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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 04/2011

Google's April Fool's Day Joke: Gmail Motion (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

It's April Fool's day and Google has pranked its users yet again. Google.com's homepage boasts a small link under the search box that reads "New! G...

LinkedIn Pranks Users On April Fool's Day With Impossible Connections

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

LinkedIn is getting in on the April Fool's day fun. On April 1st, the social network started including some unlikely connections in its "People you...

Facebook's Michael Brown Terminated Over Insider Trading Scandal

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

Facebook corporate development manager Michael Brown (pictured left in happier days) recently and abruptly left Facebook, and the company then hired a...

FCC Commissioner Not Pleased With AT&T's T-Mobile Bid

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - The wireless megamerger of AT&T Inc (T.N) and T-Mobile will be a tough sell, said the senior Democrat at the U.S. Federal Communications...

Twitter's Biz Stone Talks Gadgets, Pets, And Sherlock Holmes

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — When Twitter turned five years old on March 21, co-founder Isaac "Biz" Stone was on the road celebrating with some of the popula...

Hulu Takes You Back To 1996 For April Fools' Day 2011

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

Hulu is looking a little retro today. For April Fools', Hulu has turned back the clock to 1996, a time of grainy photos, dial-up modems, website co...

HTC Thunderbolt vs. iPhone 4: Android Phone Beating Apple, Analyst Says

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

How is Apple's Verizon iPhone 4 faring against Verizon's new 4G phone, the HTC Thunderbolt? According to Boy Genius Report, an analyst from BTIG Rese...

Google Plays With Helvetica, Comic Sans For April Fools' 2011 Gag (PICTURES)

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

Google is getting funny with fonts in honor of April Fools' day. The search engine has pulled out a slew of pranks, from launching Gmail Motion to ...

BlackBerry Touch Monaco, Monza Hands On (PICTURES)

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

Part of RIM's upcoming 2011 BlackBerry lineup we leaked in January contained the company's latest evolution of a full touchscreen device, the BlackBer...

Google CEO Tried To Censor Google Search Results, Hide Political Donation, Book Claims

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

According to Steve Levy's new book on Google, In the Plex, Google CEO Eric Schmidt attempted to have the search engine censor information that appeare...

Facebook DOWN: Problems Accessing Facebook.com Reported

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

If you're having trouble accessing Facebook, it's not just you: it appears Facebook is down. Users on Twitter are reporting problems getting onto Fac...

Google Foe Won't Take 'No' On Buzz Cash

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO | Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:46pm EDT (Reuters) - An Internet privacy group that prodded U.S. regulators to scrutinize G...

Numbered: The Week's Must-See Tech Stats

Posted 04.01.2011 | Technology

"Numbered," our weekly digits digest, is bringing you the numbers behind the news. This feature highlights the top new stats, facts, and figures to...

1st-Grade Teacher Suspended For 'Derogatory' Facebook Posts About Her Students

Posted 04.02.2011 | Technology

PATERSON, N.J. — A New Jersey school district suspended a first-grade teacher after parents complained that she had posted derogatory comments a...

Bing Director Stefan Weitz On The Future Of Search (VIDEO)

Posted 04.04.2011 | Technology

Bing director Stefan Weitz, who is shaping Microsoft's search engine as it goes head to head with Google's, predicts search will disappear in the next...

Google Makes $900 Million Bid For Nortel Patents

Posted 04.04.2011 | Technology

Google has announced that it is making a $900 million bid to acquire around 6,000 patents and patent applications in Nortel's bankruptcy auction. Nor...

What You Need To Know About Google's Co-Founders To Get Google

Posted 04.04.2011 | Technology

Understanding what makes Google Google has little to do with algorithms, market capitalization estimates, or the total number of employees, according ...

Verizon's Anti-Net Neutrality Lawsuit Dismissed By Court

Posted 04.04.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court has dismissed two legal challenges to new Federal Communications Commission regulations that prohibit phone and ...

Apple Weighting To Be Cut In Nasdaq Rebalance

Posted 04.05.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. on Tuesday announced a rebalancing of the Nasdaq-100 Index next month that will significantly reduce Apple Inc....

iPad 2 Tops Consumer Reports Tablet Rankings

Posted 04.05.2011 | Technology

Consumer Reports has released its latest tablet analysis, which compares 10 big-name tablets from the likes of Apple, Motorola, Samsung, Dell, Archos,...

FCC.gov Gets Its First Major Makeover In A Decade

Posted 04.05.2011 | Technology

FCC.gov is swapping blue and gold for new and improved. Tuesday morning, the Federal Communications Commission unveiled a revamped FCC.gov website,...

James Franco: 'Social Media Is Over'

Posted 04.05.2011 | Technology

James Franco, who has been on Twitter for just a month and a half, is already disenchanted with the social media service. According to Politico, Fr...

Nintendo Denies Claim 'Thousands' Made Ill By 3DS

Posted 04.05.2011 | Technology

Nintendo has denied claims that nausea and headaches have prompted thousands of gamers to return its new 3DS handheld console. ...

Google Restructuring: The Engineers Are In Charge

Posted 04.05.2011 | Technology

The main theme that seems to be emerging: an elimination of Google's more centralized functional structure--where Rosenberg was one of several manager...

Amazon's New Music Service Could Be A Boon For Apple

Posted 04.05.2011 | Technology

Amazon’s launch of a web-based music storage service last week has been heralded as a major victory in the online retailer’s battle with Apple ove...