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Ubisoft vows to fight to remain independent in wake of 'unwelcome' Vivendi investment

A takeover would mean Ubisoft would be "managed by people who don't understand our expertise."

By October 20, 2015


Google to spin out game maker Niantic Labs as independent company

The search giant is splitting from the maker of the game Ingress, only days after Google announced a massive restructuring.

By August 12, 2015


For startups in Vietnam, independence has its challenges

Road Trip 2015: The second half of a two-part series about Vietnam's startup scene takes a deeper look at some rare success stories and how the country is fostering -- and hindering -- its homegrown tech community.

By July 27, 2015


Now independent, PayPal worth nearly $50 billion

The digital-payments company should see a bright future as a standalone business, in contrast to former parent eBay's need for a turnaround.

By July 20, 2015


eBay gives investors a date for PayPal's independent market debut

The e-tail giant will be separating its online payment and commerce companies in mid July. Shares will be split, tax-free, right down the middle for current shareholders.

By June 26, 2015


Why some of today's hottest video games are coming from small, independent studios

Affectionately known as "indies," these developers and their eccentric games are now sought after by the biggest names in the industry.

By June 17, 2015


​Mystery startup from ex-Mozilla CEO aims to go where tech titans won't

Brendan Eich, who left the Firefox maker during a firestorm over his anti-gay-marriage views, says his new startup's software will make the Internet faster, safer and better in ways today's Net powers won't pursue.

By November 17, 2015


ALS patient more independent with tech

Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology, including a brainwave-sensing headset, has let him maintain a high quality of life. CNET's Kara Tsuboi visits him at home to learn how.

By August 30, 2014


Smart grid 101: What next-gen electricity means for you

The evolving energy industry could totally change the way you think about electricity in your home.

By November 7, 2015


Samsung's second Tizen-powered smartphone goes on sale in India

The Z3 broadens the South Korean company's attempt to increase its independence from Google's rival Android software.

By October 14, 2015