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Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4B bet on mobile, video

The deal for the former dot-com luminary is all about trying to find a new path forward in getting digital content out to consumers and the advertisers who'll follow them.

By May 12, 2015


What is HDMI 2.0a?

HDMI 2.0a is the latest update to the HDMI specification. Here's what it is, and what it means, and why you should care.

By April 27, 2015


Windows 10 Mobile on track for most Lumia phones

Microsoft's next test version of Windows 10 Mobile, expected around the first week of April, will support a lot more devices than the first one did.

By March 29, 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


No good alternative for Aereo cord cutters without antennas

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why the Supreme Court's Aereo decision was bad for those who've ditched traditional TV service.

By July 18, 2014


AT&T defends benefits of proposed DirecTV merger

In two separate congressional hearings, AT&T's CEO makes the case for the $48.5 billion proposed merger with DirecTV.

By June 24, 2014


NFL Sunday Ticket: The easiest way to derail the AT&T-DirecTV deal

If another company intercepts the NFL Sunday Ticket package from DirecTV, AT&T could walk away. Here are four potential spoilers.

By May 19, 2014


Motorola's Moto E sneaks out ahead of announcement

The smartphone is believed to come with a 4.3-inch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and 1GB of RAM.

By May 12, 2014


White House names Tom Wheeler as next FCC chairman

The Obama administration taps former lobbyist and venture capitalist to be the new leader of the Federal Communications Commission.

By May 1, 2013


Verizon vs. broadcasters: Deciding the fate of mobile TV

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam sees his company's LTE wireless network as the answer for distributing live TV to mobile users. But TV broadcasters may have something to say about that.

By April 9, 2013