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Why SXSW doesn't need another Twitter moment

The tech industry will descend on Austin, Texas, starting March 13 for the annual music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest. Here's why its organizers now call Twitter -- a standout success at the event eight years ago -- an "albatross."

By March 8, 2015


Harsh lessons from Evergreen Solar flame-out

Evergreen Solar was a darling of Massachusetts politicians until it fell apart. But there's plenty to learn from what went wrong at this once-promising company.

By August 17, 2011


Why Amazon's virtual coins raise my hackles

Amazon is excited about its virtual currency coming in May. But CNET News' Stephen Shankland is concerned about sacrificing the flexibility of real-world money and other potential pitfalls.

By February 7, 2013


A brief history of failed Windows tablets

The Microsoft Surface tablet will find the bar set fairly low by previous Windows slates.

By June 19, 2012


Tech CEOs 2011: The best and the worst

For some, it was a banner year marked by accomplishment and new vistas. For others, 2011 turned into annus horribilis.

By December 23, 2011


In Whitman, HP gets a CEO used to the spotlight

After heading up eBay and making a run for California governor, Whitman won't be deterred by the intense scrutiny sure to be endured by the next chief executive of HP.

By September 22, 2011


Free All Music to offer free MP3s, new ad model

Atlanta-based start-up believes that users will be willing to watch a short video advertisement in exchange for a free MP3 download.

By September 30, 2009


BitTorrent goes Hollywood, flameout imminent

BitTorrent goes Hollywood, flameout imminent

By November 23, 2005


The costs of being Vonage

By August 2, 2006