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Google I/O 2014

All the news from the annual Google I/O event, including the latest on Android.

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Android lawsuit against Google too vague, says judge

A US district judge says she will likely dismiss the suit -- but she's giving the plaintiffs a chance to provide more facts to support their claim that Google stifles competition on Android devices.

By December 19, 2014

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Google aims to put kibosh on Android antitrust lawsuit

The search giant wants a dismissal of a suit that claims the company violates antitrust laws by requiring smartphone vendors to make its own apps the default on Android devices.

By December 18, 2014

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Apple fans buy things they don't need, but how do they compare to Samsung fans?

An online tool has come up with up some rather interesting stats about the fans of popular tech brands.

By November 17, 2014

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Secure websites to get Google search boost

To encourage more websites to adopt the secure HTTPS protocol, Google makes it a factor in its search result rankings.

By August 7, 2014

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Outrage grows as Google axes some Chrome extensions

Google's hard stance against Chrome extensions for Windows hosted outside the Chrome Web Store angers some businesses and their customers.

By June 16, 2014

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Good news for consumers: T-Mobile's Uncarrier is moving the needle

The wireless battle today is being fought among families, as major operators slash pricing. This is good news for consumers -- but watch out for the small print. CNET's Ask Maggie explains.

By August 8, 2014

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Google really does Scroogle, regulator says

A UK regulator approves a Microsoft ad that claims Google scans every word of your e-mails, while Redmond only scans them for viruses and spam.

By March 27, 2014

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Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders

An Apple study on what features drive phone sales is flawed and those features aren't the major factors influencing purchases, a Samsung expert told jurors in a patent trial between the two rivals.

By April 18, 2014

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OKCupid piles on Mozilla, calls for new CEO to resign

Demands for new Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich to step down continue as OKCupid aggressively tells its Firefox users to choose a different browser.

By March 31, 2014

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Brendan Eich, Mozilla's alpha nerd, takes over as CEO (Q&A)

The inventor of JavaScript and the Firefox developer's chief technology officer now is running the show. Top agenda items: Firefox OS and Mozilla services.

By March 24, 2014