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Winklevii-backed shopping site Hukkster shuts down

Two-year-old discount shopping startup allowed shoppers to track online merchandise and receive notifications when prices dropped.

By August 3, 2014

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Apple reportedly readying record production for iPhone 6

Suppliers asked to make 70 million to 80 million handsets with bigger screens, the Wall Street Journal reports.

By July 21, 2014

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How Lucasfilm corralled J.J. Abrams to direct next 'Star Wars'

The Hollywood Reporter details Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy's cajoling of the "Star Trek" director and drops a bomb: The next "Star Wars" may not be ready by 2015.

By January 30, 2013

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Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft's controversial Mr. Windows 8

The software giant asked the exec to deliver a new, quality operating system and do it on time. This week, we'll find out if his sharp elbows and turf fighting were worth it.

By October 21, 2012

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Judge dismisses Ceglia lawsuit over ownership of Facebook

New York man claimed in a lawsuit against the social network and Mark Zuckerberg that he had a 2003 contract that entitled him to a half ownership in the company.

By March 25, 2014

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Twitter dark in Turkey after PM's threat to 'wipe out' the service

Threat came after allegations of corruption within the leader's inner circle spread across social networks.

By March 20, 2014

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Silk Road forfeits $28M in Bitcoins seized from its servers

Prosecutors emphasize that the Bitcoins were seized in connection with a probe of the online drug marketplace -- not because they were Bitcoins.

By January 16, 2014

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Pop music finally put to good use tracking space junk

Australia's Murchison Widefield Array was built to probe intergalactic gas, but it can also use FM radio waves to determine the orbits of space junk.

By November 30, 2013

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If nothing else, Microsoft's keeping business consultants busy

So Steve Ballmer announces a reorganization to bring more focus to Microsoft. It's almost an annual event.

By July 11, 2013

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Blackstone reportedly withdraws $25B takeover bid for Dell

Private-equity firm launched a bid last month to rival Michael Dell's effort to take private the company he founded.

By April 18, 2013