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Verizon Buys AOL for $4.4 Billion

Six years after leaving Google to try a turnaround, Tim Armstrong finds a buyer. He says he'll stay on after the deal.<p>Earlier this year, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said there was no truth to reports that he was selling his company to Verizon. It’s a different story now: The telco is buying the Internet …

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5 Ways We Could Get More Solar Power

A solar-powered world is coming, but we could make it come faster.<p>There’s a solar boom happening in America. In the last six years, installations of solar panels have jumped 1,700%. Prices for solar energy have fallen 50% to 70%. There’s now a well-established ecosystem of installers and service …

Mozilla Launches A New Firefox Version Without DRM Support

Almost exactly a year ago, Mozilla announced that it would (very reluctantly) implement the HTML5 DRM specs into Firefox. Today, the organization officially launched HTML5 DRM support with the release of Firefox 38. In addition, however, Mozilla also announced the launch of a separate Firefox …

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How-To: Clean your iOS device with free downloads, recovering lost space

When Apple was designing the Mac app iDVD, then-CEO Steve Jobs directed his development team to build a dead-simple DVD-burning application: instead of a mess of options and windows, Jobs wanted one window with one button marked “Burn,” which would be pressed once the desired video file was …

Verizon and Sprint to pay $158 million to settle mobile cramming case

Verizon Communications Inc. and<p>SprintCorp. have agreed to pay a combined $158 million, including at least $120 million in consumer refunds, to settle federal and state investigations into allegations mobile customers were improperly billed for premium text messages.<p>The so-called cramming of …