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HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web's future

The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web's future is a mess.

By October 28, 2014

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Retail group MCX says it's not telling merchants to block Apple Pay

The Walmart-led group prepping a rival mobile-payments system finally speaks out after coming under fire for merchant actions. Plus: It warns of a hack.

By October 29, 2014

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Five ways Samsung can overhaul its ailing smartphone business

Profits tumbled a stunning 74 percent in Samsung's mobile business in the third quarter, and tough times may continue. Here's what Samsung can do to turn things around.

By October 31, 2014

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Apple Pay rival CurrentC hit by hackers

Doubts linger on the security of the controversial CurrentC payment app. Meanwhile, HP's Sprout targets creative minds and the Bitmoji app turns you into emoji.

By October 29, 2014

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Unmanned rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

An Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket laden with supplies for the ISS suffers a fiery first-stage engine failure before falling and exploding at a NASA flight facility.

By October 28, 2014

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Cord-cutter wannabes are still a small group, but growing

People who are paying for TV but want to cut the cord remain a niche segment, but one that's getting bigger, especially among young people who yawn at sports, according to a study.

By September 10, 2014

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Android co-founder Rubin leaving Google to lead startup incubator

Andy Rubin leaves Google and its ambitious robotics projects behind to return to another of his passions: Building successful startups.

By October 30, 2014

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Isis Wallet becomes Softcard to avoid confusion with militant group

Mobile-payment service wants to distance itself from extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also called ISIS.

By September 3, 2014

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Car dealers outraged by Edmunds' haggling ads

Edmunds.com, the car research site, releases amusing ads that show a supermarket checkout clerk haggling. Dealers force the site to remove the ads, saying car dealers don't haggle anymore.

By October 26, 2014

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It's official: Motorola Mobility now belongs to Lenovo

The transfer of Motorola from Google marks the end of a short chapter for the storied handset vendor -- and brings Lenovo badly needed credibility in the smartphone business.

By October 30, 2014