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A smartphone as a holiday gift? Not such a brilliant idea

In this week's Ask Maggie, CNET consumer advice columnist Marguerite Reardon cautions readers to think twice about giving a smartphone as a gift. Why's that? It's the gift that keeps on costing.

By December 19, 2014

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13 revelations from the Sony hack

The Sony Pictures hack has exposed the inner workings of one of Hollywood's biggest studios.

By December 13, 2014

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Motorola president: Apple's high-end focus leaves 'huge vacuum' for us

Rick Osterloh, president and chief operating officer, compares Motorola Mobility's recent attempt at a turnaround to Apple's own situation in the late '90s.

By October 28, 2014

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You can now pay for a Hailo cab without cash even if you hailed on the street

Cab app Hailo has hit the road to take on Uber with new features after quitting the US earlier this month.

By October 23, 2014

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With Alibaba windfall, all eyes on Yahoo's Mayer

The IPO promises to be one of the biggest events in Yahoo's recent history. But after the expected multibillion-dollar windfall, the company's going to be under intense pressure to improve performance.

By September 18, 2014

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With Yahoo's News Digest, Katie Couric comes to an iPad near you

The news summarization app makes its way to Apple's tablet, along with a 2-minute weekly news recap hosted by the former ABC news personality.

By September 11, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Welcoming new techies with a middle finger salute

The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.

By August 23, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Starved for tech talent and yet nobody to hire?

As the H-1B debate continues, the tech industry faces an odd contradiction: a skills shortage along with an applicant surplus.

By August 21, 2014

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Comcast, why do you want to stop reading this column?

I'm happy to provide excellent customer service. But first, I just have a few questions.

By July 20, 2014

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Wait, Harry Potter is 34 already?

Harry shows up for the first time in seven years in an installment on the author's Pottermore website. Is it the start of something more to come?

By July 8, 2014