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Scientists spot another planet straight out of 'Star Wars'

Researchers believe they've found the first rocky, Earth-like exoplanet to orbit a distant binary star system. That's good news for the search for habitable worlds, not to mention real-life analogs to the "Star Wars" universe.

By July 6, 2014


Sources: Heavy layoffs at PlanetOut

Staff cuts of at least a third could be related to the merger between the leading LGBT media organization and two competitors.

By January 14, 2009


PlanetOut gets new investors

Bill Gates' investment arm is among those investing $26 million to help prop up the struggling publisher for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market.

By July 3, 2007


Planet CNET: Watch out for that inflatable car!

CNET Germany cleans house. CNET U.S. geeks out, and CNET UK goes for a "test brake."

November 18, 2008


Bill Gates stocks up on Crocs, Kodak

In regulatory filings, Gates' investment arm notes it has a 5 percent stake in Eastman Kodak as well as holdings in the plastic clog maker.

By February 18, 2009


Supreme Court deals death blow to antiporn law

The high court permanently puts on ice the 1998 Child Online Protection Act, which backers claimed was a constitutional way to protect children from Web porn.

By January 21, 2009


Tech layoffs: The scorecard

Follow the companies that are shedding workers with this live layoff tracker, which we'll continue to update as more news surfaces.

By June 16, 2009