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How to prepare your TV for watching the World Cup

In a few short weeks the world will be consumed by soccer, er, football. Whether you're a casual, every-four-year watcher or a die-hard hooligan, here's a few ideas to improve the watching and listening experience.

By May 30, 2014

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How the 'carstache' turned into marketing magic for Lyft

Lyft's quirky car ornament had made it the most recognized ride-sharing service in the industry. Lyft's President John Zimmer talks to CNET about the power of the stache.

By September 29, 2013

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Intel goes flash mob style to pimp Ultrabooks

Intel uses a flash mob-style marketing campaign to spread the word about ultrabooks, but is it successful? Have a look.

By February 13, 2012

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Buzz Out Loud 1318: Aliens want our nukes (podcast)

Alien coverage week continues on Buzz Out Loud, with testimony from U.S. Air Force pilots that aliens want us to disarm our nukes. For world peace, or to make sure we don't have any guns when they get here? But in actual news, a study finds that texting-while-driving bans don't reduce crashes and might even increase them. Plus, NAB goes even crazier. --Molly

By September 29, 2010

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'Secret' telecom anti-Net neutrality plan isn't

The "secret plan" an advocacy group claimed that broadband providers created to thwart Net neutrality turns out to be a Florida class project.

By May 12, 2010

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AT&T enlists employees to oppose Net neutrality

Company has sent a memo to employees asking them to voice opposition on the FCC Web site to the proposed Net neutrality regulation.

By October 20, 2009

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Science mag warns: 'Could the Net become self-aware?'

It sounds like an Astroturf campaign for the upcoming computers-gone-bad movie "Terminator: Salvation," but in fact New Scientist magazine is being completely serious when it asks if the Internet itself could soon become "self-aware."

By May 1, 2009

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Bloggers fighting Astroturf

It's getting harder to pretend to be grassroots when the real grassroots has a voice.

By February 4, 2005

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Craigslist founder criticizes telecoms for 'artificial' Net neutrality debate

Online classifieds site founder Craig Newmark would like to see more transparency in Washington, D.C., from politicians and telecommunications companies.

By October 3, 2008

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Apple tweaks App Store listings

A few small changes to the way applications are listed and reviewed on Apple's App Store should help ease the tension somewhat between the company and developers.

By September 29, 2008