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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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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

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Windows 8 gets 'browser ballot' amid EU antitrust probe

European user of Windows 8 can now select their choice of browser, amid an European antitrust investigation into Microsoft's failure to include the software in Windows 7.

By September 10, 2012

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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

By August 27, 2014

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Microsoft, the EU fine, and a browser ballot no one missed

commentary The $732 million penalty levied against Microsoft ignores the reality that the world is changing faster than EU regulators -- or any "ballot" -- can keep up.

By March 7, 2013

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Colbert grills Tim Draper about his six Californias initiative

The architect of the plan to break California into six separate states faces a hilarious line of questioning from the Comedy Central talk show host.

By July 24, 2014

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Pennsylvania e-voting machine casts wrong ballot. Oops

An electronic voting machine was briefly taken offline today when it mistook a vote for Barack Obama as one for Mitt Romney. Republicans say they have reports of the opposite happening too.

By November 6, 2012

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Very absentee ballots: How do astronauts vote?

The International Space Station zips around at 5 miles per second, 230 miles above Earth, but astronauts can still exercise their franchise.

By November 6, 2012