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Microsoft unleashes ‘Bing in the Classroom’ ad-free search

The tech giant looks to get an A+ with the roll out of a student-friendly version of its search engine, which has zero ads, privacy controls, and filters that block adult content and ad targeting.

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Oh, Apple. Did you have to?

Apple's Earth Day ad, squarely aimed at Samsung, undercuts Apple's sincerity in dealing with the environment. But some may love seeing a little arrogance back in Apple's ads.

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Lytro Illum shifts the focus on photography

The new Lytro camera lets you refocus after you shoot, Netflix plans to increase its price, and a new kitchen gadget makes it possible brew beer at home from concentrate.

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Apple has a green dig at Samsung in new ad

"There are some ideas we want every company to copy," says Apple, adding a thinly veiled dig at rivals like Samsung to new environmental-themed adverts.

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Apple said to be 'serious' about moving into mobile payments

The tech giant is reportedly looking to hire some senior executives to head its rumored electronic payments business.

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Why the case against Comcast-Time Warner Cable is evaporating

[commentary] Recent developments in Comcast's efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable suggest the deal will go through...eventually.

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Why Nike is pulling the plug on FuelBand

Fitness-tracking wristbands are a hot gadget category, but Nike doesn’t see a future in FuelBand hardware. Also: Microsoft tests a new Office program and Nintendo’s Game Boy celebrates a noteworthy birthday.

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Supreme Court takes up the future of TV

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on a case that could change the way you watch TV. Start-up Aereo is being sued for copyright infringement by major broadcasters, including ABC, NBC, and CBS, CNET's parent company. CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Joan Solsman explain the tech at the heart of the fight and what's at stake for viewers.

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Tim Cook is smooth voiceover on new Apple green ad

Apple decides to plug its environmentalist credentials in new ad, with the mellifluous tones of its CEO describing the company striving to be a better citizen.

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LinkedIn passes 300M users, says mobile is key to goal of 3.3B

The social network for professional schmoozing wants the entire global workforce to sign on to its service.

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Steve Jobs evidence latest battleground in Silicon Valley's no-hire case

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe say they should be able to use all Jobs-related evidence to make their case.

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Easter ideas: Virtual egg hunts and last-minute cards

Add a little tech to your Easter celebration this year. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsubio recommends apps to send last-minute cards, keep kids guessing on a virtual egg hunt, and learn creative egg dyeing techniques.

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