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Internet Explorer 'browser ballot' ends, takes market share with it

Microsoft's browser was the dominant force in 2009 when the EU required the company to offer consumers a choice of browsers. But that has changed dramatically over the past several years.

By December 18, 2014

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San Francisco tightens 'Airbnb law' with new amendment

San Francisco's board of supervisors votes to amend the bill passed last October legalizing short-term accommodation rentals.

By July 14, 2015

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Airbnb brings sharing economy under the microscope

The home-sharing site learns the hard way that it can't assume San Francisco supervisors won't change their minds -- even after they passed a law legalizing short-term rentals.

By July 12, 2015

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A venture capitalist's latest fix for California rests in the cloud

After his plan to break up California flopped, Tim Draper takes another stab at changing the state's government, giving $500,000 for counties to use a startup's data visualization tools.

By June 24, 2015

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Darth Vader, the Terminator could win US presidential election today

Data from recent polls finds big-time fictional villains are viewed more favorably than the actual candidates hoping to lead the free world.

By June 9, 2015

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Tech leaders are using their voices, influence to speak out on social, political issues

CEOs from Apple, Facebook and Salesforce are utilizing their power to offer their positions on everything from gay rights to immigration to vaccinations. And they're not the only ones.

By April 5, 2015

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​Microsoft joins with Mozilla in bid for fast Web apps

In Windows 10, Microsoft's browsers -- both IE and Spartan -- will get the tech Firefox uses to speed up Web-based games. And that's a challenge to Windows itself.

By February 19, 2015

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2014's best, worst and most notable quotes

Plenty of high-profile people suffered from foot-in-mouth disease this year. Here, CNET catalogs some of the silly, smart and interesting things said in the world of tech in 2014.

By December 25, 2014

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Facebook, Google remind you to get out and vote

Both sites are offering visual clues for US citizens to prompt them to vote and help them find the ballot box.

By November 4, 2014

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EU charges Microsoft over breach of 'browser ballot' commitments

European regulators have accused the software giant of failing to uphold commitments it made in 2009 over offering consumers a choice of browser on new Windows PCs.

By October 24, 2012