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Quoted: Jack Ma on Alibaba conquering the world

"In the past decade, we measured ourselves by how much we changed China. In the future, we will be judged by how much progress we bring to the world." — Jack Ma, Alibaba CEO, in a letter to investors Read More →

Off topic: Chart-topping songs, restaurant reservations, fingerprint words, picking fruit

No. 67 makes me laugh: Charts of chart-topping songs. (Also, remember charts of famous movie quotes?) Ticketing, shaming: what restaurants do to try to ensure people show up for their reservations. What word(s) do Read More →

Has Android’s wearable platform already trounced Apple’s?

Few were surprised by Apple’s belated entry into the smartwatch market – the company is famous for its reluctance to release a product until it’s just right. But this time, it may have cost Apple precious time in the race Read More →

Net neutrality: Protest’s effect, Google’s support

A day after the Internet Slowdown protest calling for net neutrality — the principle that all online traffic should be treated equally — here's what we know. The protest, which used "loading" symbols to signify sl0w-loading websites, encouraged enough people to Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Thursday tech news menu. Five million Gmail addresses and passwords published on a Russian bitcoin forum. Google says its systems haven't been breached. New trial date for anti-poaching case: April 9, 2015. Unless there's a Read More →

Apple Watch could fare well, study finds

Apple Watch may find consumers highly receptive, according to a recent study by Acquity Group, a part of Accenture Interactive. The survey asked more than 2,000 U.S. consumers their attitudes about a range of smart devices being developed for the Read More →

Quoted: on tech and depression

"Entrepreneurship is all about overcoming. You’re overcoming the adversity of starting a business and creating something from nothing. If you can’t overcome yourself it's like what the hell are you doing?" — Patrick Campbell, 27, founder of Price Intelligently, Read More →

Off topic: Generic movies, sweet teapot, dreadnoughtus, all the money

Movies re-created with stock images — can you name them? (video) I'm a little teapot, short and chocolate. We've mentioned it before, but here's more about the dreadnoughtus, including a size- and weight-comparison chart. And Read More →

Apple’s new iPhones have blockbuster potential

Tech Files columnist Troy Wolverton says Apple's new iPhones are going to sell like hot cakes. Read More →

R.I.P., iPod Classic. It’s been fun

Apple's iPod Classic quietly passed away Tuesday, at the tender age of 13. The sixth-generation of the groundbreaking music player was removed from Apple's online store after Tuesday's unveiling of the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 without Read More →
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