Can Groupon grow up? Video
Chicago-based Groupon has established itself by selling online coupons for local businesses. Tech companies and investors will be closely watching as the 3-year-old company goes public later this week. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.
Tesla's roadster goes a little faster and gets a grown-up cockpit.
In the news today, Google is coming under the antitrust microsope, your privacy is breached left, right, and center by everyone from Pandora's mobile apps to the growing Epsilon email breach scandal. The MPAA files the least shocking lawsuit ever (sorry, Zediva), two venerable tech names become one, and the leaky ship of the NY Times paywall gets yet another loophole. --Molly
At 12, Hal Hickel submitted a plot idea to Lucasfilm. It was politely rejected. Now the grown-up Hickel is animation supervisor for the Pirates movies series at Lucasfilm's ILM. That rejection letter hangs proudly in his office, and now he's hoping he'll have an Oscar for his Pirates work to place next to it. CNET's Veronica Belmont reports.
Apple's Time Capsule may be the center of streaming for the company's new iCloud service, HTC and Sprint release new Evo phones, and Groupon files for an IPO that values the company between $20 billion and $25 billion.
If you're looking for a cheap way to entertain the kids on a road trip to Dullsville, the Philips GoGear SA6185 should work out fine. Grown-ups, however, deserve a more substantial gadget.
Star Wars is great, but Star Wars on your head is much better. The Crave team discuss this idea in depth in this first episode of 2012, along with Jell-O dispensers for grown-ups, Starcraft in Lego, and harmonizing Hobbits.
Apple stock soars, CISPA bill draws worries of privacy, and New York funds an app to fight street harassment.
Now that Facebook is testing out its own local-deals service, CNET's Kara Tsuboi looks at whether Groupon and other copycat sites have a chance at survival.
eBay adds daily deals to its extreme makeover, Sprint could be getting a big financial boost, and Photoset shares groups of photos with ease.