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Big-time Twitter investor: Google should buy Twitter

Chris Sacca, one of Twitter's earliest investors, argued Wednesday that Google should buy Twitter.<p>“It’s an instant fit," Sacca said during a CNBC …

It's official: Google blew it with YouTube, and Facebook has caught up

Fortune has a story out about Facebook's huge investment in video in which writer Erin Griffith reports: "In April, Facebook hit 4 billion views per day, matching the latest estimates available for 10-year-old YouTube."<p>Here are some other notes from the story:<p>Facebook's 4 billion daily views are up …

Dish in talks to merge with T-Mobile: report

SAN FRANCISCO — Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile, according to a report in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The talks to combine the second-largest satellite TV provider with the fourth-largest wireless carrier are in the "formative" stages, one person familiar with the situation told the …

Telecoms

These smart headphones come with a Google Glass lookalike on the side

The unholy union between a pair of over-ear headphones and wearable display that bares a more than passing resemblance to Google Glass. That's how we're going to summarize the SiMe smart headphones. It's a self-contained media player and, by virtue of being attached to large, cushioned headphones, …

Solar Impulse plane stuck in Japan one week for repairs

The plane was en route from China to Hawaii, in the most ambitious leg of a record-breaking attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only the power of the sun.<p>But mission controllers forced the high-tech aircraft to land in Nagoya on Monday, as a burgeoning cold front over the Pacific was blocking …

Solar Impulse

T-Mobile and Dish Network in talks to merge

T-Mobile and the Dish Network may merge, creating a more formidable competitor in the wireless industry.<p>Talks between the two companies are ongoing, a source told CNNMoney Wednesday night, confirming a Wall Street Journal report that outlined the possible merger.<p>The source insisted on anonymity. …

T-Mobile

The ax is about to fall on Greece

Or will it, in the absence of a new deal with its official creditors, dare default on the global crisis lender that has joined two massive bailouts of the Greek economy?<p>Athens is scheduled to repay $1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) to the IMF in four steps between now and June 19. The first …

Europe

Samsung Pay delayed until September

Mobile payments are the latest trend to be fiercely contested by mobile OEMs with the likes of Apple and Google offering their own mobile payment systems. Samsung introduced its Samsung Pay mobile payments service alongside the Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in February but has been forced to …

Mobile

Uber Is Adding 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of New Drivers Every Month

The future, as laid out by ride-hailing app company Uber, is a world of flexible work schedules and efficient transportation, fueled by its gargantuan driver workforce.<p>Uber’s millionth driver just gave his first ride, and UberPool, its carpool service, has done one million rides in San Francisco …

Transportation

For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has grown a rat limb in a lab -- paving the way forward for bioengineered human transplants.<p>Mind-controlled robotic limbs for amputees are growing more sophisticated all the time -- but a challenger has appeared. Human limb transplant surgery …

Biotechnology

Chevy Spark EV electric car sales suddenly surged; here’s why

It was one of the major electric-car news stories last month: Sales of the Chevrolet Spark EV electric minicar soared to 920 in April.<p>The electric Spark had consistently sold at around 100 cars a month since its June 2013 launch.<p>And it was widely considered to be a compliance car: one sold only in …

Electric Vehicles