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Verizon threatens to sue Netflix over congestion claims

Netflix's messages to its customers blaming Verizon for poor video service are "deceptive, inaccurate, and an unfair business practice," the carrier says.

By June 5, 2014

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Prosper's $70M funding challenges Lending Club in online loan market

The San Francisco startup, which connects borrowers and lenders, plans to use its new funds to expand -- just like its main rival.

By May 5, 2014

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Amid bans, Tesla’s direct sales are embraced by FTC officials

As several states side with auto dealerships and ban direct-to-consumer car sales, three top FTC officials call the laws “protectionist” and “bad policy.”

By April 24, 2014

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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 April 3, 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 March 25, 2014

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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 February 24, 2014

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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 August 21, 2013

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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 June 27, 2013

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Shutterstock's new tools revamp photo and video search

A microstock's job is connecting customers with the right image among millions. By injecting color into photo discovery tool presentation of videos better, Shutterstock hopes to juice sales.

By January 31, 2013

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Despite earnings report, Best Buy not a lost cause -- yet

commentary The sharks are circling as the retailer reveals disappointing results and a weak defense against Amazon and Walmart. Can it turn itself around?

By November 20, 2012