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Judge denies request to release Steve Jobs trial video

A California judge has denied a request by media companies to release a videotaped deposition of Apple's Steve Jobs, taken six months before his death in 2011.  More

Reddit takes down Sony hack forum

Reddit made the unusual decision to take down a subreddit that housed hacked Sony Pictures materials.  More

Cuba poised to join the Internet age

Cuba has ranked among the most restrictive nation's for Internet access, but a policy shift by the U.S. government could bring the island into the information age.  More

Russia iPhone prices have fallen 34% this year

IPhone and iPad prices in Russia have tumbled in 2014 as the ruble collapsed.  More

Oprah-approved startup raises $6.25 million

News startup The Skimm announced a new round of funding, 1 million active readers, and plans to expand into a 'lifestyle brand.'  More

Uber to use Baidu's maps and apps in China

The Chinese search giant will invest an undisclosed amount in the car sharing company. Uber will be able to use Baidu's mapping and mobile technology.  More

Hacked Sony ex-employees sue for privacy violations

Former Sony Pictures employees sue the company for failing to protect their personal information.  More

Cow farmers get high-tech tracking app

Brazilian startup BovControl is turning cows into data with a mobile app.  More

Tesla sales forecast cut by 40% due to low oil prices

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas cuts his price target for Tesla, saying cheaper oil could hurt sales of next generation Model 3 aimed at mass market.  More

Google Ventures: less Ubers, more health care

The venture capital investment arm of the tech giant has quadrupled its funding of life sciences and health startups this year.  More

Apple closes online store in Russia as ruble tumbles

It's yet another sign of the Ruble's free fall. The currency has now lost about half of its value against the U.S. dollar.  More

Sony hackers threaten moviegoers with terrorist acts

Sony hackers tell 'The Interview' moviegoers that they will suffer a 'bitter fate.'  More

Apple wins antitrust trial

California jury says Apple doesn't have to pay damages in iTunes iPod trial.  More

T-Mobile will roll over your data

T-Mobile's latest disruptive move? It's letting you rollover your unused data from one month to the next.  More

Uber limits 'God view' to improve rider privacy

Uber has rolled back employee access to "God view" mode, which allows them to track riders' movements and personal data.  More

14 biggest tech fails of 2014

2014 was chock-full of big failures in technology, from security snafus to executive gaffes. Here are the top ... er ... bottom 14.  More

Inside Sydney gunman's digital footprint

CNNMoney reconstructs Man Haron Monis' digital footprints, including pages that were removed. Laurie Segall reports.  Play

Spotify CEO sees bright side to Taylor Swift breakup

Spotify founder Daniel Ek talks to Billboard about streaming music.  More

Redditors raising $25k for 'Serial' podcast victim

The money will go to a scholarship fund in memory of Hae Min Lee, the victim at the center of the podcast's story who was murdered in 1999.  More

Why Apple is defending Microsoft in court

When are your private emails really out of the U.S. government's reach?  More

Sony hackers: ask nicely and we'll offer mercy

The Sony hacking saga continues, this time with a slimy deal for Sony employees and threats of further data dumps.  More

France wants to ban uberPOP from January 1

France is planning to ban Uber's ride-sharing service uberPOP from January 1.  More

Sony hack sends stock down 10% in past week

Sony's stock has tumbled as more and more embarrassing emails have come to light. Is it an overreaction?  More

Sony Pictures hackers promise 'Christmas gift'

Hackers are threatening to release more sensitive data from last month's massive cyber break-in at Sony Pictures.  More

Uber's global ambitions hit roadblocks

In places like Spain and India, Uber is running into problems on its path to global domination.  More

Who's winning the price wars? Consumers

The pricing battle is heating up among retailers--and there's no longer a clear winner.  More

7 lifehacks to eliminate your holiday hassle

Whether curating the perfect gift or finding a pet-sitter, these startups offer time-saving services that might just seem like holiday magic.  More

Ford dumps Microsoft for Blackberry

Ford upgrades Sync system that spanned customer complaints, replacing Microsoft operating system with one from Blackberry.  More

Wireless war: Consumers win, investors lose

Discounted phones and cheaper plans are good for subscribers -- but not investors in Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.  More

How to hack a Keurig

Keurig only designed its new Keurig 2.0 machines to brew coffee from officially licensed K-cups.  Play

Google pulls Amazon app from Play Store

Amazon and Google are having an app store standoff, resulting in the de-listing of Amazon's app from Google Play.  More

NYC & Chicago mull Uber-like taxi apps

Uber and Lyft could be getting some fresh competition from Chi-town, the Big Apple.  More

