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'Big bets' cost Google parent Alphabet $3.6 billion in losses last year

Google's parent company Alphabet racked up $3.6 billion in losses last year through investments in "big bets" such as self-driving cars and Internet balloons

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Space laser communications satellite launches

The first node of the European Data Relay System is in orbit, promising much faster relay of important scientific data

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No agreement as deadline to replace Safe Harbor nears

EU and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach agreement on a new transatlantic data-transfer agreement ahead of a Jan. 31 deadline set by privacy watchdogs

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North Face eyes A.I. for retail advantage

Retailer North Face has turned to artificial intelligence on its website to better help customers with their purchases.

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Facebook retools VR, streaming for video boom

New infrastructure, advanced encoding techniques, and machine learning will handle Facebook's massive increase in video volume

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Brave is the name, ad-blocking the game of new browser

Former Mozilla CEO announces browser that will replace targeted ads on sites with its own 'anonymous' ads, and share revenue with content makers

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Congress to cable customers: Stop your whining

A new bill would strip the FCC of authority to investigate complaints about broadband providers and effectively gut Net neutrality

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David Bowie, tech visionary, predicted social media's rise

In 1999 the pop star was predicting the success of music downloads and ripping wearables

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The truth about T-Mobile, Net neutrality, and video throttling

T-Mobile's Binge On program promises exclusions from data caps for select video streaming, but at what cost to the open Internet?

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Tech tremors: 5 bumps to brace for in the year ahead

If you thought 2015 was full of tossing and turning, wait until 2016 hits

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Tech's greatest wins and most epic comebacks of 2015

Smartwatches and driverless cars got real as the tech world buckled down for revolution in 2015

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Triumphs and tumbles: The Internet in 2015

The Internet survived cable monopolies, massive data breaches, and crypto dunderheads in 2015, but the battle is far from over

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Stupidity and lies: Presidential candidates flunk the tech test

From dismantling the Internet to banning encryption to reinstating NSA phone surveillance, politicians vie to outdo each other with bad policy suggestions

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10 things to worry about in 2016

Yes, it's the poignant sequel to last week's reprieve: a jolly list of worries to keep you up at night this holiday season

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How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt moved from product to platform

The 180-year-old publisher is now a digital platform player, thanks to an open API strategy.

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Let's encrypt -- because we really ought to

While politicians across the globe strive to undermine our security and privacy, the Let's Encrypt consortium is making Internet security free and easy

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Yahoo spinoff brings an end to a pioneering era

By deciding to shed its Internet business, Yahoo is moving to take on a different business focus. But its future remains murky

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Yahoo changes direction, spins off everything except Alibaba

Despite speculation, CEO Marissa Mayer remains at Yahoo's helm

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