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  • Sprint promises unlimited data for life Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    As it looks to steal customers away from bigger rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T, Sprint is offering its customers unlimited data services for life.

  • Microsoft Unveils Shake-Up; 'Office' Chief Exits Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft announced a long-awaited restructuring on Thursday, organizing itself around key areas designed to make the company more competitive.

  • Two More BlackBerry Executives Leaving: Report Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:47 PM ET

    Two more BlackBerry executives are leaving the struggling smartphone maker, according to a report.

  • What the Government Pays to Snoop on You Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Paid for by tax dollars, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology companies can vary wildly.

  • Apple, Amazon Pull the Plug on 'App Store' Battle Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Apple and Amazon.com have ended their lawsuit over who has the right to use the "app store" name, clearing the way for both companies to use it.

  • BlackBerry Investors to Turn Up Heat on Management Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    BlackBerry's annual meeting is Tuesday and management will likely face tough questions from investors after dismal quarterly results last week.

  • Spending spree: Yahoo picks up three more apps Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 6:57 PM ET

    Yahoo is still on a spending spree, picking up three apps in as many days: one for creating videos on Apple's iPhone, another to manage contacts and a third for fantasy sports.

  • Guzzling printers can waste $100 of ink a year Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    Some printers gobble a significant amount of ink—50 percent or more—for nonprinting functions such as cleaning the print heads, according to Consumer Reports.

  • Bing! Lets Take the No. 2 Search Engine Seriously Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    When Microsoft launched Bing, it was sort of a joke, but now it's getting a second chance to make a first impression: It is integrated into the desktop search in Windows 8.1.

  • Pre-Takeover Cadbury’s Tax Avoidance Exposed Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    An investigation into the tax affairs of Cadbury's – known for its philanthropic ethos – has uncovered tax avoidance schemes former senior executives admit were “highly aggressive”, the FT reports.

  • Alcatel Lucent Cost Cutting Gets Thumbs Up From Market Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:47 AM ET
    Alcatel Lucent

    Once-commanding giant of the technology world Alcatel Lucent announced a fresh cost cutting program on Wednesday as new CEO Michel Combes plans to turn around the company's fortunes.

  • Holy Cow, John McAfee Tries to Fix His Software Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 4:59 PM ET

    Security software pioneer John McAfee has just released a drug-addled, orgy-ridden spoof on YouTube that aims to address years of complaints from computer users.

  • Google Facilitates Illegal Activity, Say State AGs Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Three attorneys general want Google to change the way its search engine displays results, accusing the company of helping facilitate the sale of illegal goods.

  • Yahoo Cites Massive US Law Enforcement Requests Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    Yahoo said U.S. law enforcement agencies made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for data in the last six months, the latest in a series of disclosures by technology companies.

  • Snip, Snip: 'Digital Dads' Now the Coupon-Cutters Saturday, 15 Jun 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    A series of recent polls indicate that men and women with kids are broadening their horizons—and when it comes to mobile marketing, Dad is the new Mom.

  • Internet Privacy Possible, but Needs Corporate Help Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 9:44 AM ET
    HP Spectre laptop

    Experts are testing ways to protect the identity of Internet citizens. Yet true anonymity would require the participation of companies — and new technology, NBC News reports.

  • Law Enforcement Demands Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:14 PM ET

    A coalition of law enforcement officials, political leaders and consumer groups, wants a "kill switch" installed on all new smartphones. The NBC reports.

  • Apple Bonds Lose 9% in Six Weeks Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Investors are nursing losses of up to 9 percent on Apple's record-breaking $17 billion bond offering, less than six weeks after the securities landed in their portfolios.

  • Robot Revolution Starts With Gaming: Anki CEO Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    Anki Drive

    Robots will change everything, but first robotics may change the way you think about gaming.

  • Carlos Slim: New Telecom Regulations? No Problem Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:03 AM ET
    CNBC's Michelle Cabrera-Caruso with Mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim.

    Slim on why he doesn't think new Mexican legislation will hurt America Movil—the company he founded.