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Entries by Amy Lee from 05/2011

AT&T To Begin Broadband Caps

Posted 05.02.2011 | Technology

Broadband hogs beware: today, AT&T begins capping data use. The company, America's largest Internet service provider, becomes the second broadband...

FTC Said To Be Prepping Google Probe

Posted 05.02.2011 | Technology

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly begun to prepare an investigation of Google, according to Bloomberg. The Mountain View web giant ...

Osama Bin Laden's Killing: How Tech Helped In The Takedown

Posted 05.02.2011 | Technology

It is possible to pinpoint several key junctures where technology played an important part in the takedown of Osama bin Laden, though significant gaps...

AT&T Gets Into Daily Deals, Groupon-Style

Posted 05.03.2011 | Technology

AT&T will now serve you with Internet, telephone service, and daily deals on your favorite local establishments. According to Bloomberg, the broad...

Ceridian, Lookout Services Settle With FTC Over Data Breach

Posted 05.03.2011 | Technology

Two companies have settled charges leveled by the Federal Trade Commission that they failed to adequately protect large quantities of sensitive employ...

Chinese Social Network RenRen Seeks Big IPO

Posted 05.03.2011 | Technology

RenRen, the "Facebook of China," is seeking an IPO that could place the company's market value at $5.1 billion. The company makes its IPO today, a...

Gogobot Vacation Planner Turns Your Social Network Into Your Travel Guide

Posted 05.03.2011 | Technology

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--...

Woodstock iPad App Takes You Through The Music And Memories (PICTURES)

Posted 05.04.2011 | Technology

In 1969, peace, love and music flowed through the air of Woodstock, New York. In 2011, find the same groove -- on your iPad. "On The Way To Woodst...

Facebook Sued For Letting Social Ads Use Minors Without Consent

Posted 05.04.2011 | Technology

Facebook has been hit with a class-action lawsuit for failing to get parental permission before using minors in its social ads, according to Bloomberg...

iOS 5 May Bring Over-The-Air Updates To iPhone

Posted 05.05.2011 | Technology

Apple iPhones, which have to this point had to connect to a computer to have their software updated, are rumored to be receiving over-the-air updates ...

Tablet Takeover Suggests Ereader's Demise

Posted 05.05.2011 | Technology

The ereader's days are numbered. Though 6 million ereaders were sold in 2010, experts predict it is all downhill from here for these devices, which...

Footprints iPhone App Lets You Track Your Kids, Spouse, Friends (PICTURES)

Posted 05.05.2011 | Technology

It's 10 P.M., do you know where your kids are? You probably do if you're using Footprints, a new app for the iPhone, iPad and iTouch that lets you ...

Mark Zuckerberg Buys New House In Palo Alto

Posted 05.05.2011 | Technology

After years of renting notoriously spartan homes, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg finally has a house to call his own. According to the Silicon V...

Clique: The Modern Matchmaker, With Help From Social Media

Posted 05.05.2011 | Technology

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--...

Humor A Common Theme In Bin Laden Chatter On Twitter, Facebook

Posted 05.05.2011 | Technology

The news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed broke Twitter records, and a new report by the Pew Research Center takes a look at what people said in t...

Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Makes Employees Sign 'No Suicide' Pact

Posted 05.06.2011 | Technology

Workers at Foxconn's Chengdu factory, which manufactures Apple products, must reportedly sign a pledge promising they will not commit suicide. Foxc...

Inside Foxconn's Factory: Report Exposes Conditions At Apple Manufacturer

Posted 05.06.2011 | Technology

"Some of my roommates weep in the dormitory. I want to cry as well but my tears have not come out." These are the words of a 22-year-old woman work...

Anonymous Might Be Responsible For Sony PlayStation Hack After All

Posted 05.06.2011 | Technology

No one knows who is responsible for the massive PlayStation Network hack that has compromised over 100 million accounts, though different parties have...

Thousands Of Google Images Infected With Malware

Posted 05.06.2011 | Technology

That picture of a cat licking a lollipop you found on Google Images may be infected. According to the SANS Internet Storm Center, a number of Googl...

Sony PlayStation Network Might Not Be Back Online For Weeks

Posted 05.09.2011 | Technology

Waiting for the PlayStation Network to go back online? You'll have to wait some more. Sony says the PlayStation Network will be fully restored by M...

Billionaire Louis Bacon Wins Wikipedia Defamation Suit, Will Go After Names

Posted 05.09.2011 | Technology

Most comment trolls don't think they'll ever have to show their faces to the people they insult. But Louis Bacon, an American billionaire hedge fund m...

Understand 'Inception' In One Minute With Mac OS X Finder (VIDEO)

Posted 05.09.2011 | Technology

A dream within a dream within a dream within a movie. If you had trouble figuring out what happened in Inception, the baffling blockbuster of last sum...

Tumblr Down: Was 4Chan Responsible?

Posted 05.09.2011 | Technology

A Tumblr outage has sparked furious Web debate: was it 4Chan's fault? Signs suggest the cause of the outage might be less benign. Gawker isolated a...

Matchbook Offers An Instapaper For Restaurants

Posted 05.10.2011 | Technology

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--...

Microsoft Bets Its Online Future On Skype

Posted 05.10.2011 | Technology

As Microsoft agreed to hand over $8.5 billion to capture the voice and video online calling company Skype, the computing giant essentially bet its fut...