Should Apple rename itself “Apple Phone?”
I ask that with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, of course. But if the company’s name were supposed to reflect its actual business — as it once did — you could make a strong case for tacking on that “phone.”
For years now, Apple’s overall su ...
Facebook denied hackers brought down its website Monday night, saying instead an internal change sparked the outage.
“This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
The outage, which star ...
Updated below with comments from a researcher.
If you listen to politicians and tech leaders, the country is in dire need of more people trained in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called “STEM” fields.
Students appear to be responding somewhat to this message, according to a new study from the National S ...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil-liberties group, has shared its plan to stop global mass surveillance.
The plan includes keeping pressure on tech companies to protect our data against spying.
“We need to cultivate a sense of responsibility on the part of all those who are building products to whic ...
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday urged businesses to take a variety of measures to insure that the smart gadgets they make, which are flooding the so-called Internet of Things, won’t abuse consumer data.
“The Internet of Things is already impacting the daily lives of millions of Americans through the adoption of hea ...
“The big operators, and we know who they are, can no longer close their eyes if they are considered accomplices of what they host.”
— Francois Hollande, president of France, said Tuesday the government will draft a law that would make Internet companies accomplices of hate-speech offenses if they don’t crack down on ...
From its early days as an Internet upstart, Google wasn’t known as a company that rushed to patent its own inventions. Its flagship mobile software, Android, was based on an open-source model. But a new report shows that, after some Read More →
As I wrote in a recent column, big whoop, the FCC and the wireless industry are expected to announce that carriers voluntarily agree to unlock cellphones after the service contract expires.
They are dusting off and addressing a problem Read More →
"I hope this gets out to some of the artists who won't engage with us. We can't be accused of hiding behind stuff: this is us being open and explaining our model."
— Mark Williamson, director of artist services Read More →
Yahoo has released its list of most popular search terms for the past year, and there's no need to panic: Professional famous-person Kim Kardashian is still among the top ten, as she has been for each of the last five Read More →
Set aside your excitement — or skepticism — about Amazon.com's drone-delivery plans and read about a couple of other pieces of drone and robot news:
• First, special deliveries by drone aren't exactly a new thing. Four people were reportedly arrested Read More →
Today is Cyber Monday, but the holiday online shopping craze really started on Thanksgiving Day, and shoppers have been prowling websites and apps for bargains ever since the turkey was popped into the oven.
Reports from the holiday shopping weekend show Read More →
Loyal readers know that Elevator Pitch features a different venture capitalist every week. But our latest guest is an ex-VC -- though he still invests in venture-backed companies.
Manuel Henriquez spent years Read More →
It wasn’t long ago that we told you about the first known California motorist to be ticketed for driving while wearing Google Glass. Today we bring you another story about Glass and law enforcement – from the other perspective.
The cops in Byron, Read More →
"The hard part here is putting in all the redundancy, all the reliability, all the systems you need to say, 'Look, this thing can’t land on somebody’s head while they’re walking around their neighborhood'."
— Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO, Read More →