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Apr 4, 2014 12:20PM ET
It's a good time to be an online food delivery service. In the United States and in Great Britain, IPOs from GrubHub and Just Eat are far exceeding expectations and getting valuations in the multi-billion range.
Apr 3, 2014 7:15PM ET
The FDA has just improved the fortunes of a lot of sick patients (and one lucky tech company) by approving one little robot that can help perform surgeries more efficiently.
Apr 3, 2014 4:58PM ET
Vine, the app known for its six-second videos, introduced a way for users to privately send those videos and texts to friends. It's just one in a series of moves in the tech world shifting even more to private communication.
Apr 2, 2014 9:28AM ET
Citing a "350 percent" growth in its video streaming service, Amazon unveiled its own streaming media device on Wednesday: Amazon fireTV.
Apr 1, 2014 6:57PM ET
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule to require all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including all cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks to have backup cameras by May 1, 2018.
Mar 28, 2014 12:57PM ET
Tesla has received a lot of bad press for a series of fires that have struck their electric-powered cars, but CEO Elon Musk wants you to know it's not a big deal.
Mar 27, 2014 9:41AM ET
Fresh out of being cleared for bankruptcy in December, Atari and its classic games Asteroids and Centipede are back and coming to a smartphone near you. Well, the names and images of those games, at least.
Mar 26, 2014 8:00AM ET
Attention liars, cheaters, degenerates, squealers, and all around terrible people: the Secret app would like to hear from you.
Mar 24, 2014 1:49PM ET
Online food delivery service Grubhub announced today that it expects to sell seven million shares of the company at between $20 and $22 per share in its coming IPO, giving it a hopeful total valuation of about $1.72 billion.
Mar 20, 2014 10:01AM ET
Airbnb, the short-term couch and apartment rental site, could be worth more than some major hotel chains, if a deal that's in "advanced" stages of talks goes through.
Mar 18, 2014 3:34PM ET
Google announced Tuesday morning that it is bringing its signature smartphone operating system Android to smart watches. The reveal came in the midst of a torrent of smart watch news this week, so let's take a moment to break down the specifics.
Mar 18, 2014 12:54PM ET
The big box retailer is going to start allowing customers to trade-in their used games — one of the biggest ways that GameStop makes money.
Mar 17, 2014 7:07PM ET
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce site, has announced the long-waited location of its IPO holding in what is set to be the largest Internet deal since Google.
Mar 14, 2014 7:44PM ET
The first American river gets the Street View treatment as Google sends cameras down the Colorado River, bringing rapids and ridges of the Grand Canyon to screens around the world.
Mar 13, 2014 4:36PM ET
Auto-playing video advertisements are officially coming to your Facebook news feed, starting today.
Mar 12, 2014 12:34PM ET
The company behind everyone's favorite addictive mobile game, Candy Crush, is set to start publicly trading later this month, with shares priced between $21 and $24 each.
Mar 12, 2014 7:00AM ET
Aiming to increase the number of women in tech, as well as female-led start-ups, Google and Motorola Mobility have teamed up to help launch 1871FEMtech in Chicago.
Mar 11, 2014 4:57PM ET
In 10 years finding and sharing information through the internet will be so ingrained in our lives that we'll take it for granted, according to the experts surveyed by the Pew Research Center.
Mar 10, 2014 4:57PM ET
People are getting excited about Spritz, a new questionably-named speed-reading app that promises readers the ability to read up to 1,000 words per minute — about four times as many words as the average American reads.
Mar 10, 2014 3:36PM ET
American fruit firm Chiquita and Irish fruit distributor Fyffes have agreed to merge, creating the world's largest banana company.
Mar 5, 2014 5:09PM ET
Apple is collaborating on a hearing aid that is compatible with iPods and iPads, and can stream music directly into the ears of the hard of hearing.
Mar 5, 2014 7:00AM ET
The aerospace giant is edging into the cellphone market with an ultra-secure device for those who need to keep a secret.
Mar 4, 2014 1:30PM ET
Facebook is in talks to purchase drone-manufacturer Titan Aerospace, TechCrunch reports, in an attempt to take over the world's Internet-providing airspace.
Mar 3, 2014 3:52PM ET
Crowd-sourced funding website Kickstarter announced Monday that it reached a particularly notable milestone: $1 billion in pledges.
Feb 28, 2014 4:07PM ET
Online takeout middleman GrubHub has filed for an initial public offering that it hopes will raise $100 million. And to help it along, it's rooting for some more cold weather.
Feb 20, 2014 9:03AM ET
As it turns out, the company at the receiving end of Facebook's $16 billion purchase may have had more than one suitor.
Feb 19, 2014 5:27PM ET
Facebook will acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, Bloomberg News reports.
Feb 18, 2014 9:47AM ET
King Digital Entertainment, the firm behind the ridiculously addictive Candy Crush Saga, is going public.
Feb 4, 2014 9:25AM ET
Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella, a 22-year veteran of the company who previously headed up Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.