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Fiverr freelance marketplace raises $30M in Series C round

The new funding is announced in conjunction with a site redesign meant to make it easier to find services, which start at $5 a pop.

By August 11, 2014

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Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech

HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.

By September 30, 2014

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FBI seizes online drug marketplace Silk Road, outs owner in indictment

Ross Ulbricht, a San Francisco resident who goes by the online moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," was indicted Wednesday for allegedly operating the drug Web site Silk Road after federal authorities shut it down.

By October 2, 2013

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eBay, PayPal to split into separate companies in 2015

The separation, brought up by activist investor Carl Icahn in January, will include new management teams for both businesses.

By September 30, 2014

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Next-gen USB gives HDMI rival a piggyback ride

DisplayPort technology lost out to HDMI in the marketplace, but it could get some help from next-gen USB connectors coming in 2015. Don't kiss those copper cables goodbye just yet.

By September 22, 2014

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PayPal spinoff from eBay is 'natural,' co-founder says

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel says it makes sense for eBay to split from the online payments service. Now, PayPal will need to focus on making its product more competitive in a mobile world.

By September 30, 2014

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Amazon, Disney close to mending strained relationship -- report

Some Disney DVD releases are back on Amazon after they were removed from the e-commerce site in August.

By October 1, 2014

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So KFC Japan has a fried-chicken iPhone case, too

Not satisfied with the weirdness of a fried-chicken keyboard, KFC Japan unveils a giant drumstick of an iPhone case.

By September 25, 2014

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Steven Soderbergh strips 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' of color and sound

See Indiana Jones in a whole new light with director Steven Soderbergh's beautifully stripped-down version of the famous film.

By September 24, 2014

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Sci-fi fantasy nears reality: A full-on phone on your wrist

Epic Watchphones hopes crowdfunding is the ticket to introducing a smartwatch that has absolutely no need for a smartphone buddy.

By September 23, 2014