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Betternet is a free VPN for all your devices

From the Cheapskate: Who says there's no such thing as a free virtual private network? Plus: Three bonus deals.

By October 12, 2015


The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


Facebook's next step: Help advertisers do their jobs better

The world's largest social network is expanding the tools it offers to help advertisers understand how well their ads work, so users are less frustrated by them.

By September 3, 2015


Tough challenges ahead for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Job No. 1 for the new CEO: Revamp the stagnating microblogging service to make it more inviting for regular folks.

By October 5, 2015


Google wants news articles to load on your phone in an instant

The search giant's new Accelerated Mobile Pages project seeks to improve Web browsing on smartphones and offer fresh competition to Facebook's Instant Articles.

By October 7, 2015


Snapchat reportedly pulls plug on original content channel

Messaging app shuts down Snapchat Channel, leading to the departure of some employees behind the original content effort, according to a Deadline report.

By October 12, 2015


Facebook wants Pages to be your go-to for info on restaurants, shops

The world's largest social network offers new features to help businesses keep in touch with customers and better advertise their wares and services, particularly on mobile devices.

By September 8, 2015


Twitter to buy Niche, where social media stars meet advertisers

Twitter announces it's acquiring a startup called Niche, a sort of talent agency for social media celebrities and a new revenue stream for the company.

By February 11, 2015


Twitter decides on worst Super Bowl advertiser: Nationwide

Technically Incorrect: Presenting an ad featuring a little boy who reveals that he is, in fact, dead did not go down well with the twitterati.

By February 2, 2015


Facebook is trying to change the way advertisers look at social

The world's largest social network is refining its tools designed to help advertisers understand how well ads work.

By January 27, 2015