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Google Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

PERSONAL TECH | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
After Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue, its stock fell nearly six percent Wednesday after the market closed. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger discusses Google’s first-quarter earnings reports and tech stocks selloff.

Screen Time Cuts into Sleep Time for Babies

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
Daily health headlines: New research on young children’s media habits, the risks of gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy, and more top stories.

Chris Beard

Mozilla Hires Interim CEO

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
After Brendan Eich stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO last month, over a controversy sparked by a $1,000 donation he made to an anti-gay marriage campaign in 2008, the software company announced its interim CEO Monday .

An outdoor screening during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. When the 13th annual New York festival debuts Wednesday night, it will present not just 80-plus feature films, but an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of SXSW.

At Tribeca, Movies are Only Part of the Story

PERSONAL TECH | By Jake Coyle | Apr 16
The 13th annual New York festival, which debuts Wednesday night, will present not just 80-plus feature films, but also an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of South by Southwest.

Lorraine Rorke Bader arranges fresh flowers in a room at her home before an overnight guest arrives in San Francisco.

San Francisco Considers Ending Rental Ban

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 16
Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.

Airbnb CEO on How Travel is Changing

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 16
Airbnb is quickly becoming one of the world’s largest hospitality brands, but it doesn’t own a single hotel. The website connects people who want to rent out a room or house, with travelers who need a place to stay.

Fire TV Enters the Set-Top Box Arena

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 16
To find out which set-top box is right for you, Chenda Ngak compares the biggest competitors on the streaming video market: Roku 3, Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV.

Dutch Arrest Girl Whose Tweet Threatened Airline

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 15
Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

MoneyWatch :: Americans are Opening Their Wallets

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 15
As the long, hard winter fades, retail spending is perking up. Plus, Citigroup beats expectations and Amazon may enter smartphone business in today’s MoneyWatch report.

Netflix Customers Targeted in Phishing Scam

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 15
The Better Business Bureau is warning Netflix customers about a scam. Con artists claiming they work for the video streaming service are trying to get money and private information from unsuspecting victims. Jericka Duncan reports.

Netflix’s Comcast Deal Improves Quality of Video

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Apr 15
Netflix’s videos are streaming through Comcast’s Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to tolls Netflix pays Comcast for a more direct connection to its network.