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File photo of a Facebook page. (credit: TED ALJIBE/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Buying Messaging App WhatsApp For $19B

Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition.

02/19/2014

Dubbed Mega, these two phones from Samsung offer a 5.8-inch screen or a 6.3-inch option. (Source: CNET)

Samsung Unveils 5.8-Inch, 6.3-Inch “Mega” Phones

Samsung has unveiled two new smartphones that push the envelope of screen size in the smartphone space.

CBS4–04/13/2013

Verizon Wireless unveiled a $35 a month plan this week. (Source: Verizon Wireless)

Verizon Wireless Introduces $35 A Month Plan

Verizon has kicked off a new prepaid plan to lure in feature phone buyers.

CBS4–04/12/2013

Teens are abandoning Facebook for photo-based social media like SnapChat. Here, two teens create a Snapchat message, which self-destructs after seven seconds.
(Credit: Snapchat via CNET)

Why Teens Are Getting Tired Of Facebook

To understand where teens like to spend their virtual time nowadways, just watch them on their smartphones. Their world revolves around Instagram, the application adults mistook for an elevated photography service, and other apps decidely less old-fashioned than Mark Zuckerberg’s kingdom.

CBS4–03/02/2013

Google Chrome Zone section of PC World on London's Tottenham Court Road.
(Credit: CNET Crave U.K.)

Report: Google To Open U.S. Retail Stores This Year

Google plans to open its own retail stores across the United States, according to a new report, giving the increasingly hardware-focused company a place to show off its growing number of physical products.

CBS4–02/16/2013