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Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion, merge it with AOL

After a drawn-out process, a troubled Yahoo finally knows its fate, which means the end of independence for one of the web's earliest stars.

By July 25, 2016


Activision Blizzard becomes 'largest game network in the world' with Candy Crush developer buyout

As the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft company adds another huge franchise to its stable, the company now reaches 500 million gamers.

By February 22, 2016


Foxconn, Apple ponder buyout of Sharp LCD display business

Foxconn has proposed the buyout, which would give Sharp the chance to offload a failing unit.

By September 24, 2015


Tesla's master plan is here and it's not really anything new

Nothing that other automakers aren't already looking into, that is.

By July 20, 2016


Flashback to 1995: Yahoo, the startup (video)

CNET interviewed co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo in October 1995 when Yahoo was taking off as the coolest destination on the web.

By July 25, 2016


Walmart doubles down on China with e-commerce buyout

The mega retailer takes full ownership of China-based Yihaodian, an online marketplace that sells food, home goods, electronics and more.

By July 23, 2015


Google and LinkedIn swap real estate in 'grand bargain' deal

The swap will allow Google to pursue its futuristic dream campus, with glass canopies and movable structures.

By July 12, 2016


Avast to buy AVG in $1.3B antivirus acquisition

The goal: get bigger to get tougher on malware, with your devices acting as "de facto sensors."

By July 7, 2016


Vivendi getting back into gaming with reported Gameloft buy

One of Europe's biggest media companies appears to be returning to videogames with the purchase of a French mobile gaming company.

By June 8, 2016


Toyota's plans for Google's robotics tech? And inside Silicon Valley's test track (AutoComplete Podcast 21)

In this week's rundown of the biggest stories, Brian​ Cooley ​talk​s​ about ​the possible buyout of some of Google's robotics tech by Toyota; more on the Takata recalls; ​and a quick look at Silicon Valley's test track for self-driving cars.

By June 3, 2016