“The more they do so, it means the media organization republishes the information and so much for the right to be forgotten. There is an issue there.”
— Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection commissioner, on Google informing the media about links it is removing — summing up a big problem with “the right to be forgo ...
Hewlett-Packard on Thursday extended its push into one of its product priorities under CEO Meg Whitman – analyzing gobs of data for businesses – by announcing a $50 million investment in Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which offers an open-source data analysis software known in the industry as hadoop.
“The ability to understa ...
Facebook stock is on a tear this morning, surging by more than 6 percent and climbing above $76 at one point, after the company issued another blockbuster earnings report on Wednesday.
That $76 level is a milestone, and not just because it’s a record high for Facebook. Remember back in 2012, a few months after Facebook’s botched stock ...
If you have an iPhone or an iPad, beware: Some features built into the iOS operating system that underlies those Apple devices could be used to glean sensitive personal information, such as all the photos in your photo album and the log of where your phone has been, a security researcher warns.
Apple on Wednesday confirmed the existen ...
Will Facebook blow expectations out of the water once again? The company’s shares are up more than 2 percent to nearly $71 in anticipation of the release of its second-quarter earnings today.
The words of the day: mobile ads. More than half the company’s sales now come from mobile ads, and some analysts call them “mu ...
William Shatner is not impressed by Facebook’s new Mentions app for celebrities.
The celebrated “Star Trek” (and “Boston Legal” … and don’t forget “T.J. Hooker!”) actor and occasional recording artist has reviewed the new app on his Tumblr account, and it doesn’t come off well.
“I’m not quite sure why Facebook released this app for ...
Former EPA chief Lisa Jackson has been hired by Apple as vice president for environmental initiatives.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the news at the All Things D conference Tuesday.
The environmental organization Greenpeace has organized protests at Apple stores to Read More →
A team of researchers at MIT has figured out how to predict how often a tweet will be retweeted. And face it: It's all about the retweets. #lookhowcleverIam.
You can get an idea of what this all looks like here. (The Read More →
So little time, so many tea leaves to read.
In the hours following Apple CEO Tim Cook's appearance center-stage at the AllThingsD conference in Palos Verdes, bloggers and analysts have been working overtime trying to read whatever they possibly can into Read More →
Along with all those friend updates, vacation photos and links to funny cartoons, some pretty sickening stuff has made its way onto the pages of Facebook on occasion.
But after a coalition of women’s advocates called for an advertising boycott, Facebook Read More →
It's a weekend for hacks. The National Day of Civic Hacking means there could be a whole lot of coding going on around the country in an effort to solve local, state and national problems — thanks in part Read More →
"The reason we got involved with the movie 'The Internship' is that computer science has a marketing problem. We're the nerdy curmudgeons."
— Larry Page, Google CEO, on the movie about a couple of salesmen, played by Vince Vaughn Read More →
The amount of information whizzing around the web will have tripled by 2017, according to a Cisco Systems forecast Wednesday.
The San Jose tech company's findings, which are detailed in its annual Visual Networking Index, listed these factors as contributing to Read More →
Forget the iPod, the iPhone, the Mac and the iPad. What Apple's most famous for, in case you didn't know, is its rabid CIA-like corporate secrecy.
This is quite literally a place where the right hand doesn't know what the left Read More →
Further evidence that consumers are fast abandoning notebooks and desktop PCs in favor of other gadgets was provided Tuesday by International Data Corporation.
The research outfit reported that for the first time, tablet shipments this year should exceed notebook shipments, "as Read More →