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Yahoo to go ahead with Alibaba spinoff without IRS approval

Internet giant plans to pursue spinoff of stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, which is valued at more than $23 billion.

By September 28, 2015

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Fujifilm X-T1 IR

Fujifilm's the latest manufacturer to turn one of its flagship cameras into one capable of infrared vision.

By August 3, 2015


IRS declines to rule on tax status of Yahoo spinoff

Lack of decision could hinder the spin off of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Yahoo says it's still working on a plan.

By September 8, 2015


Hackers might have stolen IRS data on more than 300,000 households

More taxpayers than originally thought had personal information stolen in a hack that used a surprisingly simple method.

By August 17, 2015


Russian hackers behind $50 million IRS scheme, report says

The hackers used data stolen from the IRS to file fraudulent tax returns and received $50 million before they were caught, according to the report.

By May 29, 2015



The PathFindIR II presents very gee-whiz imagery, but its cost and installation put it in a niche market, best for people with larger vehicles who drive dark, rural roads beset with wandering livestock.

By February 12, 2015

3 stars Editors' rating February 12, 2015

IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.

By August 31, 2014


Cells with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads?

Researchers from the University of St. Andrews figure out a way to attach laser lights to cells to make them easier to keep track of. Because they don't make name tags that tiny.

By July 25, 2015


Yahoo earnings play second fiddle to Alibaba payout -- again

Chief executive Marissa Mayer delivers better-than-expected sales. But admits Alibaba gains are "top of mind" for investors.

By July 21, 2015


Marissa Mayer still trying to return Yahoo 'to greatness'

The Internet giant's chief executive, who celebrates her third anniversary as CEO in July, talks about where Yahoo is headed during today's shareholders meeting. The goal is to "build ourselves a future."

By June 24, 2015