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The South Korean President likened the actions of the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol to murder. Erin Burnett has the latest.
March 25th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers' cell phone data, messages could be retrieved

What if the passengers of Flight 370 tried to send messages before the plane went missing?

That's a crucial question not only for family members of the passengers, but for investigators who want to know what happened in the flight's final moments.

If and when the plane is found, forensic experts say personal cell phones and electronics may be the key to solving one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history.

Our Ted Rowlands is Outfront with the story.


Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • News • Tech
March 24th, 2014
08:52 PM ET

Robotic submersibles to help in search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Families of those aboard Flight 370 are grappling with the news from the Malaysian government that no one survived.

But they still want evidence.

Authorities are hoping to find that physical evidence when the weather improves and the search resumes.

What could wreckage tell us about Flight 370's fate?

In an exclusive OutFront report, CNN's Rosa Flores got access to a high-tech underwater vehicle, which could help find that critical evidence.

 


Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • News • Tech
February 20th, 2014
08:53 PM ET

WhatsApp creator goes from food stamps to billionaire

The founder of WhatsApp Jan Koum was living on food stamps before launching a messaging platform that was just sold to the social media giant, Facebook for $19 billion.

WhatsApp founder: Food stamps to billionaire

Koum was raised in Ukraine, immigrating in the early 1990s to the United States with his mother as a teenager.

CNN's Bill Weir is OutFront with a real life rags-to-riches story.


Filed under: News • Social Media • Tech
February 13th, 2014
02:34 PM ET

Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion

If the deal is approved, the combined group will be the country's dominant provider of television channels and Internet connections, reaching roughly one in three American homes.

Analysts say the consolidation could help Comcast to compete with satellite providers like DirecTV, wireless phone companies like AT&T (TFortune 500) and new streaming services like Netflix (NFLX).

"This isn't about TV anymore - it's about controlling a fatter, more intelligent pipe for multiple services that emanate from it," including broadband Internet, phone and home security monitoring, said Tim Hanlon, the founder of the Vertere Group, an investment advisory firm that focuses on media and technology.

Time Warner Cable (TWCFortune 500) owners will be offered 2.875 Comcast(CMCSAFortune 500) shares for each share they own, valuing Time Warner Cable at about $158.82 per share.

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February 12th, 2014
08:31 PM ET

Is Google to blame for the income gap?

Comedian John Oliver is the latest to take a jab at Google for creating what some in San Francisco say is a painful divide between the haves and the have-nots.

On Tuesday, he took issue with a topic that OutFront has reported on - the plush and private shuttle buses being used to transport Google and other tech workers from San Francisco to their offices in Silicon Valley.

“You’re no longer the underdog!” Oliver exclaimed. He pointed out, the tech community in San Francisco is “pissing off an entire city – not just with what you do at work, but how you get to work!”

Oliver also went after the high salaries paid to the tech employees, which have caused rent prices to skyrocket.

“You’re accused of over-gentrifying a city that was already the most expensive city to live in," Oliver said.

Is all this Google-bashing fair?

Mediaite's Joe Concha is OutFront.


Filed under: Google • Income Inequality • News • Tech
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