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A great week for Google challengers

If you don't know DuckDuckGo and Wolfram Alpha, you should. And both of these outstanding Google alternatives received boosts this week that could raise their visibility.

By Oct. 14, 2011


The iPad challengers: A status report

Android, WebOS, QNX, Windows--so many operating systems were supposed to have a decent shot at competing with the iPad. How have they fared so far? Not so hot.

By Sep. 21, 2011


Welcome to Challengers, a blog about the next big things

Harry McCracken kicks off his new blog on CNET, called Challengers, where he'll ponder which new technologies have a shot at success--and which are doomed to fail.

By Sep. 8, 2011


Badass Dodge Challengers rock SEMA Show

This Web clip shows off a few of several custom modified Dodge Challengers muscling their way through the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

By Nov. 13, 2009


Mirrored Rubik's Cube ready for challengers

Rubik's Mirror Blocks puzzle: no two blocks are identical, and instead of colors, each cube has a mirrored surface.

By Sep. 26, 2008


With 3.5 launch, Firefox faces new challengers

Mozilla's browser broke Microsoft's IE8 lock on the market. But the new Firefox 3.5 faces other serious alternative-browser contenders.

By Jun. 30, 2009


New and Noteworthy: Three Challengers Take on the Mini; iPod as Keynote 2.0 device?

New and Noteworthy: Three Challengers Take on the Mini; iPod as Keynote 2.0 device?

By Oct. 28, 2004


China approves Nokia's sale of phone business to Microsoft

The $7.2 billion acquisition had been delayed by the antitrust review, but China's antitrust regulators have approved the deal.

By Apr. 8, 2014


Microsoft's Cortana to Apple's Siri: Are you deaf?

Microsoft's new digital assistant may have more attitude than Apple's rather prim Siri. However, on the "Arsenio Hall Show," the two ladies get at it with abandon.

By Apr. 9, 2014


T-Mobile readies 'Uncarrier 3.0' shake-up, touts Shakira event

The company will unveil the third phase of its plan to change the wireless industry at an event on October 9 in New York, with a little help from a superstar singer.

By Oct. 4, 2013