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Amazon to stop selling Google Chromecast, Apple TV

The e-commerce giant wants to "avoid customer confusion" by directing buyers to other video-streaming devices, including its own family of Fire TV gadgets.

By October 1, 2015


Disney invests $65 million to help make virtual-reality movies the next thing

With more than $100 million in total investment, Jaunt is among the cluster of startups trying to take VR mainstream.

By September 21, 2015


​Toyota investing $50M to research cars that can think for themselves

​Toyota announced a $50 million, five-year collaboration with Stanford and MIT's artificial intelligence research labs.

By September 4, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Why a global auto giant just invested in a tiny parking app

Automakers are pouring money into tech so that cars stay relevant.

By September 4, 2015


Drone maker draws $60M investment from Intel

A bastion of the PC chips industry, Intel says its deal with Yuneec will be a "game changer" in the burgeoning field of drones.

By August 27, 2015


Candy Crush Saga guru gets record investment to make virtual gaming real

The $6 million bet on Resolution Games is Silicon Valley's largest yet on a company looking to create virtual reality games.

By August 26, 2015


Fresh investment to help Uber boost India ridership to 1 million daily

Tata, a private equity fund that's part of the India-based conglomerate, has dropped significant cash into Uber to fund its expansion, though the companies didn't say how much it paid.

By August 19, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Disney ups investments in mind-reading tech

Media and advertising companies turn to brain science to help deliver content you won't forget.

By August 14, 2015


Uber to invest over $1B in China, expand to 50 more cities

In a letter to investors, CEO Travis Kalanick calls the ride-hailing service's growth in the country "remarkable and unprecedented."

By June 12, 2015


Las Vegas odds on who will set foot on Mars first are totally nuts

Oddsmakers apply statistical science to pick sports winners, but CNET's Eric Mack says one handicapper seems to have ignored the stats when picking the team of scientists to win the race to Mars.

By October 2, 2015