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Neil Young's music startup raises $1 million
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Sprint wants T-Mobile, but don't count on it
If they merge, Sprint and T-Mobile would be on par with the nation's carrier behemoths, AT&T and Verizon. For federal regulators, it'll be a hard sell.
Broadband on wheels: Connectivity is the new MPG
Audi's new A3 sedan is first with 4G LTE high-speed connectivity.
Big techs use cash to buy ... Treasuries?
Apple, Microsoft, Google and Cisco have a lot of cash overseas. That helps them avoid some taxes. But according to a new report, much of the cash may be used to purchase U.S. Treasuries.
SXSW's big, ugly contradiction
"Scary future" doesn't exactly jibe with "brands, brands, brands"
Speed reading at 1,000 words a minute
Spritz is a new app designed to let users speed read at up to 1,000 words a minute by keeping the words at the same exact eye level.
What does the future hold for Google Chrome OS?
The rise of the inexpensive Chromebook prompts new questions about Google's niche operating system.
Growing quietly in Airbnb's shadow
The difference between HomeAway and its better known home rental rival? Profit.
Did Apple's iOS 7.1 software update fix TouchID or break it?
It's still not clear whether Apple's fingerprint identification system is a feature or a bug.
A brief history of the Web
A look at the evolution of the World Wide Web as it celebrates its 25th birthday.
AVG CEO Gary Kovacs: 'We're all hacked already'
The newly appointed chief executive on simplicity, Mark Twain, and why you've already been hacked.
Mt.Gox CEO's U.S. assets frozen
A U.S. federal judge ruled Tuesday to temporarily freeze the U.S. assets of Mark Karpeles, the CEO of shuttered bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox.
'Veronica Mars': Will it score at box office like it did on Kickstarter?
The Kickstarter project attracted 91,585 fans and raised $5.7 million. But will that translate to box office success?
Starbucks' app to allow barista tips
Starbucks will finally make it easier for non-cash customers to tip their baristas using their smartphones.
Netflix faster on Comcast, after deal
Netflix speeds rose for Comcast customers after the companies struck a networking deal.
A star rises from Britain's tech scene
The business collaboration company Huddle serves some of the world's largest companies. It's also a success story for London's growing tech startup scene.
5 predictions for the Web that were WAY off
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10 Questions: Mike Lee, founder and CEO, MyFitnessPal
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Apple wants Samsung to pay $40 per phone for five patents
Has Apple gone too far?
iTunes Radio overtakes Spotify
But Pandora, with a 31% market share, still dominates Internet music streaming.
The Deep Web you don't know about
More than 99% of the World Wide Web is hidden beneath the surface as the Deep Web. Here's what's actually there.
Carl Icahn is a pirate
Hedge fund manager Carl Icahn is portraying himself as a friendly activist in his fight with eBay. But he's still a corporate raider. Argh!
Tencent takes fight to e-commerce giant Alibaba
Tencent is linking up with China's second biggest online retailer to challenge Alibaba in the booming Internet shopping market.
The next step for the Internet of Things: Less screen, more living
The Aether Cone is smarter than your average smart device.
Titanfall gives Microsoft and Electronic Arts plenty of sales ammo
The Microsoft-exclusive shooter, created by key developers behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, is expected to sell 10 million copies worldwide.
What is the Deep Web?
When you use most search engines, you're just scraping the surface of the World Wide Web. There's much more.
Judge: Commercial drones are legal
A ruling handed down last week strikes the FAA's prohibition on using unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
Tesla's $5 billion battery factory
The enormous size of the electric automaker's planned facility will give it leverage in future negotiations with partnering manufacturers.
eBay's John Donahoe talks Icahn
"It's the fundamental direction and the fundamental opportunity we're going after."
9 website pioneers
A look back at how Yahoo, IMDb and CNN.com looked when they launched in the 1990s.
Here's why Bitcoin matters
The world is finally paying close attention to Bitcoin. But does its creator matter more than the currency itself? No.
"True Detective" finale crashes HBO Go
Some "True Detective" fans who had hoped to watch the season finale on HBO Go were unable to load the show.
Satoshi Nakamoto is the Anti-Steve Jobs
Why are we so fascinated by the man missing from the center of bitcoin? Our need to know reveals a desire for geniuses, leaders -- and authority.
SXSW has no more 'breakout hits' - and that's fine
The 20-year-old festival is constantly evolving.
A collection of interesting design, data and interactive links.
Alleged Bitcoin creator denies he's the one
The engineer identified by Newsweek as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto denies he's the one after being chased by reporters across Los Angeles Thursday.
Chart: Acquisitions by Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, Facebook
The big orange circle is Google's Motorola. The big blue one is Facebook's WhatsApp.
Can Microsoft make enterprise search better?
Updates to its Office 365 suite show benefits from a 2008 acquisition.
At Apple, CFO's departure leaves big shoes to fill
Peter Oppenheimer quietly presided over one of the most remarkable runs in the technology industry's history.
Get ready for 'over-the-top' TV
A cable-like offering without the physical cable pipe increasingly feels inevitable, and Dish's deal with Disney is a big step forward.
Oscar Mayer wakes you up with bacon alarm
4,700 contest winners will receive iPhone plug-in that emits bacon scent when alarm sounds
Alleged Bitcoin creator pursued in L.A. car chase
The engineer identified by Newsweek as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto was chased by reporters across Los Angeles Thursday.
How hit trivia app QuizUp survived the hype cycle
The app launches on Android today.
A Q and A with Comcast's top government guy
A key fundraiser for President Obama, longtime political operative and strategic adviser to CEO Brian Roberts, David Cohen talks to Fortune about its streaming deal with Netflix, the Time Warner merger, and signing the deal papers at 2am.
Sean Parker formally leaves Founders Fund
Sean Parker will not make new investments for Founders Fund, but will maintain board seats like Spotify.
Twitter buys log cabins for cafeteria
Twitter bought two 19th century log cabins for its cafeteria, another curious Silicon Valley perk
Understanding the Mt. Gox bankruptcy process
Those who have lost bitcoins or cash with Mt. Gox have a long wait and a lot of hurdles between them and restitution. Here's what you need to know if Mark Karpeles smashed your piggybank.
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