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​The chaebols: The rise of South Korea's mighty conglomerates

They are cornerstones of the economic, political and social landscape: Part one of a series looks at how these conglomerates -- like Samsung, LG and Hyundai -- saved South Korea from crushing poverty and defined a country's role on the global stage.

By April 6, 2015

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The chaebols: Samsung and LG's 50-year 'star wars'

LG and Samsung are among the best-known of South Korea's conglomerates, and their ongoing rivalry is just as famous. We take a look at their closely intertwined histories in part two of this series on chaebols.

By April 9, 2015

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Facebook reportedly blocks pages in Turkey 'insulting' to Muhammad

Facing a possible ban in Turkey, Facebook has complied with a court order, according to news reports.

By January 26, 2015

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App creator pays off parents' mortgage for Christmas (Try not to cry)

Joe Riquelme, creator of Videoshop, decides there's only one way to repay his parents. The YouTube video of the gift-giving has already enjoyed more than 7 million views.

By December 29, 2014

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Can bitcoins catch on with consumers? This VC's betting on it

Silicon Valley investor Adam Draper is refocusing his accelerator program solely on bitcoin, in hopes of taking the currency mainstream.

By November 21, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco 2014

The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.

By August 20, 2014

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Meet the man charged with kicking Sprint into overdrive

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure brings an unorthodox entrepreneurial spirit to the nation's third-largest wireless carrier.

By August 7, 2014

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Driver who killed teen posts Facebook pic of wreck, with smiley face

A Minnesota man who smashed into two vehicles, police say, took to Facebook to laugh about it. He reportedly has many driving violations and no valid license.

By July 31, 2014

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'Hobbit' trailer shows a Middle-earth gearing up for battle

Debuting at Comic-Con, the new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" shows orcs, dwarves, elves, humans, and of course the dragon getting ready for a grand conflict.

By July 28, 2014

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Samsung meets with Under Armour as Apple cozies closer to Nike

That's the claim out of Korea where Samsung reportedly met with Under Armour to discuss how the two companies could collaborate on wearables.

By July 16, 2014