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Tech shares close the week up, with Internet stocks rising

Tech stocks had an upbeat week as industry watchers appear to be looking at the positive side of earnings from Internet, consumer electronics and networking companies.

Netflix and Amazon: A tale of frenemies forging the future

Amazon Instant Video rivals the Netflix video streaming service, but both run on Amazon's cloud computing platform.


Tech firms squirm over their role in Prism surveillance

The disclosures about the NSA's massive global surveillance by former tech worker Edward Snowden is hitting the U.S. tech industry hard as companies continue to try to explain their involvement in the data-collection program.

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ICANN leader shares vision for growth and a global Internet

Fadi Chehade reviews his first year in office as president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the challenges ahead.


Businesses, UK government team against cyber attacks

Several major British companies and the U.K. government are creating the Defense Cyber Protection Partnership to bolster the country's security against sophisticated cyber attacks.

Hewlett-Packard touts viability, courts customers in China

HP CEO Meg Whitman stressed her company's future viability as HP tried to win Chinese business customers at an event in Beijing.

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Mobile gear is everywhere, but is it always our first choice?

Smartphones may be everywhere, but there is a ways to go before mobile platforms become the primary place consumers turn for entertainment and tasks, said keynoters at the CTIA Wireless trade show this week.



Most innovations fail in the 'Valley of Death,' analysts say

More than four out of five technologies developed globally never make it to the commercial world, due to their inability to cross the “Valley of Death”—the virtual chasm that separates applied research from technology demonstration—according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.

Yahoo CEO reaffirms decision to prohibit telecommuting

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer defended her decision this week at a Great Place to Work conference, but Earth Day facts don't back her rationale.

GameStick delay underscores the gamble of Kickstarter

PlayJam has delayed the release of its GameStick console, prompting gripes from some of its Kickstarter supporters.