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SEC: Big trade caused market plunge in May

A single $4.1 billion trade carried out by computer-based sell order triggered the May 6 "flash crash" that shaved nearly 1,000 points off the Dow within a half hour, report says.

By October 1, 2010


Segway head dies on scooter in cliff plunge

Jimi Heselden, who bought the company last year, was riding a Segway on his U.K. estate when it apparently went over a cliff and into a river.

By September 27, 2010


How 'Catfish' filmmakers took Facebook plunge (Q&A)

In an interview, CNET's Ina Fried speaks with the three filmmakers behind "Catfish"--that other Facebook movie. This one is both a documentary and a thriller.

By September 3, 2010


Nokia profit plunges 40 percent

Struggling against rivals such as Apple and Samsung, Nokia sees its second-quarter earnings plummet while sales inch up 1 percent.

By July 22, 2010


Adobe: Flash to take 3D graphics plunge

Game developers will hear in October about a new dimension coming to Flash Player, challenging native 3D interfaces and WebGL.

By July 8, 2010


Travel, security costs plunge for Google's Schmidt

Google CEO Eric Schmidt's 2009 compensation was cut in half after the company spent less on his security expenses and travel costs for Schmidt's friends and family on Google-owned jets.

By March 30, 2010


Entry-level SLR plunges 3,000 feet--and survives

Who says you need to buy a $5,000 professional camera to get a rugged SLR? One Canon Rebel XT mostly withstood its parachute-free skydiving descent.

By December 16, 2009


LG's Hom-Bot robo-vac to challenge Roomba?

Smart Hom-Bot can monitor your home, feed your pet, and do the floors--not bad for an oversized hockey puck.

By January 6, 2011


Motorola unveils Xoom tablet at CES (live blog)

In product parade, company also touts Atrix as the "the world's most powerful smartphone," and shows off laptop shell for docking your phone, the Cliq 2, and Droid Bionic.

By January 5, 2011


Nintendo's profit plunges on weak Wii sales

First-half profit falls 52 percent, forcing the company to warn that overall 2009 earnings will likely drop for the first time in six years.

By October 29, 2009