VC's daughter chatters on about it.

By February 9, 2013


HP considering company 'breakup,' says report

Board of world's No. 1 supplier of PCs by shipment is reportedly looking at options to "obtain maximum value for shareholders." One of those options involves splitting up into smaller companies.

By February 5, 2013


Facebook: Teens might be so over us

The social network isn't as hip with the cool kids as it would like to be. Thank goodness Facebook has a lifeline in Instagram.

By February 1, 2013


Much ado about former Sun CEO's 'congratulations' to Google

Who knew a single blog post could generate such attention (and so many billable hours) in the Oracle-Google trial?

By May 9, 2012


Third Point demands Yahoo's books, records

As Yahoo ignores Third Point's deadline to fire its CEO, the hedge fund starts the process to obtain the company's books and records related to Scott Thompson and the board's "vetting process."

By May 7, 2012


Tidbits from Apple's 2011 annual filing: Lots of growth

Apple's annual filing with the SEC provides plenty of tidbits about the company's performance over the past year. CNET breaks some of the big ones down.

By October 26, 2011