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At 25, is Sky a dishy delight or deep-pocketed menace?

Sky turns 25 today, celebrating a quarter of a century of dish-fed telly, movies and sport -- and 25 years of locking up the best telly.

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What's the first app you downloaded? Five years ago, when Apple's App Store launched, it wasn't something we even knew we wanted or needed, but today <span data-shortcode="link" data-link-text="we spend hours each day" data-asset-type="article" data-uuid="4720f93f-83eb-11e3-86d7-14feb5ca9861" data-slug="you-spend-23-days-a-year-on-your-phone-say-new-figures" /> checking out social networks, playing games, listening to music, and perusing information wrapped up in tidy, beautiful packages known as <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/best-ios-apps/" >apps -- short, of course, for applications</a>.
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Apple started it, and Google continued it, and today we can <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20011875-233/winners-of-cnet-100-your-top-10-iphone-apps/" >barely live without these apps</a>. There are hundreds of thousands of them out there, just <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/best-ios-apps/" >waiting to be discovered</a>.

Highlights from 5 years of the App Store (pictures)

A half decade after Apple launched the App Store, we take a look back at a few of the main drivers of the app economy, as well as some notable evolutionary moments.

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Hey girl, where you going? Netflix gets 'New Girl'

The Internet's No. 1 streaming site signs exclusive deal for past seasons of Fox hit "New Girl," while the home of current episodes -- competitor Hulu -- faces an uncertain future.

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Purple Haze: Tumblr faithful blast Yahoo deal

A quick scan of posts tagged "Yahoo" offers a difficult sense of hurt, pain, anguish and incomprehension inflicted by the $1.1 billion deal.

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News Corp. veteran named CEO of Virgin Media

Tom Mockridge, who's had several senior roles at News Corp., will move into the post following the acquisition of Virgin Media by Liberty Global.

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Evan William: thinker, writer, publisher, entrepreneur

Evan Williams: A mogul in Internet publishing

Twitter and Medium co-founder is a central figure in the Internet's evolution as a publishing medium for the masses.

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Ep. 1254: Where can you spare a Bitcoin?

Aunt Jill has breaking news to tell The 404! We'll also talk to her about plummeting Apple stock, the Bitcoin bubble, and the usual round of financial questions from our listeners.

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Virgin Media snagged for $23.3B by Liberty Global

Liberty Global says the deal creates the "world's leading broadband communications company," covering 47 million homes and 25 million customers across 14 countries.

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Here comes 'AZ' -- one iPad news app closes, another goes live

Murdoch's tablet publication, "The Daily," is closing, but another app rises in Phoenix, combining the power of local media with the creativity of the iPad.

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The 404 1,178: Where we engineer great thoughts (podcast)

Longtime friend of the show and former Editor at The Daily Peter Ha tells us what went wrong at the digital magazine. We'll also get his take on Gangnam Style profits and the pizza battle royale rages on.

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Ep. 1176: Where where Brian admits he has a problem

Brian Tong drops by the studio for today's episode, we'll talk to him about Apple trying to patent long-distance wireless charging, a few companies that hate our guts, the shuttering of Rupert Murdoch's Daily digital newspaper, and more.

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The 404 1,176: Where where Brian admits he has a problem (podcast)

Brian Tong drops by the studio for today's episode, we'll talk to him about Apple trying to patent long-distance wireless charging, a few companies that hate our guts, the shuttering of Rupert Murdoch's Daily digital newspaper, and more.

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