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The march of the middlemen

Historically, a lot of companies and people made boatloads of money acting as intermediaries without adding much in the way of value.

By Dec. 3, 2007

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Beyond apps: These startups are tackling real-world problems

Startup incubator Y Combinator demos a refreshingly high volume of companies tackling real issues, from hearing loss and elderly care to immigrant hiring and sending money home.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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3D printing creating 'a whole new world'

Road Trip 2011: In Amsterdam, a small company called Freedom of Creation is showing the world how good 3D printed products can be. Its founder thinks those products are going to take on traditional manufacturing methods and create a new design paradigm.

By Jun. 20, 2011

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AT&T, Verizon may join Comcast in Netflix streaming deal

Representatives from AT&T and Verizon confirm that the companies are in talks with Netflix to strike a similar content distribution deal that it announced with Comcast earlier this week.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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Bitcoin nabob: Yes, there’s life after Mt. Gox (Q&A)

Bitcoin suffered a PR black eye with Mt. Gox's bankruptcy filing, but Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam says bad news for the few will translate into good news for the many.

By Mar. 25, 2014

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Google gooses Chrome with network speed-boost idea: 'QUIC'

Trying to cut Net communication delays, Google has begun testing a new technology called QUIC that seeks to marry security, reliability, and performance.

By Jun. 27, 2013

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An ant farm for root vegetables

The Root Vue Farm may take its cue from an ant farm, but it provides for a different type of resident.

By Aug. 30, 2011

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MasterCard, Deutsche Telekom team up on mobile payments

The German carrier and parent company of T-Mobile want a piece of the mobile payments action.

By Jul. 2, 2012

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Pirate Bay banned by BT, but blockade is already beaten

BT has joined the broadband ban on The Pirate Bay -- but salty seadogs seeking to share files have already circumvented BT's blockade.

By Jun. 20, 2012

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Amanda Palmer confronts the 'current nightmare of the modern musician' (Q&A)

The controversial musician and performance artist talks to CNET about Spotify, Kickstarter, and whether the music industry is killing the musicians it needs.

By Apr. 3, 2014