The flailing search giant sacks Thompson for a bogus claim on his resume, plunging the company into even deeper turmoil.
The nation's largest bank is scrambling to contain the fallout from a risky bet gone wrong, but some say the purge has to start at the top.
Microsoft's search engine just unveiled a flashy new makeover to compete with Google.
3 reasons it might happen.
In its latest attempt to dominate the entire retail economy, the e-tail giant is selling high style alongside paperbacks, pet toys and frying pans.
Apple may begin selling a more affordable version of its entry-level notebook in order to compete with upcoming ultra-thin Windows 8 laptops.
A new, more intuitive technology could soon make all kinds of surfaces, like human skin and water, responsive to complicated gestures.
The console will reportedly be bundled with Kinect for a price that seems too good to be true. Perhaps it is.
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