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Bitcoin-mining company Butterfly Labs shut down by FTC

Company marketed specialized computers designed to produce the cryptocurrency but delivered useless machines, according to an FTC complaint.

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Google's Schmidt says Assange detainment is 'luxury lodgings'

On the eve of the release of the WikiLeaks founder's new book, titled "When Google Met WikiLeaks," the Google executive chairman goes on the offensive.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

EU to Google: Improve antitrust settlement or face charges

After three previous settlement attempts, regulators say formal objections are the "logical next step" if the two sides can't come to an agreement.

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Apple's new campus to be 'greenest' on Earth?

With 7,000 trees and buried parking lots, CEO Tim Cook expects the new headquarters to be a major statement of Apple's environmental push.

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BEIJING, CHINA:  Jack Ma, Chief Executive of alibaba.com, one of china's biggest internet companies whom Yahoo paid USD 1 billion for a 40 percent stake in earlier this year, speaks at a press conference in Beijing 09 November 2005.  Ma annouced the launch of a Yahoo search engine in Chinese to compete with baidu.com, the biggest internet search engine in Chinese. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS  (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Renewed talk of Yahoo as acquisition target after Alibaba IPO

With Alibaba's IPO making big winners of the Chinese e-commerce giant and Japan-based stakeholder SoftBank, what are the odds that one of them buys Yahoo?

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The 404 Show 1,554: iPhone 6 launch madness, surviving the lines, Deadpool movie happening

Today Bridget Carey tells us how she survived the iPhone 6 launch chaos that unraveled at the flagship Apple Store in New York. After we close the book on the iPhone we'll discuss the news that the Deadpool movie has been green lit!

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Tech Retrospect: iPhones ahoy, new Kindles too

There are some new iPhones on the streets today, and Amazon has announced a flotilla of new devices. That, plus the latest multibillion-dollar acquisition in our overview of the week in tech news.

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iPhone 6 launch mania in NY: Bigger phones, bigger lines

At Manhattan's marquee Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, a line that stretched several blocks degenerated into a chaotic crowd, many of whom were eager to make a profit on a resale.

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Seoul says Uber ride-sharing is illegal before it's even started

South Korea's capital city says it will arrest drivers on the spot if the UberX service, currently in a free testing phase, becomes fully operational.

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CNET en Español's first anniversary and the state of diversity in the tech industry

Commentary: Marking its first anniversary, CNET en Español brings light to the most influential and outstanding Latinos in an industry that could do much better when it comes to diversity.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google's YouTube investing in its own stars

As competition in online video heats up, Google's video service wants to make sure its most popular performers stay put.

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In the summer of 2010, Larry Ellison was playing tourist at the Lincoln Memorial when CNET's Dan Terdiman snapped him mugging while an assistant took a photo.

Ellison retrospective: An original straight out of central casting

Oracle's founder, who stepped down Thursday as CEO, has carved out a unique -- and sometimes controversial -- persona as a titan of tech.

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