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Microsoft Windows vet Joe Belfiore taking extended leave

One of the tech giant's key lieutenants on Windows is taking a leave of absence to spend time with family.

By October 21, 2015

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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

By September 1, 2015

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Google, HTC vets prep 'friggin' awesome' smartphone for Sept. 1 launch

Nextbit makes the bold claim that its smartphone will actually get better over time thanks to software tweaks. It plans to sell it for $300 to $400.

By August 11, 2015

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Hulu vets launch Vessel, a premium mini YouTube with a price tag

New video site Vessel wants consumers to pay $2.99 a month for early access to clips from online stars. The big question: Will consumers actually sign up?

By March 24, 2015

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Rhapsody revives CEO position, hires mobile vet as interim chief

The streaming-music forefather, often overshadowed by flashier rivals like Spotify or Apple's Beats Music, says growth is gangbusters enough to revive the position of CEO after a four-year absence.

By October 22, 2014

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Animator needs your help getting reluctant kitty to vet

Simon's Cat, a sassy cartoon creation with a big global following, is trying to raise money to go full-color with an extended animated short.

By July 15, 2014

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Dear Aereo: Good luck. You'll need it. Signed, Napster and Grokster vets

Aereo's Supreme Court defeat stirred memories of Napster and Grokster, startups that faced media giants in court -- and lost. These are their lessons for the aftermath.

By July 3, 2014

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Can a game teach kids to be nicer? One gaming vet says yes

Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins talks about his kids' game, If, and discusses the "freemium" mobile-game model.

By May 17, 2014

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Lenovo's Superfish screwup highlights biggest problem in software

By not properly vetting the Superfish adware, Lenovo became the most recent unwitting example of broken links in the software supply chain.

By February 27, 2015

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NASA vet weighs in on 'Gravity': 'Spectacular realism'

Mark Uhran, a 28-year NASA veteran with the International Space Station, outlines his thoughts on "Gravity," the terrifyingly realistic new film about free drifting in space starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

By October 4, 2013