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 ...
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If I told you four of Silicon Valley's most influential tech investors were joining forces in a new specialty fund, you'd probably want to know more, right?
So check it out: That fund, appropriately called Data Read More →
"It's my belief that if we are aware of death, and our own expiration, that we will have a greater appreciation for life."
— Fredrik Colting, inventor of the Tikker, a wristwatch that supposedly counts down to a user's Read More →
As Apple executives appeared before the Cupertino City Council Tuesday night for final approval to plop its proposed spaceship-shaped headquarters into the leafy bowels of this Silicon Valley town of 60,000, many observers figured the hearing would be perfunctory and Read More →
Amazon, working with HTC, has a smartphone that's in the "late stages" of development that may launch as early as next year and has two other phones in the development, according to a report. Read More →
Couchsurfing, the website that pioneered the crowdsourced hospitality industry, is undergoing some major changes.
And they may not be good ones.
Last week, Couchsurfing CEO Tony Espinoza resigned. Couchsurfing director Jen Billock will become the interim CEO as the company searches for Read More →