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Hottest new apps out of SXSW 2012

update The Austin event has become a springboard to startup success, particularly for mobile apps. Here are some app-related SXSW 2012 stories we're particularly excited about.

By March 12, 2012


Microsoft VP creates perfume that smells of money

Patrick McCarthy, a vice president of sales at Microsoft, decides that what the world needs (men and women) is a fragrance that is pure money.

By January 20, 2011


Who the heck are these people? Highlight's social overload

Too many people, too little privacy: new location-aware friend finder breaks privacy norms.

By March 5, 2012


Theoretical attacks exploit iOS browser flaw

Here's how an attacker could get an iPhone user to visit a malicious Web page in order to exploit a new hole in the device's browser, researchers say.

By August 5, 2010


Photos: MIT's humanoid robots come to life

We tour the epicenter of the robotics revolution

By May 15, 2007


Can Highlight be our sixth sense? New version is first, slow step

After being the talk of the town at SXSW in March, the people discovery app faded from view. Now, it's back with new sharing tools. Can Highlight reclaim its notoriety?

By November 20, 2012


WordPress wizard talks to CNET's Webware

Webware Editor Rafe Needleman interviews Matt Mullenweg.

By May 15, 2007


The only thing hotter than Instagram? Pinterest

Pinterest would be an even sweeter acquisition for a big company like Facebook. Here's why.

By April 9, 2012


Deciphering Google's Wi-Fi headache (FAQ)

Life at the Googleplex has grown a little more tense following the stunning admission that Google had been collecting personal data from Wi-Fi networks for years. How did this happen?

By June 1, 2010