I must apologize to Dave Winer. He warned me about supporting services that aren’t the open web and I wasn’t willing to listen to him a month ago, because I was infatuated with a cool new service that lots of insiders were supporting.
I’ve seen a LOT of discussion about Quora in the past few weeks since I wrote it could be the biggest blogging innovation in the past decade.
Activist investors buy lots of stock in public companies they believe are being run incorrectly.Usually, there is one specific thing the activist investor would like their public company targets to do, e.g. spin-out a division, merge with a rival, or commit to cost cuts.When giant Chinese Internet company Alibaba held its IPO two weeks ago, Yahoo netted approximately $10 billion before taxes.
Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference, like apps that take proper advantage of the extra screen real-estate of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so consider it welcome news that Gmail has updated for iOS 8 . The new app - with the tongue-in-cheek version number of 3.
Nearly four thousand Yahoo employees sat and waited for Marissa Mayer to explain herself.It was around ten thirty on Thursday morning, November 7, 2013.Some of the employees, those in Yahoo’s Santa Monica and New York offices, sat at their desks watching a video feed on their computer monitors.
I am what many people would call, a “cord-cutter”. In my living space I don’t subscribe to cable, and generally watch my TV online with services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube. A few years ago I lived in England and loved watching BBC iPlayer, but now that I live back in the US, I can’t do so since it’s blocked from any location outside of the UK.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether it should adopt specific requirements for backup batteries to residential phone systems to make sure that consumers can call 911 during a power outage.
LONDON — Uber has called it quits in Spain, at least for now.Uber, the ride-booking company that has been plagued by vocal opposition from taxi associations and policy makers around the world, suspended its operations in Spain late Tuesday.
Facebook has stopped including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine on its social networking site. The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson, comes as Facebook has revamped its own search offerings, introducing a tool on Monday that allows users to quickly find past comments and other information posted by their friends on Facebook.
For writers and bloggers, the choice of a text editor can make a huge difference in productivity. The best tools simply fade out of the way and let you write, then magically transform your work into published format with a click. That's the case with developer John Saddington's new app, simply named Desk (US$29.99).
Parents can childproof their homes by covering the electric sockets, adding parental controls on the cable box and putting a padlock on the liquor cabinet.Is it possible to do the same for the web?A handful of entrepreneurs with young children think so, including a company called Kuddle based in Norway. Kuddle is a mobile photo-sharing application aimed at the elementary and middle school set.
Occasionally it's instructive to take a look at how various rumor blogs react to the same rumor... such as the recent rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone model in 2015.
Unlikely supply-chain rumor suggests a new 4-inch iPhone model next year (9to5 Mac)
9to5 Mac follows its usual schtick of calling a rumor "unlikely" but still putting it in front of the masses anyway.
During Twitter's analyst day conference there was also talk about future plans for features and even completely new apps. For one, there's been talk about expanding the use ofDirect Messages. The idea would be that you could DM someone a public tweet and have a private conversation about it. The company is also planning to bring real-time video capture and editing to the Twitter platform proper.
Senator Franken was not impressed. When Crowley read this statement back to Franken in the interview, the Senator from Minnesota fired back sharply, saying "He has it completely wrong, he just doesn't understand what this issue is.
Boozeis a great gift idea for anyone old enough to drink. Choosing the right bottle, however, can be a drag. There are so many types and flavor profiles, the wrong choice could be the difference between a great gift and a forgettable one. Flaviar, a liquor sampler delivery service, can make things easier.
When I tested Aether's "Cone" music player I was intrigued, but cautious, about the idea. At $400 (plus a required Rdio subscription) it was a hard sell for many -- especially withstrongcompetition. Today, Aether shows that it's working on making its "thinking" speaker a better deal.
“The city and Uber started off on the wrong foot,but this agreement resets the clock. We will work with Uber moving forward, and we thank other sharing-economy companies, like, for working with the city to bring our policies up-to-date," Hales told the Willamette Week.An Uber spokesperson told the paper, "We will be back.