Iowa replaces drivers license with app

Iowa's Department of Transportation will experiment with issuing drivers licenses via an app.  More

Microsoft fights government search warrant

Microsoft is fighting a government search warrant seeking customer emails stored abroad in a case that could have far-reaching legal implications.  More

Hacking Keurigs for cheaper coffee

Keurigs can be hacked to brew coffee from any K-cup, according to KeurigHack.com.  More

Walmart cuts iPhone price by $50

The iPhone 6 Plus is now on sale for $229 and the iPhone 6 sells for $129.  More

DIY computer kit gives gift of coding

The London-based startup raised $1.5 million on Kickstarter for its do-it-yourself computer kit. And it's available to purchase in time for the holidays.  More

Bringing down Sony was frighteningly easy

Hackers can break into any company, and the potential damage is real. Americans don't realize how vulnerable they are.  More

Microsoft begins accepting Bitcoin

Microsoft is the latest tech company to accept digital currency.  More

China's version of Tinder is worth $3 billion

Momo, a dating app that's compared to Tinder, enjoyed a 10% bump in its stock market debut.  More

Peer-to-peer lending stock soars in IPO

Who needs banks? Investors are betting that peer-to-peer lending will usher in a loan revolution.  More

San Fran DA: Why I'm suing Uber

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón says that Uber is misleading the public and failing to follow state regulations. Laurie Segall reports.  Play

Next Bond movie is WAY over budget

The next James Bond movie -- "Spectre" -- is massively over budget and on track to be one of the most expensive films ever made, costing more than $300 million.  More

United flight attendants all get an iPhone 6!

But they're not for taking selfies. The phones will come loaded with safety information, replacing printed manuals.  More

California prosecutors sue Uber for misleading customers

California prosecutors allege that Uber charges misleading fees and makes false claims about the quality of its background checks.  More

'Google tax' targets Big Tech

The U.K. and Australia are moving to introduce new legislation to force tax-dodging multinationals to pay their fair share.  More

36 coolest gadgets of 2014

Innovation was alive and well in 2014, as dozens of new gadgets gave us something to smile and think about.  More

Microsoft: Cheap PCs are here to stay

Cheap PCs are going to be the new norm as Microsoft adjusts its Windows strategy.  More

Top Twitter moments of 2014: Celebrities, social activism, sports

Twitter has released its list of the events and personalities that attracted the most attention this year on the social network.  More

Toddler vs. Apple iPad Air 2: Stress Test

We gave two preschoolers a brand new iPad Air 2 and let them loose in our studios to see how much damage they could do.  More

Swedish police shut down Pirate Bay

Swedish police have shut down The Pirate Bay just days after movies stolen from Sony appeared on the site.  More

Data drives innovation in Louisville

By using data, Louisville has boosted exports, cut rezoning approval times and increased pet adoptions.  More

Real life stress test: Toddlers vs. iPad

How durable is Apple's iPad Air 2? We put one in the hands of two destructive toddlers to find out.  Play

Amazon workers lose Supreme Court fight over pay

The Supreme Court ruled that workers at an Amazon warehouse do not have to be paid for the time spent waiting to be screened by security after their shifts.  More

Sony hack: Tom Cruise was asked to play Steve Jobs

Just as the deal for the Steve Jobs biopic was falling apart at Sony Pictures, the Hollywood studio pushed for Tom Cruise to fill the role.  More

Portland sues Uber

The city of Portland, Oregon has filed a lawsuit against Uber for failing to follow current taxi regulations.  Play

Uber's global ambitions hit roadblocks

In places like Spain and India, Uber is running into problems on its path to global domination.  More

Always look when you change lanes - AAA

Blind sport monitoring and lane departure warning systems in new cars offer some protection but don't work in every situation.  More

The Sony megahack: What you need to know

The Sony hack is bad, and it's getting worse. Celebrities secret aliases are getting exposed, evidence against North Korea is mounting, and hackers tried extorting Sony executives.  More

Twitter should sell itself. Here's why.

