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Yahoo buys content-speeding startup PeerCDN

In line with its focus on the stuff users read and view, the Internet giant acquires a "content delivery network" to help with its media efforts.

By December 17, 2013


Space whisky returns to Earth! Here are the taste test results

In 2011, samples of scotch whisky were sent to mature aboard the International Space Station. Now they're back and sporting a different flavor than their terrestrially mellowed counterparts.

By September 8, 2015


​Want fancy Firefox features? Secure your website

In a bid to make the Web a safer place, Mozilla's security team proposes making encrypted connections necessary for using new Web technologies. Google's Chrome team has a similar idea.

By April 14, 2015


Be warned: Google enlists Chrome in push for encrypted Web

Google has taken its first step to flag ordinary sites like Wikipedia and CNN with a security warning because they are unencrypted, allowing all data transmissions to be viewed by the prying eyes of hackers or governments.

By January 30, 2015


Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014


Verizon vs. Netflix: What's this really about? (Q&A)

Verizon's top policy wonk explains why Netflix shouldn't blame Verizon for poor streaming quality. He also talks Net neutrality.

By June 7, 2014


How Google found the best route for the Netflix era

Commentary: The answer to better, faster video-streaming services over the Internet can be summed up in one word -- competition.

By May 23, 2014


​Comcast vs. Netflix: Is this really about Net neutrality?

Netflix’s disputes with broadband providers, like Comcast, have zip to do with Net neutrality. Here's what you need to know about Net neutrality, and the Internet, to understand why.

By May 15, 2014


Microsoft gets more customers into the 'Mix' for test of new Office app

Company expands customer preview of app that lets teachers turn PowerPoint shows into "interactive online lessons."

By May 6, 2014


Level 3 accuses six broadband providers of degrading network traffic

Level 3 says the providers are slowing down Internet traffic to extract payment from it. But a deeper dive into the specifics reveals there may be another side to the story.

By May 5, 2014