There was a time when Google said it would never sully its beautiful white homepage with ads, and today we get a very big one for its new tablet, the Nexus 7.
But fear not, BBQ-ers! The Atlantic Wire's resident cicada expert is here to help! Cicadas and humans alike can celebrate this long weekend in peace, together, at the cicada-cue. Like so.
There is a rumor going around that Apple will have not one, but two events for the release of the rumored upcoming iPhone and iPad based on the idea that these two products are too big to share a spotlight. We won't know it's true until Apple says so.
One year ago today Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple anointing Tim Cook king of the iKingdom and by many metrics he has done a good job as leader of the gadgeteers.
While talking up its mobile strategy world domination plans to the outside world, Facebook has been pushing its employees to shift focus from big to little screen.
Facebooks says its Facebook iOS app update makes the notoriously slow iPhone version of the social network "twice as fast as the previous version when launching the app, scrolling through News Feed and opening photos in feed," per an announcement on their website. But is it fast enough?
From the mouths of the investors themselves: The tech start-up world is worse at building successful companies than it used to be.
It might sound obvious to anyone who has had run a lemonade stand, but giving away products and services for free -- even on the Internet -- isn't a good business decision.
Online dating has gone "retro" with the latest "high-tech dating technology ... bringing people together the old-fashioned way, with singles parties where people can crowd together at bars while consuming alcohol and flirting," according to The New York Times' Jenna Wortham.
About.com is killing The New York Times, yet Barry Diller, head of IAC just outbid Answers.com with a $300 million offer for a website that often muddles our Google search results, yet looks so, so not authoritative.
Like all memes, the animated GIF must constantly evolve or die, and from the looks of the recent GIF innovations, we may have finally reached some sort of limit of the magical, movable image.
Until yesterday, "thinspo," the cutesy term for images of too-thin people and mantras that glorify eating disorders, was something to be erased from the Internet. Now, new research indicates otherwise. But talking to experts on the subject, it's hard to know the best way to tackle it.
Newly appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is giving her entire staff new iPhones, which has to burn her former Google colleagues a little.
Amid Facebook's falling stock price, and word that its biggest investor has sold almost all his shares in the social network, Facebook's director of developer products Doug Purdy gave The New York Times' Somini Sengupta a vision for the company, which was surprisingly vague on the advertising part.
With Facebook's stock decline, the people who sold Instagram have also lost a considerable amount of their company's value because of poor negotiating tactics described by DealBook's Steven M. Davidoff.
Smartphones are magical little computer boxes, capable of things both high tech and useful and yet the number one most popular thing people do with their amazing smartphones' technology is... Check the weather.
With a market cap of $621 billion Apple is now the most valuable American company of all time, beating a record formerly held by Microsoft during the dot-com bubble, according to The Associated Press' Peter Svensson.
With investors pulling their money out of Groupon, Facebook, and Zynga, one might be tempted to call this tech bubble burst, but other Internet start-ups have caught the attention of the venture capital world, keeping this thing going.
The next iPhone will include FaceTime over not just wireless but data networks too, and for AT&T subscribers at least, that will come with no extra charge—kind of.
Today, the Internet learned about what it's like to be a female technology writer from the perspective of one of the two women who blog for the massively popular tech site Gizmodo: Sometimes, it really sucks—and not just because that's what so many commenters tell women to do.
Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about money, so why does he find the Facebook stock failure so "painful?"
Greek yogurt, that tarter, thicker cousin of the standard cultured milk product, has just about reached the point in a fad food's life for its backlash.
Today's the day that a whole new group of Facebook shareholders were allowed to sell their stock and, as expected, it has hurt the already ailing stock's value.
Finally, when we delete an embarrassing image from our Facebook lives, it will be wiped from Facebook's servers in a "reasonable amount of time," Facebook told Ars Technica's Jacqui Cheng, who has been following the saga since 2009.
In an attempt to make the Internet more available to people in rural areas, Dish is working on expanding its Broadband Satellite services to the whole of America, a source told The Wall Street Journal's William Launder and Shalini Ramachandran, but the cost may still pose a barrier to entry for many.
There's a new publishing startup that's gotten some people excited because it's different than the things out there—especially since those things have given us the chaotic Internet society we live in today.
With the smaller iPad rumors looking as sure of a thing as an Apple rumor gets, the tech bloggers have started a fierce debate going about what the exact size, design, and screen resolution should be.
As a result of working closer with brands to fix its unappealing advertising strategy, Facebook has realized that "likes" aren't good enough.
Even with updated security measures, Airbnb hasn't insulated the system from the risks inherent to renting out your home to strangers from the Internet. Like, the risk that someone will use your apartment as a temporary brothel, which is apparently what happened in Stockholm.
Weather.com's new answer to the social web, a new feature called My Friends Weather that's supposed to make us feel better about our loved-ones whereabouts during inclement weather, but instead does the exact opposite, as the tout covering their web site —"See Friends at Risk in Severe Weather"—suggests.
Little Printer, the physical paper product the tech world has decided to care about, is available for preorder today, so anyone else who wants a device that prints the Internet on a receipt-size piece of paper can get one, too -- for $259.
After buying Motorola for its patents one year ago, Google has announced that it will cut 4,000 jobs and close one third of its 94 offices, hoping to turn the company around.
The genius of the new Mitt Romney VP app is a lot like the genius of an addictive, yet simple, Zynga game, but instead of tapping for corn on your FarmVille, you tap to get a politician's name.
All the success of the Silicon Valley start-up scene hasn't done much for the rest of the area's economy, which has a higher than unemployment rate than the national average.
This sexist hiring video floating around the Internet helps explain why gamer culture has itself a sexual harassment problem.
Recent cord cutting numbers of about 400,000 last quarter might not prove a threatening trend, but that's not the number that matters.
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