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​Mystery startup from ex-Mozilla CEO aims to go where tech titans won't

Brendan Eich, who left the Firefox maker during a firestorm over his anti-gay-marriage views, says his new startup's software will make the Internet faster, safer and better in ways today's Net powers won't pursue.

By November 17, 2015


Elon Musk and SpaceX are really all about getting to Mars, says investor

While the company and its CEO pay lip service to reaching the Red Planet, how high a priority can it be, really? Pretty high, according to what CNET contributor Eric Mack heard from one investor.

By October 19, 2015


Can Dorsey hit the jackpot with Twitter and Square?

Jack Dorsey is now CEO of both Twitter and Square. Running one big company is tough. Now he has two.

By October 5, 2015


Twitter reportedly to name Dorsey as permanent CEO

The microblogging service will name co-founder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey as its new chief this week, according to a report. His first job: getting more people to tweet.

By September 30, 2015


Behind Kickstarter's bold move to focus on 'positive impact' (Q&A)

CEO Yancey Strickler says the crowdfunding site's new status as a public benefit corporation will further its goal to be a "place of empowerment for artists," even if the decision puts a pinch on profits.

By September 28, 2015


Kickstarter now legally bound to balance altruism with profit

The crowdfunding site reincorporates as public benefit company, a move that legally obliges it to pursue "a positive impact on society."

By September 21, 2015


Apple investors say 'ho hum' to new product launches

Shareholders weren't exactly wowed by details of the updates to Apple's iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Watch.

By September 9, 2015


Driving change: Ian Somerhalder says we need to 'humanize tech'

From CNET Magazine: By day, Ian Somerhalder plays a supernatural antihero on the popular TV series "The Vampire Diaries." The rest of the time, he's an activist and entrepreneur working to remind us what it means to be human.

By September 8, 2015


Ultra HD Blu-Ray's Digital Bridge: Can you finally watch your movie wherever you want?

The upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray has a new method to allow sharing of the movies you buy across your phones and tablets, even allowing you to burn a backup. Will it work? Is it better than Ultraviolet? Here's what we know.

By August 30, 2015


DirecTV shareholders approve $48.5 billion AT&T takeover

The deal, still awaiting regulatory approval, would give AT&T a national presence in the television business.

By September 25, 2014