TOP CNET NEWS STORIES OF THE WEEK

This weekly digest is comprised of hand-picked stories CNET news editors have determined to be the biggest stories of the week. Get all the latest tech news at http://www.cnet.com/news
  1. Alphabet? Google? Either way, it's ready to rumble
    Google has always been light-years ahead of its time, thanks to its unconventional co-founders. They're shaking things up, again. http://cnet.co/1PFK0tw
  2. Your impulse buys are costing Amazon a fortune
    Online retailer misses Wall Street projections during its all-important holiday quarter. Shipping and fulfillment costs don’t help the situation. http://cnet.co/1UtSwQq
  3. Apple's Tim Cook speaks: 6 juicy revelations
    What's a CEO to do when facing "extreme conditions" in markets around the world? And how about that virtual reality, anyway? http://cnet.co/1nxYuWm
  4. How sex tech could threaten the world's oldest profession
    The adult industry's embrace of virtual reality and Internet-connected toys mean porn is getting more and more lifelike. Will there be room for the real thing? http://cnet.co/1K5ImVy
  5. Attack of the insurance agent robots
    Smarter machines mean more jobs are at risk of automation. Yours may be next. http://cnet.co/1Pl9Reu