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Nadella to Microsoft rank-and-file: It's time to question orthodoxy (Q&A)

Nearing the half-year mark as CEO, Satya Nadella issues a call for change. But he tells CNET News, one thing that won't change is the future of Xbox at Microsoft.

By July 10, 2014


Amazon backtracks, will offer $15 opt-out for ads on Kindle Fire tablets

After negative feedback on forced ads, the company reverses course and will allow users to opt-out of "Special Offer" ads -- for a fee.

By September 8, 2012


HTC: 'Quietly brilliant' or 'quietly irrelevant'?

HTC's outlook indicates that it's stuck between Samsung and Apple without a lot of wiggle room.

By August 3, 2012


News360 news reader app massively improved, business model not so much

A new front-end on top of a strong news-scanning algorithm makes all the difference.

By July 10, 2012


Wavii groks the news so you don't have to

New service does a strong job of understanding news well enough to write summary headlines of it.

By April 10, 2012


Google, Google+ and search: Maybe it's all an SEO play

"I perceived that Google would grant my site preferred placement--more algorithmic traffic--if I linked my Google Plus account to my web site and online publications," says Harvard professor Ben Edelman.

By January 12, 2012


Acer's cloud strategy too late, too copycat

If all Acer can come up with is a clone of other cloud services, the company has serious problems.

By January 8, 2012


Leak Week makes CES better (opinion)

Will there be any news left to announce on CES 2012 Press Day? After a week of press leaks ahead of the big show, Lindsey Turrentine concludes that this year's sieve of a tech show may work best for everyone involved.

By January 8, 2012


What to make of Facebook's oversharing?

Are the concerns about oversharing issues with news apps valid for the masses on the supersized social network? Maybe not.

By November 21, 2011


Draconian copyright bill hits the Internet buzz saw

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) raises a ruckus as the Internet wakes up to realize that this nutty copyright bill could actually pass.

By November 16, 2011