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'It takes forever!' Teens react to encyclopedias

Remember life before Google and Wikipedia? Watch as teens attempt to use a set of old-school encyclopedias with varying results.

By July 13, 2015


Reading Rainbow knows happily ever after

From CNET Magazine: Actor and entrepreneur LeVar Burton, host of the beloved "Reading Rainbow" TV show-turned-iPad app, is putting interactive books and video field trips on more devices than ever -- thanks to readers like you. It's quite a story.

By July 22, 2015


Apple appeals Chinese ruling over encyclopedia infringement

Company is appealing a judgment that states it must pay $83,000 to China Publishing House.

By November 14, 2012


New iPad app lets you browse Wikipedia in style

A new iPad app called Das Referenz takes its inspiration from old encyclopaedias and typeface design for a beautiful Wikipedia browsing experience.

By April 27, 2014


Bing plugs Encyclopedia Britannica into its search results

Move over Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica has come to Bing. In a new partnership, the search engine will be linking to query results from one of the world's most trusted encyclopedias.

By June 7, 2012


End of an era for Encyclopedia Britannica

Billboard looks to streaming services to find popular songs, Walmart offers a new way to watch the DVDs you own, and Encyclopedia Britannica drops its print edition after 244 venerable years.

By March 14, 2012


Lego, you are dead to me

Give Lego credit for innovating after losing patent protection on its bricks. It's now a $4 billion company built on brilliant licensing deals and increasingly expensive, specialized sets. Which is exactly why I'm starting to hate it so, so much.

By July 31, 2013


From Death Star to Disney, exploring the 'Star Wars' franchise (Q&A)

45 Minutes on IM: Chris Taylor, an editor at Mashable who has covered "Star Wars" since 1997, tells CNET all about his forthcoming book, "How Star Wars Conquered the Universe."

By January 16, 2013


Entrepreneurs: Please do your homework on the competition

One of the biggest stumbling blocks that trips up most entrepreneurs is their lack of market and competitive research.

By July 1, 2012


Encyclopaedia Britannica drops print and goes digital only

After 244 years of printing volumes of books, the venerable encyclopedia publisher shifts toward computer-only access.

By March 13, 2012