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Humbug, Wall Street: Marissa Mayer is making the right moves

commentary Yahoo's new CEO needs to ignore the cries from Wall Street as she implements a long-term and long-overdue plan to rebuild the company.

By Aug. 16, 2012

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Diller: Humbug on 'Internet is free' mythology

The days are numbered, the IAC/InterActiveCorp CEO says, for the prehistoric notion perpetrated by tech people that we shouldn't pay for content.

By Sep. 30, 2009

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Microsoft offers free gifts with online exchange

Combine Christmas with "Let's Make a Deal," and you get the concept behind Microsoft's latest holiday promotion.

By Dec. 10, 2013

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Wall Street is from Mars, Silicon Valley is from Venus

The widely varied reaction to Apple's earnings this week exemplify the divide between Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

By Jan. 25, 2013

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If only the Shaving Helmet were real

Some good old techno-babble, a seemingly cool gadget, and some simple camera work seem to have fooled many viewers.

By Feb. 11, 2011

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Al Jaffee: Snappy answers to (not) stupid questions

The creator of Mad magazine's Fold-In tells Crave how he came up with the idea in the '60s and why it's still relevant. Plus, he dishes on the true origin of Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions. Hint: It involves an antenna and a small boy.

By Apr. 20, 2012

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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By Aug. 8, 2013

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Donkey Kong Country Returns with your childhood left intact

Nintendo has resurrected the 15-year-old Donkey Kong Country franchise for a new title on the Wii.

By Nov. 22, 2010

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AT&T's Santa: Better 3G coverage an excellent wish

AT&T lets you text Santa with all your wishes. When one asks for better 3G coverage from AT&T, Santa doesn't hesitate to write back.

By Dec. 22, 2009

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Gigzee iPhone app finds nearby live shows

Unfortunately, it doesn't offer anything unique, and has less gig information than competitors like JamBase, Bandloop, and iConcertCal.

By Dec. 1, 2009