Twitter is a cool company with a lot of loyal users. But the stock has been a dog this year. Twitter may be better off as a subsidiary of a larger tech or media firm instead of as a standalone service.  More

BlackBerry CEO: We won't 'chase sensationalism'

Even Kim Kardashian and the lure of business in China won't distract BlackBerry CEO John Chen from his core mission: developing secure software for companies, its "enterprise" business.  More

Paul Allen donates $100 million to start cell research institute

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen makes a $100 million donation to start an institute for the comprehensive study of human cells in order to battle disease.  More

Change.org gets $25 million from big names

Silicon Valley heavyweights -- including co-founders of Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo -- invest in organization known for mobilizing support via online petitions. Bill Gates and Richard Branson are also buying in.  More

Amazon takes on eBay ... sort of

Amazon's new feature allows customers to haggle with sellers, kind of like on eBay.  More

Message to Sony: Don't show 'movie of terrorism'

A message claiming to be from the Sony Pictures hackers is warning the company to censor itself -- or face a war.  More

Samsung's latest WTF phone

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is quirky, and its defining difference is not all that useful. But it's innovative for sure.  More

Netflix speeds jumped 51% this year

The top Internet providers are sending Netflix streams your way 51% faster than last year. That means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.  More

Army turns soldiers into 3-D avatars

Manhattan-based Body Labs unveils plans to work with the U.S. Army to develop specialty armor for female soldiers as part of a two-year, $825,000 contract.  More

IBM: The Dow's Big Blah stock

IBM is in the red for 2014. But Cisco, Microsoft and Intel are surging. Does IBM need to follow HP's lead and break up to get back on track?  More

ReWalk makes miracles possible

ReWalk is the first robotic exoskeleton to win FDA approval to help parapalegics walk.  More

Sony hacked again as Playstation goes offline

A new hacking attack on Sony left PlayStation customers unable to go online.  More

Celebs' personal details leaked by Sony

Sony Pictures has lost the Social Security numbers of 47,426 people -- including Conan O'Brien, Sylvester Stallone and comedic actress Rebel Wilson.  More

North Korea calls Sony hack 'a righteous deed'

North Korea applauded the massive attack on Sony Pictures as "a righteous deed" and said its "supporters and sympathizers" may be responsible.  More

5 ways to make your Wi-Fi faster

Faster Wi-Fi is a possibility! Just follow these five steps.  More

Sony hack: Signs point to North Korea

The evidence in the Sony Pictures hack is increasingly pointing to North Korea, according to several security experts.  More

Yo B*tch: Breaking Bad's new app

Actor Aaron Paul wants to help you and your friends communicate the Breaking Bad way. By sending each other 'Yo B*tch' messages with his new app.  More

Hire a coder behind bars

San Quentin launched a coding class to give inmates a marketable skill -- both behind bars and once they get out.  More

Learning to code from a jail cell

The Last Mile is an organization that provides business training to convicts. Their latest program teaches prisoners how to code. Laurie Segall reports.  Play

Apple deleted music from customers' iPods

Apple took music off of some customers' iPods without their consent between 2007 and 2009.  More

Will Alabama pass the Tim Cook bill?

Apple CEO Tim Cook is "honored" to have his name associated with a bill that would protect openly-gay workers in his home state of Alabama.  More

Microsoft loses $238 million on Nook

Microsoft's $300 million investment in the Nook turned into a $238 million loss two and a half years later.  More

'Serial' will make podcasts more profitable

'Serial' is the podcasting world's first mega hit. And that could translate into bigger audiences and bigger paydays for podcasters.  More

'Sonypocalypse' is worst hack ever

Hackers have managed to bring Sony Pictures to its knees with leaked movies, documents, memos and employee information.  More

This is Polaroid's new $299 Instagram camera

Polaroid's Socialmatic Instagram camera is now available for pre-sale for $299.  More

Verizon is killing off 3G

Verizon is killing off its 3G network to add more capacity for 4G smartphones and tablets.  More

Y Combinator makes push for diversity

Startup accelerator Y Combinator announced the addition of its first full-time black partner for minority outreach. But this isn't the firm's first foray into diversifying Silicon Valley.  More

Tommy Hilfiger wants to sell you a solar-powered jacket

$599 jacket has solar panels on the back to power smartphones.  More

Google for kids coming soon

New, kid-friendly versions of Google search and YouTube could be in the works for the tech giant.  More

Google has a new way to tell if you're human

Google wants to make the internet less annoying for humans by asking users to click one box to confirm they are not a robot.  More

Michael Dell doesn't miss Wall Street at all

Free from worrying about quarterly earnings, Dell is reinventing his IT company and having fun too.  More

Zillow sued for sexual harassment

Real estate platform Zillow is being sued for a 'frat house culture' that encouraged 'sexual torture,' according to the lawsuit.  More

Amazon: Shop while you're in the toilet

Amazon and Charmin unveiled a 'Stall Mall' campaign with deals for shopping from the toilet.  More

Microsoft kills off Clip Art

Microsoft dumps Clip Art for Office in favor of Bing Image Search.  More
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